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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Pierre Liancourt analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Nicolas Gross analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Francesco de Bello contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Carlos Roberto Carlos Fonseca contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jens Kattge contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Enrique Valencia contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jan Leps contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Fernando T. Maestre conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a Supplemental Dataset

Funding

We specially acknowledge all the member of the EPES-BIOCOM network for their contribution to the global dryland database used. This research was supported by the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement 242658 (BIOCOM). Y.L.B.P. is supported by the project Postdoc USB (reg.no. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0006) realized through EU Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme. This project is funded by European Social Fund and Czech State Budget. Y.L.B.P is also supported by a Marie Sklodowska- Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) within the European Program Horizon 2020 (DRYFUN Project 656035). P.L. received support from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no GA-2010-267243 – PLANT FELLOWS. N.G. has received the support of the EU in the framework of the Marie-Curie FP7 COFUND People Programme, through the award of an AgreenSkills + fellowship (under grant agreement n° 609398). C.R.F. is supported by a fellowship from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - Brazil (PQ 305304/2013-5). F.T.M. acknowledges support from the Salvador de Madariaga program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (PRX14/00225) and the Research Exchange Program of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment during the writing of this article. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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