Michael Kleyer
University of Oldenburg
Publications 124
#1Henry K. Njovu (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 1
#2Marcell K. Peters (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 16
Last.Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 78
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#1Marcell K. Peters (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 16
#2Andreas Hemp (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 29
Last.Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 78
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Agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources have transformed tropical mountain ecosystems across the world, and the consequences of these transformations for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are largely unknown1–3. Conclusions that are derived from studies in non-mountainous areas are not suitable for predicting the effects of land-use changes on tropical mountains because the climatic environment rapidly changes with elevation, which may mitigate or amplify the effects of land u...
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#1Michael Kleyer (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 32
#2Juliane Trinogga (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 4
Last.Bernd Blasius (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 31
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1. Correlations among plant traits often reflect important trade‐offs or allometric relationships in biological functions like carbon gain, support, water uptake, and reproduction that are associated with different plant organs. Whether trait correlations can be aggregated to “spectra” or “leading dimensions,” whether these dimensions are consistent across plant organs, spatial scale, and growth forms are still open questions.2. To illustrate the current state of knowledge, we constructed a netw...
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#2Gustavo Saiz (Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception)H-Index: 22
Last.Ralf KieseH-Index: 35
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Abstract. Variations in the stable isotopic composition of carbon ( δ13C ) and nitrogen ( δ15N ) of fresh leaves, litter, and topsoils were used to characterize soil organic matter dynamics of 12 tropical ecosystems in the Mount Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. We studied a total of 60 sites distributed along five individual elevational transects (860–4550 m a.s.l.), which define a strong climatic and land-use gradient encompassing semi-natural and managed ecosystems. The combined effects of contra...
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#1Leena KarraschH-Index: 2
#2Thomas KlenkeH-Index: 13
Last.Michael KleyerH-Index: 32
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#1Jörg AlbrechtH-Index: 9
#2Alice Classen (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 5
Last.Matthias SchleuningH-Index: 27
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Species’ functional traits set the blueprint for pair-wise interactions in ecological networks. Yet, it is unknown to what extent the functional diversity of plant and animal communities controls network assembly along environmental gradients in real-world ecosystems. Here we address this question with a unique dataset of mutualistic bird–fruit, bird–flower and insect–flower interaction networks and associated functional traits of 200 plant and 282 animal species sampled along broad climate and ...
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#1David Schellenberger Costa (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 4
#2Friederike Gerschlauer (KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)H-Index: 5
Last.Andreas Hemp (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 29
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#1Helge Bruelheide (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 40
#2Jürgen Dengler (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 31
Last.Ute Jandt (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 14
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Plant functional traits directly affect ecosystem functions. At the species level, trait combinations depend on trade-offs representing different ecological strategies, but at the community level trait combinations are expected to be decoupled from these trade-offs because different strategies can facilitate co-existence within communities. A key question is to what extent community-level trait composition is globally filtered and how well it is related to global versus local environmental drive...
29 CitationsSource
#1Oliver Zielinski (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 16
#2Daniela Meier (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 3
Last.Helmut Hillebrand (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 62
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Abstract. Field experiments investigating biodiversity and ecosystem functioning require the observation of abiotic parameters, especially when carried out in the intertidal zone. An experiment for biodiversity–ecosystem functioning was set up in the intertidal zone of the back-barrier salt marsh of Spiekeroog Island in the German Bight. Here, we report the accompanying instrumentation, maintenance, data acquisition, data handling and data quality control as well as monitoring results observed o...
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#1David Schellenberger Costa (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 4
#2Gerhard Zotz (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 42
Last.Michael Kleyer (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 32
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