Quantifying species contributions to ecosystem processes: a global assessment of functional trait and phylogenetic metrics across avian seed-dispersal networks.

@article{Pigot2016QuantifyingSC,
  title={Quantifying species contributions to ecosystem processes: a global assessment of functional trait and phylogenetic metrics across avian seed-dispersal networks.},
  author={Alexander L Pigot and Tom P. Bregman and Catherine Sheard and Benjamin Daly and Rampal S. Etienne and Joseph Andrew Tobias},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={283 1844}
}
Quantifying the role of biodiversity in ecosystems not only requires understanding the links between species and the ecological functions and services they provide, but also how these factors relate to measurable indices, such as functional traits and phylogenetic diversity. However, these relationships remain poorly understood, especially for heterotrophic… CONTINUE READING