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Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness

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Fraser, Lauchlan H. ; Pither, Jason ; Jentsch, Anke ; Sternberg, Marcelo ; Zobel, Martin ; Askarizadeh, Diana ; Bartha, Sándor ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl ; Bennett, Jonathan A. ; Bittel, Alex ; Boldgiv, Bazartseren ; Boldrini, Ilsi I. ; Bork, Edward ; Brown, Leslie ; Cabido, Marcelo ; Cahill, James F. ; Carlyle, Cameron N. ; Campetella, Giandiego ; Chelli, Stefano ; Cohen, Ofer ; Csergő, Anna-Maria ; Díaz, Sandra ; Enrico, Lucas ; Ensing, David ; Fidelis, Alessandra ; Fridley, J. D. ; Foster, Bryan ; Garris, Heath ; Goheen, Jacob R. ; Henry, Hugh A. L. ; Hohn, Marai ; Jouri, Mohammad H. ; Klironomos, John ; Koorem, Kadri ; Lawrence-Lodge, Rachael ; Long, Ruijun ; Manning, Pete ; Mitchell, Randall ; Moora, Mari ; Müller, Sandra C. ; Nabinger, Carlos ; Naseri, Kamal ; Overbeck, Gerhard E. ; Palmer, Todd M. ; Parsons, Sheena ; Pesek, Mari ; Pillar, Valério D. ; Pringle, Robert M. ; Roccaforte, Kathy ; Schmidt, Amanda ; Shang, Zhanhuan ; Stahlmann, Reinhold ; Stotz, Gisela C. ; Sugiyama, Shu-Ichi ; Szentes, Szilárd ; Thompson, Don ; Tungalag, Radnaakhand ; Undrakhbold, Sainbileg ; van Rooyen, Margaretha ; Wellstein, Camilla ; Wilson, J. Bastow ; Zupo, Talita:
Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness.
In: Science. Vol. 349 (2015) Issue 6245 . - pp. 302-305.
ISSN 1095-9203
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aab3916

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The search for predictions of species diversity across environmental gradients has challenged ecologists for decades. The humped-back model (HBM) suggests that plant diversity peaks at intermediate productivity; at low productivity few species can tolerate the environmental stresses, and at high productivity a few highly competitive species dominate. Over time the HBM has become increasingly controversial, and recent studies claim to have refuted it. Here, by using data from coordinated surveys conducted throughout grasslands worldwide and comprising a wide range of site productivities, we provide evidence in support of the HBM pattern at both global and regional extents. The relationships described here provide a foundation for further research into the local, landscape, and historical factors that maintain biodiversity.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER129873
Response to Comment in: Science Bd. 350 (2015) Heft 6265, S.1177
Response to Comment in: Science Bd. 351 (2016) Heft 6272, S. 457
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography > Chair Biogeography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Disturbance Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Disturbance Ecology > Professorship Disturbance Ecology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anke Jentsch
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 09:26
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33737