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Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests

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dc.contributor.author Chisholm, Ryan A. en
dc.contributor.author Muller-Landau, Helene C. en
dc.contributor.author Abdul Rahman, Kassim en
dc.contributor.author Bebber, Daniel P. en
dc.contributor.author Bin, Yue en
dc.contributor.author Bohlman, Stephanie A. en
dc.contributor.author Bourg, Norman A. en
dc.contributor.author Brinks, Joshua en
dc.contributor.author Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh en
dc.contributor.author Butt, Nathalie en
dc.contributor.author Cao, Honglin en
dc.contributor.author Cao, Min en
dc.contributor.author Cárdenas, Dairon en
dc.contributor.author Chang, Li-Wan en
dc.contributor.author Chiang, Jyh-Min en
dc.contributor.author Chuyong, George en
dc.contributor.author Condit, Richard S. en
dc.contributor.author Dattaraja, Handanakere S. en
dc.contributor.author Davies, Stuart en
dc.contributor.author Duque, Alvaro en
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Christine en
dc.contributor.author Gunatilleke, Nimal en
dc.contributor.author Gunatilleke, Savitri en
dc.contributor.author Hao, Zhanqing en
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Rhett D. en
dc.contributor.author Howe, Robert en
dc.contributor.author Hsieh, Chang-Fu en
dc.contributor.author Hubbell, Stephen P. en
dc.contributor.author Itoh, Akira en
dc.contributor.author Kenfack, David en
dc.contributor.author Kiratiprayoon, Somboon en
dc.contributor.author Larson, Andrew J. en
dc.contributor.author Lian, Juyu en
dc.contributor.author Lin, Dunmei en
dc.contributor.author Liu, Haifeng en
dc.contributor.author Lutz, James A. en
dc.contributor.author Ma, Keping en
dc.contributor.author Malhi, Yadvinder en
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Sean M. en
dc.contributor.author McShea, William J. en
dc.contributor.author Meegaskumbura, Madhava en
dc.contributor.author Mohd Razman, Salim en
dc.contributor.author Morecroft, Michael D. en
dc.contributor.author Nytch, Christopher J. en
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Alexandre en
dc.contributor.author Parker, Geoffrey G. en
dc.contributor.author Pulla, Sandeep en
dc.contributor.author Punchi-Manage, Ruwan en
dc.contributor.author Romero-Saltos, Hugo en
dc.contributor.author Sang, Weiguo en
dc.contributor.author Schurman, Jon en
dc.contributor.author Su, Sheng-Hsin en
dc.contributor.author Sukumar, Raman en
dc.contributor.author Sun, I-F en
dc.contributor.author Suresh, Hebbalalu S. en
dc.contributor.author Tan, Sylvester en
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Duncan en
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Sean en
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Jill en
dc.contributor.author Valencia, Renato en
dc.contributor.author Wolf, Amy en
dc.contributor.author Yap, Sandra en
dc.contributor.author Ye, Wanhui en
dc.contributor.author Yuan, Zuoqiang en
dc.contributor.author Zimmerman, Jess K. en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-31T17:43:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-31T17:43:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Chisholm, Ryan A., Muller-Landau, Helene C., Abdul Rahman, Kassim, Bebber, Daniel P., Bin, Yue, Bohlman, Stephanie A., Bourg, Norman A., Brinks, Joshua, Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh, Butt, Nathalie, Cao, Honglin, Cao, Min, Cárdenas, Dairon, Chang, Li-Wan, Chiang, Jyh-Min, Chuyong, George, Condit, Richard S., Dattaraja, Handanakere S., Davies, Stuart, Duque, Alvaro, Fletcher, Christine, Gunatilleke, Nimal, Gunatilleke, Savitri, Hao, Zhanqing, Harrison, Rhett D. et al. 2013. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/21773">Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests</a>." <em>Journal of Ecology</em>. 101 (5):1214&ndash;1224. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12132">https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12132</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0477
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21773
dc.description.abstract * The relationship between species richness and ecosystem function, as measured by productivity or biomass, is of long-standing theoretical and practical interest in ecology. This is especially true for forests, which represent a majority of global biomass, productivity and biodiversity. * Here, we conduct an analysis of relationships between tree species richness, biomass and productivity in 25 forest plots of area 8 50 ha from across the world. The data were collected using standardized protocols, obviating the need to correct for methodological differences that plague many studies on this topic. * We found that at very small spatial grains (0.04 ha) species richness was generally positively related to productivity and biomass within plots, with a doubling of species richness corresponding to an average 48% increase in productivity and 53% increase in biomass. At larger spatial grains (0.25 ha, 1 ha), results were mixed, with negative relationships becoming more common. The results were qualitatively similar but much weaker when we controlled for stem density: at the 0.04 ha spatial grain, a doubling of species richness corresponded to a 5% increase in productivity and 7% increase in biomass. Productivity and biomass were themselves almost always positively related at all spatial grains. * Synthesis. This is the first cross-site study of the effect of tree species richness on forest biomass and productivity that systematically varies spatial grain within a controlled methodology. The scale-dependent results are consistent with theoretical models in which sampling effects and niche complementarity dominate at small scales, while environmental gradients drive patterns at large scales. Our study shows that the relationship of tree species richness with biomass and productivity changes qualitatively when moving from scales typical of forest surveys (0.04 ha) to slightly larger scales (0.25 and 1 ha). This needs to be recognized in forest conservation policy and management. en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Ecology en
dc.title Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 116709
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1365-2745.12132
rft.jtitle Journal of Ecology
rft.volume 101
rft.issue 5
rft.spage 1214
rft.epage 1224
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Botany en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.description.SIUnit SERC en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 1214
dc.citation.epage 1224


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