Evolutionary history and the effect of biodiversity on plant productivity.

  title={Evolutionary history and the effect of biodiversity on plant productivity.},
  author={Marc W. Cadotte and Bradley J Cardinale and Todd H. Oakley},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 44},
Loss of biological diversity because of extinction is one of the most pronounced changes to the global environment. For several decades, researchers have tried to understand how changes in biodiversity might impact biomass production by examining how biomass correlates with a number of biodiversity metrics (especially the number of species and functional groups). This body of research has focused on species with the implicit assumption that they are independent entities. However, functional and… CONTINUE READING
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