Bramon Mora, B. & Cirtwill, A.R., & Stouffer, D.B. (2018) pymfinder: a tool for the motif analysis of binary and quantitative complex networks. bioRxiv: doi:     pdf

Cirtwill, A.R., Eklöf, A., Roslin, T., Wootton, K., & Gravel, D. (2018) A quantitative framework for investigating the reliability of network construction. bioRxiv: doi:     pdf


Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A., Roslin, T., Wootton, K., & Gravel, D. (2019) A quantitative framework for investigating the reliability of empirical network construction. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: in press.

Baiser, B., Gravel, D., Cirtwill, A.R., Dunne, J.A., Fahimipour, A.K., Gilarranz, L.J., Grochow, J.A., Li, D., Martinez, N.D., McGrew, A., Poisot, T., Romnuk, T.N., Stouffer, D.B., Trotta, L.B., Valdovinos, F.S., Williams, R.J., Wood, S.A., & Yeakel, J.D. (2019) Ecological rules and the macroecology of food webs. Global Ecology and Biogeography: in press.


Simmons, B.I., Cirtwill, A.R., Baker, N., Dicks, L.V., Stouffer, D.B., & Sutherland, W.J. (2018) Uncovering indirect interactions in bipartite ecological networks. Oikos: 128, 154-170.
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Cirtwill, A.R., Dalla Riva, G.V., Gaiarsa, M.P., Bimler, M.D., Cagua E.F., Coux, C., & Dehling, D.M. (2018) A review of species role concepts in food webs. Food Webs: 16, e00093.
doi: 10.1016/j.fooweb.2018.e00093

Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A. (2018) Feeding environment and other traits shape species' roles in marine food webs. Ecology Letters: 21(6), 875-884. doi: 10.1111/ele.12955.
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Dryad data repository

Cirtwill, A.R., Roslin, T., Rasmussen, C., Olesen, J.M., & Stouffer, D.B. (2018) Between-year changes in community composition shape species' roles in an Arctic plant-pollinator network. Oikos: 127(8), 1163-1176. doi:10.1111/oik.05074.
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Dryad data repository


Cirtwill, A.R., Lagrue, C., Poulin, R., & Stouffer, D.B. (2017) Host taxonomy constrains the properties of trophic transmission routes for parasites in lake food webs. Ecology: 98(9), 2401–2412. doi:10.1002/ecy.1927
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Cirtwill, A.R., Stouffer, D.B., Poulin, R., & Lagrue, C. (2016) Are parasite diversity and abundance linked to individual diet range and feeding preferences in fish hosts? Parasitology: 143(1), 75-86. doi:10.1017/S003118201500150X

Poisot, T., Cirtwill, A., Gravel, D., Fortin, M.-J., & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) The structure of probabilistic networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: 7(3), 303-312. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12468

Poisot, T., Gravel, D., Leroux, S., Wood, S.A., Fortin, M.-J., Baiser, B., Cirtwill, A.R., Araujo, M.B., & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) Synthetic datasets and community tools for the rapid testing of ecological hypotheses. Ecography: 39(4), 402-408. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01941

Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) Knowledge of predator-prey interactions improves predictions of immigration and extinction in island biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography: 25(7), 900-911. doi: 10.1111/geb.12332
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Cirtwill, A. 2016. Species roles and link roles: a richer perspective on network ecology. University of Canterbury [PhD Thesis].


Cirtwill, A.R., Stouffer, D.B., & Romanuk, T.N. (2015) Latitudinal gradients in biotic niche breadth vary across ecosystem types. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 282(1819), 20151589. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1589
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Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2015) Concomitant predation on parasites is highly variable but constrains the ways in which parasites contribute to food web structure. Journal of Animal Ecology: 84(3), 734-744. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12323
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Stouffer, D.B., Cirtwill, A.R., & Bascompte, J. (2014) How exotic plants integrate into pollination networks. Journal of Ecology: 102(6), 1442-1450. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12310
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Cirtwill, A. 2012. Latitude, temperature, and productivity affect ecological network structure. Dalhousie University [Honours Thesis].