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Record number 355615
Title Ecology: Diversity and stability in plant communities
Author(s) Bezemer, T.M.; Putten, W.H. van der
Source Nature 446 (2007)7135. - ISSN 0028-0836 - p. E6 - E7.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Laboratory of Nematology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) biodiversity - productivity
Abstract The relationship between species diversity and ecosystem stability is controversial. Tilman et al. analyse biomass patterns over a decade in a grassland experiment with artificial plant communities, and provide evidence for a positive relationship between the number of plant species and the temporal stability of the ecosystem. Here we use data from a long-term biodiversity experiment with plant communities that were not controlled by weeding4 in order to show that diverse systems can be both stable and unstable.
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