Skimming through, there appear to be several points of interest. They invent an index called “multidiversity” to allow them to compare diversity across a range of taxonomic groups by weighting species richness by maximum observed richness (in essence, statistical gerrymandering to avoid having everything run by microbes). They also look at temporal (interannual) variation in management intensity, something that I think we rarely consider. Their finding that diversity benefits from temporal heterogeneity provides an interesting framework for considering bioenergy grassland management.This article was posted in Uncategorized and tagged GLBRC, grasslands, management.
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