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|Titel (primär)||Seasonal changes in the relationship between plant species richness and community biomass in early succession|
|Autor||Bischoff, A.; Auge, H.; Mahn, E.G.|
|Journal / Serie||Basic and Applied Ecology|
We analysed the relationship between plant species richness and productivity on first-year-old fields at two similar sites in central Europe. At both sites, a wide range of productivity levels was available resulting from different long-term fertilisation. In order to identify underlying mechanisms of the species richness-productivity relationship we included the seasonal dynamics and the number of individuals of each species in our analysis. We sampled 10 and 21 plots, respectively, at the two sites in May, June and July by harvesting all aboveground parts of vascular plants in 0.25 m(2) subplots. Species richness, number of individuals of each species and community biomass as a surrogate of productivity were recorded in each sample.
|Bischoff, A., Auge, H., Mahn, E.G. (2005):
Seasonal changes in the relationship between plant species richness and community biomass in early succession
Basic Appl. Ecol. 6 (4), 385 - 394