Andreas Schuldt
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Publications 63
#1Andreas Schuldt (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 19
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Nico Eisenhauer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 45
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Humans modify ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, with negative consequences for ecosystem functioning. Promoting plant diversity is increasingly suggested as a mitigation strategy. However, our mechanistic understanding of how plant diversity affects the diversity of heterotrophic consumer communities remains limited. Here, we disentangle the relative importance of key components of plant diversity as drivers of herbivore, predator, and parasitoid species richness in experimental forests and...
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#1Ming‐Qiang Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
#2Yi Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Last.Chao-Dong Zhu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 25
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#1Marietta Hülsmann (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 2
#2Estève Boutaud (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 2
Last.Thorsten Assmann (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 25
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In woodlands, land use legacy, but also present habitat management can influence biodiversity and ecosystem functions in various ways. However, little is known about how former and current land use interact in woodlands with different habitat continuity and tree age. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of both habitat continuity and tree age on ground beetles. We performed a field study in the nature reserve “Luneburger Heide” (Germany). The study area comprised ancient woodland ...
#1Dorothea Nolte (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 2
#2Estève Boutaud (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 2
Last.Thorsten Assmann (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 25
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The worldwide biodiversity crisis is ongoing. To slow down, or even halt future species loss it is important to identify potential drivers of extinction risk. Species traits can help to understand the underlying process of extinction risk. In a comprehensive study on 464 carabid beetle species, we used ordinal logistic regression to analyze the relationship of species traits to extinction risk in Central Europe, taking phylogenetic relatedness into account. To consider varying trait responses in...
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#1Nico Eisenhauer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 45
#2Holger Schielzeth (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 27
Last.Malte Jochum (University of Bern)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Concern about the functional consequences of unprecedented loss in biodiversity has prompted biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (BEF) research to become one of the most active fields of ecological research in the past 25 years. Hundreds of experiments have manipulated biodiversity as an independent variable and found compelling support that the functioning of ecosystems increases with the diversity of their ecological communities. This research has also identified some of the mechanisms...
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#1Andreas Schuldt (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 19
#2Thorsten Assmann (Lüneburg University)H-Index: 25
Last.Helge Bruelheide (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 40
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Human-induced biodiversity change impairs ecosystem functions crucial to human well-being. However, the consequences of this change for ecosystem multifunctionality are poorly understood beyond effects of plant species loss, particularly in regions with high biodiversity across trophic levels. Here we adopt a multitrophic perspective to analyze how biodiversity affects multifunctionality in biodiverse subtropical forests. We consider 22 independent measurements of nine ecosystem functions centra...
17 CitationsSource
#1Yuanyuan Huang (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 7
#2Yuxin Chen (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 2
Last.Bernhard Schmid (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 86
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Biodiversity experiments have shown that species loss reduces ecosystem functioning in grassland. To test whether this result can be extrapolated to forests, the main contributors to terrestrial primary productivity, requires large-scale experiments. We manipulated tree species richness by planting more than 150,000 trees in plots with 1 to 16 species. Simulating multiple extinction scenarios, we found that richness strongly increased stand-level productivity. After 8 years, 16-species mixtures ...
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#1Julia Binkenstein (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 6
Last.Michael Staab (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 12
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#1Bo Yang (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 7
#2Bin LiH-Index: 1
Last.Andreas Schuldt (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 19
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Plant diversity is hypothesized to strengthen biological control by promoting top-down pressure of predators on herbivores. However, studies on the effects of plant diversity on actual predation rates are still scarce, particularly in forest ecosystems. We analyzed the effect of tree species richness, and the potential influence of neighbor tree density, on predation rates of arthropods and birds on artificial clay caterpillars in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment in south-east China....
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#1Jake J. Grossman (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 5
#2Margot Vanhellemont (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 6
Last.Kris Verheyen (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 55
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Abstract Despite considerable research demonstrating that biodiversity increases productivity in forests and regulates herbivory and pathogen damage, there remain gaps in our understanding of the shape, magnitude, and generality of these biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships. Here, we review findings from TreeDivNet, a global network of 25 tree diversity experiments, on relationships between levels of biodiversity and (a) tree growth and survival and (b) damage to trees from pes...
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