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Response to Comment on “Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness”

Science  29 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6272, pp. 457
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8019

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Abstract

Tredennick et al. criticize one of our statistical analyses and emphasize the low explanatory power of models relating productivity to diversity. These criticisms do not detract from our key findings, including evidence consistent with the unimodal constraint relationship predicted by the humped-back model and evidence of scale sensitivities in the form and strength of the relationship.

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