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- Weigelt, Alexandra, et al. Show all 15 Authors
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2019 v.34 no.2 pp. 167-180
- ecosystems; interspecific variation; prediction
- ... Evidence suggests that biodiversity supports ecosystem functioning. Yet, the mechanisms driving this relationship remain unclear. Complementarity is one common explanation for these positive biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Yet, complementarity is often indirectly quantified as overperformance in mixture relative to monoculture (e.g., ‘complementarity effect’). This overperformanc ...
- Weigelt, Alexandra, et al. Show all 16 Authors
- Thejournal of ecology 2019 v.107 no.1 pp. 127-141
- botanical composition; drainage; grasses; grasslands; leaf area index; legumes; organic carbon; plant communities; rain; shade; soil aggregation; soil water; soil water storage; species richness; temporal variation; terrestrial ecosystems; topsoil; topsoil water content; water distribution; water stress; water uptake; water use efficiency
- ... The temporal and spatial dynamics of soil water are closely interlinked with terrestrial ecosystems functioning. The interaction between plant community properties such as species composition and richness and soil water mirrors fundamental ecological processes determining above‐ground–below‐ground feedbacks. Plant–water relations and water stress have attracted considerable attention in biodiversi ...