Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation

dc.contributor.author Hodapp, Dorothee
dc.contributor.author Biederman, Lori
dc.contributor.author Biederman, Lori
dc.contributor.author Fay, Philip
dc.contributor.department Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
dc.date 2018-11-12T12:46:35.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:18:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:18:03Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Environmental change can result in substantial shifts in community composition. The associated immigration and extinction events are likely constrained by the spatial distribution of species. Still, studies on environmental change typically quantify biotic responses at single spatial (time series within a single plot) or temporal (spatial beta diversity at single time points) scales, ignoring their potential interdependence. Here, we use data from a global network of grassland experiments to determine how turnover responses to two major forms of environmental change – fertilisation and herbivore loss – are affected by species pool size and spatial compositional heterogeneity. Fertilisation led to higher rates of local extinction, whereas turnover in herbivore exclusion plots was driven by species replacement. Overall, sites with more spatially heterogeneous composition showed significantly higher rates of annual turnover, independent of species pool size and treatment. Taking into account spatial biodiversity aspects will therefore improve our understanding of consequences of global and anthropogenic change on community dynamics.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Hodapp, Dorothee, Elizabeth T. Borer, W. Stanley Harpole, Eric M. Lind, Eric W. Seabloom, Peter B. Adler, Juan Alberti et al. "Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation." <em>Ecology letters</em> 21, no. 9 (2018): 1364-1371. doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13102">10.1111/ele.13102</a>.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1318
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dc.source.uri 10.1111/ele.13102
dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.disciplines Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
dc.subject.keywords Beta diversity
dc.subject.keywords diversity
dc.subject.keywords fertilisation
dc.subject.keywords grassland
dc.subject.keywords nitrogen
dc.subject.keywords Nutrient Network (NutNet)
dc.subject.keywords spatial heterogeneity
dc.subject.keywords species composition
dc.subject.keywords temporal turnover
dc.title Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation
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