The fractal nature of the latitudinal biodiversity gradient

  title={The fractal nature of the latitudinal biodiversity gradient},
  author={Roberto Cazzolla Gatti},
  pages={669 - 672}
Abstract For a long time ecologists have questioned on the variations of biodiversity across the latitudinal gradient. Recently, it has emerged that the changes in β-diversity are caused simply by changes in the sizes of species pools. In this study, the species pool size and the fractal nature of ecosystems was combined to clarify some general patterns of this gradient. Considering temperature, humidity and NPP as the main variables of an ecosystem niche and as the axis of the polygon in the… 

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