The role of recurrent disturbances for ecosystem multifunctionality

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Villnäs, Anna; Norkko, Joanna; Hietanen, Susanna; Josefson, Alf; Lukkari, Kaarina; Norkko, Alf; (2013)
  • Journal: volume 94,pages2,275-2,287issn: 0012-9658
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1890/12-1716.1
  • Subject: field study | hypoxia | 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology | multiple ecosystem functions | habitat heterogeneity | recurring disturbances | resilience | resistance
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Ecosystem functioning is threatened by an increasing number of anthropogenic stressors, creating a legacy of disturbance that undermines ecosystem resilience. However, few empirical studies have assessed to what extent an ecosystem can tolerate repeated disturbances and... View more
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