This chapter considers the general mechanisms through which rapid global change can alter interactions with other species. It outlines the observed effects of environmental change on different types of species interactions such as mutualism, competition, parasitism, and consumer-resource interactions. It discusses how ecological networks modify the drivers of global environmental change, and their role in determining the community-wide effect of any particular global change driver. It discusses recent advances in understanding the consequences of networks regarding the effects of environmental changes on species interactions. It also explains how the effects of global change on species interactions are complex and extensive, and highlights the need to further examine the effects of multiple global change drivers on interactions among species and throughout ecological networks.
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