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Herbivores + light = more plant biodiversity in fertilized grasslands

10 / 03 / 2014, NSF

It all comes down to the light. At least in plant species diversity in fertilized grasslands. Fertilizing by humans and plant-eating by herbivores can combine to benefit plant biodiversity--if enough light still reaches the ground, according to results of a study by ecologists Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom of the University of Minnesota and colleagues. The findings, published this week in the online edition of the journal Nature, are important in a world where ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130671&WT.mc_id=USN... is an NSF News item.

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