|Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness|
; Seabloom, EW
; Borer, ET
; Hillebrand, H
; Hautier, Y
; Hector, A
; Harpole, WS
; O'Halloran, LR
; Grace, JB
; Anderson, TM
; Bakker, JD
; Biederman, LA
; Brown, CS
; Buckley, YM
; Calabrese, LB
; Chu, CJ
|ESI NOTE||2017-07-19;Highly Cited Papers
|Publisher||AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
|Abstract||For more than 30 years, the relationship between net primary productivity and species richness has generated intense debate in ecology about the processes regulating local diversity. The original view, which is still widely accepted, holds that the relationship is hump-shaped, with richness first rising and then declining with increasing productivity. Although recent meta-analyses questioned the generality of hump-shaped patterns, these syntheses have been criticized for failing to account for methodological differences among studies. We addressed such concerns by conducting standardized sampling in 48 herbaceous-dominated plant communities on five continents. We found no clear relationship between productivity and fine-scale (meters(-2)) richness within sites, within regions, or across the globe. Ecologists should focus on fresh, mechanistic approaches to understanding the multivariate links between productivity and richness.|
[Adler, Peter B.] Utah State Univ, Dept Wildland Resources, Logan, UT 84322 USA;[Adler, Peter B.] Utah State Univ, Ctr Ecol, Logan, UT 84322 USA;[Seabloom, Eric W.;Borer, Elizabeth T.;Wragg, Peter D.] Univ Minnesota, Dept Ecol Evolut & Behav, St Paul, MN 55108 USA;[Hillebrand, Helmut] Carl von Ossietzky Univ Oldenburg, Inst Chem & Biol Marine Environm, D-26381 Wilhelmshaven, Germany;[Hautier, Yann;Hector, Andy] Univ Zurich, Inst Evolutionary Biol & Environm Studies, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland;[Harpole, W. Stanley;Biederman, Lori A....更多
|Subject Area||Science & Technology - Other Topics
|Project Number||NSF [DEB-0741952]
|Funding Organization||US NSF
|Corresponding Author||Adler, PB (reprint author), Utah State Univ, Dept Wildland Resources, 5230 Old Main, Logan, UT 84322 USA.|
Adler, PB,Seabloom, EW,Borer, ET,et al. Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness[J]. SCIENCE,2011,333(6050):1750-1753.
Adler, PB.,Seabloom, EW.,Borer, ET.,Hillebrand, H.,Hautier, Y.,...&Adler, PB .(2011).Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness.SCIENCE,333(6050),1750-1753.
Adler, PB,et al."Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness".SCIENCE 333.6050(2011):1750-1753.
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