Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2017

Journal or Book Title

Nature Ecology & Evolution

Volume

1

Issue

11

First Page

1639

Last Page

1642

DOI

10.1038/s41559-017-0325-1

Abstract

The effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning generally increase over time, but the underlying processes remain unclear. Using 26 long-term grassland and forest experimental ecosystems, we demonstrate that biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships strengthen mainly by greater increases in functioning in high-diversity communities in grasslands and forests. In grasslands, biodiversity effects also strengthen due to decreases in functioning in low-diversity communities. Contrasting trends across grasslands are associated with differences in soil characteristics.

Comments

This article is published as Guerrero-Ramírez, Nathaly R., Dylan Craven, Peter B. Reich, John J. Ewel, Forest Isbell, Julia Koricheva, John A. Parrotta et al. "Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems." Nature ecology & evolution 1, no. 11 (2017): 1639. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0325-1.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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