The first group of hypotheses is based on the sampling effect i. The increase in the number of species with productivity should therefore be mediated by an increase in total abundance. The second option concerning the sampling effect is represented by the STH Oksanen , which assumes that plant individuals increase in their size with productivity, leading to the reduction in their abundance and consequently to the reduction in the total number of species.
Abundance and species richness are allowed to increase with productivity at unproductive sites because densities are not high enough to deplete all the available space. The HH states that higher productivity is associated with a broader range of environmental conditions.
It is possible that other processes e. So far, many studies have attempted to show the effect of environmental heterogeneity on species richness with mixed results e. Most of these studies measured heterogeneity as variation in only a few environmental variables. At larger scales e.
At regional scales, the factors shaping the size of the species pool may vary depending on the history of a particular region. For instance, during ice ages, very productive habitats were rare in Europe Hodgson , which may have caused a reduction in the number of species inhabiting them. The decrease of the number of species with productivity in Europe is therefore supposed to be caused by a decrease in the size of the respective species pool. None of the abovementioned hypotheses alone can explain the SRPR sufficiently.
Here, we aim to test the hypotheses described above using herbaceous communities differing in species richness and productivity located in the Czech Republic. If the SPH holds, species richness S should increase with the number of species in a species pool S pool.
Additionally, since evolutionary processes primarily influence species richness at larger spatial scales, the role of the species pool should be stronger at larger spatial scales. If the HH holds, there should be a positive relationship between S and environmental heterogeneity H , as well as between H and P.
Since the relationship between S and P can be driven by multiple mechanisms, we also tested for the effect of the combination of mechanisms proposed by all hypotheses. Materials and Methods Data collection Field observation data were obtained using a hierarchical spatial design. First, we selected three regions: Polabi, Milovice and Doksy Fig. The Milovice region is climatically similar to the Polabi region, but the soil reaction is neutral or slightly calcareous.
Four transects were located within three regions. Within each region, we selected one or two transects. We set up the position and length of each transect in a way that maximized the diversity of habitats therein.
Each site contained one or multiple habitats. The habitats of the sites varied from reeds to sandy grasslands, with dominating mesic Arrhenatherum meadows; for the list of all habitats present, see Appendix S1 in the Supporting Information. Mowing is still practised at some of the sites, but the rest is unmanaged. In our analyses, we focused on variation among sites site scale and among plots plot scale.
Variables used in the species distribution models with Biomod. Knowledge of the species pool at different sites enables meaningful comparisons of biodiversity and provides insights into processes of biodiversity formation. Dark diversity estimates were compared at both plot and habitat levels, and each method was applied in different configurations.
While there were some differences in the results obtained by different methods, particularly at the plot level, there was a clear convergence, especially at the habitat level.
The better convergence at the habitat level reflects less variation in local environmental conditions, whereas variation at the plot level is an effect of each particular method. We conclude that several analytical methods can estimate species pools of given habitats. However, the strengths and weaknesses of different methods need attention, especially when dark diversity is estimated at the plot level. Some species remain undetected because of incomplete biodiversity monitoring, both in space and time, due to limited effort or resources.
Sometimes it includes all the species present in a particular area without regard to the specific ecological conditions at the target site. Different techniques can potentially provide estimates of the dark diversity. Eriksson suggested that it was necessary to consider the species pool when studying the effect of regional processes on local diversity patterns, but recognized that one of the major difficulties in doing this is the accuracy of the estimates of species pools. However, this toolbox is still being developed.National Vegetation Classification. Multivariate analysis of ecological data. And it was nothing like that of her classmate Sanai.
In the s, black American jazz music was on the rise in the United States. Second, competitive exclusion cannot explain other forms of observed SRPRs. In Canada, women can smile and say hello to men on the street. In this example of commuting, culture consists of thoughts expectations about personal space, for example and tangible things bus stops, trains, and seating capacity. If the HH holds, there should be a positive relationship between S and environmental heterogeneity H , as well as between H and P. Other nonverbal symbols vary across cultural contexts in their meaning.
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