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Comment on "Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness" / J. D Fridley, J. P Grime, M. A Huston, S Pierce, S. M Smart, K Thompson, Luca Borger, R. W Brooker, B. E. L Cerabolini, N Gross, P Liancourt, R Michalet, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinguet

Science, Volume: 335, Issue: 6075, Pages: 1441 - 1441

Swansea University Author: Luca Borger

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DOI (Published version): 10.1126/science.1215042

Abstract

Adler et al. (Reports, 23 September 2011, p. 1750) reported “ weak and variable” relationships between productivity and species richness and dispute the “ humped-back” model (HBM) of plant diversity. We show that their analysis lacks sufficient high-productivity sites, ignores litter, and excludes a...

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Published in: Science
Published: 2012
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa16624
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Abstract: Adler et al. (Reports, 23 September 2011, p. 1750) reported “ weak and variable” relationships between productivity and species richness and dispute the “ humped-back” model (HBM) of plant diversity. We show that their analysis lacks sufficient high-productivity sites, ignores litter, and excludes anthropogenic sites. If corrected, the data set of Adler et al. would apparently yield strong HBM support.
Keywords: Biodiversity, productivity, species richness, plants
College: College of Science
Issue: 6075
Start Page: 1441
End Page: 1441