Community-wide trait means and variations affect biomass in a biodiversity experiment with tree seedlings

Shan Luo, Bernhard Schmid, Cameron Wagg, Yuxin Chen, Bin Jiang, Minxia Liang, Xubing Liu & Shixiao Yu
The structure of a plant community in terms of functional traits can strongly affect community productivity. Two components may contribute to this, community-wide trait means (mass-ratio hypothesis) or community-wide trait variations (diversity hypothesis) across species and individuals. We compared the explanatory power of the two hypotheses for explaining biomass variation among individuals and communities as measures of productivity. We set up experimental communities of tree seedlings that ranged in species richness from 1‒8. We measured...
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