Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in food webs: the vertical diversity hypothesis.


One challenge in merging community and ecosystem ecology is to integrate the complexity of natural multitrophic communities into concepts of ecosystem functioning. Here, we combine food-web and allometry theories to demonstrate that primary production, as measured by the total nutrient uptake of the multitrophic community, is determined by vertical… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12865


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