Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities

  title={Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities},
  author={Martin M. Gossner and Thomas Michael Lewinsohn and Tiemo Kahl and Fabrice Grassein and Steffen Boch and Daniel Prati and Klaus Birkhofer and Swen C. Renner and Johannes Sikorski and Tesfaye Wubet and Hartmut Arndt and Vanessa Baumgartner and Stefan Blaser and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen and Carmen B{\"o}rschig and François Buscot and Tim Diek{\"o}tter and L. R. Jorge and Kirsten G. Jung and Alexander C. Keyel and Alexandra-Maria Klein and Sandra Klemmer and Jochen Krauss and Markus Lange and J{\"o}rg H. M{\"u}ller and J{\"o}rg Overmann and Esther Pa{\vs}ali{\'c} and Caterina Penone and David J. Perovi{\'c} and Oliver Purschke and Peter Schall and Stephanie A. Socher and Ilja Sonnemann and Marco Tschapka and Teja Tscharntke and Manfred T{\"u}rke and Paul Christiaan Venter and Christiane N Weiner and Michael Werner and Volkmar Wolters and S. Wurst and Catrin Westphal and Markus Fischer and Wolfgang W Weisser and Eric Allan},
Land-use intensification is a major driver of biodiversity loss. Alongside reductions in local species diversity, biotic homogenization at larger spatial scales is of great concern for conservation. Biotic homogenization means a decrease in β-diversity (the compositional dissimilarity between sites). Most studies have investigated losses in local (α)-diversity and neglected biodiversity loss at larger spatial scales. Studies addressing β-diversity have focused on single or a few organism groups… CONTINUE READING