Biodiversity, Productivity and the Temporal Stability of Productivity: Patterns and Processes Isbell, Forest Polley, H. Wayne Wilsey, Brian Wilsey, Brian
dc.contributor.department Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology 2018-02-17T03:16:19.000 2020-06-30T02:19:13Z 2020-06-30T02:19:13Z 2009-05-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Theory predicts that the temporal stability of productivity, measured as the ratio of the mean to the standard deviation of community biomass, increases with species richness and evenness. We used experimental species mixtures of grassland plants to test this hypothesis and identified the mechanisms involved. Additionally, we tested whether biodiversity, productivity and temporal stability were similarly influenced by particular types of species interactions. We found that productivity was less variable among years in plots planted with more species. Temporal stability did not depend on whether the species were planted equally abundant (high evenness) or not (realistically low evenness). Greater richness increased temporal stability by increasing overyielding, asynchrony of species fluctuations and statistical averaging. Species interactions that favoured unproductive species increased both biodiversity and temporal stability. Species interactions that resulted in niche partitioning or facilitation increased both productivity and temporal stability. Thus, species interactions can promote biodiversity and ecosystem services.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Ecology Letters</em> 12 (2009): 443, doi:<a href="" target="_blank">10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01299.x</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01299.x
dc.subject.disciplines Biodiversity
dc.subject.disciplines Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Breeding and Genetics
dc.subject.keywords Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning
dc.subject.keywords complementarity effect
dc.subject.keywords ecosystem conservation
dc.subject.keywords evenness
dc.subject.keywords facilitation
dc.subject.keywords long-term data
dc.subject.keywords net biodiversity effect
dc.subject.keywords niche partitioning
dc.subject.keywords richness
dc.subject.keywords selection effect
dc.title Biodiversity, Productivity and the Temporal Stability of Productivity: Patterns and Processes
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