The Herbaceous Diversity Network
· HerbDivNet is a global network of scientists united to study patterns of diversity in herbaceous plant communities, and the factors that cause those patterns.
· We use coordinated distributed experiments, which are standardized research protocols, to address questions in plant ecology.
· Our first experiment tests the humped-back model, the unimodal relationship between plant productivity, measured as plant above-ground biomass and litter, and species richness. The sampling design includes a wide range of plant productivities, plant community types, and a scaling component (from 1-8 m^2).
· So far, HerbDivNet includes more than 66 participants from 6 continents and 19 countries. We are expanding our scope and invite others to join our network.
For further information contact:
Dr. Lauch Fraser email@example.com.