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Diversity-productivity relationships in two ecologically realistic rarity-extinction scenarios
Author(s): F. I. Isbell, D. A. Losure, K. A. Yurkonis, B. J. Wilsey
Article Topic(s): Competition, Establishment methods
Research Setting(s): Prairie
Species Referenced: Salvia azurea (Pitcher sage),
AbstractStudies the relationship between biodiversity loss and productivity in experimental tallgrass prairie plots using Andropogon gerardii and Salvia azurea. As species evenness decreased, A. gerardii abundance increased, S. azurea abundance remained constant, and other species' abundance decreased.
Suggested CitationF. I. Isbell, D. A. Losure, K. A. Yurkonis, and B. J. Wilsey. "Diversity-productivity relationships in two ecologically realistic rarity-extinction scenarios." Oikos 117.7 (2008): 996-1005.