Determinants of biodiversity regulate compositional stability of communities

@article{Sankaran1999DeterminantsOB,
  title={Determinants of biodiversity regulate compositional stability of communities},
  author={M. Siddhartha Sankaran and Samuel J. McNaughton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={691-693}
}
The world is witnessing a decline in biodiversity which may be greater in magnitude than even previous mass-extinction events. This has rekindled interest in the relationships between biodiversity and the stability of community and ecosystem processes that have been reported in some empirical studies. Diversity has been linked with community and ecosystem processes, but disputes remain over whether it is diversity, environmental factors or the variety of functional groups in a community that… CONTINUE READING
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