Greater than the sum of the parts: how the species composition in different forest strata influence ecosystem function
Luo, Ya-Huang1,2; Cadotte, Marc W.3; Burgess, Kevin S.1,4; Liu, Jie1; Tan, Shao-Lin1,5; Zou, Jia-Yun1,5; Xu, Kun6; Li, De-Zhu2,5; Gao, Lian-Ming1,6
Corresponding AuthorLi, De-Zhu(dzl@mail.kib.ac.cn) ; Gao, Lian-Ming(gaolm@mail.kib.ac.cn)
2019-07-02
Source PublicationECOLOGY LETTERS
ISSN1461-023X
Pages13
AbstractThe mechanisms underpinning forest biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships remain unresolved. Yet, in heterogeneous forests, ecosystem function of different strata could be associated with traits or evolutionary relationships differently. Here, we integrate phylogenies and traits to evaluate the effects of elevational diversity on above-ground biomass across forest strata and spatial scales. Community-weighted means of height and leaf phosphorous concentration and functional diversity in specific leaf area exhibited positive correlations with tree biomass, suggesting that both positive selection effects and complementarity occur. However, high shrub biomass is associated with greater dissimilarity in seed mass and multidimensional trait space, while species richness or phylogenetic diversity is the most important predictor for herbaceous biomass, indicating that species complementarity is especially important for understory function. The strength of diversity-biomass relationships increases at larger spatial scales. We conclude that strata- and scale- dependent assessments of community structure and function are needed to fully understand how biodiversity influences ecosystem function.
KeywordBiodiversity-ecosystem function different forest strata functional traits phylogenetic diversity species composition
DOI10.1111/ele.13330
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEcology
WOS IDWOS:000473917300001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/67964
Collection中国科学院东亚植物多样性与生物地理学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLi, De-Zhu; Gao, Lian-Ming
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, CAS Key Lab Plant Divers & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Germplasm Bank Wild Species Southwest China, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
3.Univ Toronto Scarborough, Biol Sci, 1265 Mil Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4, Canada
4.Univ Syst Georgia, Columbus State Univ, Coll Letters & Sci, Dept Biol, 4225 Univ Ave, Columbus, GA 31907 USA
5.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Coll Life Sci, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Lijiang Forest Ecosyst Res Stn, Kunming Inst Bot, Lijiang 674100, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Luo, Ya-Huang,Cadotte, Marc W.,Burgess, Kevin S.,et al. Greater than the sum of the parts: how the species composition in different forest strata influence ecosystem function[J]. ECOLOGY LETTERS,2019:13.
APA Luo, Ya-Huang.,Cadotte, Marc W..,Burgess, Kevin S..,Liu, Jie.,Tan, Shao-Lin.,...&Gao, Lian-Ming.(2019).Greater than the sum of the parts: how the species composition in different forest strata influence ecosystem function.ECOLOGY LETTERS,13.
MLA Luo, Ya-Huang,et al."Greater than the sum of the parts: how the species composition in different forest strata influence ecosystem function".ECOLOGY LETTERS (2019):13.
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