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Does Biodiversity–Ecosystem Function Literature Neglect Tropical Ecosystems?
- Clarke, David A., York, Paul H., Rasheed, Michael A., Northfield, Tobin D.
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2017 v.32 no.5 pp. 320-323
- biodiversity, ecosystems, tropics
- Current evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, but few studies have addressed tropical ecosystems where the highest levels of biodiversity occur. We develop two hypotheses for the implications of generalizing from temperate studies to tropical ecosystems, and discuss the need for more tropical research.