Reversal in the relationship between species richness and turnover in a phytoplankton community.

@article{Matthews2012ReversalIT,
  title={Reversal in the relationship between species richness and turnover in a phytoplankton community.},
  author={Blake Matthews and Francesco Pomati},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 11},
  pages={2435-47}
}
Negative relationships between species richness and the rate of compositional turnover are common, suggesting that diverse communities have greater stability than depauperate ones; however, the mechanistic basis for this pattern is still widely debated. Species richness and turnover can covary either because they are mechanistically linked or because they share common environmental drivers. Few empirical studies have combined long-term changes in community composition with multiple drivers of… CONTINUE READING

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