Elevation alters ecosystem properties across temperate treelines globally

@article{Mayor2017ElevationAE,
  title={Elevation alters ecosystem properties across temperate treelines globally},
  author={Jordan R. Mayor and Nathan J. Sanders and Aim{\'e}e T. Classen and Richard D. Bardgett and J. C. Cl{\'e}ment and Alex Fajardo and Sandra Lavorel and Maja K. Sundqvist and Michael Bahn and Chelsea Chisholm and Ellen Cieraad and Ze’ev Gedalof and Karl Grigulis and Gaku Kudo and Daniel L. Oberski and David A. Wardle},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={542},
  pages={91-95}
}
Temperature is a primary driver of the distribution of biodiversity as well as of ecosystem boundaries. Declining temperature with increasing elevation in montane systems has long been recognized as a major factor shaping plant community biodiversity, metabolic processes, and ecosystem dynamics. Elevational gradients, as thermoclines, also enable prediction of long-term ecological responses to climate warming. One of the most striking manifestations of increasing elevation is the abrupt… 
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