Phytometer data of an experiment with transplanted species of contrasting geographic range types under manipulated biotic interactions (herbivory and competition) and different land-use regimes in Germany, 2009 - 2010Astrid Welk, Mathias Baudis, Jörg Böckelmann & Helge Bruelheide
Geographic plant distribution is often assumed to be predominantly limited directly by the climatic tolerances of species. However, the role of climate is nowadays known to be mainly an indirect one by mostly mediating dispersal and establishment, species interactions or habitat characteristics, which all are often modified by human land use. In these complex systems, negative biotic interactions are predicted to increase in relative importance towards benign climate conditions. We tested this hypothesis experimentally by...
Mineral soil pH values of all experimental plots (EP) of the Biodiversity Exploratories project from 2011, Soil (core project)Ingo Schöning, Emily Solly, Theresa Klötzing & Marion Schrumpf
The core project ‘Soil' provides essential information on soil properties and ecosystem functions across all 300 Experimental Plots (EPs) of the Biodiversity Exploratories. Soil pH is considered a master variable in soil science as it affects many chemical processes in soils. Most importantly, the plant nutrient availability is greatly affected by the soil pH as it controlls the chemical forms of the different nutrients and influences the chemical reactions they undergo.
Dataset used in Boeddinghaus et al. (2019) "Plant functional trait shifts explain concurrent changes in the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities" Journal of EcologyRuna Boeddinghaus, Sven Marhan, Doreen Berner, Steffen Boch, Markus Fischer, Norbert Hoelzel, Jens Kattge, Valentin Klaus, Till Kleinebecker, Yvonne Oelmann, Daniel Prati, Deborah Schäfer, Ingo Schöning, Marion Schrumpf, Elisabeth Sorkau, Ellen Kandeler & Pete Manning
We investigated whether the functioning and composition of microbial communities rapidly tracks short-term changes (within three years) in abiotic soil properties, land-use intensity, plant functional traits or plant biomass properties or if microbial changes are driven by the longer-term history of the site (legacy effect). In addition, we asked whether changes in microbial soil properties and functions were best explained by direct or indirect legacy or change effects of land-use intensity or in intermediate properties,...
GATEWAy contains global set of complex food webs with species traits such as body masses, metabolic types, movement types and ecosystem types
117 studies that compared species assemblages among habitat fragments that varies in area
Dataset for the analysis presented in the manuscript "Global distribution of earthworm diversity"
Analysis of plant diversity effects (taxonomic, functional, structural) on arthropods in contrasting ecosystems (forest, grassland)
Stemflow volumes and potentially influencing vegetation properties in a mixed beech forest (Hainich forest)Johanna Clara Metzger, Anke Hildebrandt & Alsayed Algergawy
This data set contains measurements of stemflow and tree and stand properties in an un-managed mixed beech forest (Hainich NP). Stemflow is the portion of precipitation water running down the stem, thus creating infiltration hotspots. The dataset was used for linear mixed effects modeling of the impact of tree, neighborhood and stand properties on a tree's and a small forest patch's stemflow in Metzger et al. (2019): Neighbourhood and stand structure affect stemflow generation in...