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Plant Species Richness and Ecosystem Multifunctionality in Global Drylands

Fernando T. Maestre, Jose L. Quero, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Adrian Escudero, Victoria Ochoa, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Miguel Garcia-Gomez, Matthew A. Bowker, Santiago Soliveres, Cristina Escolar, Pablo Garcia-Palacios, Miguel Berdugo, Enrique Valencia, Beatriz Gozalo, Antonio Gallardo, Lorgio Aguilera, Tulio Arredondo, Julio Blones, Bertrand Boeken, Donaldo Bran, Abel A. Conceicao, Omar Cabrera, Mohamed Chaieb, Mchich Derak, David J. Eldridge, Carlos I. Espinosa, Adriana Florentino, Juan Gaitan, M. Gabriel Gatica, Wahida Ghiloufi, Susana Gomez-Gonzalez, Julio R. Gutierrez, Rosa M. Hernandez, Xuewen Huang, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Mohammad Jankju, Maria Miriti, Jorge Monerris, Rebecca L. Mau, Ernesto Morici, Kamal Naseri, Abelardo Ospina, Vicente Polo, Anibal Prina, Eduardo Pucheta, David A. Ramirez-Collantes, Roberto Romao, Matthew Tighe, Cristian Torres-Diaz, James Val, Jose P. Veiga, Deli Wang, and Eli Zaady

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Database S1
1215442_DatabaseS1.xls: Data used in the primary analyses of this article. The data appear in the Data spreadsheet; the description and units of each variable appear in the Metadata spreadsheet.
Map S1
1215442_mapS1.kml: Interactive map showing the location of all the 224 study sites. Each site is represented by a red icon and a number, corresponding with the number given in Database S1. The following information of every study site appears after clicking on each icon: name, vegetation type, soil type (38), soil texture (USDA classification, obtained from, slope, annual mean precipitation, annual mean temperature, species richness, multifunctionality index, carbon cycling index, nitrogen cycling index, and phosphorus cycling index. The free software Google Earth ( is needed to view the file.