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DOI 10.1111/ele.12861
Titel (primär) Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities
Autor Wilcox, K.R.; Tredennick, A.T.; Koerner, S.E.; Grman, E.; Hallett, L.M.; Avolio, M.L.; La Pierre, K.J.; Houseman, G.R.; Isbell, F.; Johnson, D.S.; Alatalo, J.M.; Baldwin, A.H.; Bork, E.W.; Boughton, E.H.; Bowman, W.D.; Britton, A.J.; Cahill jr., J.F.; Collins, S.L.; Du, G.; Eskelinen, A.; Gough, L.; Jentsch, A.; Kern, C.; Klanderud, K.; Knapp, A.K.; Kreyling, J.; Luo, Y.; McLaren, J.R.; Megonigal, P.; Onipchenko, V.; Prevéy, J.; Price, J.N.; Robinson, C.H.; Sala, O.E.; Smith, M.D.; Soudzilovskaia, N.A.; Souza, L.; Tilman, D.; White, S.R.; Xu, Z.; Yahdjian, L.; Yu, Q.; Zhang, P.; Zhang, Y.
Quelle Ecology Letters
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Department iDiv; PHYDIV
Band/Volume 20
Heft 12
Seite von 1534
Seite bis 1545
Sprache englisch
Keywords Alpha diversity; alpha variability; beta diversity; biodiversity; CoRRE data base; patchiness; plant communities; primary productivity; species synchrony
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Abstract Temporal stability of ecosystem functioning increases the predictability and reliability of ecosystem services, and understanding the drivers of stability across spatial scales is important for land management and policy decisions. We used species-level abundance data from 62 plant communities across five continents to assess mechanisms of temporal stability across spatial scales. We assessed how asynchrony (i.e. different units responding dissimilarly through time) of species and local communities stabilised metacommunity ecosystem function. Asynchrony of species increased stability of local communities, and asynchrony among local communities enhanced metacommunity stability by a wide range of magnitudes (1–315%); this range was positively correlated with the size of the metacommunity. Additionally, asynchronous responses among local communities were linked with species’ populations fluctuating asynchronously across space, perhaps stemming from physical and/or competitive differences among local communities. Accordingly, we suggest spatial heterogeneity should be a major focus for maintaining the stability of ecosystem services at larger spatial scales.
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Wilcox, K.R., Tredennick, A.T., Koerner, S.E., Grman, E., Hallett, L.M., Avolio, M.L., La Pierre, K.J., Houseman, G.R., Isbell, F., Johnson, D.S., Alatalo, J.M., Baldwin, A.H., Bork, E.W., Boughton, E.H., Bowman, W.D., Britton, A.J., Cahill jr., J.F., Collins, S.L., Du, G., Eskelinen, A., Gough, L., Jentsch, A., Kern, C., Klanderud, K., Knapp, A.K., Kreyling, J., Luo, Y., McLaren, J.R., Megonigal, P., Onipchenko, V., Prevéy, J., Price, J.N., Robinson, C.H., Sala, O.E., Smith, M.D., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Souza, L., Tilman, D., White, S.R., Xu, Z., Yahdjian, L., Yu, Q., Zhang, P., Zhang, Y. (2017):
Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities
Ecol. Lett. 20 (12), 1534 - 1545 10.1111/ele.12861