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Data from: Herbivores safeguard plant diversity by reducing variability in dominance

Brent Mortensen, Brent Danielson, Stan W. Harpole, Juan Alberti, Carlos Alberto Arnillas, Lori Biederman, Elizabeth T. Borer, Marc W. Cadotte, John M. Dwyer, Nicole Hagenah, Yann Hautier, Pablo Luis Peri, Eric W. Seabloom & W. Stanley Harpole
1. Reductions in community evenness can lead to local extinctions as dominant species exclude subordinate species; however, herbivores can prevent competitive exclusion by consuming otherwise dominant plant species, thus increasing evenness. While these predictions logically result from chronic, gradual reductions in evenness, rapid, temporary pulses of dominance may also reduce species richness. Short pulses of dominance can occur as biotic or abiotic conditions temporarily favor one or a few species, manifested as increased temporal variability...

Data from: Predictions of response to temperature are contingent on model choice and data quality

Etienne Low-Décarie, Tobias G. Boatman, Noah Bennett, William Passfield, Antonio Gavalás-Olea, Philipp Siegel, Richard J. Geider & Will Passfield
The equations used to account for the temperature dependence of biological processes, including growth and metabolic rates are the foundations of our predictions of how global biogeochemistry and biogeography change in response to global climate change. We review and test the use of 12 equations used to model the temperature dependence of biological processes across the full range of their temperature response, including supra- and sub-optimal temperatures. We focus on fitting these equations to thermal...

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  • Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas
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  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
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