Plant diversity and productivity experiments in european grasslands

@article{Hctor1999PlantDA,
  title={Plant diversity and productivity experiments in european grasslands},
  author={H{\'e}ctor and Schmid and Beierkuhnlein and Caldeira and Diemer and Dimitrakopoulos and Finn and Freitas and Giller and Good and Harris and Hogberg and Huss-Danell and Joshi and Jumpponen and Korner and Leadley and Loreau and Minns and K M Mulder and O'Donovan and Otway and Pereira and Prinz and Read and Et},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={286 5442},
  pages={1123-7}
}
At eight European field sites, the impact of loss of plant diversity on primary productivity was simulated by synthesizing grassland communities with different numbers of plant species. Results differed in detail at each location, but there was an overall log-linear reduction of average aboveground biomass with loss of species. For a given number of species, communities with fewer functional groups were less productive. These diversity effects occurred along with differences associated with… CONTINUE READING
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