Role of functionally dominant species in varying environmental regimes: evidence for the performance-enhancing effect of biodiversity

@inproceedings{Langenheder2012RoleOF,
  title={Role of functionally dominant species in varying environmental regimes: evidence for the performance-enhancing effect of biodiversity},
  author={Silke Langenheder and Mark T. Bulling and James I Prosser and Martin Solan},
  booktitle={BMC Ecology},
  year={2012}
}
Theory suggests that biodiversity can act as a buffer against disturbances and environmental variability via two major mechanisms: Firstly, a stabilising effect by decreasing the temporal variance in ecosystem functioning due to compensatory processes; and secondly, a performance enhancing effect by raising the level of community response through the… CONTINUE READING