Spatial scale dictates the productivity–biodiversity relationship

  title={Spatial scale dictates the productivity–biodiversity relationship},
  author={Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold},
The diversity of life is heterogeneously distributed across the Earth. A primary cause for this pattern is the heterogeneity in the amount of energy, or primary productivity (the rate of carbon fixed through photosynthesis), available to the biota in a given location. But the shape of the relationship between productivity and species diversity is highly variable. In many cases, the relationship is ‘hump-shaped’, where diversity peaks at intermediate productivity. In other cases, diversity… CONTINUE READING
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