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FOR891_NILEx: New Integrated Litter Experiment

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The main objective of the New Integrated Litter Experiment (NILEx) is to quantify the role of biodiversity affecting plant litter decomposition and subsequent mineralisation. Furthermore the impact of litter cover on soil erosion under forest will...

Id: 31
Users: 23
Datasets: 17
Proposals: 0
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2011-05-08
Updated at: 2019-12-17

FOR891_sp08e heterotroph: SP08e Diversity and functional effects of herbivores, predators and saproxylics in a phytodiverse subtropical forest ecosystem

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Herbivores have been suggested as important drivers of tree diversity in phytodiverse forests. Our herbivory census with BEF China revealed a positive herbivory-plant diversity relationship in the CSPs. This indicates that resource-concentration...

Id: 11
Users: 3
Datasets: 31
Proposals: 16
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2011-04-01
Updated at: 2019-12-17

TreeDì: TreeDì International Research Training Group

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"TreeDì - 林地 - TreeDiversity Interactions: The role of tree-tree interactions in local neighbourhoods in Chinese subtropical forests" is an International Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of ...

Id: 36
Users: 19
Datasets: 2
Proposals: 3
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2018-03-05
Updated at: 2019-12-17

TreeDì_P4G Herbivory: P4G: Associational effects of herbivory across spatial scales

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Local tree interactions might explain community-level associations of herbivores, their enemies, and tree diversity, but are likely modified by the wider tree neighborhood. The relative importance of potential bottom-up and top-down mechanisms und...

Id: 43
Users: 2
Datasets: 1
Proposals: 0
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Created at: 2019-12-17
Updated at: 2019-12-17
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CSPs: Herbivore damage on saplings of 23 tree and shrub species in the CSPs

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This study was designed to quantify the degree of herbivore damage on saplings of different tree and shrub species in the 27 Comparative Study Plots. In June/July 2008, we selected 1,818 saplings (20-100 cm height) of 23 species and visually asses...

Id: 147
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2011-11-17
Updated at: 2016-11-15

Data for Schuldt et al. 2015: Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth (Journal of Ecology)

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This dataset accompagnies the paper by Schuldt et al. 2015: Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth. Journal of Ecology

Id: 478
Users: 5
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2015-03-09
Updated at: 2015-05-22

Data for Schuldt et al. 2015 "Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales" (Nature Communitcations)

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This dataset accompanies the paper by Schuldt et al. "Diversity relations across trophic levels change with spatial scale in a biodiverse forest"

Id: 479
Users: 5
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2015-03-30
Updated at: 2015-11-13

CSPs: Ants (Formicidae) of pitfall traps in the CSPs 2009

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Pitfall traps (four traps per plot, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot) were used to assess the activity abundance and species richness of Formicidae in relation to the plots' woody plant diversity. The data allow to test to w...

Id: 272
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-02-18
Updated at: 2017-03-31

CSPs: Spiders (Araneae) of pitfall traps in the CSPs 2009

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Pitfall traps (four traps per plot, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot) were used to assess the activity abundance and species richness of selected macrofauna taxa in relation to the plots' woody plant diversity. Enables to te...

Id: 339
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-05-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Diplopods (Diplopoda) of pitfall traps in the CSPs 2009

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Pitfall traps (four traps per plot, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot) were used to assess the activity abundance and species richness of selected macrofauna taxa in relation to the plots' woody plant diversity. Enables to te...

Id: 340
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-05-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Chilopoda of pitfall traps in the CSPs 2009

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Pitfall traps (four traps per plot, located at the corners of the central 10 x 10 m subplot) were used to assess the activity abundance and species richness of selected macrofauna taxa in relation to the plots' woody plant diversity. Enables to te...

Id: 341
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-05-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Spider functional traits from pitfall traps in the CSPs

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Dataset on functional traits of epigeic spiders from the pitfall traps in the 27 CSPs. The effects of species loss on ecosystems depend on the functional characteristics of the species, i.e. the functional diversity, in a community. However, how f...

Id: 342
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2013-05-24
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Flight interception traps

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Flight interception traps from the CSPs

Id: 343
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-05-27
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Ant data CSPs complete

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This data set contains all ant workers that have been collected in the 27 CSPs in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve. Ants have been collected with a range of complementary methods (baiting at breast height / baiting on the ground / beating lo...

Id: 502
Users: 3
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2016-03-22
Updated at: 2019-07-12

Main Experiment: Herbivore damage of tree individuals Site A fall 2011

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Leaf damage by insect herbivores can severely affect the growth and fitness of plants and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of high tree diversity in (sub)tropical forests. The trees of the main experimental plantations of...

Id: 367
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-06-21
Updated at: 2016-03-03

Main Experiment: Herbivore damage of tree individuals Site A summer 2011

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Leaf damage by insect herbivores can severely affect the growth and fitness of plants and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of high tree diversity in (sub)tropical forests. The trees of the main experimental plantations of...

Id: 368
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-07-03
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Insect and spider abundance from beating trays: sampled trees in the CSPs 2011/12

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Data on sampled tree and shrub saplings from the beating tray collections. Beating tray approach enables to test to what extent woody plant diversity affects the abundance, species composition and diversity of herbivores (which might profit from b...

Id: 422
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-01
Updated at: 2016-03-03

CSPs: Insect and spider abundance from beating tray samples of saplings in the CSPs 2011/12

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Samples of insects and spiders directly from randomly selected saplings of the Comparative Study Plots, obtained with beating tray sampling. Enables to test to what extent woody plant diversity affects the abundance, species composition and divers...

Id: 423
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-01
Updated at: 2017-03-23

NILEx unlabelled (invertebrates): soil fauna abundance (collembola abundance), preliminary data

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This dataset provides information about the Unlabelled NILEx soil fauna abundance (collembola) preliminary data

Id: 426
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2013-10-08
Updated at: 2017-01-09

BEFmod: Herbivore damage 2014

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The BEFmod experiment was established in 2014 on the VIP plots of site A and site B. In the last four rows of trees, five treatments (à 16 trees in 4 rows x 4 columns) were set up: control, no-weeding, insecticides, fungicides, phosphorous fertili...

Id: 570
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-03-23
Updated at: 2017-03-27

BEFmod: Herbivore damage 2015

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The BEFmod experiment was established in 2014 on the VIP plots of site A and site B. In the last four rows of trees, five treatments (à 16 trees in 4 rows x 4 columns) were set up: control, no-weeding, insecticides, fungicides, phosphorous fertili...

Id: 571
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-03-23
Updated at: 2017-03-27

Main Experiment: Site B Herbivore damage 2012

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Leaf damage by insect herbivores can severely affect the growth and fitness of plants and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of high tree diversity in (sub)tropical forests. The trees of the main experimental plantations of...

Id: 572
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-03-23
Updated at: 2017-03-27

Main Experiment: Site A Herbivore damage 2014

Abstract:
Leaf damage by insect herbivores can severely affect the growth and fitness of plants and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of high tree diversity in (sub)tropical forests. The trees of the main experimental plantations of...

Id: 573
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-03-23
Updated at: 2017-03-27

Main Experiment: Site B Herbivore damage 2015

Abstract:
Leaf damage by insect herbivores can severely affect the growth and fitness of plants and is considered to play an important role in the maintenance of high tree diversity in (sub)tropical forests. The trees of the main experimental plantations of...

Id: 574
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-03-23
Updated at: 2017-03-27

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"

Id: 587
Users: 5
Projects: 5
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-04-27
Updated at: 2017-09-06

Data for Schuldt et al. "Tree species richness attenuates the positive relationship between mutualistic ant–hemipteran interactions and leaf chewer herbivory" (Proceedings B 2017)

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Interactions across trophic levels influence plant diversity effects on ecosystem functions, but the complexity of these interactions remains poorly explored. For example, the interplay between different interactions (e.g. mutualism, predation) mi...

Id: 588
Users: 3
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2017-05-04
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...

Id: 599
Users: 10
Projects: 9
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2018-04-23
Updated at: 2018-04-23

Data for Wang et al. J Ecol

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We integrated multiple components of plant and herbivore diversity to unravel the linkages that drive biodiversity relationships and determine the consequences of biodiversity loss across trophic levels. Our study suggests that lepidopteran phylog...

Id: 603
Users: 2
Projects: 2
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2019-08-15
Updated at: 2019-12-08

Data for Fichtner et. al. 2020 "Neighbourhood diversity mitigates drought impacts on tree growth" J. Ecol.

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1. Biodiversity is considered to mitigate detrimental impacts of climate change on the functioning of forest ecosystems, such as drought-induced decline in forest productivity. However, previous studies produced controversial results and experimen...

Id: 614
Users: 7
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 4
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2020-01-28
Updated at: 2020-02-05

Beating tray samples higher taxa

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Samples of insects and spiders directly from randomly selected saplings of the Comparative Study Plots, obtained with beating tray sampling. Enables to test to what extent woody plant diversity affects the abundance, species composition and divers...

Id: 623
Users: 1
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2020-04-07
Updated at: 2020-04-07

Species-level data for Wang et al 2020

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We used DNA-barcoding to identify herbivore-host plant associations along declining levels of tree diversity in a large-scale, subtropical biodiversity experiment. We tested for effects of tree species richness, host functional and phylogenetic di...

Id: 626
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2020-04-07
Updated at: 2020-04-07

Community level data for Wang et al. 2020

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We used DNA-barcoding to identify herbivore-host plant associations along declining levels of tree diversity in a large-scale, subtropical biodiversity experiment. We tested for effects of tree species richness, host functional and phylogenetic di...

Id: 627
Users: 2
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Created at: 2020-04-07
Updated at: 2020-04-07

Phylogenetic tree lepidopteran caterpillars Main Experiment

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Phylogenetic tree of lepidopteran caterpillars sampled on the Main Experiment. Supplement to Wang et al. 2020.

Id: 628
Users: 3
Projects: 1
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 1
Created at: 2020-04-29
Updated at: 2020-04-29
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Plant traits affecting susceptibility to herbivory of tree recruits in highly diverse subtropical forests

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Differences in herbivory among woody species can greatly affect the functioning of forest ecosystems, particularly in species-rich (sub)tropical regions. However, the relative importance of the different plant traits which determine herbivore dama...

Id: 150
Users: 12
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2015-03-09
Updated at: 2015-03-09

Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth

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Despite the importance of herbivory for the structure and functioning of species-rich forests, little is known about how herbivory is affected by tree species richness, and more specifically by random versus nonrandom species loss. We assessed her...

Id: 119
Users: 16
Datafiles: 6
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-08-20
Updated at: 2017-03-10

Functional and phylogenetic dissimilarity of woody plants drive insect herbivory in highly diverse forests

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The degree of herbivore damage a plant species experiences has been shown to often be affected by the density of conspecific plant neighbors. However, host spectra of many herbivores often comprise a suite of related plant species, and generalist ...

Id: 69
Users: 19
Datafiles: 7
Attachments: 1
Board: Accept
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-01-19
Updated at: 2015-02-09

Tree diversity promotes functional dissimilarity and maintains functional richness despite species loss in predator assemblages

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The effects of species loss on ecosystems depend on the functional characteristics of the species, i.e. the functional diversity, in a community. However, how functional diversity is impacted by environmental changes in natural ecosystems is only ...

Id: 64
Users: 14
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-12-05
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Predator diversity and abundance provide little support for the enemies hypothesis in forests of high tree diversity. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022905

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[14] Schuldt, A., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Schmid, B., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2011): Predator diversity and abundance provide little support for the enemies hypothesis in forests of high tree diversity. - PloS One 6(7): e22905. (p...

Id: 39
Users: 6
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 1
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-02
Updated at: 2013-01-18

Tree diversity promotes insect herbivory in subtropical forests of south-east China. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01659.x

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[2] Schuldt, A., Baruffol, M., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W. Lang, A.C., Nadrowski, K., Von Oheimb, G., Voigt, W., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2010). Tree diversity promotes insect herbivory in subtropical forests of south-east China. Jour...

Id: 32
Users: 10
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-01
Updated at: 2015-08-26

Integrating highly diverse invertebrates into broad-scale analyses of cross-taxon congruence across the Palaearctic. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.05973.x

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citation: [1] Schuldt, A., Wang, Z.H., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2009): Integrating highly diverse invertebrates into broad-scale analyses of cross-taxon congruence across the Palaearctic. Ecography 32: 1019-1030. (prop. 31) doi:10.1111/j.1600-058...

Id: 5
Users: 3
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 2
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2010-03-03
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Predator assemblage structure and temporal variability of species richness and abundance in forests of high tree diversity (doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00876.x)

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Assemblage composition and temporal dynamics in species richness and abundance of epigeic spiders in relation to woody plant diversity and stand age in the CSPs

Id: 31
Users: 4
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 2
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2011-07-12
Updated at: 2015-04-25

Scale-dependent diversity patterns affect spider assemblages of two contrasting forest ecosystems

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. Spiders are important generalist predators in forests. However, differences in assemblage structure and diversity can have consequences for their functional impact and conservation approaches. Such differences are particularly evident across lat...

Id: 56
Users: 4
Datafiles: 1
Attachments: 2
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-05-11
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Woody plant phylogenetic diversity mediates bottom-up control of arthropod biomass in a species-rich forest

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Effects of global change are predicted to cause non-random species loss in plant communities, with important consequences for ecosystem functioning. However, little is known about how plant diversity and the loss of this diversity influence the st...

Id: 102
Users: 13
Datafiles: 4
Attachments: 0
Board: Accept
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-12-12
Updated at: 2015-02-25

Tree species richness strengthens relationships between ants and the functional composition of spider assemblages in a highly diverse forest

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In species-rich ecosystems such as (sub)tropical forests, higher trophic level interactions often play key functional roles. Plant species loss may alter these interactions, but particularly among predators intraguild interactions might modify net...

Id: 116
Users: 6
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 1
Board: Submit
State: Accepted
Created at: 2014-06-18
Updated at: 2015-01-28

Community assembly during secondary forest succession in a Chinese subtropical forest. doi:10.1890/09-2172.1

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[5] Bruelheide, H., Böhnke, M., Both, S., Fang, T., Assmann, T., Baruffol, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Guo, D., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Kröber, W....

Id: 35
Users: 39
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 1
Board: Prep
State: Accepted
Created at: 2012-02-01
Updated at: 2013-01-18

Toward a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality

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Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research has extended its scope from communities that are short-lived or reshape their structure annually to structurally complex forest ecosystems. The establishment of tree diversity experiments poses spe...

Id: 223
Users: 3
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Submit
State: Accepted
Created at: 2019-10-18
Updated at: 2019-10-18

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...

Id: 137
Users: 36
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
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...

Id: 185
Users: 3
Datafiles: 0
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2016-11-03
Updated at: 2018-11-30

Tree diversity promotes predator but not omnivore ants in a subtropical Chinese forest

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1. Epigeic ants are functionally important arthropods in tropical and subtropical forests, particularly by acting as predators. High predation pressure has been hypothesized to be a mechanism facilitating high diversity across trophic levels. 2. ...

Id: 86
Users: 9
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 1
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-06-20
Updated at: 2015-08-30

Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China

Abstract:
Understanding how communities respond to environmental gradients is critical to predict responses of species to changing habitat conditions such as in regenerating secondary habitats after human land use. In this study, ground-living ants were sam...

Id: 101
Users: 10
Datafiles: 2
Attachments: 0
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2013-12-04
Updated at: 2017-02-09

Tree morphology responds to neighbourhood competition and slope in species-rich forests in subtropical China, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.015

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A) Species-specific differences in growth responses of crown and stem. Data of projected crown area, crown displacement and stem inclination are compared. B) The morphological response of crown and stem is influenced by biotic and abiotic param...

Id: 6
Users: 14
Datafiles: 3
Attachments: 2
Board: Final
State: Accepted
Created at: 2010-04-13
Updated at: 2015-04-25
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