Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes

@article{Isbell2015BiodiversityIT,
  title={Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes},
  author={Forest Isbell and Dylan Craven and John Connolly and Michel Loreau and Bernhard Schmid and Carl Beierkuhnlein and Thiemo Martijn Bezemer and Catherine L. Bonin and Helge Bruelheide and Enrica de Luca and Anne Ebeling and John N. Griffin and Qinfeng Guo and Yann Hautier and Andy Hector and Anke Jentsch and J{\"u}rgen Kreyling and Vojtěch Lanta and Peter Manning and Sebastian T. Meyer and Akira S. Mori and Shahid Naeem and Pascal Alex Niklaus and H. Wayne Polley and Peter B. Reich and Christiane Roscher and Eric W. Seabloom and Melinda D. Smith and Madhav P. Thakur and David Tilman and Benjamin F Tracy and Wim H. Putten and Jasper Ruijven and Alexandra Weigelt and Wolfgang W. Weisser and Brian J. Wilsey and Nico Eisenhauer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={526},
  pages={574-577}
}
It remains unclear whether biodiversity buffers ecosystems against climate extremes, which are becoming increasingly frequent worldwide. Early results suggested that the ecosystem productivity of diverse grassland plant communities was more resistant, changing less during drought, and more resilient, recovering more quickly after drought, than that of depauperate communities. However, subsequent experimental tests produced mixed results. Here we use data from 46 experiments that manipulated… 
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