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DOI 10.1038/s41467-024-45113-5
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Title (Primary) A slow-fast trait continuum at the whole community level in relation to land-use intensification
Author Neyret, M.; Le Provost, G.; Boesing, A.L.; Schneider, F.D.; Baulechner, D.; Bergmann, J.; de Vries, F.T.; Fiore-Donno, A.M.; Geisen, S.; Goldmann, K. ORCID logo ; Merges, A.; Saifutdinov, R.A.; Simons, N.K.; Tobias, J.A.; Zaitsev, A.S.; Gossner, M.M.; Jung, K.; Kandeler, E.; Krauss, J.; Penone, C.; Schloter, M.; Schulz, S.; Staab, M.; Wolters, V.; Apostolakis, A.; Birkhofer, K.; Boch, S.; Boeddinghaus, R.S.; Bolliger, R.; Bonkowski, M.; Buscot, F.; Dumack, K.; Fischer, M.; Gan, H.Y.; Heinze, J.; Hölzel, N.; John, K.; Klaus, V.H.; Kleinebecker, T.; Marhan, S.; Müller, J.; Renner, S.C.; Rillig, M.C.; Schenk, N.V.; Schöning, I.; Schrumpf, M.; Seibold, S.; Socher, S.A.; Solly, E.F.; Teuscher, M.; van Kleunen, M.; Wubet, T. ORCID logo ; Manning, P.
Source Titel Nature Communications
Year 2024
Department BZF; CHS; BOOEK; iDiv
Volume 15
Page From art. 1251
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Organismal functional strategies form a continuum from slow- to fast-growing organisms, in response to common drivers such as resource availability and disturbance. However, whether there is synchronisation of these strategies at the entire community level is unclear. Here, we combine trait data for >2800 above- and belowground taxa from 14 trophic guilds spanning a disturbance and resource availability gradient in German grasslands. The results indicate that most guilds consistently respond to these drivers through both direct and trophically mediated effects, resulting in a ‘slow-fast’ axis at the level of the entire community. Using 15 indicators of carbon and nutrient fluxes, biomass production and decomposition, we also show that fast trait communities are associated with faster rates of ecosystem functioning. These findings demonstrate that ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ strategies can be manifested at the level of whole communities, opening new avenues of ecosystem-level functional classification.
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Neyret, M., Le Provost, G., Boesing, A.L., Schneider, F.D., Baulechner, D., Bergmann, J., de Vries, F.T., Fiore-Donno, A.M., Geisen, S., Goldmann, K., Merges, A., Saifutdinov, R.A., Simons, N.K., Tobias, J.A., Zaitsev, A.S., Gossner, M.M., Jung, K., Kandeler, E., Krauss, J., Penone, C., Schloter, M., Schulz, S., Staab, M., Wolters, V., Apostolakis, A., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Boeddinghaus, R.S., Bolliger, R., Bonkowski, M., Buscot, F., Dumack, K., Fischer, M., Gan, H.Y., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., John, K., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Marhan, S., Müller, J., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schenk, N.V., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Seibold, S., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Teuscher, M., van Kleunen, M., Wubet, T., Manning, P. (2024):
A slow-fast trait continuum at the whole community level in relation to land-use intensification
Nat. Commun. 15 , art. 1251 10.1038/s41467-024-45113-5