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We compiled 46 broadscale data sets of species richness for a wide range of terrestrial plant, invertebrate, and ectothermic vertebrate groups in all parts of the world to test the ability of metabolic theory to account for observed diversity gradients. The theory makes two related predictions: (1) In-transformed richness is linearly associated with a(More)
Studies suggest that populations of different species do not decline equally after habitat loss. However, empirical tests have been confined to fine spatiotemporal scales and have rarely included plants. Using data from 89,365 forest survey plots covering peninsular Spain, we explored, for each of 34 common tree species, the relationship between probability(More)
This study examined the effect of primary stimulus level on the ability of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) measurements to separate normal-hearing from hearing-impaired ears. Complete I/O functions were obtained for nine f2 frequencies on 210 people approximately evenly divided between normal hearing and hearing impaired. Clinical decision(More)
Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) input/output functions were measured at nine f2 frequencies ranging from 500 to 8000 Hz in 210 normal-hearing and hearing-impaired subjects. In a companion paper [Stover et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100, 956-967 (1996)], L1-L2 was held constant at 10 dB, and L2 was varied from 65 to 10 dB SPL in 5-dB steps.(More)
The relationship between structure and stability in ecological networks and the effect of spatial dynamics on natural communities have both been major foci of ecological research for decades. Network research has traditionally focused on a single interaction type at a time (e.g. food webs, mutualistic networks). Networks comprising different types of(More)
Ecological studies show that species not equally decline following habitat destruction, and suggest that underlying biological processes, such as dispersal type, might be determining the ecological sensitivity of species to habitat loss. There is, however, uncertainty as to how these mechanisms scale up to large scales and generalize across ecosystem types(More)
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