Plant Genotypic Diversity Predicts Community Structure and Governs an Ecosystem Process

@article{Crutsinger2006PlantGD,
  title={Plant Genotypic Diversity Predicts Community Structure and Governs an Ecosystem Process},
  author={G. Crutsinger and M. Collins and J. Fordyce and Z. Gompert and C. Nice and N. Sanders},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={313},
  pages={966 - 968}
}
Theory predicts, and recent empirical studies have shown, that the diversity of plant species determines the diversity of associated herbivores and mediates ecosystem processes, such as aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP). However, an often-overlooked component of plant diversity, namely population genotypic diversity, may also have wide-ranging effects on community structure and ecosystem processes. We showed experimentally that increasing population genotypic diversity in a dominant… Expand
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