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Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experiments

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Despite considerable research demonstrating that biodiversity increases productivity in forests and regulates herbivory and pathogen damage, there remain gaps in our understanding of the shape, magnitude, and generality of these biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships. Here, we review findings from TreeDivNet, a global network of 25 tree diversity experiments, on relationships between levels of biodiversity and (a) tree growth and survival and (b) damage to trees from pests and...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.12.015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental and Experimental Botany Journal website
Volume:
152
Pages:
68-89
Publication date:
2018-01-10
Acceptance date:
2017-12-16
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ISSN:
0098-8472
Pubs id:
pubs:817456
URN:
uri:2208068c-b7b4-47f8-82a7-0716b256be1c
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uuid:2208068c-b7b4-47f8-82a7-0716b256be1c
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pubs:817456

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