A new tool to analyze bipartite networks in community networks
A new study in which Sergi Valverde, from the Complex Systems Lab at DCEXS-UPF has collaborated, provides an open source MATLAB package to study the structure of bipartite ecological networks inspired by real problems in microbiology and with broader applications.
Bipartite networks are a special type of ecological network where individuals of a certain species interact with individuals of different species. They are ubiquitous in community ecology, such as the relation between phages (viruses that infect bacteria) and their bacterial hosts.
You can read more about this tool, called BiMat, at the group’s blog.