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DOI 10.1038/s41467-021-23931-1
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Title (Primary) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity
Author Le Provost, G.; Thiele, J.; Westphal, C.; Penone, C.; Allan, E.; Neyret, M.; van der Plas, F.; Ayasse, M.; Bardgett, R.D.; Birkhofer, K.; Boch, S.; Bonkowski, M.; Buscot, F.; Feldhaar, H.; Gaulton, R.; Goldmann, K. ORCID logo ; Gossner, M.M.; Klaus, V.H.; Kleinebecker, T.; Krauss, J.; Renner, S.; Scherreiks, P.; Sikorski, J.; Baulechner, D.; Blüthgen, N.; Bolliger, R.; Börschig, C.; Busch, V.; Chisté, M.; Fiore-Donno, A.M.; Fischer, M.; Arndt, H.; Hoelzel, N.; John, K.; Jung, K.; Lange, M.; Marzini, C.; Overmann, J.; Paŝalić, E.; Perović, D.J.; Prati, D.; Schäfer, D.; Schöning, I.; Schrumpf, M.; Sonnemann, I.; Steffan-Dewenter, I.; Tschapka, M.; Türke, M.; Vogt, J.; Wehner, K.; Weiner, C.; Weisser, W.; Wells, K.; Werner, M.; Wolters, V.; Wubet, T. ORCID logo ; Wurst, S.; Zaitsev, A.S.; Manning, P.
Journal Nature Communications
Year 2021
Department BZF; BOOEK; iDiv
Volume 12
Page From art. 3918
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Keywords Biodiversity; Community ecology; Grassland ecology
Abstract Land-use intensification is a major driver of biodiversity loss. However, understanding how different components of land use drive biodiversity loss requires the investigation of multiple trophic levels across spatial scales. Using data from 150 agricultural grasslands in central Europe, we assess the influence of multiple components of local- and landscape-level land use on more than 4,000 above- and belowground taxa, spanning 20 trophic groups. Plot-level land-use intensity is strongly and negatively associated with aboveground trophic groups, but positively or not associated with belowground trophic groups. Meanwhile, both above- and belowground trophic groups respond to landscape-level land use, but to different drivers: aboveground diversity of grasslands is promoted by diverse surrounding land-cover, while belowground diversity is positively related to a high permanent forest cover in the surrounding landscape. These results highlight a role of landscape-level land use in shaping belowground communities, and suggest that revised agroecosystem management strategies are needed to conserve whole-ecosystem biodiversity.
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Le Provost, G., Thiele, J., Westphal, C., Penone, C., Allan, E., Neyret, M., van der Plas, F., Ayasse, M., Bardgett, R.D., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Bonkowski, M., Buscot, F., Feldhaar, H., Gaulton, R., Goldmann, K., Gossner, M.M., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Renner, S., Scherreiks, P., Sikorski, J., Baulechner, D., Blüthgen, N., Bolliger, R., Börschig, C., Busch, V., Chisté, M., Fiore-Donno, A.M., Fischer, M., Arndt, H., Hoelzel, N., John, K., Jung, K., Lange, M., Marzini, C., Overmann, J., Paŝalić, E., Perović, D.J., Prati, D., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sonnemann, I., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Vogt, J., Wehner, K., Weiner, C., Weisser, W., Wells, K., Werner, M., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Zaitsev, A.S., Manning, P. (2021):
Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity
Nat. Commun. 12 , art. 3918