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Linking Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Current Uncertainties and the Necessary Next Steps
Understanding when biodiversity conservation and ecosystem-service maintenance are compatible is needed within the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Here, weExpand
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Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests
Global biodiversity and productivity The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem productivity has been explored in detail in herbaceous vegetation, but patterns in forests are far less wellExpand
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Diversity increases carbon storage and tree productivity in Spanish forests
This research was initially supported by INTERBOS3-CGL2008-04503-C03-03 and SUM2008-00004-C03-01 projects, and by FUNDIV (ENV.2010.2.1.4-1) at a later stage. PRB was supported by a FPU fellowshipExpand
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Spatial complementarity in tree crowns explains overyielding in species mixtures
Deciphering the mechanisms that link biodiversity with ecosystem functions is critical to understanding the consequences of changes in biodiversity. The hypothesis that complementarity and selectionExpand
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Tropical tree diversity enhances light capture through crown plasticity and spatial and temporal niche differences
Light partitioning is often invoked as a mechanism for positive plant diversity effects on ecosystem functioning. Yet evidence for an improved distribution of foliage in space or time in diverseExpand
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The new Green Revolution: Sustainable intensification of agriculture by intercropping.
Satisfying the nutritional needs of a growing population whilst limiting environmental repercussions will require sustainable intensification of agriculture. We argue that intercropping, which is theExpand
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Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships
Research on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning has demonstrated links between plant diversity and ecosystem functions such as productivity. At other trophic levels, the plant microbiome has beenExpand
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Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experiments
Abstract Despite considerable research demonstrating that biodiversity increases productivity in forests and regulates herbivory and pathogen damage, there remain gaps in our understanding of theExpand
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BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene
Motivation The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in biodiversityExpand
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Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionality.
Humans require multiple services from ecosystems, but it is largely unknown whether trade-offs between ecosystem functions prevent the realisation of high ecosystem multifunctionality across spatialExpand
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