Initial community evenness favours functionality under selective stress

@article{Wittebolle2009InitialCE,
  title={Initial community evenness favours functionality under selective stress},
  author={Lieven Wittebolle and Massimo Marzorati and Lieven Clement and Annalisa Balloi and Daniele Daffonchio and Kim Heylen and Paul De Vos and Willy Verstraete and Nico Boon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={458},
  pages={623-626}
}
Owing to the present global biodiversity crisis, the biodiversity–stability relationship and the effect of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning have become major topics in ecology. Biodiversity is a complex term that includes taxonomic, functional, spatial and temporal aspects of organismic diversity, with species richness (the number of species) and evenness (the relative abundance of species) considered among the most important measures. With few exceptions (see, for example, ref. 6), the… CONTINUE READING
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