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Bernhard Schmid
Peking University
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#1Terhi Hahl (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 3
#2Sofia J. van Moorsel (McGill University)H-Index: 3
Last.Cameron Wagg (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 17
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#1Yanhao Feng (Lanzhou University)H-Index: 5
#2Santiago Soliveres (University of Bern)H-Index: 29
Last.Markus Fischer (University of Bern)H-Index: 65
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The inference of pairwise competitive outcomes (PCO) and multispecies competitive ranks and intransitivity from empirical data is essential to evaluate how competition shapes plant communities. Three categories of methods, differing in theoretical background and data requirements, have been used: (a) theoretically sound coexistence theory‐based methods, (b) index‐based methods, and (c) ‘process‐from‐pattern’ methods. However, how they are related is largely unknown. In this study, we explored th...
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#1Adam Thomas Clark (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 5
#2Lindsay A. Turnbull (University of Oxford)H-Index: 27
Last.Bernhard Schmid (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 9
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Models of natural processes necessarily sacrifice some realism for the sake of tractability. Detailed, parameter-rich models often provide accurate estimates of system behaviour but can be data-hungry and difficult to operationalize. Moreover, complexity increases the danger of 'over-fitting', which leads to poor performance when models are applied to novel conditions. This challenge is typically described in terms of a trade-off between bias and variance (i.e. low accuracy vs. low precision). I...
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#1Ming‐Qiang Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Yi Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last.Chao-Dong Zhu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 25
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#1Anja Vogel (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 10
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Nico Eisenhauer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 45
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Abstract Previous experimental studies found strengthening relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) over time. Simultaneous temporal changes of abiotic and biotic conditions, such as in the composition of soil communities, soil carbon and nutrient concentrations, plant community assembly or selection processes, are currently discussed as potential drivers for strengthening BEF relationships. Despite the popularity of these explanations, experimental tests of underlying ...
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#1Yan Geng (BFU: Beijing Forestry University)H-Index: 7
#2Ying Ge (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 22
Last.Jie Chang (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 23
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#1Yin Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
#2Helge Bruelheide (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 40
Last.MAKeping (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 42
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#1Di Tian (Capital Normal University)H-Index: 7
#2Jens Kattge (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 47
Last.FANGJingyun (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 68
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#1Sofia J. van Moorsel (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 3
#2Marc W. Schmid (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 14
Last.Philippine Vergeer (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 19
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In long-term grassland experiments, positive biodiversity effects on plant productivity commonly increase with time. Subsequent glasshouse experiments showed that these strengthened positive biodiversity effects persist not only in the local environment but also when plants are transferred into a common environment. Thus, we hypothesized that community diversity had acted as a selective agent, resulting in the emergence of plant monoculture and mixture types with differing genetic composition. T...
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#1Di Tian (Capital Normal University)H-Index: 7
#2Zhengbing Yan (PKU: Peking University)H-Index: 9
Last.FANGJingyun (PKU: Peking University)H-Index: 68
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Leaf nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) concentrations are critical for photosynthesis, growth, reproduction and other ecological processes of plants. Previous studies on large-scale biogeographic patterns of leaf N and P stoichiometric relationships were mostly conducted using data pooled across taxa, while family/genus-level analyses are rarely reported. Here, we examined global patterns of family-specific leaf N and P stoichiometry using a global data set of 12,716 paired leaf N and P records wh...
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