Related concepts in the scientific literature on forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. The relationship between the most widely used words (30 of 2745 terms) in the abstracts of scientific literature on forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF). Data were obtained from Thomson Reuters Web of Science using the query Topic = (biodiversity ecosystem function*) refined by Topic = (restoration) AND Topic = (forest*). The diagram shows that, even in the BEF literature, functional (bio)diversity has received less attention than species richness and (plant) species diversity thus far (an interactive online version shows the number of occurrences for each word and word pair and the contexts of each word pair and is available at http://www-958.ibm.com/v/116799 webcite).
Aerts and Honnay BMC Ecology 2011 11:29 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-29