Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-2013

Journal or Book Title

Oikos

Volume

122

Issue

9

First Page

1275

Last Page

1282

DOI

10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00338.x

Abstract

The temporal stability of plant production is greater in communities with high than low species richness, but stability also may depend on species abundances and growth-related traits. Annual precipitation varied by greater than a factor of three over 11 years in central Texas, USA leading to large variation in production. Stability was greatest in communities that were not dominated by few species and in which dominant species rooted shallowly, had dense leaves, or responded to the wettest year with a minimal increase in production. Stability may depend as much on species abundances and functional traits as on species richness alone.

Comments

This article is from Oikos 122 (2013): 1275, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00338.x.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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