research data . Dataset . 2016

Functional and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of biodiversity–ecosystem-function relationships

Flynn, Dan F. B.; Mirotchnick, Nicholas; Meha Jain; Palmer, Matthew I.; Naeem, Shahid;
  • Published: 09 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
How closely does variability in ecologically important traits reflect evolutionary divergence? The use of phylogenetic diversity (PD) to predict biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning, and more generally the use of phylogenetic information in community ecology, depends in part on the answer to this question. However, comparisons of the predictive power of phylogenetic diversity and functional diversity (FD) have not been conducted across a range of experiments. To address how phylogenetic diversity and functional trait variation control biodiversity effects on biomass production, we summarized the results of 29 grassland plant experiments where both the p...
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free text keywords: Environmental Science, Ecology, FOS: Biological sciences
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Dataset . 2016
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Dataset . 2016
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