Anne Ebeling
University of Jena
Publications 76
#1Peter Dietrich (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 33
#2Anna Roeder (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 1
Last.Christiane Roscher (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 44
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#1Kathryn E. Barry (Leipzig University)H-Index: 5
#2Jasper van Ruijven (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 32
Last.Alexandra Weigelt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 41
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Locally, plant species richness supports many ecosystem functions. Yet, the mechanisms driving these often‐positive biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships are not well understood. Spatial resource partitioning across vertical resource gradients is one of the main hypothesized causes for enhanced ecosystem functioning in more biodiverse grasslands. Spatial resource partitioning occurs if species differ in where they acquire resources and can happen both above‐ and belowground. However, ...
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#1Darren P. Giling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 11
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Jes Hines (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
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Changes in the diversity of plant communities may undermine the economically and environmentally important consumer species they support. The structure of trophic interactions determines the sensitivity of food webs to perturbations, but rigorous assessments of plant diversity effects on network topology are lacking. Here, we use highly resolved networks from a grassland biodiversity experiment to test how plant diversity affects the prevalence of different food web motifs, the smaller recurrent...
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#1Anita C. Risch (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 27
#2C RischAnita (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 27
Last.Barbara Moser (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 10
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Soil nitrogen mineralisation (Nmin), the conversion of organic into inorganic N, is important for productivity and nutrient cycling. The balance between mineralisation and immobilisation (net Nmin) varies with soil properties and climate. However, because most global-scale assessments of net Nmin are laboratory-based, its regulation under field-conditions and implications for real-world soil functioning remain uncertain. Here, we explore the drivers of realised (field) and potential (laboratory)...
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#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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#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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#1Nico EisenhauerH-Index: 45
#2Michael BonkowskiH-Index: 52
Last.Bernhard SchmidH-Index: 9
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The functioning and service provisioning of ecosystems in the face of anthropogenic environmental and biodiversity change is a cornerstone of ecological research. The last three decades of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (BEF) research have provided compelling evidence for the significant positive role of biodiversity in the functioning of many ecosystems. Despite broad consensus of this relationship, the underlying ecological and evolutionary mechanisms have not been well understood. This co...
#1Christian Ristok (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 4
#2Yvonne Poeschl (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 5
Last.Alexander Weinhold (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 2
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#1Malte Jochum (University of Bern)H-Index: 8
#2Markus Fischer (University of Bern)H-Index: 65
Last.Peter ManningH-Index: 27
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A large body of research shows that biodiversity loss can reduce ecosystem functioning, thus providing support for the conservation of biological diversity1–4. Much of the evidence for this relationship is drawn from biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments (hereafter: biodiversity experiments), in which biodiversity loss is simulated by randomly assembling communities of varying species diversity, and ecosystem functions are measured5–9. This random assembly has led some ecologists to que...
#1Jes Hines (Leipzig University)H-Index: 11
#2Darren P. Giling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 11
Last.Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
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Patterns of feeding interactions between species are thought to influence the stability of communities and the flux of nutrients and energy through ecosystems. However, surprisingly few well‐resolved food webs allow us to evaluate factors that influence the architecture of species interactions. We constructed a meta food web consisting of 714 invertebrate species collected over 9 years of suction and pitfall sampling campaigns in the Jena Experiment, a long‐term grassland biodiversity experiment...
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