4 Works

Changes in biodiversity and species composition of temperate beech forests in Switzerland over 26 years

Eline Staubli, Jürgen Dengler, Regula Billeter & Thomas Wohlgemuth
Ongoing climate warming affects vegetation in multiple ways, although it is difficult to distinguish its influence from other drivers of vegetation change. We studied how forest vegetation in the Albiskette (canton of Zurich, Switzerland), mainly dominated by European beech (Fagus sylvatica), changed from 1993 to 2019, while the mean temperature rose by 1.5 °C. To investigate how species richness and vegetation composition had changed during these 26 years, we resampled 46 permanently marked nested-plot series...

Density effects of two hemiparasitic Melampyrum species on grassland plant diversity

Nico Heer, Fabian Klimmek, Yasemin Kurtogullari, Daniel Prati, Nora Simone Rieder & Steffen Boch
Hemiparasitic plants can reduce interspecific competition by parasitizing competitive species or by reducing the density of dominant plants. However, effects of hemiparasites have been suggested to be density dependent and to follow an optimum curve, with the highest diversity values occurring at intermediate hemiparasite densities. As a proof of principle, we tested whether this holds true for the two hemiparasitic species Melampyrum arvense and M. nemorosum. We conducted vegetation surveys in thermophilous fringe communities on...

Grasslands of temperate Europe in a changing world – Editorial to the 16th EDGG Special Feature in Tuexenia

Steffen Boch, Thomas Becker, Balázs Deák, Jürgen Dengler & Valentin H. Klaus
Mitglieder der Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) und deren Vorgängerorganisationen geben seit 16 Jahren Grasland-Sonderausgaben (Special Features) in Tuexenia heraus. Das diesjährige Special Feature mit dem Titel Grasländer des gemäßigten Europas in einer sich verändernden Welt umfasst sieben Artikel, die verschiedene Aspekte der Graslandforschung beleuchten und dabei unterschiedliche Organismengruppen einbeziehen: LLUMIQUINGA et al. untersuchten Langzeiteffekte von Einsaat, Mahd und Kohlenstoffzusatz (Reduktion der Nährstoffverfügbarkeit durch Verschiebung des C/N-Verhältnis) auf den Renaturierungserfolg von pannonischem Sandgrasland auf ehemaligen...

Ecosystem and biogeochemical coupling in terrestrial ecosystems under global change: A roadmap for synthesis and call for data

Raúl Ochoa-Hueso, Anita C. Risch, Scott L. Collins, Nico Eisenhauer & Wim H. van der Putten

Registration Year

  • 2021
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  • 2020
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Affiliations

  • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
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  • German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
    3
  • University of Bayreuth
    2
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    2
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology
    1
  • University of Trier
    1
  • University of Bern
    1
  • Leipzig University
    1
  • Centre for Ecological Research
    1
  • University of Cádiz
    1