Bimodal trait distributions with large variances question the reliability of trait-based aggregate models

@article{Coutinho2016BimodalTD,
  title={Bimodal trait distributions with large variances question the reliability of trait-based aggregate models},
  author={Renato Coutinho and Toni Klauschies and Ursula Gaedke},
  journal={Theoretical Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={389-408}
}
Functionally diverse communities can adjust their species composition to altered environmental conditions, which may influence food web dynamics. Trait-based aggregate models cope with this complexity by ignoring details about species identities and focusing on their functional characteristics (traits). They describe the temporal changes of the aggregate properties of entire communities, including their total biomasses, mean trait values, and trait variances. The applicability of aggregate… CONTINUE READING
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