Researchers disentangle drivers of beta-diversity in Science cover story

photo of the interior of a shaded temperate forest carpeted by plants and vinesThe temperate forests of Canada or Northern Europe may have much more in common with the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia or South America than previously believed, according to a research group sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).

Disentangling the drivers of β-diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients
N.J.B. Kraft, L.S. Comita, J.M. Chase, N.J. Sanders, N.G. Swenson, T.O. Crist, J.C. Stegen, M. Vellend, B. Boyle, M.J. Anderson, H.V. Cornell, K.F. Davies, A.L. Freestone, B.D. Inouye, S.P. Harrison, J.A. Myers
Science (online 22 Sept 2011)

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Posted on September 22, 2011