Elevation alters ecosystem properties across temperate treelines globally

@article{Mayor2017ElevationAE,
  title={Elevation alters ecosystem properties across temperate treelines globally},
  author={J. R. Mayor and N. Sanders and A. Classen and R. Bardgett and J. Cl{\'e}ment and A. Fajardo and S. Lavorel and Maja K. Sundqvist and M. Bahn and Chelsea L Chisholm and Ellen Cieraad and Z. Gedalof and K. Grigulis and G. Kudo and Daniel L. Oberski and D. 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… Expand
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