Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems

Nathaly R. Guerrero-Ramírez*, Dylan Craven, Peter B. Reich, John J. Ewel, Forest Isbell, Julia Koricheva, John A. Parrotta, Harald Auge, Heather E. Erickson, David Ian Forrester, Andy Hector, Jasmin Joshi, Florencia Montagnini, Cecilia Palmborg, Daniel Piotto, Catherine Potvin, Christiane Roscher, Jasper van Ruijven, David Tilman, Brian WilseyNico Eisenhauer

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Abstract

The effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning generally increase over time, but the underlying processes remain unclear. Using 26 long-term grassland and forest experimental ecosystems, we demonstrate that biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships strengthen mainly by greater increases in functioning in high-diversity communities in grasslands and forests. In grasslands, biodiversity effects also strengthen due to decreases in functioning in low-diversity communities. Contrasting trends across grasslands are associated with differences in soil characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1642
JournalNature Ecology & Evolution
Volume1
Early online date2 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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    Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Reich, P. B., Ewel, J. J., Isbell, F., Koricheva, J., ... Eisenhauer, N. (2017). Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1639-1642. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0325-1