5 Works

Data from: Vegetation as self-adaptive coastal protection: reduction of current velocity and morphologic plasticity of a brackish marsh pioneer

Jana Carus, Maike Paul & Boris Schröder
By reducing current velocity, tidal marsh vegetation can diminish storm surges and storm waves. Conversely, currents often exert high mechanical stresses onto the plants and hence affect vegetation structure and plant characteristics. In our study, we aim at analysing this interaction from both angles. On the one hand, we quantify the reduction of current velocity by Bolboschoenus maritimus, and on the other hand, we identify functional traits of B. maritimus’ ramets along environmental gradients. Our...

Data from: Plant species richness negatively affects root decomposition in grasslands

Hongmei Chen, Liesje Mommer, Jasper Van Ruijven, Hans De Kroon, Christine Fischer, Arthur Gessler, Anke Hildebrandt, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Christian Wirth & Alexandra Weigelt
Plant diversity enhances many ecosystem functions, including root biomass production, which drives soil carbon input. Although root decomposition accounts for a large proportion of carbon input for soil, little is known about plant diversity effect on this process. Plant diversity may affect root decomposition in two non-exclusive ways: by providing roots of different substrate quality (e.g. root chemistry) and/or by altering the soil environment (e.g. microclimate). To disentangle these two pathways, we conducted three decomposition...

Data from: Forest management intensity affects aquatic communities in artificial tree holes

Jana S. Petermann, Anja Rohland, Nora Sichardt, Peggy Lade, Brenda Guidetti, Wolfgang W. Weisser & Martin M. Gossner
Forest management could potentially affect organisms in all forest habitats. However, aquatic communities in water-filled tree-holes may be especially sensitive because of small population sizes, the risk of drought and potential dispersal limitation. We set up artificial tree holes in forest stands subject to different management intensities in two regions in Germany and assessed the influence of local environmental properties (tree-hole opening type, tree diameter, water volume and water temperature) as well as regional drivers...

Data from: A genes eye view of ontogeny: De novo assembly and profiling of the Gryllus rubens transcriptome

Emma L. Berdan, Thomas Blankers, Isabelle Waurick, Camila J. Mazzoni & Frieder Mayer
Crickets (Orthoptera:Gryllidae) are widely used model organisms for developmental, evolutionary, neurobiological, and behavioral research. Here we developed a de novo transcriptome from pooled RNA-seq Illumina data spanning 7 stages in the life cycle of Gryllus rubens. Approximately 705 Mbp of data was assembled and filtered to form 27,312 transcripts. We were able to annotate 52% of our transcripts using BLAST and assign at least one gene ontology term to 41%. Pooled samples from three different...

Data from: Assessing patterns in introduction pathways of alien species by linking major invasion databases

Wolf-Christian Saul, Helen E. Roy, Olaf Booy, Lucilla Carnevali, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Piero Genovesi, Colin A. Harrower, Philip E. Hulme, Shyama Pagad, Jan Pergl & Jonathan M. Jeschke
1. Preventing the arrival of invasive alien species (IAS) is a major priority in managing biological invasions. However, information on introduction pathways is currently scattered across many databases that often use different categorisations to describe similar pathways. This hampers the identification and prioritisation of pathways in order to meet the main targets of recent environmental policies. 2. Therefore, we integrate pathway information from two major IAS databases, IUCN's Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) and the...

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  • Berlin Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research
  • Technical University Munich
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
  • Lincoln University
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
  • Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
  • Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale