Nutrient enrichment homogenizes lake benthic assemblages at local and regional scales.

@article{Donohue2009NutrientEH,
  title={Nutrient enrichment homogenizes lake benthic assemblages at local and regional scales.},
  author={Ian Donohue and Andrew L Jackson and Martin T. Pusch and Kenneth Irvine},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={3470-7}
}
The compositional heterogeneity of biotic assemblages among sites, or beta-diversity, regulates the relationship between local and regional species diversity across scales. Recent work has suggested that increased harshness of environmental conditions tends to reduce beta-diversity by decreasing the importance of stochastic processes in structuring assemblages. We investigated the effect of nutrient enrichment on the compositional heterogeneity of lake benthic invertebrate assemblages in… CONTINUE READING
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