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- Méndez, Verónica, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Oikos 2009 v.118 no.1 pp. 37-44
- ecosystems; field experimentation; functional diversity; macroalgae; models; prediction; primary productivity; rocks; species diversity; trophic relationships
- ... The effect of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning has proven variable both within and among manipulative studies. Species richness is the most commonly used measure of biodiversity in such studies, but the range of species' functional traits (functional diversity), not the number of species per se, likely underpins a key mechanistic link between species richness and ecosystem functioning. Howeve ...