publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Implementing large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research: The Biodiversity Exploratories

Oliver Bossdorf; Ingo Schöning; Swen C. Renner; Francois BUSCOT; Karl Eduard Linsenmair; Nieschulze, J.; Wolfgang Weisser; Konstans Wells;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2010
  • Country: Germany
Abstract Functional biodiversity research explores drivers and functional consequences of biodiversity changes. Land use change is a major driver of changes of biodiversity and of biogeochemical and biological ecosystem processes and services. However, land use effects on genetic and species diversity are well documented only for a few taxa and trophic networks. We hardly know how different components of biodiversity and their responses to land use change are interrelated and very little about the simultaneous, and interacting, effects of land use on multiple ecosystem processes and services. Moreover, we do not know to what extent land use effects on ecosystem ...
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