Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems

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Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. / Schuldt, Andreas; Ebeling, Anne; Kunz, Matthias; Staab, Michael; Guimarães-Steinicke, Claudia; Bachmann, Dörte; Buchmann, Nina; Durka, Walter; Fichtner, Andreas; Fornoff, Felix; Härdtle, Werner; Hertzog, Lionel; Klein, Alexandra-Maria; Roscher, Christiane; Schaller, Jörg ; von Oheimb, Goddert; Weigelt, Alexandra; Weisser, Wolfgang W. ; Wirth, Christian; Zhang, Jiayong; Bruelheide, Helge; Eisenhauer, Nico.

in: Nature Communications, Jahrgang 10, 1460, 29.03.2019.

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungbegutachtet

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Schuldt, A, Ebeling, A, Kunz, M, Staab, M, Guimarães-Steinicke, C, Bachmann, D, Buchmann, N, Durka, W, Fichtner, A, Fornoff, F, Härdtle, W, Hertzog, L, Klein, A-M, Roscher, C, Schaller, J, von Oheimb, G, Weigelt, A, Weisser, WW, Wirth, C, Zhang, J, Bruelheide, H & Eisenhauer, N 2019, 'Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems', Nature Communications, Jg. 10, 1460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09448-8

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Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., Buchmann, N., Durka, W., Fichtner, A., Fornoff, F., Härdtle, W., Hertzog, L., Klein, A-M., Roscher, C., Schaller, J., von Oheimb, G., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Wirth, C., ... Eisenhauer, N. (2019). Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications, 10, [1460]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09448-8

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Schuldt A, Ebeling A, Kunz M, Staab M, Guimarães-Steinicke C, Bachmann D et al. Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications. 2019 Mär 29;10. 1460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09448-8

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title = "Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems",
abstract = "Humans modify ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, with negative consequences for ecosystem functioning. Promoting plant diversity is increasingly suggested as a mitigation strategy. However, our mechanistic understanding of how plant diversity affects the diversity of heterotrophic consumer communities remains limited. Here, we disentangle the relative importance of key components of plant diversity as drivers of herbivore, predator, and parasitoid species richness in experimental forests and grasslands. We find that plant species richness effects on consumer species richness are consistently positive and mediated by elevated structural and functional diversity of the plant communities. The importance of these diversity components differs across trophic levels and ecosystems, cautioning against ignoring the fundamental ecological complexity of biodiversity effects. Importantly, plant diversity effects on higher trophic-level species richness are in many cases mediated by modifications of consumer abundances. In light of recently reported drastic declines in insect abundances, our study identifies important pathways connecting plant diversity and consumer diversity across ecosystems.",
keywords = "Ecosystems Research, Sustainability Science",
author = "Andreas Schuldt and Anne Ebeling and Matthias Kunz and Michael Staab and Claudia Guimar{\~a}es-Steinicke and D{\"o}rte Bachmann and Nina Buchmann and Walter Durka and Andreas Fichtner and Felix Fornoff and Werner H{\"a}rdtle and Lionel Hertzog and Alexandra-Maria Klein and Christiane Roscher and J{\"o}rg Schaller and {von Oheimb}, Goddert and Alexandra Weigelt and Weisser, {Wolfgang W.} and Christian Wirth and Jiayong Zhang and Helge Bruelheide and Nico Eisenhauer",
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T1 - Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems

AU - Schuldt, Andreas

AU - Ebeling, Anne

AU - Kunz, Matthias

AU - Staab, Michael

AU - Guimarães-Steinicke, Claudia

AU - Bachmann, Dörte

AU - Buchmann, Nina

AU - Durka, Walter

AU - Fichtner, Andreas

AU - Fornoff, Felix

AU - Härdtle, Werner

AU - Hertzog, Lionel

AU - Klein, Alexandra-Maria

AU - Roscher, Christiane

AU - Schaller, Jörg

AU - von Oheimb, Goddert

AU - Weigelt, Alexandra

AU - Weisser, Wolfgang W.

AU - Wirth, Christian

AU - Zhang, Jiayong

AU - Bruelheide, Helge

AU - Eisenhauer, Nico

PY - 2019/3/29

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N2 - Humans modify ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, with negative consequences for ecosystem functioning. Promoting plant diversity is increasingly suggested as a mitigation strategy. However, our mechanistic understanding of how plant diversity affects the diversity of heterotrophic consumer communities remains limited. Here, we disentangle the relative importance of key components of plant diversity as drivers of herbivore, predator, and parasitoid species richness in experimental forests and grasslands. We find that plant species richness effects on consumer species richness are consistently positive and mediated by elevated structural and functional diversity of the plant communities. The importance of these diversity components differs across trophic levels and ecosystems, cautioning against ignoring the fundamental ecological complexity of biodiversity effects. Importantly, plant diversity effects on higher trophic-level species richness are in many cases mediated by modifications of consumer abundances. In light of recently reported drastic declines in insect abundances, our study identifies important pathways connecting plant diversity and consumer diversity across ecosystems.

AB - Humans modify ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, with negative consequences for ecosystem functioning. Promoting plant diversity is increasingly suggested as a mitigation strategy. However, our mechanistic understanding of how plant diversity affects the diversity of heterotrophic consumer communities remains limited. Here, we disentangle the relative importance of key components of plant diversity as drivers of herbivore, predator, and parasitoid species richness in experimental forests and grasslands. We find that plant species richness effects on consumer species richness are consistently positive and mediated by elevated structural and functional diversity of the plant communities. The importance of these diversity components differs across trophic levels and ecosystems, cautioning against ignoring the fundamental ecological complexity of biodiversity effects. Importantly, plant diversity effects on higher trophic-level species richness are in many cases mediated by modifications of consumer abundances. In light of recently reported drastic declines in insect abundances, our study identifies important pathways connecting plant diversity and consumer diversity across ecosystems.

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KW - Sustainability Science

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