Plant communities: Ecosystem stability in Inner Mongolia

@article{Wang2005PlantCE,
  title={Plant communities: Ecosystem stability in Inner Mongolia},
  author={Shiping Wang and Haishan Niu and Xiaoyong Cui and Shu Mei Jiang and Yonghong Li and Xiangming Xiao and Jinzhi Wang and Guojie Wang and Dehua Huang and Qiuhui Qi and Zonggui Yang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={E5-E6}
}
Arising from: Bai, Y., Han, X., Wu, J., Chen, Z. & Li, L. Nature, 431, 181–184 (2004); see also communication from Guo; Bai, Y., Han, X., Wu, J., Chen, Z. & Li, L. reply.Bai et al. suggest that in China's Inner Mongolia steppe, community-level stability arises from compensatory effects among the principal components at both the species and plant functional group (PFG) levels. By analysing a consistent 19-year data set (1980–98), we show here that their analysis of a 24-year field data set (1980… CONTINUE READING

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