The statistical inevitability of stability-diversity relationships in community ecology.

  title={The statistical inevitability of stability-diversity relationships in community ecology.},
  author={Daniel F Doak and David Bigger and Elaine K. Harding and Michelle Marvier and Robert E. O'Malley and David Thomson},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={151 3},
In this article, we explain an often overlooked process that may significantly contribute to positive correlations between measures of species diversity and community stability. Empirical studies showing positive stability-diversity relationships have, for the most part, used a single class of stability (or, more accurately, instability) measures: the temporal variation in aggregate community properties such as biomass or productivity. We show that for these measures, stability will essentially… CONTINUE READING
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