Analyzing the effects of species gain and loss on ecosystem function using the extended Price equation partition

  title={Analyzing the effects of species gain and loss on ecosystem function using the extended Price equation partition},
  author={Jeremy W. Fox and Benjamin Kerr},
  • J. Fox, B. Kerr
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Oikos
In nature species richness and composition, as well as the functioning of individual species, all covary along environmental gradients, making it difficult to tease apart their effects on ecosystem function. Here we use a novel extension of the Price equation to partition the causes of functional variation between any two sites sharing at least one species in common. We use the extension to separate effects of species loss from those of species gain; species gain is analogous to migration in… 

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