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DOI 10.1016/j.still.2022.105541
Title (Primary) The responses of Collembola biomass to climate and land-use changes vary with life form
Author Gruss, I.; Yin, R.; Siebert, J.; Eisenhauer, N.; Schädler, M.
Source Titel Soil & Tillage Research
Year 2023
Department BZF
Volume 225
Page From art. 105541
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Future climate; Global change; Land-use intensification; Microarthropods; Springtail
Abstract The biomass of invertebrate detritivores is an important driver of multiple ecosystem functions, yet little is known about how it changes in the context of global change. Taking Collembola communities as our focal groups, we conducted a study at the Global Change Experimental Facility (GCEF) in central Germany to assess how climate change (i.e., increased temperature by 0.55 °C across seasons, and the altered precipitation patterns by 9 % increase in spring and autumn, and 21 % reduction in summer) and intensive land use (i.e., from extensively-used grassland to conventional cropland) would shift the biomass patterns of Collembola and their different life forms. Our results show that the biomass of different Collembola life forms differed in their response to the changes in climate and land use. Specifically, the population biomass of surface-dwelling Collembola significantly decreased under future climate scenario and intensive land use, while the biomass of soil-living Collembola responded less. Importantly, Collembola biomass was decreased by (i) climate change-induced body size shrinkage, and (ii) intensive land use-induced density reduction. These results suggest that different environmental change drivers are able to reduce soil microarthropod biomass via dissimilar mechanisms.
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Gruss, I., Yin, R., Siebert, J., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2023):
The responses of Collembola biomass to climate and land-use changes vary with life form
Soil Tillage Res. 225 , art. 105541 10.1016/j.still.2022.105541