Response to comment on "worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness"

Lauchlan H. Fraser, Meelis Pärtel, Jason Pither, Anke Jentsch, Marcelo Sternberg, Martin Zobel

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Abstract

Laanisto and Hutchings claim that the local species pool is a more important predictor of local plant species richness than biomass and that when the species pool is considered, there is no hump-backed relationship between biomass and richness. However, we show that by calculating a more appropriate measure of species pool, community completeness, both regional and local processes shape local richness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1177c
JournalScience
Volume350
Issue number6265
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Dec 2015

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