NCEAS Project 2067

An Analysis of the Relationship between Productivity and Diversity using Experimental Results from the Long-Term Ecological Research Network

  • Robert B. Waide
  • Michael R. Willig

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group10th—16th September 1996Participant List  
Working Group18th—22nd April 1997Participant List  
Working Group25th—28th October 1997Participant List  

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Abstract
We propose to synthesize data available from the 18 Long-Term Ecological Research sites and the literature to search for general patterns in the relationship between productivity and diversity of both producers and consumers. We will emphasize intra- and inter-ecosystem comparisons over broad ranges of productivity, diversity, and spatial scale. Meta-analysis will be used to synthesize results from experimental manipulations of productivity at LTER sites. The product of the analysis will be a published synthetic review to be used by ecologists and resource managers.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Cox, Stephen B.; Scheiner, Samuel M.; Willig, Michael R. 1998. An assessment of species area relations for use in the synthesis of data: A simulation approach. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Cox, Stephen B.; Scheiner, Samuel M.; Willig, Michael R. 1998. Species-area relationships: Simulations and synthesis. Annual Meeting of the Southwest Association of Naturalist. Albuquerque, NM.
Journal Article Dodson, Stanley I.; Arnott, Shelley E.; Cottingham, Kathryn L. 2000. The relationship in lake communities between primary productivity and species richness. Ecology. Vol: 81. Pages 2662-2679.
Journal Article Gough, Laura; Osenberg, Craig W.; Gross, Katherine L.; Collins, Scott L. 2000. Fertilization effects on species density and primary productivity in herbaceous plant communities. Oikos. Vol: 89. Pages 428-439.
Presentations Gross, Katherine L. 1998. Evaluating patterns of diversity at different spatial scales in plant communities. Center for Population Biology. Silwood Park, UK.
Presentations Gross, Katherine L. 1999. Patterns and consequences of diversity in agricultural ecosystems. Agricultural Ecology Seminar Series. Davis, CA.
Presentations Gross, Katherine L. 1999. Patterns and consequences of diversity in plant communities. Women in Science Lecture Series. University of Florida.
Journal Article Gross, Katherine L.; Willig, Michael R.; Gough, Laura; Inouye, R.; Cox, Stephen B. 2000. Patterns of species density and productivity at different spatial scales in herbaceous plant communities. Oikos. Vol: 89(3). Pages 417-427.
Journal Article Mittelbach, Gary G.; Steiner, Christopher F.; Scheiner, Samuel M.; Gross, Katherine L.; Reynolds, Heather L.; Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R.; Dodson, Stanley I.; Gough, Laura. 2001. What is the observed relationship between species richness and productivity?. Ecology. Vol: 82(9). Pages 2381-2396. (Abstract)
Presentations Scheiner, Samuel M.; Cox, Stephen B.; Willig, Michael R.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Osenberg, Craig W.; Kaspari, Michael. 1998. A conceptual analysis of species richness, species-area curves, and scale. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
Journal Article Scheiner, Samuel M.; Cox, Stephen B.; Willig, Michael R.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Osenberg, Craig W.; Kaspari, Michael. 2000. Species richness, species-area curves, and Simpson's paradox.. Evolutionary Ecology Research. Vol: 2. Pages 791-802.
Journal Article Scheiner, Samuel M.; Willig, Michael R. 2005. Developing unified theories in ecology as exemplified with diversity gradients. American Naturalist. Vol: 166(4). Pages 458-469.
Report or White Paper Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R. 1997. Analysis of relationships between productivity and diversity using experimental results from the Long-Term Ecological Research Network. (Online version)
Presentations Waide, Robert B. 1998. Integrating ecological data over space and time: Challenges for the future. North American Symposium . Guadalajara, Mexico.
Presentations Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R. 1998. The relationship between species richness and productivity depends on scale. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R. 1999. Relating biodiversity and ecosystem function in dryland ecosystems. Biodiversity in Drylands: Towards a Unified Framework and Identification of Research Needs. Beer Sheva, Israel.
Presentations Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R. 1999. The relation between diversity and productivity in drylands of the world. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Journal Article Waide, Robert B.; Willig, Michael R.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Steiner, Christopher F.; Gough, Laura; Dodson, Stanley I.; Juday, Glenn P.; Parmenter, Robert R. 1999. The relationship between productivity and species richness. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics. Vol: 30. Pages 257-300.
Journal Article Willig, Michael R.; Lyons, Kathleen. 1998. An analytical model of latitudinal gradients of species richness with an empirical test for marsupials and bats in the New World. OIKOS. Vol: 81(1). Pages 93-98.
Presentations Willig, Michael R.; Gross, Katherine L.; Gough, Laura; Inouye, R.; Cox, Stephen B. 1998. Scale-dependence in the relationship between productivity and species diversity of low stature vascular plants. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Willig, Michael R.; Gross, Katherine L.; Gough, Laura; Inouye, R.; Cox, Stephen B. 1998. Species density, productivity, and scale-dependence. Annual Meeting of the Southwest Association of Naturalist. Albuquerque, NM.