Response to comments on "Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness"
Grace, J. B. , Adler, P. B. , Seabloom, E. W. , Borer, E. T. , Hillebrand, H. , Hautier, Y. , Hector, A. , Harpole, W. S. , O'Halloran, L. R. , Anderson, T. M. , Bakker, J. D. , Brown, C. S. , Buckley, Y. M. , Collins, S. L. , Cottingham, K. L. , Crawley, M. J. , Damschen, E. I. , Davies, K. F. , DeCrappeo, N. M. , Fay, P. A. , Firn, Jennifer, Gruner, D. S. , Hagenah, N. , Jin, V. L. , Kirkman, K. P. , Knops, J. M. H. , La Pierre, K. J. , Lambrinos, J. G. , Melbourne, B. A. , Mitchell, C. E. , Moore, J. L. , Morgan, J. W. , Orrock, J. L. , Prober, S. M. , Stevens, C. J. , Wragg, P. D. , & Yang, L. H. (2012) Response to comments on "Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness". Science, 335(6075), p. 1441.
Pan et al. claim that our results actually support a strong linear positive relationship between productivity and richness, whereas Fridley et al. contend that the data support a strong humped relationship. These responses illustrate how preoccupation with bivariate patterns distracts from a deeper understanding of the multivariate mechanisms that control these important ecosystem properties.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences|
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|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2012 10:46|
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