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Table 3 Validation of the model

From: Temporal development and collapse of an Arctic plant-pollinator network

  1996 1997
Maximum number of links 163 (29.5) 200 164 (35.8) 190
Total number of insects 57.7 (6.80) 61 64.6 (9.36) 64
Total number of interactions 277 (36.0) 286 266 (48.4) 268
Maximum number of insects 30.8 (5.29) 30 34.0 (6.00) 39
Connectance 0.155 (0.012) 0.15 0.133 (0.014) 0.14
Pollinator average linkage level 4.80 (0.381) 4.7 4.11 (0.421) 4.2
Distribution of   
   Number of links when at maximum 35 48
   Phenophase 50 38
   Plants per pollinator 44 44
  1. For each year and summary statistic, the mean and standard deviation (in parenthesis) are shown, based on 50 simulations. For each summary statistic, the second row shows the observed value. We used the parameters of the joined model. Connectance is defined as the number of observed links divided by the total number of potential links between all species of plants and animals. Bottom three rows: For each simulation it is tested whether the simulated distribution is similar to the observed distribution using Kolmogorov-Smirnov's test. Shown is the number of times (out of 50) the test gives a p-value larger than 0.05.