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DOI 10.1073/pnas.1708984114
Title (Primary) Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions
Author Butler, E.E.; Datta, A.; Flores-Moreno, H.; Chen, M.; Wythers, K.R.; Fazayeli, F.; Banerjee, A.; Atkin, O.K.; Kattge, J.; Amiaud, B.; Blonder, B.; Boenisch, G.; Bond-Lamberty, B.; Brown, K.A.; Byun, C.; Campetella, G.; Cerabolini, B.E.L.; Cornelissen, J.H.C.; Craine, J.M.; Craven, D.; de Vries, F.; Díaz, S.; Domingues, T.F.; Forey, E.; González-Melo, A.; Gross, N.; Han, W.; Hattingh, W.N.; Hickler, T.; Jansen, S.; Kramer, K.; Kraft, N.J.B.; Kurokawa, H.; Laughlin, D.C.; Meir, P.; Minden, V.; Niinemets, Ü.; Onoda, Y.; Peñuelas, J.; Read, Q.; Sack, L.; Schamp, B.; Soudzilovskaia, N.A.; Spasojevic, M.J.; Sosinski, E.; Thornton, P.E.; Valladares, F.; van Bodegom, P.M.; Williams, M.; Wirth, C.; Reich, P.B.
Source Titel Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Year 2017
Department BZF
Volume 114
Issue 51
Page From E10937
Page To E10946
Language englisch
Keywords plant traits; Bayesian modeling; spatial statistics; global; climate
UFZ wide themes RU1;
Abstract Currently, Earth system models (ESMs) represent variation in plant life through the presence of a small set of plant functional types (PFTs), each of which accounts for hundreds or thousands of species across thousands of vegetated grid cells on land. By expanding plant traits from a single mean value per PFT to a full distribution per PFT that varies among grid cells, the trait variation present in nature is restored and may be propagated to estimates of ecosystem processes. Indeed, critical ecosystem processes tend to depend on the full trait distribution, which therefore needs to be represented accurately. These maps reintroduce substantial local variation and will allow for a more accurate representation of the land surface in ESMs.
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Butler, E.E., Datta, A., Flores-Moreno, H., Chen, M., Wythers, K.R., Fazayeli, F., Banerjee, A., Atkin, O.K., Kattge, J., Amiaud, B., Blonder, B., Boenisch, G., Bond-Lamberty, B., Brown, K.A., Byun, C., Campetella, G., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Craine, J.M., Craven, D., de Vries, F., Díaz, S., Domingues, T.F., Forey, E., González-Melo, A., Gross, N., Han, W., Hattingh, W.N., Hickler, T., Jansen, S., Kramer, K., Kraft, N.J.B., Kurokawa, H., Laughlin, D.C., Meir, P., Minden, V., Niinemets, Ü., Onoda, Y., Peñuelas, J., Read, Q., Sack, L., Schamp, B., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Spasojevic, M.J., Sosinski, E., Thornton, P.E., Valladares, F., van Bodegom, P.M., Williams, M., Wirth, C., Reich, P.B. (2017):
Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114 (51), E10937 - E10946 10.1073/pnas.1708984114