Janneke Ravenek
Radboud University Nijmegen
Publications 18
#1Christine Fischer (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 9
#2Sophia Leimer (KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)H-Index: 8
Last.Anke Hildebrandt (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 18
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The temporal and spatial dynamics of soil water are closely interlinked with terrestrial ecosystems functioning. The interaction between plant community properties such as species composition and richness and soil water mirrors fundamental ecological processes determining above-ground–below-ground feedbacks. Plant–water relations and water stress have attracted considerable attention in biodiversity experiments. Yet, although soil scientific research suggests an influence of ecosystem productivi...
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#1Kathryn E. Barry (Leipzig University)H-Index: 5
#2Alexandra Weigelt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 41
Last.Liesje MommerH-Index: 35
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Plant species richness positively affects plant productivity both above- and belowground. While this suggests that they are related at the community level, few studies have calculated above- and belowground overyielding simultaneously. It thus remains unknown whether above- and belowground overyielding are correlated. Moreover, it is unknown how belowground community level overyielding translates to the species level. We investigated above- and belowground overyielding in the Jena Trait-Based Bi...
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#1Annette Jesch (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 1
#2Kathryn E. Barry (Leipzig University)H-Index: 5
Last.Michael Scherer-Lorenzen (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 49
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Below-ground resource partitioning is among the most prominent hypotheses for driving the positive biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship. However, experimental tests of this hypothesis in biodiversity experiments are scarce, and the available evidence is not consistent. We tested the hypothesis that resource partitioning in space, in time or in both space and time combined drives the positive effect of diversity on both plant productivity and total community resource uptake. At the commun...
12 CitationsSource
#1Natalie J. Oram (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 4
#2Janneke Ravenek (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 11
Last.Liesje Mommer (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 35
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Below-ground resource partitioning is often proposed as the underlying mechanism for the positive relationship between plant species richness and productivity. For example, if species have different root distributions, a mixture of plant species may be able to use the available resources more completely than the individual species in a monoculture. However, there is little experimental evidence for differentiation in vertical root distributions among species and its contribution to biodiversity ...
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#1Cameron Wagg (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 17
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Wolfgang W. Weisser (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 61
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Summary 1.Niche complementarity and competitive disparity are driving mechanisms behind plant community assembly and productivity. Consequently, there is great interest in predicting species complementarity and their competitive differences from their functional traits as dissimilar species may compete less and result in more complete use of resources. 2.Here we assessed the role of trait dissimilarities on species complementarity and competitive disparities within an experimental gradient of pl...
10 CitationsSource
#1Holger BesslerH-Index: 14
#2Christof EngelsH-Index: 23
Last.Sebastian T. MeyerH-Index: 24
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#1Cameron WaggH-Index: 1
#2Anne EbelingH-Index: 20
Last.Wolfgang W. WeisserH-Index: 61
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#1Alexandra J. WrightH-Index: 12
#2Hans de Kroon (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 46
Last.Liesje Mommer (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 35
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Flooding is expected to increase in frequency and severity in the future. The ecological consequences of flooding are the combined result of species-specific plant traits and ecological context. However, the majority of past flooding research has focused on individual model species under highly controlled conditions. An early summer flooding event in a grassland biodiversity experiment in Jena, Germany, provided the opportunity to assess flooding responses of 60 grassland species in monocultures...
23 CitationsSource
#1Sebastian T. Meyer (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 24
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Wolfgang W. Weisser (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 61
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Human-caused declines in biodiversity have stimulated intensive research on the consequences of biodiversity loss for ecosystem services and policy initiatives to preserve the functioning of ecosystems. Short-term biodiversity experiments have documented positive effects of plant species richness on many ecosystem functions, and longer-term studies indicate, for some ecosystem functions, that biodiversity effects can become stronger over time. Theoretically, a biodiversity effect can strengthen ...
27 CitationsSource
#1Janneke Ravenek (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 11
#2Liesje Mommer (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 35
Last.Hans de Kroon (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 46
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Background and aims Competition is an important force shaping plant communities. Here we test the hypothesis that high overall root length density and selective root placement in nutrient patches, as two alternative strategies, confer competitive advantage in species mixtures.
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