Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes

  title={Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes},
  author={F. Isbell and D. Craven and J. Connolly and M. Loreau and B. Schmid and C. Beierkuhnlein and T. Bezemer and Catherine L. Bonin and H. Bruelheide and Enrica de Luca and A. Ebeling and J. N. Griffin and Q. Guo and Y. Hautier and A. Hector and A. Jentsch and J. Kreyling and V. Lanta and Pete Manning and S. Meyer and A. Mori and S. Naeem and P. A. Niklaus and H. Polley and P. Reich and C. Roscher and Eric W. Seabloom and M. Smith and M. Thakur and D. Tilman and B. Tracy and W. H. Putten and J. V. Ruijven and A. Weigelt and W. Weisser and B. Wilsey and N. Eisenhauer},
  • F. Isbell, D. Craven, +34 authors N. Eisenhauer
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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