Effects of biodiversity on the functioning of trophic groups and ecosystems

@article{Cardinale2006EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of biodiversity on the functioning of trophic groups and ecosystems},
  author={Bradley J. Cardinale and Diane S. Srivastava and J. Emmett Duffy and Justin P. Wright and Amy L Downing and Mahesh Sankaran and Claire Jouseau},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={989-992}
}
Over the past decade, accelerating rates of species extinction have prompted an increasing number of studies to reduce species diversity experimentally and examine how this alters the efficiency by which communities capture resources and convert those into biomass. So far, the generality of patterns and processes observed in individual studies have been the subjects of considerable debate. Here we present a formal meta-analysis of studies that have experimentally manipulated species diversity… 
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