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Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental context
Univ Leipzig, Dept Systemat Bot & Funct Biodivers, Johannisallee 21-23, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany..
Univ Leipzig, Dept Systemat Bot & Funct Biodivers, Johannisallee 21-23, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany.;German Ctr Integrat Biodivers Res iDiv, Deutsch Pl 5E, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany.;Max Planck Inst Biogeochem, Hans Knoll Str 10, D-07743 Jena, Germany..
Univ Cambridge, Dept Plant Sci, Forest Ecol & Conservat, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EA, England.;CSIRO Land & Water Flagship, Private Bag 5, Wembley, WA 6913, Australia..
Univ Bern, Inst Plant Sci, Altenbergrain 21, CH-3013 Bern, Switzerland.;Senckenberg Gesell Naturforsch Biodivers & Climat, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt, Germany..
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2017 (English)In: Ecology Letters, ISSN 1461-023X, E-ISSN 1461-0248, Vol. 20, no 11, p. 1414-1426Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of biodiversity in supporting ecosystem functioning is generally well accepted. However, most evidence comes from small-scale studies, and scaling-up patterns of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (B-EF) remains challenging, in part because the importance of environmental factors in shaping B-EF relations is poorly understood. Using a forest research platform in which 26 ecosystem functions were measured along gradients of tree species richness in six regions across Europe, we investigated the extent and the potential drivers of context dependency of B-EF relations. Despite considerable variation in species richness effects across the continent, we found a tendency for stronger B-EF relations in drier climates as well as in areas with longer growing seasons and more functionally diverse tree species. The importance of water availability in driving context dependency suggests that as water limitation increases under climate change, biodiversity may become even more important to support high levels of functioning in European forests.

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2017. Vol. 20, no 11, p. 1414-1426
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Functional diversity, FunDivEUROPE, growing season length, multifunctionality, resource heterogeneity, species richness, water availability
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Ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339741DOI: 10.1111/ele.12849ISI: 000413145900007PubMedID: 28925074OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-339741DiVA, id: diva2:1177630
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EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 265171Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved

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