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Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. / Adler, P.B.; Seabloom, E.; Borer, E.T. et al.

In: Science, Vol. 333, No. 6050, 2011, p. 1750-1753.

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Adler, PB, Seabloom, E, Borer, ET, Hillebrand, H, Hautier, Y, Hector, A, Harpole, WS, O'Halloran, LR, Grace, JB, Anderson, TM, Bakker, JD, Biederman, LA, Brown, CS, Buckley, Y, Calabrese, L, Chu, CJ, Cleland, EE, Collins, SL, Cottingham, KL, Crawley, MJ, Damschen, EI, Davies, KF, DeCrappeo, NM, Fay, PA, Firn, J, Frater, P, E.I., G, Gruner, D, Hagenah, N, HilleRisLambers, J, Humphryes, H, Jin, VL, Kay, A, Kirkham, KP, Klein, JA, Knops, J, La Pierre, KJ, Lambrinos, J, Li, W, MacDougall, AS, McCulley, R, Melbourne, BA, Mitchell, CE, Moore, J, Morgan, J, Mortenson, B, Orrock, J, Prober, S, Pyke, DA, Risch, A, Schuetz, M, Smith, MD, Stevens, C, Sullivan, LL, Wang, G, Wragg, P, Wright, J & Yang, JH 2011, 'Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness', Science, vol. 333, no. 6050, pp. 1750-1753. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1204498

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Adler, P. B., Seabloom, E., Borer, E. T., Hillebrand, H., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Harpole, W. S., O'Halloran, L. R., Grace, J. B., Anderson, T. M., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L. A., Brown, C. S., Buckley, Y., Calabrese, L., Chu, C. J., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Cottingham, K. L., ... Yang, J. H. (2011). Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science, 333(6050), 1750-1753. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1204498

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Adler PB, Seabloom E, Borer ET, Hillebrand H, Hautier Y, Hector A et al. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science. 2011;333(6050):1750-1753. doi: 10.1126/science.1204498

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Adler, P.B. ; Seabloom, E. ; Borer, E.T. et al. / Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. In: Science. 2011 ; Vol. 333, No. 6050. pp. 1750-1753.

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title = "Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness",
abstract = "For more than 30 years, the relationship between net primary productivity and species richness has generated intense debate in ecology about the processes regulating local diversity. The original view, which is still widely accepted, holds that the relationship is hump-shaped, with richness first rising and then declining with increasing productivity. Although recent meta-analyses questioned the generality of hump-shaped patterns, these syntheses have been criticized for failing to account for methodological differences among studies. We addressed such concerns by conducting standardized sampling in 48 herbaceous-dominated plant communities on five continents. We found no clear relationship between productivity and fine-scale (meters−2) richness within sites, within regions, or across the globe. Ecologists should focus on fresh, mechanistic approaches to understanding the multivariate links between productivity and richness. ",
author = "P.B. Adler and E. Seabloom and E.T. Borer and H. Hillebrand and Y. Hautier and A. Hector and W.S. Harpole and L.R. O'Halloran and J.B. Grace and T.M. Anderson and J.D. Bakker and L.A. Biederman and C.S. Brown and Y. Buckley and L. Calabrese and C.J. Chu and E.E. Cleland and S.L. Collins and K.L. Cottingham and Crawley, {Michael J.} and E.I. Damschen and K.F. Davies and N.M. DeCrappeo and P.A. Fay and J. Firn and P. Frater and Gasarch E.I. and D. Gruner and N. Hagenah and J. HilleRisLambers and H. Humphryes and V.L. Jin and A. Kay and K.P. Kirkham and J.A. Klein and J. Knops and {La Pierre}, K.J. and J. Lambrinos and W. Li and A.S. MacDougall and R. McCulley and B.A. Melbourne and C.E. Mitchell and J. Moore and J. Morgan and B. Mortenson and J. Orrock and S. Prober and D.A. Pyke and A. Risch and M. Schuetz and M.D. Smith and Carly Stevens and Sullivan, {L. L.} and G. Wang and P. Wragg and J Wright and J.H. Yang",
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AU - Adler, P.B.

AU - Seabloom, E.

AU - Borer, E.T.

AU - Hillebrand, H.

AU - Hautier, Y.

AU - Hector, A.

AU - Harpole, W.S.

AU - O'Halloran, L.R.

AU - Grace, J.B.

AU - Anderson, T.M.

AU - Bakker, J.D.

AU - Biederman, L.A.

AU - Brown, C.S.

AU - Buckley, Y.

AU - Calabrese, L.

AU - Chu, C.J.

AU - Cleland, E.E.

AU - Collins, S.L.

AU - Cottingham, K.L.

AU - Crawley, Michael J.

AU - Damschen, E.I.

AU - Davies, K.F.

AU - DeCrappeo, N.M.

AU - Fay, P.A.

AU - Firn, J.

AU - Frater, P.

AU - E.I., Gasarch

AU - Gruner, D.

AU - Hagenah, N.

AU - HilleRisLambers, J.

AU - Humphryes, H.

AU - Jin, V.L.

AU - Kay, A.

AU - Kirkham, K.P.

AU - Klein, J.A.

AU - Knops, J.

AU - La Pierre, K.J.

AU - Lambrinos, J.

AU - Li, W.

AU - MacDougall, A.S.

AU - McCulley, R.

AU - Melbourne, B.A.

AU - Mitchell, C.E.

AU - Moore, J.

AU - Morgan, J.

AU - Mortenson, B.

AU - Orrock, J.

AU - Prober, S.

AU - Pyke, D.A.

AU - Risch, A.

AU - Schuetz, M.

AU - Smith, M.D.

AU - Stevens, Carly

AU - Sullivan, L. L.

AU - Wang, G.

AU - Wragg, P.

AU - Wright, J

AU - Yang, J.H.

PY - 2011

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N2 - For more than 30 years, the relationship between net primary productivity and species richness has generated intense debate in ecology about the processes regulating local diversity. The original view, which is still widely accepted, holds that the relationship is hump-shaped, with richness first rising and then declining with increasing productivity. Although recent meta-analyses questioned the generality of hump-shaped patterns, these syntheses have been criticized for failing to account for methodological differences among studies. We addressed such concerns by conducting standardized sampling in 48 herbaceous-dominated plant communities on five continents. We found no clear relationship between productivity and fine-scale (meters−2) richness within sites, within regions, or across the globe. Ecologists should focus on fresh, mechanistic approaches to understanding the multivariate links between productivity and richness.

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