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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2021.05.001
Title (Primary) Functional trait effects on ecosystem stability: assembling the jigsaw puzzle
Author de Bello, F.; Lavorel, S.; Hallett, L.M.; Valencia, E.; Garnier, E.; Roscher, C.; Conti, L.; Galland, T.; Goberna, M.; Májeková, M.; Montesinos-Navarro, A.; Pausas, J.G.; Verdú, M.; Vojtkó, A.E.; Götzenberger, L.; Lepš, J.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2021
Department iDiv; PHYDIV
Volume 36
Issue 9
Page From 822
Page To 836
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords compensatory dynamics; community weighted mean; functional diversity and redundancy; insurance effect; trait probability density
Abstract Under global change, how biological diversity and ecosystem services are maintained in time is a fundamental question. Ecologists have long argued about multiple mechanisms by which local biodiversity might control the temporal stability of ecosystem properties. Accumulating theories and empirical evidence suggest that, together with different population and community parameters, these mechanisms largely operate through differences in functional traits among organisms. We review potential trait-stability mechanisms together with underlying tests and associated metrics. We identify various trait-based components, each accounting for different stability mechanisms, that contribute to buffering, or propagating, the effect of environmental fluctuations on ecosystem functioning. This comprehensive picture, obtained by combining different puzzle pieces of trait-stability effects, will guide future empirical and modeling investigations.
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de Bello, F., Lavorel, S., Hallett, L.M., Valencia, E., Garnier, E., Roscher, C., Conti, L., Galland, T., Goberna, M., Májeková, M., Montesinos-Navarro, A., Pausas, J.G., Verdú, M., Vojtkó, A.E., Götzenberger, L., Lepš, J. (2021):
Functional trait effects on ecosystem stability: assembling the jigsaw puzzle
Trends Ecol. Evol. 36 (9), 822 - 836 10.1016/j.tree.2021.05.001