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DOI 10.1038/s41467-023-42081-0
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Title (Primary) Multidimensional responses of grassland stability to eutrophication
Author Chen, Q.; Wang, S.; Borer, E.T.; Bakker, J.D.; Seabloom, E.W.; Harpole, W.S. ORCID logo ; Eisenhauer, N.; Lekberg, Y.; Buckley, Y.M.; Catford, J.A.; Roscher, C.; Donohue, I.; Power, S.A.; Daleo, P.; Ebeling, A.; Knops, J.M.H.; Martina, J.P.; Eskelinen, A.; Morgan, J.W.; Risch, A.C.; Caldeira, M.C.; Bugalho, M.N.; Virtanen, R.; Barrio, I.C.; Niu, Y.; Jentsch, A.; Stevens, C.J.; Gruner, D.S.; MacDougall, A.S.; Alberti, J.; Hautier, Y.
Source Titel Nature Communications
Year 2023
Department iDiv; PHYDIV
Volume 14
Page From art. 6375
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Eutrophication usually impacts grassland biodiversity, community composition, and biomass production, but its impact on the stability of these community aspects is unclear. One challenge is that stability has many facets that can be tightly correlated (low dimensionality) or highly disparate (high dimensionality). Using standardized experiments in 55 grassland sites from a globally distributed experiment (NutNet), we quantify the effects of nutrient addition on five facets of stability (temporal invariability, resistance during dry and wet growing seasons, recovery after dry and wet growing seasons), measured on three community aspects (aboveground biomass, community composition, and species richness). Nutrient addition reduces the temporal invariability and resistance of species richness and community composition during dry and wet growing seasons, but does not affect those of biomass. Different stability measures are largely uncorrelated under both ambient and eutrophic conditions, indicating consistently high dimensionality. Harnessing the dimensionality of ecological stability provides insights for predicting grassland responses to global environmental change.
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Chen, Q., Wang, S., Borer, E.T., Bakker, J.D., Seabloom, E.W., Harpole, W.S., Eisenhauer, N., Lekberg, Y., Buckley, Y.M., Catford, J.A., Roscher, C., Donohue, I., Power, S.A., Daleo, P., Ebeling, A., Knops, J.M.H., Martina, J.P., Eskelinen, A., Morgan, J.W., Risch, A.C., Caldeira, M.C., Bugalho, M.N., Virtanen, R., Barrio, I.C., Niu, Y., Jentsch, A., Stevens, C.J., Gruner, D.S., MacDougall, A.S., Alberti, J., Hautier, Y. (2023):
Multidimensional responses of grassland stability to eutrophication
Nat. Commun. 14 , art. 6375 10.1038/s41467-023-42081-0