publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Identifying the tree species compositions that maximize ecosystem functioning in European forests

Lander Baeten; Helge Bruelheide; Fons van der Plas; Stephan Kambach; Sophia Ratcliffe; Tommaso Jucker; Eric Allan; Evy Ampoorter; Luc Barbaro; Cristina C. Bastias; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Forest ecosystem functioning generally benefits from higher tree species richness, but variation within richness levels is typically large. This is mostly due to the contrasting performances of communities with different compositions. Evidence-based understanding of composition effects on forest productivity, as well as on multiple other functions will enable forest managers to focus on the selection of species that maximize functioning, rather than on diversity per se. We used a dataset of 30 ecosystem functions measured in stands with different species richness and composition in six European forest types. First, we quantified whether the compositions that max...
Subjects
free text keywords: ecosystem multifunctionality, forest management, forestry, overyielding, productivity, species interactions, tree species mixtures, FunDivEUROPE, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, ecosystem multifunctionality, forest management, forestry, FunDivEUROPE, overyielding, productivity, species interactions, tree species mixtures, Ecology, Ekologi, Forest Science, Skogsvetenskap, Ecology, 580 Plants (Botany), multifunctionality, : Environmental sciences & ecology [Life sciences], : Sciences de l'environnement & écologie [Sciences du vivant], : Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...) [Life sciences], : Biologie végétale (sciences végétales, sylviculture, mycologie...) [Sciences du vivant], multifunctionality, Life sciences, Environmental sciences & ecology, Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...), Sciences du vivant, Sciences de l’environnement & écologie, Biologie végétale (sciences végétales, sylviculture, mycologie...), Geography, Ecology, Forest ecology, Forest management, Ecosystem, Species richness, Tree species
Funded by
EC| FUNDIVEUROPE
Project
FUNDIVEUROPE
Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 265171
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe
Rural Digital Europe
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