Trade-offs, coexistence and biodiversity

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Trade-offs, coexistence and biodiversity

The vast majority of plant communities on Earth and composed of multiple plant species, exhibiting contrasting traits and strategies subject a variety of biophysical and ecological 'trade-offs'. Which trade-offs are responsible for maintaining diversity in which communities? How can we include trade-offs in models of plant communities? What might the resultant models tell us about how to reduce biodiversity loss, or maximize agricultural efficiency?

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