Functionally and phylogenetically diverse plant communities key to soil biota

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_9F0ED800CB8B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Functionally and phylogenetically diverse plant communities key to soil biota
Périodique
Ecology
Auteur(s)
Milcu A., Allan E., Roscher C., Jenkins T., Meyer S.T., Flynn D., Bessler H., Buscot F., Engels C., Gubsch M., Konig S., Lipowsky A., Loranger J., Renker C., Scherber C., Schmid B., Thebault E., Wubet T., Weisser W.W., Scheu S., Eisenhauer N.
ISSN
0012-9658
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Volume
94
Numéro
8
Pages
1878-1885
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Recent studies assessing the role of biological diversity for ecosystem functioning indicate that the diversity of functional traits and the evolutionary history of species in a community, not the number of taxonomic units, ultimately drives the biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationship. Here, we simultaneously assessed the importance of plant functional trait and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of major trophic groups of soil biota (abundance and diversity), six years from the onset of a grassland biodiversity experiment. Plant functional and phylogenetic diversity were generally better predictors of soil biota than the traditionally used species or functional group richness. Functional diversity was a reliable predictor for most biota, with the exception of soil microorganisms, which were better predicted by phylogenetic diversity. These results provide empirical support for the idea that the diversity of plant functional traits and the diversity of evolutionary lineages in a community are important for maintaining higher abundances and diversity of soil communities.
Mots-clé
above-belowground interactions, biodiversity, functional diversity, functional traits, Jena Experiment, phylogenetic diversity, plant species richness, soil fauna
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02/09/2013 9:50
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03/03/2018 20:02
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