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Francesco Carrara, Andrea Giometto, Mathew Seymour, Andrea Rinaldo, and Florian Altermatt. 2015. Experimental evidence for strong stabilizing forces at high functional diversity of aquatic microbial communities. Ecology 96:13401350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1324.1

Appendix E. Relationship between total biomass production and functional diversity based on simulations adopting a generalized Lotka-Volterra model.

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Fig. E1. Relationship between total biomass production and functional diversity based on simulations adopting a generalized Lotka-Volterra model. The interaction matrix in the model is fitted on the empirical data from the pairwise-interaction experiment (Fig. 2A). Time series plot of communities with species from one (a–c) and two (d–f) functional groups respectively. The values are the average community biomass production over 100 simulations of different combinations of species. The inset dendrograms show the community used in each panel. The branch color of the dendrograms give the functional groups (red: small bacterivorous protists; blue: large bacterivorous protists; green: mixotrophic protists).


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