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Oecologia

, Volume 129, Issue 4, pp 622–623 | Cite as

No observational evidence for diversity-enhancing productivity in Mediterranean shrublands?

A reply to Wardle
  • A. Y. TroumbisEmail author
Article

Keywords

Biomass Observational Evidence Standing Biomass Total Species Richness Mediterranean Shrublands 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biodiversity Conservation LaboratoryUniversity of the AegeanMytiliniGreece

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