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DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162196
Title (Primary) The Asymmetric Response Concept explains ecological consequences of multiple stressor exposure and release
Author Vos, M.; Hering, D.; Gessner, M.O.; Leese, F.; Schäfer, R.B.; Tollrian, R.; Boenigk, J.; Haase, P.; Meckenstock, R.; Baikova, D.; Bayat, H.; Beermann, A.; Beißer, D.; Beszteri, B.; Birk, S.; Boden, L.; Brauer, V.; Brauns, M.; Buchner, D.; Burfeid-Castellanos, A.; David, G.; Deep, A.; Doliwa, A.; Dunthorn, M.; Enß, J.; Escobar-Sierra, C.; Feld, C.K.; Fohrer, N.; Grabner, D.; Hadziomerovic, U.; Jähnig, S.C.; Jochmann, M.; Khaliq, S.; Kiesel, J.; Kuppels, A.; Lampert, K.P.; Yen Le, T.T.; Lorenz, A.W.; Medina Madariaga, G.; Meyer, B.; Pantel, J.H.; Pimentel, I.M.; Mayombo, N.S.; Nguyen, H.H.; Peters, K.; Pfeifer, S.M.; Prati, S.; Probst, A.J.; Reiner, D.; Rolauffs, P.; Schlenker, A.; Schmidt, T.C.; Shah, M.; Sieber, G.; Stach, T.L.; Tielke, A.-K.; Vermiert, A.-M.; Weiss, M.; Weitere, M.; Sures, B.
Source Titel Science of the Total Environment
Year 2023
Department FLOEK
Volume 87
Page From art. 162196
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Restoration; Recovery; Degradation; Multiple stressors; Tolerance; Dispersal; Biotic interactions
Abstract Our capacity to predict trajectories of ecosystem degradation and recovery is limited, especially when impairments are caused by multiple stressors. Recovery may be fast or slow and either complete or partial, sometimes result in novel ecosystem states or even fail completely. Here, we introduce the Asymmetric Response Concept (ARC) that provides a basis for exploring and predicting the pace and magnitude of ecological responses to, and release from, multiple stressors. The ARC holds that three key mechanisms govern population, community and ecosystem trajectories. Stress tolerance is the main mechanism determining responses to increasing stressor intensity, whereas dispersal and biotic interactions predominantly govern responses to the release from stressors. The shifting importance of these mechanisms creates asymmetries between the ecological trajectories that follow increasing and decreasing stressor intensities. This recognition helps to understand multiple stressor impacts and to predict which measures will restore communities that are resistant to restoration.
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Vos, M., Hering, D., Gessner, M.O., Leese, F., Schäfer, R.B., Tollrian, R., Boenigk, J., Haase, P., Meckenstock, R., Baikova, D., Bayat, H., Beermann, A., Beißer, D., Beszteri, B., Birk, S., Boden, L., Brauer, V., Brauns, M., Buchner, D., Burfeid-Castellanos, A., David, G., Deep, A., Doliwa, A., Dunthorn, M., Enß, J., Escobar-Sierra, C., Feld, C.K., Fohrer, N., Grabner, D., Hadziomerovic, U., Jähnig, S.C., Jochmann, M., Khaliq, S., Kiesel, J., Kuppels, A., Lampert, K.P., Yen Le, T.T., Lorenz, A.W., Medina Madariaga, G., Meyer, B., Pantel, J.H., Pimentel, I.M., Mayombo, N.S., Nguyen, H.H., Peters, K., Pfeifer, S.M., Prati, S., Probst, A.J., Reiner, D., Rolauffs, P., Schlenker, A., Schmidt, T.C., Shah, M., Sieber, G., Stach, T.L., Tielke, A.-K., Vermiert, A.-M., Weiss, M., Weitere, M., Sures, B. (2023):
The Asymmetric Response Concept explains ecological consequences of multiple stressor exposure and release
Sci. Total Environ. 87 , art. 162196 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162196