Isolation drives taxonomic and functional nestedness in tropical reef fish faunas

@inproceedings{Bender2016IsolationDT,
  title={Isolation drives taxonomic and functional nestedness in tropical reef fish faunas},
  author={Mariana G. Bender and F. Leprieur and David Mouillot and Michel Kulbicki and Valeriano Parravicini and Marcio R. Pie and Diego R Barneche and Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues Oliveira-Santos and Sergio R Floeter},
  year={2016}
}
preserving within the context of the escalating threats to global ecosystems (Naeem et al. 2012). Indeed, functional diversity (FD), i.e. the diversity of ecological functions within a species assemblage, sustains ecosystem processes such as productivity, nutrient cycling and response to disturbances (Mouillot et al. 2011, Cardinale et al. 2012, Naeem et al. 2012). Functional redundancy, the number of species performing the same set of functions (Lawton and Brown 1994, Naeem 1998), is thus key… CONTINUE READING