publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Functional traits composition predict macrophytes community productivity along a water depth gradient in a freshwater lake.

Fu, Hui; Zhong, Jiayou; Yuan, Guixiang; Ni, Leyi; Xie, Ping; Cao, Te;
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  • Published: 26 Mar 2014 Journal: Ecology and Evolution, volume 4, pages 1,516-1,523 (issn: 2045-7758, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Functional trait composition of plant communities has been proposed as a helpful key for understanding the mechanisms of biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning. In this study, we applied a step-wise modeling procedure to test the relative effects of taxonomic diversity, functional identity, and functional diversity on macrophytes community productivity along water depth gradient. We sampled 42 plots and 1513 individual plants and measured 16 functional traits and abundance of 17 macrophyte species. Results showed that there was a significant decrease in taxonomic diversity, functional identity (i.e., stem dry mass content, leaf [C] and leaf [N]), and func...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Original Research, Aquatic macrophytes, community productivity, community-weighted means, functional diversity, functional trait composition, water depth gradient
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Díaz, S, Lavorel, S, de Bello, F, Quétier, F, Grigulis, K, Robson, TM. Incorporating plant functional diversity effects in ecosystem service assessments. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. 2007; 104: 20684-20689 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

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Flynn, DF, Mirotchnick, N, Jain, M, Palmer, MI, Naeem, S. Functional and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationships. Ecology. 2011; 92: 1573-1581 [PubMed]

Fu, H, Yuan, G, Zhong, J, Cao, T, Ni, L, Xie, P. Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8: e62794 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Garnier, E, Cortez, J, Billès, G, Navas, M-L, Roumet, C, Debussche, M. Plant functional markers capture ecosystem properties during secondary succession. Ecology. 2004; 85: 2630-2637

Grime, J. Benefits of plant diversity to ecosystems: immediate, filter and founder effects. J. Ecol. 1998; 86: 902-910 [OpenAIRE]

Hillebrand, H, Bennett, DM, Cadotte, MW. Consequences of dominance: a review of evenness effects on local and regional ecosystem processes. Ecology. 2008; 89: 1510-1520 [PubMed]

Hooper, D, Chapin Iii, F, Ewel, J, Hector, A, Inchausti, P, Lavorel, S. Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning: a consensus of current knowledge. Ecol. Monogr. 2005; 75: 3-35 [OpenAIRE]

Hooper, DU, Adair, EC, Cardinale, BJ, Byrnes, JE, Hungate, BA, Matulich, KL. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature. 2012; 486: 105-108 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Kitajima, K, Poorter, L. Tissue-level leaf toughness, but not lamina thickness, predicts sapling leaf lifespan and shade tolerance of tropical tree species. New Phytol. 2010; 186: 708-721 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Lavorel, S, Grigulis, K. How fundamental plant functional trait relationships scale-up to trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services. J. Ecol. 2012; 100: 128-140 [OpenAIRE]

34 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Functional trait composition of plant communities has been proposed as a helpful key for understanding the mechanisms of biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning. In this study, we applied a step-wise modeling procedure to test the relative effects of taxonomic diversity, functional identity, and functional diversity on macrophytes community productivity along water depth gradient. We sampled 42 plots and 1513 individual plants and measured 16 functional traits and abundance of 17 macrophyte species. Results showed that there was a significant decrease in taxonomic diversity, functional identity (i.e., stem dry mass content, leaf [C] and leaf [N]), and func...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Original Research, Aquatic macrophytes, community productivity, community-weighted means, functional diversity, functional trait composition, water depth gradient
34 references, page 1 of 3

Butterfield, BJ, Suding, KN. Single-trait functional indices outperform multi-trait indices in linking environmental gradients and ecosystem services in a complex landscape. J. Ecol. 2013; 101: 9-17

Cardinale, BJ, Wright, JP, Cadotte, MW, Carroll, IT, Hector, A, Srivastava, DS. Impacts of plant diversity on biomass production increase through time because of species complementarity. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. 2007; 104: 18123-18128 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Cardinale, BJ, Matulich, KL, Hooper, DU, Byrnes, JE, Duffy, E, Gamfeldt, L. The functional role of producer diversity in ecosystems. Am. J. Bot. 2011; 98: 572-592 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Díaz, S, Cabido, M. Vive la difference: plant functional diversity matters to ecosystem processes. Trends Ecol. Evol. 2001; 16: 646-655 [OpenAIRE]

Díaz, S, Lavorel, S, de Bello, F, Quétier, F, Grigulis, K, Robson, TM. Incorporating plant functional diversity effects in ecosystem service assessments. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. 2007; 104: 20684-20689 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Fargione, J, Tilman, D, Dybzinski, R, Lambers, JHR, Clark, C, Harpole, WS. From selection to complementarity: shifts in the causes of biodiversity–productivity relationships in a long-term biodiversity experiment. Proc. Biol. Sci. 2007; 274: 871-876 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Flynn, DF, Mirotchnick, N, Jain, M, Palmer, MI, Naeem, S. Functional and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationships. Ecology. 2011; 92: 1573-1581 [PubMed]

Fu, H, Yuan, G, Zhong, J, Cao, T, Ni, L, Xie, P. Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8: e62794 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Garnier, E, Cortez, J, Billès, G, Navas, M-L, Roumet, C, Debussche, M. Plant functional markers capture ecosystem properties during secondary succession. Ecology. 2004; 85: 2630-2637

Grime, J. Benefits of plant diversity to ecosystems: immediate, filter and founder effects. J. Ecol. 1998; 86: 902-910 [OpenAIRE]

Hillebrand, H, Bennett, DM, Cadotte, MW. Consequences of dominance: a review of evenness effects on local and regional ecosystem processes. Ecology. 2008; 89: 1510-1520 [PubMed]

Hooper, D, Chapin Iii, F, Ewel, J, Hector, A, Inchausti, P, Lavorel, S. Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning: a consensus of current knowledge. Ecol. Monogr. 2005; 75: 3-35 [OpenAIRE]

Hooper, DU, Adair, EC, Cardinale, BJ, Byrnes, JE, Hungate, BA, Matulich, KL. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature. 2012; 486: 105-108 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Kitajima, K, Poorter, L. Tissue-level leaf toughness, but not lamina thickness, predicts sapling leaf lifespan and shade tolerance of tropical tree species. New Phytol. 2010; 186: 708-721 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Lavorel, S, Grigulis, K. How fundamental plant functional trait relationships scale-up to trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services. J. Ecol. 2012; 100: 128-140 [OpenAIRE]

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