Plant species loss decreases arthropod diversity and shifts trophic structure.

@article{Haddad2009PlantSL,
  title={Plant species loss decreases arthropod diversity and shifts trophic structure.},
  author={Nick M Haddad and Gregory M. Crutsinger and Kevin Gross and John Haarstad and Johannes M. H. Knops and David Tilman},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={1029-39}
}
Plant diversity is predicted to be positively linked to the diversity of herbivores and predators in a foodweb. Yet, the relationship between plant and animal diversity is explained by a variety of competing hypotheses, with mixed empirical results for each hypothesis. We sampled arthropods for over a decade in an experiment that manipulated the number of grassland plant species. We found that herbivore and predator species richness were strongly, positively related to plant species richness… CONTINUE READING
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