# Disentangling the Drivers of β Diversity Along Latitudinal and Elevational Gradients

@article{Kraft2011DisentanglingTD,
title={Disentangling the Drivers of $\beta$ Diversity Along Latitudinal and Elevational Gradients},
author={Nathan J B Kraft and Liza S. Comita and Jonathan M. Chase and Nathan J. Sanders and Nathan G. Swenson and Thomas O. Crist and James C. Stegen and Mark Vellend and Brad Boyle and Marti J. Anderson and Howard V. Cornell and Kendi F. Davies and Amy L Freestone and Brian D. Inouye and Susan P. Harrison and Jonathan A. Myers},
journal={Science},
year={2011},
volume={333},
pages={1755 - 1758}
}
Increases in species turnover of woody plants at low latitudes and elevations are explained by the size of species pools alone. Understanding spatial variation in biodiversity along environmental gradients is a central theme in ecology. Differences in species compositional turnover among sites (β diversity) occurring along gradients are often used to infer variation in the processes structuring communities. Here, we show that sampling alone predicts changes in β diversity caused simply by… Expand
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