Université de Fribourg

Revealing in-block nestedness: Detection and benchmarking

Solé-Ribalta, Albert ; Tessone, Claudio J. ; Mariani, Manuel S. ; Borge-Holthoefer, Javier

In: Physical Review E, 2018, vol. 97, no. 6, p. 062302

As new instances of nested organization—beyond ecological networks—are discovered, scholars are debating the coexistence of two apparently incompatible macroscale architectures: nestedness and modularity. The discussion is far from being solved, mainly for two reasons. First, nestedness and modularity appear to emerge from two contradictory dynamics, cooperation and competition. Second, ...