Specialisation and diversity of multiple trophic groups are promoted by different forest features

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Title: Specialisation and diversity of multiple trophic groups are promoted by different forest features
Authors: Penone, Caterina | Allan, Eric | Soliveres, Santiago | Felipe‐Lucia, María R. | Gossner, Martin M. | Seibold, Sebastian | Simons, Nadja K. | Schall, Peter | Plas, Fons van der | Manning, Peter | Manzanedo, Rubén D. | Boch, Steffen | Prati, Daniel | Ammer, Christian | Bauhus, Jürgen | Buscot, François | Ehbrecht, Martin | Goldmann, Kezia | Jung, Kirsten | Müller, Jörg | Müller, Jörg C. | Pena, Rodica | Polle, Andrea | Renner, Swen C. | Ruess, Liliane | Schönig, Ingo | Schrumpf, Marion | Solly, Emily F. | Tschapka, Marco | Weisser, Wolfgang W. | Wubet, Tesfaye | Fischer, Markus
Research Group/s: Gestión de Ecosistemas y de la Biodiversidad (GEB)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ecología
Keywords: Biodiversity exploratories | Dark diversity | Forest management | Global change | Land-use | Multidiversity | Specialisation | Temperate forests
Knowledge Area: Ecología
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Ecology Letters. 2019, 22(1): 170-180. doi:10.1111/ele.13182
Abstract: While forest management strongly influences biodiversity, it remains unclear how the structural and compositional changes caused by management affect different community dimensions (e.g. richness, specialisation, abundance or completeness) and how this differs between taxa. We assessed the effects of nine forest features (representing stand structure, heterogeneity and tree composition) on thirteen above‐ and belowground trophic groups of plants, animals, fungi and bacteria in 150 temperate forest plots differing in their management type. Canopy cover decreased light resources, which increased community specialisation but reduced overall diversity and abundance. Features increasing resource types and diversifying microhabitats (admixing of oaks and conifers) were important and mostly affected richness. Belowground groups responded differently to those aboveground and had weaker responses to most forest features. Our results show that we need to consider forest features rather than broad management types and highlight the importance of considering several groups and community dimensions to better inform conservation.
Sponsor: The work was partly funded by the DFG Priority Program 1374 ‘Infrastructure-Biodiversity-Exploratories’ (DFG-Refno. Po362/18-3). SSo was supported by the Spanish Government under a Ramón y Cajal contract (RYC-2016-20604).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/87435
ISSN: 1461-023X (Print) | 1461-0248 (Online)
DOI: 10.1111/ele.13182
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd/CNRS
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13182
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