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Peter Manning
University of Bern
73Publications
27H-index
3,896Citations
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#2Mark A. GoddardH-Index: 12
Last.Peter ManningH-Index: 27
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#1Gaëtane Le Provost (University of La Rochelle)H-Index: 1
#2Isabelle Badenhausser (University of La Rochelle)H-Index: 1
Last.Nicolas GrossH-Index: 24
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Land-use change is a major driver of biodiversity loss worldwide. Although biodiversity often shows a delayed response to land-use change, previous studies have typically focused on a narrow range of current landscape factors and have largely ignored the role of land-use history in shaping plant and animal communities and their functional characteristics. Here, we used a unique database of 220,000 land-use records to investigate how 20-y of land-use changes have affected functional diversity acr...
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#1Jens Kattge (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 47
#2Gerhard Bönisch (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 24
Last.Christian Wirth (STRI: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)H-Index: 1
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Plant traits-the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants-determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels, and influence ecosystem properties and their benefits and detriments to people. Plant trait data thus represent the basis for a vast area of research spanning from evolutionary biology, community and functional ecology, to biodiversity conservation, ecosystem and landscape management, restoration, bio...
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#1Gisela C. Stotz (University of La Serena)H-Index: 6
#2James F. Cahill (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 31
Last.Lauchlan H. Fraser (TRU: Thompson Rivers University)H-Index: 26
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#1Florian D. Schneider (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 5
#2David Fichtmueller (FU: Free University of Berlin)H-Index: 1
Last.Nadja K. Simons (Technische Universität Darmstadt)H-Index: 9
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Trait-based approaches are widespread throughout ecological research, offering great potential for trait data to deliver general and mechanistic conclusions. Accordingly, a wealth of trait data is available for many organism groups, but, due to a lack of standardisation, these data come in heterogeneous formats. We review current initiatives and infrastructures for standardising trait data and discuss the importance of standardisation for trait data hosted in distributed open-access repositories...
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#1Dominik Merges (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 2
#2Miklós BálintH-Index: 23
Last.Eike Lena NeuschulzH-Index: 10
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#1Runa S. Boeddinghaus (University of Hohenheim)H-Index: 6
#2Sven Marhan (University of Hohenheim)H-Index: 29
Last.Peter ManningH-Index: 27
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Land‐use intensification drives changes in microbial communities and the soil functions they regulate, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood as land use can affect soil communities both directly (e.g. via changes in soil fertility) and indirectly (e.g. via changes in plant inputs). The speed of microbial responses is also poorly understood. For instance, whether it is long‐term legacies or short‐term changes in land‐use intensity that drive changes in microbial commun...
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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...
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#2David FichtmüllerH-Index: 1
Last.Nadja K. SimonsH-Index: 9
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rait-based research spans from evolutionary studies of individual-level properties to global patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. An increasing number of trait data is available for many different organism groups, published as open access data on a variety of file hosting services. Thus, standardization between datasets is generally lacking due to heterogeneous data formats and types. The compilation of these published data into centralised databases remains a difficult and time-c...
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