Does species diversity limit productivity in natural grassland communities?

@article{Grace2007DoesSD,
  title={Does species diversity limit productivity in natural grassland communities?},
  author={James B Grace and T. Michael Anderson and Melinda D Smith and Eric W. Seabloom and Sandy J. Andelman and Gayna Meche and Evan Weiher and Larry K. Allain and Heli M. Jutila and Mahesh Sankaran and J M H Knops and Mark Ritchie and Michael R Willig},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={
          680-9
        }
}
Theoretical analyses and experimental studies of synthesized assemblages indicate that under particular circumstances species diversity can enhance community productivity through niche complementarity. It remains unclear whether this process has important effects in mature natural ecosystems where competitive feedbacks and complex environmental influences affect diversity-productivity relationships. In this study, we evaluated diversity-productivity relationships while statistically controlling… CONTINUE READING

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