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Fraser et al. (Reports, 17 July 2015, p. 302) report a unimodal relationship between productivity and species richness at regional and global scales, which they contrast with the results of Adler et al. (Reports, 23 September 2011, p. 1750). However, both data sets, when analyzed correctly, show clearly and consistently that productivity is a poor predictor of local species richness.

Original publication

DOI

10.1126/science.aad6236

Type

Journal article

Journal

Science

Publication Date

29/01/2016

Volume

351

Keywords

Biodiversity, Grassland, Plant Development