Measuring Functional Diversity in Plant Communities with MixedLife Forms: A Problem of Hardand Soft Attributes

@article{Walker2002MeasuringFD,
  title={Measuring Functional Diversity in Plant Communities with MixedLife Forms: A Problem of Hardand Soft Attributes},
  author={Brian H. Walker and Jenny Langridge},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={529-538}
}
This paper examines the functional relationships among species in an Australian rangeland community with mixed life forms. It follows a previous study (Walker and others 1999) that explored the role of dominant and minor species in maintaining functional diversity and resilience in a rangeland ecosystem. Unlike our previous results, which were based on estimates of five plant functional attributes, the dominant species in this second community apparently are functionally no more dissimilar to… CONTINUE READING
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