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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hodapp, D., Borer, E.T., Harpole, W.S., Lind, E.M., Seabloom, E.W., Adler, P.B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C.A., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L., Cadotte, M., Cleland, E.E., Collins, S., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Iribarne, O., Knops, J.M.H., McCulley, R.L., MacDougall, A., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.W., Mortensen, B., La Pierre, K.J., Risch, A.C., Schütz, M., Peri, P., Stevens, C.J., Wright, J. and Hillebrand, H. (2018), Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecol Lett, 21: 1364-1371. doi:10.1111/ele.13102 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ele.13102 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation

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  • Dorothee Hodapp
  • Elizabeth T. Borer
  • W. Stanley Harpole
  • Eric M. Lind
  • Eric W. Seabloom
  • Peter B. Adler
  • Juan Alberti
  • Carlos A. Arnillas
  • Jonathan D. Bakker
  • Lori Biederman
  • Marc Cadotte
  • Elsa E. Cleland
  • Scott Collins
  • Philip A. Fay
  • Jennifer Firn
  • Nicole Hagenah
  • Yann Hautier
  • Oscar Iribarne
  • Johannes M.H. Knops
  • Rebecca L. McCulley
  • Andrew MacDougall
  • Joslin L. Moore
  • John W. Morgan
  • Brent Mortensen
  • Kimberly J. La Pierre
  • Anita C. Risch
  • Martin Schütz
  • Pablo Peri
  • Justin Wright
  • Helmut Hillebrand
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/09/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Ecology Letters
Issue number9
Volume21
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)1364-1371
Publication statusPublished
Early online date27/06/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Environmental change can result in substantial shifts in community composition. The associated immigration and extinction events are likely constrained by the spatial distribution of species. Still, studies on environmental change typically quantify biotic responses at single spatial (time series within a single plot) or temporal (spatial beta diversity at single time points) scales, ignoring their potential interdependence. Here, we use data from a global network of grassland experiments to determine how turnover responses to two major forms of environmental change – fertilisation and herbivore loss – are affected by species pool size and spatial compositional heterogeneity. Fertilisation led to higher rates of local extinction, whereas turnover in herbivore exclusion plots was driven by species replacement. Overall, sites with more spatially heterogeneous composition showed significantly higher rates of annual turnover, independent of species pool size and treatment. Taking into account spatial biodiversity aspects will therefore improve our understanding of consequences of global and anthropogenic change on community dynamics.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hodapp, D., Borer, E.T., Harpole, W.S., Lind, E.M., Seabloom, E.W., Adler, P.B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C.A., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L., Cadotte, M., Cleland, E.E., Collins, S., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Iribarne, O., Knops, J.M.H., McCulley, R.L., MacDougall, A., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.W., Mortensen, B., La Pierre, K.J., Risch, A.C., Schütz, M., Peri, P., Stevens, C.J., Wright, J. and Hillebrand, H. (2018), Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecol Lett, 21: 1364-1371. doi:10.1111/ele.13102 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ele.13102 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.