Publications

Selected publications

Kéfi*, S., V. Miele*, E.A. Wieters, S.A. Navarrete, E.L. Berlow. 2016. How structured is the entangled bank? The surprisingly simple organization of multiplex ecological networks leads to increased persistence and resilience. PLOS Biology. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.100252

*These authors contributed equally to the study

Kéfi, S., E. Berlow, E. Wieters, S. Navarrete, O. Petchey, S. Wood, A. Boit, L. Joppa, K. Lafferty, R. Williams, N. Martinez, B. Menge, C. Blanchette, A. Iles, U. Brose. 2012. More than a meal... Integrating non-feeding interactions into food webs. Ecology Letters. 15(4): 291-300.

Kéfi, S., V. Guttal, W.A. Brock, S.R. Carpenter, A.M. Ellison, V. Livina, D.A. Seekell, M. Scheffer, E.H. van Nes, V. Dakos. 2014. Early Warning signals of ecological transitions: Methods for spatial patterns. PLoS ONE  9(3): 2097.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, M. van Baalen, M. Loreau. 2007. Local facilitation, bistability and transitions in arid ecosystems. Theoretical Population Biology. 71(3): 267-400.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, C. L. Alados, Y. Pueyo, A. ElAich, V. Papanastasis, P. C. de Ruiter. 2007. Spatial vegetation patterns and imminent desertification in Mediterranean arid ecosystems. Nature. 449(7159):213-217.  Access the recommendation on F1000

 

All publications

Pilosof, S., Porter M.A., Pascual M., Kéfi S. 2017. The multilayer nature of ecological networks. Nature in Ecology and Evolution. 1: 0101.

Berdugo, M., Kéfi S., Soliveres S., Maestre F.T. 2017. Plant spatial patterns identify alternative ecosystem multifunctionality states in global drylands. Nature in Ecology and Evolution. 1: 0003.

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Massol, F., M. Dubart, V. Calcagno, K. Cazelles, C. Jacquet, S. Kéfi, D. Gravel. 2017. Island Biogeography of Food Webs. 2017. Advances in Ecological Research. 56: 183–262.

Poisot, T., D.B. Stouffer, S.Kéfi. 2016. Describe, understand and predict: why do we need networks in ecology? Functional Ecology. 30: 1878-1882.

Gounand, I., S. Kéfi, N. Mouquet, D. Gravel. 2016. Trait selection during food web assembly: the roles of interactions and temperature. Theoretical Ecology. 9(4): 417-429.

Kéfi*, S., V. Miele*, E.A. Wieters, S.A. Navarrete, E.L. Berlow. 2016. How structured is the entangled bank? The surprisingly simple organization of multiplex ecological networks leads to increased persistence and resilience. PLOS Biology. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.100252

*These authors contributed equally to the study

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Kéfi, S., M. Holmgren, M. Scheffer. 2016. When can positive interactions cause alternative stable states in ecosystems? Functional Ecology. 30: 88-97.

Schneider, F.D., S. Kéfi. 2016. Spatially heterogeneous pressure raises risk of catastrophic shifts. Theoretical Ecology. 9(2): 207-217.  Access the recommendation on F1000

Maestre, F. T., D. J. Eldridge, S. Soliveres, S. Kéfi, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M. A. Bowker, P. García-Palacios, J. Gaitán, A. Gallardo, R. Lázaro, M. Berdugo. 2016. Structure and Functioning of Dryland Ecosystems in a Changing World. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematic. 47: 215-237.

Pueyo, Y., D. Moret-Fernández, A. I. Arroyo, A. de Frutos, S. Kéfi, H. Saiz, R. Charte, M. L. Giner, and C. L. Alados. 2016. Plant nurse effects rely on combined hydrological and ecological components in a semiarid ecosystem. Ecosphere 7(10):e01514. 10.1002/ecs2.1514

Kéfi, S., E.L. Berlow, E.A. Wieters, L.N. Joppa, S.A. Wood, U. Brose, S.A. Navarrete. 2015. Network structure beyond food webs: mapping non-trophic and trophic interactions on Chilean rocky shores. Ecology. 96(1):291–303.

Poisot, T., S. Kéfi, S. Morand, M. Stanko, P. Marquet, M.E. Hochberg. 2015. A continuum of specialists and generalists in empirical communities. PLOS One. 10(5): e0114674.

Petchey, O.L., M. Pontarp, T.M. Massie, S. Kéfi, A. Ozgul, M. Weilenmann, G.M. Palamara, F. Altermatt, B. Matthews, J.M. Levine, D.Z. Childs, B.J. McGill, M.E. Schaepman, B. Schmid, P. Spaak, A.P. Beckerman, F. Pennekamp, I.S. Pearse. 2015. The ecological forecast horizon, and examples of its uses and determinants. Ecology Letters. 18(7): 587-611.

Xu, C., E.H. Van Nes, M. Holmgren, S. Kéfi, and M. Scheffer. 2015. Local facilitation may cause tipping points on a landscape level preceded by early warning indicators. American Naturalist. 186(4): E81-E90.

Xu, C., M. Holmgren, E.H. Van Nes, F.T. Maestre, S. Soliveres, M. Berdugo, S. Kéfi, P.A. Marquet, S. Abades, M. Scheffer. 2015. Can we infer plant facilitation from remote sensing? A test across global drylands.Can we infer plant facilitation from remote sensing? A test across global drylands. Ecological Applications. 25(6): 1456-1462.

Poisot, T., B. Baiser, J.A. Dunne, S. Kéfi, F. Massol, N. Mouquet, T.N. Romanuk, D.B. Stouffer, S.A. Wood, D. Gravel. 2015. mangal - making complex ecological network analysis simpler. Ecography. Early online. Website.

Mouquet, N., Y. Lagadeuc, V. Devictor, L. Doyen, A. Duputié, D. Eveillard, D. Faure, E. Garnier, O. Gimenez, P. Huneman, F. Jabot, P. Jarne, D. Joly, R. Julliard, S. Kéfi, G.J. Kergoat, S. Lavorel, L. Le Gall, L. Meslin, S. Morand, X. Morin, H. Morlon, G. Pinay, R. Pradel, F.M. Schurr, W. Thuilller, M. Loreau. 2015. Predictive ecology in a changing world. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52(5): 1293-1310.

Morlon, H., S. Kéfi, N.D. Martinez. 2014. Effects of trophic similarity on community composition. Ecology Letters 17(2): 1495-1506.

Kéfi, S., V. Guttal, W.A. Brock, S.R. Carpenter, A.M. Ellison, V. Livina, D.A. Seekell, M. Scheffer, E.H. van Nes, V. Dakos. 2014. Early Warning signals of ecological transitions: Methods for spatial patterns. PLoS ONE  9(3): 2097.

Tomimatsu, H., T. Sasaki, H. Kurokawa, J.R. Bridle, C. Fontaine, J. Kitano, D.B. Stouffer, M. Vellend, T.M. Bezemer, T. Fukami, E.A. Hadly, M.G.A. van der Heijden, M. Kawata, S. Kéfi, N.J.B. Kraft, K.S. McCann, P.J. Mumby, T. Nakashizuka, O.L. Petchey, T.N. Romanuk, K.N. Suding, G. Takimoto, J. Urabe, S. Yachi. 2013. Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1124–1130.

Kéfi, S., V. Dakos, M. Scheffer, E. H. Van Nes, M. Rietkerk. 2013. Early warning signals also precede non-catastrophic transitions. Oikos 122: 641-648.

Mayor A.G., Kéfi S., Bautista S., Rodríguez F., Cartení F., Rietkerk M. 2013. Feedbacks between vegetation pattern and resource loss dramatically decrease ecosystem resilience and restoration potential in a simple dryland model. Landscape Ecology 28: 931-942.

Komac B., S. Kéfi, P.Nuche, J.Escós, C.L. Alados. 2013. Modeling shrub encroachment in subalpine grasslands under different environmental and management scenarios. Journal of Environmental Management 121: 160-169.

Dakos V., S.R. Carpenter, W.A. Brock, A.M. Ellison, V. Guttal, A.R. Ives, S. Kéfi, V. Livina, D.A. Seekell, E.H. van Nes, M. Scheffer. 2012. Methods for Detecting Early Warnings of Critical Transitions in Time Series Illustrated Using Simulated Ecological Data. PLoS ONE  7(7):  e41010.

Weerman, E.J., J. Van Belzen, M. Rietkerk, S. Temmerman, S. Kéfi, P.M.J. Herman, J. Van de Koppel. 2012. Changes in diatom patch-size distribution and degradation in spatially self-organized intertidal mudflat ecosystem. Ecology. 93:608–618.

Kéfi, S., E. Berlow, E. Wieters, S. Navarrete, O. Petchey, S. Wood, A. Boit, L. Joppa, K. Lafferty, R. Williams, N. Martinez, B. Menge, C. Blanchette, A. Iles, U. Brose. 2012. More than a meal... Integrating non-feeding interactions into food webs. Ecology Letters. 15(4): 291-300.

Fontaine, C., P.R. Guimaraes, S. Kéfi, N. Loeuille, J. Memmott, W. van der Putten, F. van Veen & E. Thebault. 2011.The ecological and evolutionary implications of merging different types of networks. Ecology Letters. 14(11): 1170-1181.

Dakos, V, S. Kéfi, M. Rietkerk, E. H. van Nes & M. Scheffer. 2011. Slowing down in spatially patterned ecosystems at the brink of collapse. The American Naturalist. 177(6): E153-E166.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, M. Roy, A. Franc, P.C. de Ruiter & M. Pascual. 2011. Robust scaling in ecosystems and the meltdown of patch size distributions before extinction. Ecology Letters. 14:29-35.

Kéfi, S., C.L. Alados, R.C.G. Chaves, Y. Pueyo & M. Rietkerk. 2010. Is the patch size distribution of vegetation a suitable indicator of desertification processes?: Comment. Ecology. 91(12):3739-3742.

Pueyo, Y., S. Kéfi, R. Diaz-Sierra, C.L. Alados & M. Rietkerk. 2010. The role of reproductive plant traits and biotic interactions in the dynamics of semi-arid plant communities. Theoretical Population Biology. 78:289-297.

Kéfi, S., M. B. Eppinga, P. C. de Ruiter & M. Rietkerk. 2010. Bistability and regular spatial patterns in arid ecosystems. Theoretical Ecology. 3(4):257-269.

Pueyo, Y., C. L. Alados, B. Garcia-Avila, S. Kéfi, M. Maestro & M. Rietkerk. 2009. Comparing direct abiotic amelioration and facilitation as tools for restoration of semi-arid grasslands. Restoration Ecology. 17(6): 908-916.

Kéfi, S., M. van Baalen, M. Rietkerk & M. Loreau. 2008. Evolution of local facilitation in arid ecosystems. The American Naturalist. 172(1): E1-E17.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk & G. Katul. 2008. Vegetation pattern shift as a result of rising atmospheric CO2 in arid ecosystems. Theoretical Population Biology. 74: 332-344.

Pueyo, Y., S. Kéfi, C. L. Alados & M. Rietkerk. 2008. Dispersal strategies of plants of arid ecosystems with plant-water feedbacks. Oikos. 117(10): 1522-1532.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, M. van Baalen & M. Loreau. 2007. Local facilitation, bistability and transitions in arid ecosystems. Theoretical Population Biology. 71(3): 267-400.

Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, C. L. Alados, Y. Pueyo, A. ElAich, V. Papanastasis & P. C. de Ruiter. 2007. Spatial vegetation patterns and imminent desertification in Mediterranean arid ecosystems. Nature. 449(7159):213-217.  Access the recommendation on F1000

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Kéfi, S., M. Rietkerk, C. L. Alados, Y. Pueyo, A. ElAich, V. Papanastasis & P. C. de Ruiter. 2007. Investigating patchiness of spatially organized systems using field and simulated data. Nature protocols. DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2007.387.

Kéfi, S., O. Bonnet & E. Danchin. 2007. Accumulated gain in a prisoner's dilemma: which game is performed by the players? Animal behavior. 74: e1-e6.

 

Others

Kéfi S. 2012. Des écosystèmes sur le fil : Comment certains écosystèmes basculent d’un état à un autre. Regards et débats sur la biodiversité, SFE, Regard n°37, octobre 2012.

 

Ph.D. thesis

Kéfi, S. 2008. Reading the signs. Spatial vegetation patterns, arid ecosystems and desertification. PhD thesis. ISBN: 978 9 07 138249 9.

 

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