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SP03e Plant functional traits and functional diversity as predictors of ecosystem functioning
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In the first phase of BEF-China, this subproject has focused on the Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve and demonstrated how functional diversity is maintained during secondary succession. A large range of leaf and wood traits has been collected for the majority of species in the CSPs. In the second stage this subproject will continue to measure traits for the remaining species in the CSPs and in the experimental plots and additionally include new chemical (tannins and non-tannin phenolics) and ecophysiological traits (stomatal conductance) as predictors for herbivory and water use, respectively. As in the previous stage, compiling the trait dataset will be accomplished in close cooperation with the Chinese partner Dr. Shouren Zhang. In this stage, both partners will concentrate on traits related to plant water relations, focusing on measuring transpiration of all 42 tree species in the experiment and exploring the potential to scale up transpiration to the plot level. The whole suite of traits will be used to calculate different measures of functional diversity (FD) for all experimental plots of BEF-China, to assess phylogenetic and functional overdispersion or clustering in the CSPs and to analyze trait inter-relationships and trade-offs in the CSPs, thus providing a mechanistic basis for the results of the Research Unit. A new objective is to relate phenotypic variation to the Ecoscape variables in the two experimental sites, testing the hypothesis that species-rich mixtures should on average perform better across different environments than species-poor communities. Thus, this subproject will contribute to the overall aim of the Research Unit in this phase to analyze the transition phase of forests from abiotic to biotic control.
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CSPs: Leaf toughness of individual trees in the CSPs

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Leaf toughness assessed on individual trees of species growing in the CSPs in Gutianshan Nature Reserve. For each tree seven leaves were sampled in most cases. Every single value for every leaf is given. Exceptions were made in species with very s...

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Created at: 2013-02-28
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals from 132 tree species in the CSPs

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Leaf traits of tree species, including chemical elements, leaf tensile strength, stomata characteristics, and secondary metabolites. Note that these data are species averages derived from the dataset "Leaf traits and chemicals from individual tree...

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Created at: 2013-01-14
Updated at: 2016-10-25

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals from individual trees in the CSPs

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree species in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, including secondary compound (total phenolic and tannin concentrations) and information on stomata.

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Created at: 2012-03-22
Updated at: 2016-07-07

CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals of 122 tree species in the CSPs

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Here we present data on 26 morphological and chemical leaf traits of tree species in the Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) of the BEF-China Project. Leaves were sampled accoring to the procedures described in Cornelissen et al (2003), with only fully...

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Created at: 2013-10-15
Updated at: 2016-03-23

CSPs: Plant climatic niche traits related to extreme precipitation (ice storm)

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Traits are derived from gridding the range of a given species and then summarizing the values in each single grid cell. Climatic niche traits in this dataset include minimum and maximum temperatures in winter as well as precipition in winter.

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Created at: 2013-01-31
Updated at: 2017-01-26

CSPs: Tree and shrub functional diversity, dissimilarity and eveness in the CSPs

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Functional diversity, dissimilarity and eveness based on the following traits... Functional diversity is .... Dissimilarity is ... Eveness is... Calculated as... (from the manuscripts). Generation of random traits...

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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Tree and shrub species abundance in 2008/09

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Comparative Study Plots (CSP) of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning Experiment (BEF-China) were selected according to gradients in successive age and woody species diversity. This file includes the names of all tree and shrub species found i...

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Created at: 2012-09-14
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CSPs: Tree functional identity weighted by abundance in the CSPs

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Abundance weighted mean of the functional traits of trees and shrubs

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Created at: 2013-03-13
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Tree species aggregated xylem traits in the CSPs 2009/10

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Aggregated data from the dataset "Xylem traits of tree species in the CSPs": These data aggregate the several ordinal variables. Tree xylem traits describing growth rings, wood porosity, wood vessels, perforation plates, vessel ray pitting, helica...

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Created at: 2013-03-21
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Wood density of tree species in the CSPs

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wood density of branches and wood cores taken from species in the CSPs of the Gutianshan Nature Reserve; determined from june to october 2008, with the help of a pyknometer

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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Xylem traits of tree species in the CSPs

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Tree xylem traits describing growth rings, wood porosity, wood vessels, perforation plates, vessel ray pitting, helical thickenings, deposits in vessels, vesselles, ground tissue fibre, fibre bands, wood parenchym, wood cells, wood crystals -- xyl...

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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSP: tree age from core drillings

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Tree age of selected trees in the CSPs.

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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2016-02-18

Data for Eichenberg et al (2014): "Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succeion series in subtropical China"; Journal of Plant Ecology 8(4): 401-410

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This is the dataset used for the analyses presented in Eichenberg et al (2014; see title above). For details on the calculation of the values in the dataset see the manuscript referenced as well as the references given for the respective colums in...

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Created at: 2016-11-17
Updated at: 2016-11-17

Data for Ristok et al. 2017: Leaf litter diversity positively affects the decomposition of plant polyphenols

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Leaf litter decomposition is closely linked to nutrient cycling and driven by environmental conditions, species-specific leaf chemistry, and here in particular by polyphenols composition. However, not much attention has been paid on the decomposit...

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Created at: 2016-01-22
Updated at: 2017-09-12

Data for Schuldt et al. "Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest" (Scientific Reports 2017)

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This dataset accompagnies the paper by Schuldt et al. "Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest"

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Created at: 2017-04-27
Updated at: 2017-09-06

Data for Schuldt et al. "Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests"

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Human-induced biodiversity change may impair ecosystem functions crucial to human well-being. However, the consequences of this change for ecosystem multifunctionality are poorly understood beyond effects of plant species loss, particularly in reg...

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Created at: 2018-04-23
Updated at: 2018-04-23

Main Experiment: Leaf toughness of individual trees in the Main Experiment (Site A and B)

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Leaf toughness assessed on individual trees of species growing on the Experimental Sites of BEF China. For each tree seven leaves were sampled in most cases. Every single value for every leaf is given. Exceptions were made in species with very sma...

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Created at: 2013-03-12
Updated at: 2016-07-12

Main Experiment: Leaf traits and chemicals from 59 tree and shrub species in the main experiment (Site A& B)

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree and shrub species in the main Experimental Sites of BEF-China (Site A & B). Including secondary metabolites (total phenolics and tannin concentration) as well as leaf tensile strength (leaf toughness). Ardisia c...

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Created at: 2013-02-28
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Main Experiment: Leaf traits and chemicals from individual trees in the Main Experiment (Site A & B)

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Leaf traits and chemicals from tree species in the Main Experimental sites, including secondary compound (total phenolic and tannin concentrations) and information on stomata.

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Created at: 2013-03-12
Updated at: 2016-04-20

Main Experiment: Stomatal conductance of 39 tree species in the main experiment

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Measurement design: We randomly selected 12 high-diversity plots, each containing 16 or 24 species, which allowed us to compare as many species as possible across relatively short distances. The aim of our study was to establish links between stom...

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Created at: 2014-08-18
Updated at: 2016-05-11

NILEx tracer (leaf): polyphenol size fractions, all time steps, monocultures

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Samples from the Tracer NILEx experiment were analyzed for thir contents of total phenolics as well as tannin contetns along the different stages of decomposition. Here we provide the peak areas representative for phenolic size fractions determine...

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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx tracer (leaf): total phenolics and tannin, all time steps

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Samples from the Tracer NILEx experiment were analyzed for thir contents of total phenolics as well as tannin contetns along the different stages of decomposition. Here we give the concentration of these metabolites in mg/g tannic acid equivalents.

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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (leaf): polyphenol size fractions, all time steps, monocultures

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Polyphenol size fractions, all time steps, monocultures, unlabelled Nilex

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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (leaves): total phenolics and tannin, all time steps

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total phenolics and tannin, all time steps, unlabelled Nilex

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Created at: 2013-02-21
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Pilot Experiment: Speficic leaf area (SLA) of Cunninghamia lanceolata and Pinus massoniana

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Specific leaf area measurements from Cunninghamia lanceolata and Pinus massoniana from the Pilot Experiment.

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Created at: 2012-04-11
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Talk - GfÖ 2010 Maintenance of constant functional diversity

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Talk on the conference GFÖ 2010 in Gießen, Germany.

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Created at: 2011-08-29
Updated at: 2014-02-24
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Leaf morphology of 40 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species and relationships to functional ecophysiological traits.

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We explored potential of morphological and anatomical leaf traits for predicting eco- physiological key functions in subtropical trees. We asked whether the ecophysiological parameters stomatal conductance and xylem cavitation vulnerability could ...

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Board: Submit
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-10-01
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Linking Xylem Hydraulic Conductivity and Vulnerability to the Leaf Economics Spectrum—A Cross-Species Study of 39 Evergreen and Deciduous Broadleaved Subtropical Tree Species

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While the fundamental trade-off in leaf traits related to carbon capture as described by the leaf economics spectrum is well-established among plant species, the relationship of the leaf economics spectrum to stem hydraulics is much less known. Si...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-02-09
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Leaf area increases with species richness in young experimental stands of subtropical trees

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Aims Most biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research has been carried out in grassland ecosystems, and little is known about whether forest ecosystems, in particular outside the temperate zone, respond similarly. Here, we tested whether the prod...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-11-03
Updated at: 2016-11-03

Leaf trait-environment relationships in a subtropical broadleaved forest in South-East China

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Although trait analyses have become more important in community ecology, trait-environment correlations have rarely been studied along successional gradients. We asked which environmental variables had the strongest impact on intraspecific and int...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2010-04-30
Updated at: 2017-02-09

How do evergreen and deciduous species respond to shade?—Tolerance and plasticity of subtropical tree and shrub species of South-East China

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Different plant species make use of resource gradients such as light in different ways. First, plant species specialize in using different parts of the gradient, resulting in niche partitioning, Second, within the section of the gradient used by a...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-02-09
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Impact of tree saplings on the kinetic energy of rainfall—The importance of stand density, species identity and tree architecture in subtropical forests in China

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In order to estimate the influence of plant architectural traits on the erosivity of throughfall we studied throughfall kinetic energy (KE) under tree saplings in a plantation-like experiment in the humid subtropics. Our analyses of rainfall and t...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-02-09
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Plant polyphenols - Implications of different sampling, storage and sample processing in BEF experiments.

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We analyzed tannin and non-tannin phenolics contents of 20 subtropical tree species from East China with the aims to assess the impact of two different sample storage and processing methods and to relate them to other plant functional traits. We c...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-13
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Wood trait-environment relationships in a secondary forest succession in South-East China

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[17] Böhnke, M., Kreißig, N., Kröber, W., Fang, T. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Wood trait-environment relationships in a secondary forest succession in South-East China. - Trees - Structure and Function DOI 10.1007/s00468-011-0632-0. (prop. 43)

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2011-02-22
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest in China

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Questions Does the importance of biotic interactions between tree species increase during secondary forest succession? Do functional trait values become increasingly divergent from early towards late successional stages and how is functional di...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2010-04-30
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: Of Intraspecific variation and trait evolution

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1. Despite recent advances in studies on trade-offs between plant defence traits, little is known whether trade-offs reflect i) evolutionary constraints at the species level or ii) allocation constraints at the individual level. Here, we asked to ...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-09-26
Updated at: 2018-01-07

Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succession series in subtropical China

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We investigated shifts in community weighted mean traits (CWM) of 14 leaf functional traits along a secondary successional series in an evergreen broadleaf forest in subtropical southeast China. Most of the investigated traits have been reported t...

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Users: 15
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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-09-29
Updated at: 2015-01-27

Transpiration and stomatal control: A cross-species study of leaf traits in 39 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species.

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Key message: Using an extensive dataset for 39 sub- tropical broadleaved tree species, we found traits of the leaf economics spectrum to be linked to mean stomatal conductance but not to stomatal regulation. The aim of our study was to establish ...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-10-01
Updated at: 2017-02-09
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