Context‐dependent functional dispersion across similar ranges of trait space covered by intertidal rocky shore communities

@inproceedings{Valdivia2017ContextdependentFD,
  title={Context‐dependent functional dispersion across similar ranges of trait space covered by intertidal rocky shore communities},
  author={Nelson Valdivia and Viviana Segovia-Rivera and Eliseo Fica and C{\'e}sar C. Bonta and M. L. Albor Aguilera and Bernardo R. Broitman},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2017}
}
Functional diversity is intimately linked with community assembly processes, but its large-scale patterns of variation are often not well understood. Here, we investigated the spatiotemporal changes in multiple trait dimensions ("trait space") along vertical intertidal environmental stress gradients and across a landscape scale. We predicted that the range of the trait space covered by local assemblages (i.e., functional richness) and the dispersion in trait abundances (i.e., functional… CONTINUE READING