About the Authors

Stefano Allesina
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Mercedes Pascual
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Mercedes Pascual
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Mercedes Pascual
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Corresponding Author

allesina@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA MP. Performed the experiments: SA. Analyzed the data: SA. Wrote the paper: SA MP.