Predator richness increases the effect of prey diversity on prey yield.

  title={Predator richness increases the effect of prey diversity on prey yield.},
  author={Muhammad Khalid Saleem and Ingo Fetzer and Carsten F. Dormann and Hauke Harms and Antonis Chatzinotas},
  journal={Nature communications},
Positive biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships are generally attributed to two mechanisms: complementarity and selection. These mechanisms have been primarily examined using plant communities, whereas bacterial communities remain largely unexplored. Moreover, it remains uncertain how predation by single or multiple predators affects these mechanisms. Here using 465 bacterial microcosms, we show that multiple predation by protists results in positive bacterial diversity effects on… CONTINUE READING
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