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Journal of Vegetation Science 2016 Nov; 27(6): 1081–1083. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12482.
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.
Myers, Jonathan A. and LaManna, Joseph A., "The promise and pitfalls of β-diversity in ecology and conservation" (2016). Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations. 127.
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.
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