Stability increases with diversity in plant communities: empirical evidence from the 1988 Yellowstone drought

D. A. Frank, S. J. McNaughton

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Abstract

Resistance to drought-induced species composition change and plant community diversity were positively related in grasslands of Yellowstone National Park. Community diversity was due principally to the spatial heterogeneity of the community, pattern diversity, thus suggesting pattern diversity as a potential factor involved in ecological stability. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-362
Number of pages3
JournalOikos
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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