Biogeosciences Effects of grazing on leaf traits and ecosystem functioning in Inner Mongolia grasslands : scaling from species to community

@inproceedings{Zheng2010BiogeosciencesEO,
  title={Biogeosciences Effects of grazing on leaf traits and ecosystem functioning in Inner Mongolia grasslands : scaling from species to community},
  author={Shutao Zheng and Hong Yan Ren and Zhi Lan and Wei Li and Kunbo Wang and Yun Fei Bai},
  year={2010}
}
Understanding the mechanistic links between environmental drivers, human disturbance, plant functional traits, and ecosystem properties is a fundamental aspect of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research. Recent studies have focused mostly on leaf-level traits or communitylevel weighted traits to predict species responses to grazing and the consequent change in ecosystem functioning. However, studies of leaf-level traits or community-level weighted traits seldom identify the mechanisms… CONTINUE READING