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Community trait response to environment: disentangling species turnover vs intraspecific trait variability effects
Ecological communities and their response to environmental gradients are increasingly being described by various measures of trait composition. Aggregated trait averages (i.e. averages of traitExpand
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The partitioning of diversity: showing Theseus a way out of the labyrinth
A methodology for partitioning of biodiversity into a, b and g components has long been debated, resulting in different mathematical frameworks. Recently, use of the Rao quadratic entropy index hasExpand
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Towards an assessment of multiple ecosystem processes and services via functional traits
Managing ecosystems to ensure the provision of multiple ecosystem services is a key challenge for applied ecology. Functional traits are receiving increasing attention as the main ecologicalExpand
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Reinforcing loose foundation stones in trait-based plant ecology
The promise of “trait-based” plant ecology is one of generalized prediction across organizational and spatial scales, independent of taxonomy. This promise is a major reason for the increasedExpand
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Functional traits as indicators of biodiversity response to land use changes across ecosystems and organisms
Rigorous and widely applicable indicators of biodiversity are needed to monitor the responses of ecosystems to global change and design effective conservation schemes. Among the potential indicatorsExpand
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On the importance of intraspecific variability for the quantification of functional diversity
Functional diversity (FD) is a key facet of biodiversity used to address central questions in ecology. Despite recent methodological advances, FD remains a complex concept and no consensus has beenExpand
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Hierarchical effects of environmental filters on the functional structure of plant communities: a case study in the French Alps
Understanding the inf l uence of the environment on the functional structure of ecological communities is essential to predict the response of biodiversity to global change drivers. Ecological theoryExpand
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Quantifying the Contribution of Organisms to the Provision of Ecosystem Services
Research on ecosystem services has grown rapidly over the last decade. Two conceptual frameworks have been published to guide ecological assessments of organisms that deliver services—the concepts ofExpand
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Seven Shortfalls that Beset Large-Scale Knowledge of Biodiversity
Ecologists and evolutionary biologists are increasingly using big-data approaches to tackle questions at large spatial, taxonomic, and temporal scales. However, despite recent efforts to gather twoExpand
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Identifying and prioritising services in European terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
Ecosystems are multifunctional and provide humanity with a broad array of vital services. Effective management of services requires an improved evidence base, identifying the role of ecosystems inExpand
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