Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests

@article{Liang2016PositiveBR,
  title={Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests},
  author={Jingjing Liang and Thomas W. Crowther and Nicolas Picard and Susan K. Wiser and Mo Zhou and Giorgio Alberti and E. Schulze and A David McGuire and Fabio Bozzato and Hans Pretzsch and Sergio de-Miguel and Alain Paquette and Bruno H{\'e}rault and Michael Scherer-Lorenzen and Christopher B. Barrett and Henry B. Glick and Geerten M. Hengeveld and Gert-Jan Nabuurs and Sebastian Pfautsch and Helder Viana and Alexander Christian Vibrans and Christian Ammer and Peter Schall and David Verbyla and Nadja Tchebakova and Markus Fischer and James Watson and Han Y H Chen and Xiangdong Lei and Mart-Jan Schelhaas and Huicui Lu and Damiano Gianelle and Elena I. Parfenova and Christian Salas and Eungul Lee and Boknam Lee and Hyun Seok Kim and Helge Bruelheide and David Anthony Coomes and Daniel Piotto and Terry CH Sunderland and Bernhard Schmid and Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury and Bonaventure Sonk{\'e} and Rebecca Tavani and Jun Zhu and Susanne Brandl and Jordi Vayreda and Fumiaki Kitahara and Eric B Searle and Victor J. Neldner and Michael R. Ngugi and Christopher Baraloto and Lorenzo Frizzera and Radomir Bałazy and Jacek Oleksyn and Tomasz Zawiła-Niedźwiecki and Olivier Bouriaud and Filippo Bussotti and L. Fin{\'e}r and Bogdan Jaroszewicz and Tommaso Jucker and Fernando Valladares and Andrzej M Jagodziński and Pablo Luis Peri and Christelle F. Gonmadje and William Marthy and Timothy J. O’Brien and Emanuel H. Martin and Andrew Marshall and Francesco Rovero and Robert Bitariho and Pascal A Niklaus and Patricia {\'A}lvarez-Loayza and Nurdin Chamuya and Renato Valencia and F. Du Mortier and Verginia Wortel and Nestor L. Engone-Obiang and Leandro Valle Ferreira and David E. Odeke and Rodolfo M. Vasquez and Simon L. Lewis and Peter B. Reich},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={354}
}
The biodiversity-productivity relationship (BPR) is foundational to our understanding of the global extinction crisis and its impacts on ecosystem functioning. Understanding BPR is critical for the accurate valuation and effective conservation of biodiversity. Using ground-sourced data from 777,126 permanent plots, spanning 44 countries and most terrestrial… CONTINUE READING

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