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Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment

Alternative title:
Strong impacts of biodiversity in a large-scale forest experiment
Abstract:

Biodiversity experiments have shown that species loss reduces ecosystem functioning in grassland. To test whether this result can be extrapolated to forests, the main contributors to terrestrial primary productivity, requires large-scale experiments. We manipulated tree species richness by planting more than 150,000 trees in plots with 1 to 16 species. Simulating multiple extinction scenarios, we found that richness strongly increased stand-level productivity. After 8 years, 16-species mixtur...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1126/science.aat6405

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1309-7716
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Grant:
Seventh Framework Programme: 608422
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
362
Issue:
6410
Pages:
80-83
Publication date:
2018-10-05
Acceptance date:
2018-08-24
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Source identifiers:
911499
Pubs id:
pubs:911499
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uuid:f350568d-bf71-4df1-8fbe-bb862aec5f86
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pubs:911499
Deposit date:
2018-08-31

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