Does biodiversity–ecosystem function literature neglect tropical ecosystems?

Clarke, David A., York, Paul H., Rasheed, Michael A., and Northfield, Tobin D. (2017) Does biodiversity–ecosystem function literature neglect tropical ecosystems? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32 (5). pp. 320-323.

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Abstract

Current evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, but few studies have addressed tropical ecosystems where the highest levels of biodiversity occur. We develop two hypotheses for the implications of generalizing from temperate studies to tropical ecosystems, and discuss the need for more tropical research.

Item ID: 47670
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: biodiversity; ecosystem function; tropics
ISSN: 1872-8383
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 21:56
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 60%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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