Biodiversity increases and decreases ecosystem stability

Abstract

Species richness was found to increase temporal stability but decrease resistance to warming in an experiment involving 690 micro-ecosystems consisting of 1 to 6 species of bacterivorous ciliates that were sampled over 40 days.

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Nature, (563), 7729, pp. 109, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0627-8
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Frank Pennekamp
Postdoctoral researcher in ecology