Productivity/Turnover and Richness/Turnover relationships in a Puerto Rican pasture. Myster, R. W. Tropical Ecology, 57(4):701–707, December, 2016.
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Species turnover is a key parameter influencing dynamics of species in a community. Here I explore relationships between temporal species turnover and productivity and between temporal species turnover and richness in an abandoned pasture in Puerto Rico. Permanent plot data collected in the pasture over the first 10 years after abandonment were used to generate linear regressions, which were then used to test two hypotheses about how productivity and richness relate to turnover, as this pasture reverts back to rainforest. I found (1) productivity had a slight positive relationship (small positive slope) with turnover in years two and three after abandonment, but a large negative relationship (large negative slope) in year four and afterwards, and (2) richness had a negative relationship with turnover in every year which increased (slope became more negative) with time. Because both productivity and richness had a negative relationship with turnover, species loss decreased with time even when species productivity and richness continued to increase or level off; turnover consists mainly in the loss of less productive species. I suggest restoration strategies that managers may follow to either increase or decrease that most basic successional parameter, turnover.
@article{myster_productivity/turnover_2016,
	title = {Productivity/{Turnover} and {Richness}/{Turnover} relationships in a {Puerto} {Rican} pasture},
	volume = {57},
	issn = {0564-3295},
	shorttitle = {Productivity/{Turnover} and {Richness}/{Turnover} relationships in a {Puerto} {Rican} pasture},
	url = {://WOS:000397193000008},
	abstract = {Species turnover is a key parameter influencing dynamics of species in a community. Here I explore relationships between temporal species turnover and productivity and between temporal species turnover and richness in an abandoned pasture in Puerto Rico. Permanent plot data collected in the pasture over the first 10 years after abandonment were used to generate linear regressions, which were then used to test two hypotheses about how productivity and richness relate to turnover, as this pasture reverts back to rainforest. I found (1) productivity had a slight positive relationship (small positive slope) with turnover in years two and three after abandonment, but a large negative relationship (large negative slope) in year four and afterwards, and (2) richness had a negative relationship with turnover in every year which increased (slope became more negative) with time. Because both productivity and richness had a negative relationship with turnover, species loss decreased with time even when species productivity and richness continued to increase or level off; turnover consists mainly in the loss of less productive species. I suggest restoration strategies that managers may follow to either increase or decrease that most basic successional parameter, turnover.},
	number = {4},
	journal = {Tropical Ecology},
	author = {Myster, Randall W.},
	month = dec,
	year = {2016},
	pages = {701--707}
}
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