Biodiversity and ecosystem stability in a decade-long grassland experiment.
Nature. 2006 Jun 1; 441(7093):629-32
Tilman D, Reich PB, Knops JM. Nature. 2006 Jun 1; 441(7093):629-32
This paper provides an important confirmation of the insurance hypothesis, which predicts that biodiversity promotes greater temporal stability of ecosystem functioning.
A decade of monitoring of experimental plots, which form a gradient of plant diversity, confirmed that the highest diversity plots had a temporal stability measure...
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