Publisher Correction: Clarifying the effect of biodiversity on productivity in natural ecosystems with longitudinal data and methods for causal inference (Nature Communications, (2023), 14, 1, (2607), 10.1038/s41467-023-37194-5)

Laura E. Dee, Paul J. Ferraro, Christopher N. Severen, Kaitlin A. Kimmel, Elizabeth T. Borer, Jarrett E.K. Byrnes, Adam Thomas Clark, Yann Hautier, Andrew Hector, Xavier Raynaud, Peter B. Reich, Alexandra J. Wright, Carlos A. Arnillas, Kendi F. Davies, Andrew MacDougall, Akira S. Mori, Melinda D. Smith, Peter B. Adler, Jonathan D. Bakker, Kate A. BraumanJane Cowles, Kimberly Komatsu, Johannes M.H. Knops, Rebecca L. McCulley, Joslin L. Moore, John W. Morgan, Timothy Ohlert, Sally A. Power, Lauren L. Sullivan, Carly Stevens, Michel Loreau

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The original version of this Article contained errors in the Methods section ‘Target causal effect’, in which terms were omitted from the mathematical definitions of the causal effect and average causal effect. These sentences incorrectly read “The causal effect of a change in richness from R′ to R″ on productivity P in plot i is defined as [(R″) − (R′)], where Pi(R″) is the potential productivity outcome when R = R″ and P(R′) is the potential productivity outcome when R = R′ (R′ ≠ R″).” and “The average causal effect of a change in biodiversity from R′ to R″ across all plots is [(R″) − P(R′)], where E[·] is the expectation operator.”. The correct version states “[Pi(R′′) − Pi(R′)]” in place of “[(R″) − (R′)]”, “Pi (R′)” in place of “P (R′)”, and “E[Pi(R′′) − Pi(R′)]” in place of “[(R″) − P(R′)]”. This has been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4131
JournalNature communications
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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