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nwilliams's picture

Dominant or uniquness

Ashley, writes to raise an interesting point and I wondered if you could clarify your understanding of the dominance idea. Is your use (and Bruno et al's) use of it like the point that diversity increases functioning because there is a greater chance of including a species with particularly high function? Seems like it might be a bit different. In any case I agree with your summary of the importance of the order of species loss. You put it nicely that loss of dominant (high funciton species first will cause a dramatic drop in function. --Neal Williams


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