Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities

@article{Venail2008DiversityAP,
  title={Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities},
  author={Patrick A. Venail and R Craig MacLean and T. Bouvier and Michael A Brockhurst and Michael E Hochberg and Nicolas Mouquet},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={452},
  pages={210-214}
}
Positive relationships between species diversity and productivity have been reported for a number of ecosystems. Theoretical and experimental studies have attempted to determine the mechanisms that generate this pattern over short timescales, but little attention has been given to the problem of understanding how diversity and productivity are linked over evolutionary timescales. Here, we investigate the role of dispersal in determining both diversity and productivity over evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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