Science, ( ISI ), Volume (335), No (127), Year (2012-1) , Pages (214-217)

Title : ( Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands )

Authors: Fernanado Maestre , Jose L. Quero , Nicholas J Gotelli , Adrian Scudero , Victoria Ochoa , Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo , Miguel Garcia-Gomez , Matthew A. Bowker , Santiago Soliveres , Cristina Scolar , Mohammad Farzam , Kamal Naseri , Ely Zaady ,

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Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands Experiments suggest that biodiversity enhances the ability of ecosystems to maintain multiple functions, such as carbon storage, productivity, and buildup of nutrient pools (multifunctionality). However, the relation between biodiversity and multifunctionality has never been assessed globally in real ecosystems. We report on the first global empirical study relating plant species richness and abiotic factors to multifunctionality in drylands, which collectively cover 41% of Earth’s land surface and support over 38% of the human population. Multifunctionality was positively and significantly related to species richness. The best-fitting models accounted for over 55% of the variation in multifunctionality, and always included species richness as a predictor variable. These results suggest that preservation of plant biodiversity is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands.

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, species diversity ,
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@article{paperid:1027353,
author = {Fernanado Maestre and Jose L. Quero and Nicholas J Gotelli and Adrian Scudero and Victoria Ochoa and Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo and Miguel Garcia-Gomez and Matthew A. Bowker and Santiago Soliveres and Cristina Scolar and Farzam, Mohammad and Naseri, Kamal and Ely Zaady},
title = {Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands},
journal = {Science},
year = {2012},
volume = {335},
number = {127},
month = {January},
issn = {0036-8075},
pages = {214--217},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {species diversity ; dryland;},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands
%A Fernanado Maestre
%A Jose L. Quero
%A Nicholas J Gotelli
%A Adrian Scudero
%A Victoria Ochoa
%A Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
%A Miguel Garcia-Gomez
%A Matthew A. Bowker
%A Santiago Soliveres
%A Cristina Scolar
%A Farzam, Mohammad
%A Naseri, Kamal
%A Ely Zaady
%J Science
%@ 0036-8075
%D 2012

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