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Ecology: Diversity and stability in plant communities. / Bezemer, T.M.; Van der Putten, W.H.

In: Nature, Vol. 446, No. 7135, 2007, p. E6-E7.

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@article{79c514bab58c4aff838dd26f8ab895e3,
title = "Ecology: Diversity and stability in plant communities",
abstract = "The relationship between species diversity and ecosystem stability is controversial1, 2. Tilman et al.3 analyse biomass patterns over a decade in a grassland experiment with artificial plant communities, and provide evidence for a positive relationship between the number of plant species and the temporal stability of the ecosystem. Here we use data from a long-term biodiversity experiment with plant communities that were not controlled by weeding4 in order to show that diverse systems can be both stable and unstable.",
author = "T.M. Bezemer and {Van der Putten}, W.H.",
note = "Reporting year: 2007 Metis note: 4035;CTE; MTI; file:///C:/pdfs/Pdfs2007/Bezemer_ea_4035.pdf",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1038/nature05749",
language = "English",
volume = "446",
pages = "E6--E7",
journal = "Nature",
issn = "0028-0836",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "7135",

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AB - The relationship between species diversity and ecosystem stability is controversial1, 2. Tilman et al.3 analyse biomass patterns over a decade in a grassland experiment with artificial plant communities, and provide evidence for a positive relationship between the number of plant species and the temporal stability of the ecosystem. Here we use data from a long-term biodiversity experiment with plant communities that were not controlled by weeding4 in order to show that diverse systems can be both stable and unstable.

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DO - 10.1038/nature05749

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VL - 446

SP - E6-E7

JO - Nature

JF - Nature

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