Global change drivers, such as droughts, floods, and N deposition, have widespread impact on ecosystem functions and services of terrestrial ecosystems. While biodiversity stabilizes ecosystem functioning over time, its importance in modulating in response to global change drivers is uncertain.
Using a comprehensive dataset of grassland plant diversity experiments, we examined the degree to which multiple aspects of biodiversity (taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic) enhance i) temporal stability and ii) resistance and resilience to climate extremes. Our results suggest that biodiversity increases resistance to a wide range of climate events, yet minimally influences resilience. Thus, global change drivers that drive biodiversity loss, therefore, may reduce ecosystem stability and limit recovery of ecosystem functioning following extreme climate events.
Invited by Anke Jentsch, Disturbance Ecology
Iron, sulfur and a pinch of antimony - new perspectives on secondary mineral pathways and metalloid mobility
Auf ins Neue! Winterspaziergang im ÖBG
Konzert: Musikalischer Jahresbeginn mit den Rockin`Dinos
Intensify or diversify? How agriculture affects biodiversity and ecosystem processes in European farmland
The meat of the Anthropocene: Food, capital and the globalisation of industrialised animal killing
Stoichiometric controls of C and N cycling
Flying halfway across the globe to dig in the dirt – a research stay in Bloomington, USA
EGU – interesting research and free coffee
Picky carnivorous plants?