Author's School

Arts & Sciences

Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Originally Published In

Journal of Vegetation Science 2016 Nov; 27(6): 1081–1083. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12482.

Abstract

A key challenge in ecology and conservation is to determine how processes at different scales create variation in community composition (β-diversity). In this issue, Oldén & Halme show that grazers increase β-diversity through multiple processes at different scales. We discuss how β-diversity can elucidate fundamental processes of community assembly, challenges in linking processes to patterns, and unresolved questions across scales.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Myers, Jonathan A., and Joseph A. LaManna. "The promise and pitfalls of beta diversity in ecology and conservation." Journal of Vegetation Science (2016), 27(6):1081–1083, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12482. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

© 2016 International Association for Vegetation Science

DOI

10.1111/jvs.12482

Embargo Period

12-1-2017

Available for download on Friday, December 01, 2017

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