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Talks BEF conference 2011

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(1) Bruelheide: Stepping stones and motivation of the BEF China experiment. (2)Ma, Dali Guo: Below ground biomass, trees harvested near the main experiment, species list of harvested trees, pictures of harvesting and processing, allocation graphs...

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Created at: 2011-08-09
Updated at: 2014-02-24

Talk BEF summerschool 2011: R notes for the workshop

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R notes for the workshop during the BEF summerschool 2011. Containing an annotated list of useful commands.

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Created at: 2011-05-08
Updated at: 2014-02-24

Talk BEF summerschool 2011: Design and Analysis of the Pilot Experiment

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Mixed models ANOVA for analyzing the Pilot experiment. Including theoretical background on mixed models.

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Created at: 2011-06-07
Updated at: 2014-02-24

Talk BEF summerschool 2012 Scientific writing

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Scientific writing course, given by Dan Flynn from Bernhard Schmids course. The course was an intensive course on single paper projects. The presentations are on how to draft a paper outline, about pitfalls in formulations, and about the review pr...

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Created at: 2012-10-04
Updated at: 2014-02-24

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

Main Experiment: Litter nutrient concentrations from littertraps (SiteA)

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Litter production and subsequent decomposition are key processes in C and nutrient cycling of forest ecosystems: the physical and chemical breakdown of organic matter during decom-position releases both CO2 and nutrients, the latter being again av...

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Created at: 2016-10-07
Updated at: 2017-03-31

NILEx tracer (general): reference names for plots

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This dataset provides information about the Tracer NILEx plot ID for all three subexperiments (litter, wood and root decomposition) and their location within the experimental site

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

NILEx tracer (leaf): decomposition rates of leaves and plot topography data

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Leaf decomposition plays an important role in ecosystem biogeochemistry. Nutrients are released from decomposing litter by leaching of soluble substances and the break-down by animals, microbes and fungi, and will thus become again available for u...

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Created at: 2013-09-19
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx tracer (leaf): dry weight of leaves, leaf decomposition

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Leaf decomposition plays an important role in ecosystem biogeochemistry. Nutrients are released from decomposing litter by leaching of soluble substances and the break-down by animals, microbes and fungi, and will thus become again available for u...

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

NILEx (general): experiment design introduction by Katrin Seidelmann

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Experiment design of NILEx, an introduction by Katrin Seidelmann

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Created at: 2013-08-22
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEX (general): Talks NILEx meeting February 2013, Leipzig

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Talks from the Nilex meeting in Leipzig, February 2013.

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

Main Experiment: Ammonium concentrations and ammonification rates in soils (Site A, Ext. A, B and E plots)

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Soil sampling was carried out on a subset of 100 plots of two overlapping extinction scenarios on Site A (Extinction scenario A and B). The sampüles were collected from young forest communities composed of 1 - 24 species (see general plot informat...

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Created at: 2016-10-07
Updated at: 2017-01-26

Main Experiment: Tree size in the Main Experiment - Site A 2009-2012 & site B 2010-2012

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Several field studies have shown the positive effect of diversity on primary productivity in grasslands. However, little is known about forest ecosystems, the most productive vegetation type on Earth and responsible for more than 50 % of global n...

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Created at: 2013-09-20
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Decomposcape (leaf): remaining litter mass for all timesteps, Main Experiment, Site A

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

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Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-09-20
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx tracer (leaf): remaining litter mass and tracer 15N and Li concentrations/contents in leaf litter

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Leaf decomposition plays an important role in ecosystem biogeochemistry. Nutrients are released from decomposing litter by leaching of soluble substances and the break-down by animals, microbes and fungi, and will thus become again available for u...

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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2016-10-11
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Allometries: Basal area increment of harvested trees

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Data on basal are increment of five year periods as counted from the rings of basal discs, of harvested trees by Martin Baruffol and Matteo Brezzi in autumn 2010. A total of 160 individuals were harvested and measured belonging to eight species. F...

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Created at: 2013-06-19
Updated at: 2017-03-31

CSPs: Tree growth of trees >10cm dbh in the CSPs (2008-2012)

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To test the effect of diversity on stand productivity, in summer 2018 and 2012 we measure the diameter at breast height (DBH) of alI individuals with a DBH of at least 10 cm. In 2012, we also measured the height (parallel to the stem if the tree w...

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Created at: 2016-04-11
Updated at: 2017-01-11

CSPs: Tree growth of trees with a DBH between 3 and 10cm in the CSPs (2008-2012)

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To test the effect of diversity on stand productivity, in summer 2018 and 2012 we measure the diameter at breast height (DBH) of alI individuals with a DBH between 3 and 10 cm in the central subplot of each CSP (the central subplot is a 10 x 10 m...

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Created at: 2016-04-11
Updated at: 2017-01-11

CSPs: LAI data in spring and summer of 2012

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To test the effect of diversity on leaf area index (LAI) we took hemispheric pictures in each CSP in early spring and in summer of 2012. Plots were divided into nine subplots and pictures of the canopy were taken in the center of each subplot, at...

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Created at: 2016-04-12
Updated at: 2016-04-13

Main Experiment: list of plots (SP1: 2/3)

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Information about the plots in the Main Experiment: tree and shrub species richness (data from Z1), community composition (data from Z1), species presence/absence data, and plots that should be excluded for analysis at plot and species levels (e.g...

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Created at: 2016-05-01
Updated at: 2016-05-01

Main Experiment: list of species (SP1: 3/3)

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This dataset contains list of species (names following Z1 nomenclature), species codes (used by Nadia Castro, SP1), and leaf habit and blade. This dataset was built to be used together with Main Experiment inventory data (N. Castro)

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Created at: 2016-05-01
Updated at: 2016-05-01

Main Experiment: inventory data (SP1: 1/3) Site A 2009-2012 and site B 2010-2013

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Several field studies have shown the positive effect of diversity on primary productivity in grasslands. However, little is known about forest ecosystems, the most productive vegetation type on Earth and responsible for more than 50 % of global ne...

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Created at: 2016-05-06
Updated at: 2016-05-11

Main Experiment: inventory data (SP1: 1a/3) Site A 2009-2012 and site B 2010-2013

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Several field studies have shown the positive effect of diversity on primary productivity in grasslands. However, little is known about forest ecosystems, the most productive vegetation type on Earth and responsible for more than 50 % of global ne...

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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2016-05-06
Updated at: 2016-05-11

Decomposcape (leaf): remaining litter mass for all timesteps, Main Experiment, Site B

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-09-20
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (general): reference names for plots and topography data

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This dataset provides information about the Unlabelled NILEx plot ID and topography for all mesocosm plots (litter decomposition, soil fauna abundance, microbial activity) and an additional map of the plot location within the blocks.

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Created at: 2013-09-20
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Pilot experiment: monthly growth (May 2009-February 2010)

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SP01 Pilot experiment monthly basal area and height growth. Species richness (1,2,4) can affect plant growth. We meassured monthly growth, to asses how these differences can affect growth in two different light conditions. We are particularly inte...

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Created at: 2013-09-24
Updated at: 2015-02-04

CSPs: Tree growth of trees >10cm dbh in the CSPs (2008-2010)

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CSP matching individuals with a DBH over 10 cm for the years 2008 and 2010 in the CSPs. DBH and BA measurements

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Created at: 2013-09-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Pilot experiment: monthly growth (March-September 2010)

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SP01 Pilot experiment monthly basal area and height growth. Species richness (1,2,4) can affect plant growth. We meassured monthly growth, to asses how these differences can affect growth in two different light conditions. We are particularly inte...

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Projects: 1
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Created at: 2013-09-24
Updated at: 2014-10-09

CSPs: Tree growth of trees with dbh of 3 to 10cm dbh in the CSPs (2008-2010)

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CSP matching individuals, with a DBH in between 3 and 10 cm, for the years 2008 and 2010 in the central plot of the CSPs. The central plot is a 10*10m square in the middle of the CSP. DBH and basal area have been measured.

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Created at: 2013-09-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Main Experiment: Leaf demography in the Main Experiment - 2011

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Several field studies have shown the positive effect of diversity on primary productivity in grasslands. However, little is known about forest ecosystems, which are responsible for more than 50 % of global net primary productivity (NPP). In th...

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Created at: 2013-09-26
Updated at: 2016-03-03

NILEx unlabelled (leaf): element ICP analysis data of leaves

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Element ICP analysis data of leaves, unlabelled Nilex

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

NILEx unlabelled (leaf): dry weight of leaf litter from runoff plots

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This dataset provides information about the remaining litter mass fom all Unlabelled NILEx ROPs at the end of the experiment

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

Pilot experiment: biomass shade-light

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Data on the individual total dry biomass of the individuals in the center of each plot in the pilot experiment harvested in autumn 2010

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Created at: 2013-09-27
Updated at: 2015-05-20

Decomposcape (general): soil moisture data, Main experiment, Site A

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-24
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Decomposcape (general): soil moisture data, Main Experiment, Site B

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

Id: 444
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
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Created at: 2013-10-24
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Main Experiment: Climate Data from Vips (2011 - 2014)

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This dataset represents the accumulated climate data from HOBO loggers in the VIP plots on Site A and Site B. These sensors were brought out there in the framework of the Decomposcape Experiment that aims at determining the effect of local climate...

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Created at: 2017-01-09
Updated at: 2017-01-20

Decomposcape (general): plot topography data, Main Experiment, Site A

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

Id: 445
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-25
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Decomposcape (general): plot topography data, Main Experiment, Site B

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

Id: 446
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-25
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Decomposcape (general): tree height data, Main Experiment, Site B

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

Id: 447
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Projects: 1
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-25
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Decomposcape (general): tree height data, Main Experiment, Site A

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For the “decomposcape” approach, a total of 4131 litter bags were filled with single-species litter of Osmanthus fragrans, Pinus massoniana and Schima superba, respectively. These bags have been fixed on the soil surface across both field sites. T...

Id: 448
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-25
Updated at: 2017-01-09

NILEx unlabelled (leaf): total dry weight of leaves, leaf decomposition

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This dataset provides information about the remaining leaf litter mass of the Unlabelled NILEx litter decomposition plots.

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Created at: 2013-10-25
Updated at: 2017-01-09

Main Experiment: Soil nitrate content (Site A, Ext. A, B and E plots)

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Soil sampling was carried out on a subset of 100 plots of two overlapping extinction scenarios on Site A (Extinction scenario A and B). The samples were collected from young forest communities composed of 1 - 24 species (see general plot informati...

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Created at: 2017-04-10
Updated at: 2017-04-10

Main Experiment: Soil P fractions (Hedley), soil pH, soil C and N content (Site A, Ext. A, B and E plots)

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Soil sampling was carried out on a subset of 100 plots of two overlapping extinction scenarios on Site A (Extinction scenario A and B). The samples were collected from young forest communities composed of 1 - 24 species (see general plot informati...

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Created at: 2017-04-10
Updated at: 2017-04-10
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Can niche plasticity promote biodiversity-productivity relationships through increased complementarity?

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Most experimental biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research to date has addressed herbaceous plant communities. Comparably little is known about how forest communities will respond to species losses, despite their importance for global biogeoc...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-08-17
Updated at: 2019-02-20

Throughfall kinetic energy in young subtropical forests: Investigation on tree species richness effects and spatial variability

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Soil erosion threatens ecosystem functioning by reducing soil organic carbon stocks or relocating nutrients. A common measure to protect soil against erosion is afforestation. There is growing evidence that mixed-species forest stands have benefic...

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Board: Submit
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-09-16
Updated at: 2016-02-17

Decomposing functional trait associations in a Chinese subtropical forest

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Functional traits, properties of organisms correlated with ecological performance, play a cen- tral role in plant community assembly and functioning. To some extents, functional traits vary in concert, reflecting fundamental ecological strategie...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2019-10-09
Updated at: 2019-10-09

Tree Diversity Enhances Stand Carbon Storage but Not Leaf Area in a Subtropical Forest

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Research about biodiversity–productivity relationships has focused on herbaceous ecosystems, with results from tree field studies only recently beginning to emerge. Also, the latter are concentrated largely in the temperate zone. Tree species dive...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2017-01-31
Updated at: 2017-01-31

Biodiversity Promotes Tree Growth during Succession in Subtropical Forest

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Losses of plant species diversity can affect ecosystem functioning, with decreased primary productivity being the most frequently reported effect in experimental plant assemblages, including tree plantations. Less is known about the role of biodiv...

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Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-11-27
Updated at: 2015-11-27

Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China

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Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (BEF) experiments address ecosystem-level consequences of species loss by comparing communities of high species richness with communities from which species have been gradually eliminated. BEF experiments origina...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-01-27
Updated at: 2017-06-16

Tree diversity increases levels of herbivore damage in a subtropical forest canopy: evidence for dietary mixing by arthropods?

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Aims Plant diversity has been linked to both increasing and decreasing levels of arthropod herbivore damage in different plant communities. So far, these links have mainly been studied in grasslands or in artificial tree plantations with low spe...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-11-03
Updated at: 2018-11-30

Positive effects of tree species diversity on litterfall quantity and quality along a secondary successional chronosequence in a subtropical forest

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Aims Litterfall, as the link between aboveground and belowground processes, plays a key role in forest ecosystems. Here, we test for effects of species richness on litterfall production and litter quality. The study encompasses a factorial gradie...

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

A guide to analyzing biodiversity experiments

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Aims The aim of this guide is to provide practical help for ecologists who analyze data from biodiversity–ecosystem functioning experiments. Our approach differs from others in the use of least-squares based linear models (LMs) together with rest...

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

On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems - a study from SE China

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Aims The aim of our research was to understand small-scale effects of topography and soil fertility on tree growth in a forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) experiment in subtropical SE China. Methods Geomorphometric terrain an...

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

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

The influence of leaf litter diversity and soil fauna on initial soil erosion in subtropical forests

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Soil erosion is one of the main environmental problems, especially in subtropical regions with monsoon climate. Afforestation is suggested to be an ecological solution for the loss of soil. Litter cover plays a major role in soil erosion processes...

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Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-10-17
Updated at: 2017-01-27

Opposing intra vs. interspecific diversity effects on herbivory and growth in subtropical experimental tree assemblages

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Aims: Positive plant diversity-ecosystem function relations are ultimately driven by variation in functional traits among individuals that form a community. To date, research has largely focused on the role of species diversity for ecosystem fun...

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

Effect of clear-cutting silviculture on soil respiration in a subtropical forest of China

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Aims Clear-cutting is a common forest management practice, especially in subtropical China. However, the potential ecological consequences of clear-cutting remain unclear. In particular, the effect of clear-cutting on soil processes, such as the ...

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Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-11-29
Updated at: 2016-11-29

The effect of microclimate on wood decay is indirectly altered by tree species diversity in a litterbag study

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Aims: We studied the influence of tree species diversity on the dynamics of coarse wood decomposition in developing forest communities in a natural, topographically heterogeneous landscape. Using the litter bag technique we investigated how and to...

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Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-02-17
Updated at: 2018-02-17
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