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Ecosystem properties determined by plant functional group identity

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2010

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McLaren, Jennie R., and Turkington, Roy, 2010, Ecosystem properties determined by plant functional group identity: Journal of Ecology, v. 98, no. 2, p. 459-469.

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1.?Ecosystem properties may be determined by the number of different species or groups of species in a community, the identity of those groups, and their relative abundance. The mass ratio theory predicts that the effect of species or groups of species on ecosystem properties will be dependent on their proportional abundance in a community. 2.?Single plant functional groups (graminoids, legumes, non-leguminous forbs) were removed from a natural grassland in northern Canada to examine the role of group identity in determining both ecosystem properties and biomass compensation by remaining species. Removals were conducted across two different environmental treatments (fertilization and fungicide) to examine the context dependency of [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01630.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2745

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