Darren P. Giling
University of Jena
Publications 24
#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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#1Dylan Craven (Universidad Mayor)H-Index: 3
#2Masha T. van der Sande (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 8
Last.Petr KeilH-Index: 17
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Biodiversity and ecosystem productivity vary across the globe and considerable effort has been made to describe their relationships. Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research has traditionally focused on how experimentally controlled species richness affects net primary productivity (S→NPP) at small spatial grains. In contrast, the influence of productivity on richness (NPP→S) has been explored at many grains in naturally assembled communities. Mismatches in spatial scale between approaches ha...
#1Sahadevan Seena (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 16
#2Felix Bfirlocher (MtA: Mount Allison University)H-Index: 43
Last.Manuel A. S. Graça (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 39
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Abstract Global patterns of biodiversity have emerged for soil microorganisms, plants and animals, and the extraordinary significance of microbial functions in ecosystems is also well established. Virtually unknown, however, are large-scale patterns of microbial diversity in freshwaters, although these aquatic ecosystems are hotspots of biodiversity and biogeochemical processes. Here we report on the first large-scale study of biodiversity of leaf-litter fungi in streams along a latitudinal grad...
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#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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#1Benoit Gauzens (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 6
#2Andrew D. Barnes (WWU: University of Münster)H-Index: 13
Last.Ulrich Brose (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 48
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Understanding how changes in biodiversity will impact the stability and functioning of ecosystems is a central challenge in ecology. Food‐web approaches have been advocated to link community composition with ecosystem functioning by describing the fluxes of energy among species or trophic groups. However, estimating such fluxes remains problematic because current methods become unmanageable as network complexity increases. We developed a generalisation of previous indirect estimation methods ass...
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#1Jes HinesH-Index: 11
#2Anne EbelingH-Index: 20
Last.Nico EisenhauerH-Index: 45
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Abstract Human activities are causing major changes in biological communities worldwide. Due to concern about the consequences of these changes, an academic conversation about biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) has emerged over the last few decades. Here we use a keyword co-occurrence analysis to characterize and review 28 years of research focused on these terms. We find that the rapidly growing literature has developed in four research domains. The first two domains “BEF Experiments”...
4 CitationsSource
#1Nico EisenhauerH-Index: 45
#2Holger SchielzethH-Index: 27
Last.Anne EbelingH-Index: 20
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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...
5 CitationsSource
#1Scott D. TiegsH-Index: 22
#2David M. CostelloH-Index: 11
Last.Jacob A. ZwartH-Index: 9
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River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrial organic carbon, the fate of which depends strongly on microbial activity. Variation in and controls of processing rates, however, are poorly characterized at the global scale. In response, we used a peer-sourced research network and a highly standardized carbon processing assay to conduct a global-scale field experiment in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. We found that Earth’s biomes have distinct carbon processing si...
11 CitationsSource
#1Darren P. Giling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 11
#2Léa Beaumelle (Leipzig University)H-Index: 1
Last.Andrew D. BarnesH-Index: 13
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Concern about human modification of Earth's ecosystems has recently motivated ecologists to address how global change drivers will impact the simultaneous provisioning of multiple functions, termed ecosystem multifunctionality (EMF). However, metrics of EMF have often been applied in global change studies with little consideration of the information they provide beyond single functions, or how and why EMF may respond to global change drivers. Here, we critically review the current state of this ...
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