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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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Quantifying and interpreting functional diversity of natural communities: practical considerations matter
Quantifying the functional diversity in ecological communities is very promising for both studying the response of diversity to environmental gradients and the effects of diversity on ecosystemExpand
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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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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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Handbook of protocols for standardized measurement of terrestrial invertebrate functional traits
Summary 1. Trait-based approaches are increasingly being used to test mechanisms underlying species assemblages and biotic interactions across a wide range of organisms including terrestrialExpand
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A novel framework for linking functional diversity of plants with other trophic levels for the quantification of ecosystem services
A novel conceptual framework is presented that proposes to apply trait-based approaches to predicting the impact of environmental change on ecosystem service delivery by multi-trophic systems. Expand
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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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