About the Authors

Carlos J. Melián, James Regetz
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Carlos J. Melián
Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland

David Alonso
Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Diego P. Vázquez
Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Mendoza, Argentina

Diego P. Vázquez
Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Centro Universitario, Mendoza, Argentina

Stefano Allesina
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

melian@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DPV. Analyzed the data: CJM SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJM DA JR SA. Wrote the paper: CJM DA DPV JR SA.