Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality

  title={Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality},
  author={Santiago Soliveres and Fons Plas and Peter Manning and Daniele Prati and Martin M. Gossner and Swen C. Renner and Fabian Alt and Hartmut Arndt and Vanessa Baumgartner and Julia Binkenstein and Klaus Birkhofer and Stefan Blaser and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen and Steffen Boch and Stefan M. B{\"o}hm and Carmen B{\"o}rschig and François Buscot and Tim Diek{\"o}tter and Johannes Heinze and Norbert H{\"o}lzel and Kirsten Jung and Valentin H. Klaus and Till Kleinebecker and Sandra Klemmer and Jochen Krauss and Markus Lange and E Kathryn Morris and J{\"o}rg C M{\"u}ller and Yvonne Oelmann and J{\"o}rg Overmann and Esther Pa{\vs}ali{\'c} and Matthias C. Rillig and Hinrich Martin Schaefer and Michael Schloter and Barbara Schmitt and Ingo Sch{\"o}ning and Marion Schrumpf and Johannes Sikorski and Stephanie A. Socher and Emily F. Solly and Ilja Sonnemann and Elisabeth Sorkau and Juliane Steckel and Ingolf Steffan‐Dewenter and Barbara Stempfhuber and Marco Tschapka and Manfred T{\"u}rke and Paul Christiaan Venter and Christiane N Weiner and Wolfgang W. Weisser and Michael Werner and Catrin Westphal and Wolfgang Wilcke and Volkmar Wolters and Tesfaye Wubet and Susanne Wurst and Markus L. Fischer and Eric Allan},
Many experiments have shown that loss of biodiversity reduces the capacity of ecosystems to provide the multiple services on which humans depend. However, experiments necessarily simplify the complexity of natural ecosystems and will normally control for other important drivers of ecosystem functioning, such as the environment or land use. In addition, existing studies typically focus on the diversity of single trophic groups, neglecting the fact that biodiversity loss occurs across many taxa… 

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