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General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. / Hautier, Yann; Zhang, P.; Loreau, Michel; Wilcox, Kevin ; Seabloom, Eric W.; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Byrnes, Jarrett; Koerner, Sally; Komatsu, Kimberly; Lefcheck, Jonathan; Hector, Andrew; Adler, Peter B.; Alberti, Juan; Arnillas, Carlos A.; Bakker, J.D.; Brudvig, Lars A.; Bugalho, M.N.; Cadotte, Marc W.; Caldeira, Maria; Carroll, Oliver; Crawley, Michael J.; Collins, Scott; Daleo, Pedro; Dee, Laura; Eisenhauer, N.; Isbell, Forest; Knops, Johannes M. H.; MacDougall, Andrew S.; McCulley, Rebecca L.; Moore, J.L.; Morgan, J.W.; Mori, Akira S.; Peri, P.L.; Pos, E.; Power, S.A.; Price, Jodie; Reich, Peter B.; Risch, Anita C.; Roscher, Christiane; Sankaran, Mahesh; Schütz, Martin; Smith, Melinda; Stevens, Carly; Tognetti, P.M.; Virtanen, R; Wardle, Glenda M.; Wilfahrt, Peter; Wang, Shaopeng.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 11, 5375, 23.10.2020.

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Hautier, Y, Zhang, P, Loreau, M, Wilcox, K, Seabloom, EW, Borer, ET, Byrnes, J, Koerner, S, Komatsu, K, Lefcheck, J, Hector, A, Adler, PB, Alberti, J, Arnillas, CA, Bakker, JD, Brudvig, LA, Bugalho, MN, Cadotte, MW, Caldeira, M, Carroll, O, Crawley, MJ, Collins, S, Daleo, P, Dee, L, Eisenhauer, N, Isbell, F, Knops, JMH, MacDougall, AS, McCulley, RL, Moore, JL, Morgan, JW, Mori, AS, Peri, PL, Pos, E, Power, SA, Price, J, Reich, PB, Risch, AC, Roscher, C, Sankaran, M, Schütz, M, Smith, M, Stevens, C, Tognetti, PM, Virtanen, R, Wardle, GM, Wilfahrt, P & Wang, S 2020, 'General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales', Nature Communications, vol. 11, 5375. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4

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Hautier, Y., Zhang, P., Loreau, M., Wilcox, K., Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Byrnes, J., Koerner, S., Komatsu, K., Lefcheck, J., Hector, A., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Bugalho, M. N., Cadotte, M. W., Caldeira, M., ... Wang, S. (2020). General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications, 11, [5375]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4

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Hautier Y, Zhang P, Loreau M, Wilcox K, Seabloom EW, Borer ET et al. General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications. 2020 Oct 23;11. 5375. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4

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Hautier, Yann ; Zhang, P. ; Loreau, Michel ; Wilcox, Kevin ; Seabloom, Eric W. ; Borer, Elizabeth T. ; Byrnes, Jarrett ; Koerner, Sally ; Komatsu, Kimberly ; Lefcheck, Jonathan ; Hector, Andrew ; Adler, Peter B. ; Alberti, Juan ; Arnillas, Carlos A. ; Bakker, J.D. ; Brudvig, Lars A. ; Bugalho, M.N. ; Cadotte, Marc W. ; Caldeira, Maria ; Carroll, Oliver ; Crawley, Michael J. ; Collins, Scott ; Daleo, Pedro ; Dee, Laura ; Eisenhauer, N. ; Isbell, Forest ; Knops, Johannes M. H. ; MacDougall, Andrew S. ; McCulley, Rebecca L. ; Moore, J.L. ; Morgan, J.W. ; Mori, Akira S. ; Peri, P.L. ; Pos, E. ; Power, S.A. ; Price, Jodie ; Reich, Peter B. ; Risch, Anita C. ; Roscher, Christiane ; Sankaran, Mahesh ; Schütz, Martin ; Smith, Melinda ; Stevens, Carly ; Tognetti, P.M. ; Virtanen, R ; Wardle, Glenda M. ; Wilfahrt, Peter ; Wang, Shaopeng. / General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. In: Nature Communications. 2020 ; Vol. 11.

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title = "General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales",
abstract = "Eutrophication is a widespread environmental change that usually reduces the stabilizing effect of plant diversity on productivity in local communities. Whether this effect is scale dependent remains to be elucidated. Here, we determine the relationship between plant diversity and temporal stability of productivity for 243 plant communities from 42 grasslands across the globe and quantify the effect of chronic fertilization on these relationships. Unfertilized local communities with more plant species exhibit greater asynchronous dynamics among species in response to natural environmental fluctuations, resulting in greater local stability (alpha stability). Moreover, neighborhood communities that have greater spatial variation in plant species composition within sites (higher beta diversity) have greater spatial asynchrony of productivity among communities, resulting in greater stability at the larger scale (gamma stability). Importantly, fertilization consistently weakens the contribution of plant diversity to both of these stabilizing mechanisms, thus diminishing the positive effect of biodiversity on stability at differing spatial scales. Our findings suggest that preserving grassland functional stability requires conservation of plant diversity within and among ecological communities.",
author = "Yann Hautier and P. Zhang and Michel Loreau and Kevin Wilcox and Seabloom, {Eric W.} and Borer, {Elizabeth T.} and Jarrett Byrnes and Sally Koerner and Kimberly Komatsu and Jonathan Lefcheck and Andrew Hector and Adler, {Peter B.} and Juan Alberti and Arnillas, {Carlos A.} and J.D. Bakker and Brudvig, {Lars A.} and M.N. Bugalho and Cadotte, {Marc W.} and Maria Caldeira and Oliver Carroll and Crawley, {Michael J.} and Scott Collins and Pedro Daleo and Laura Dee and N. Eisenhauer and Forest Isbell and Knops, {Johannes M. H.} and MacDougall, {Andrew S.} and McCulley, {Rebecca L.} and J.L. Moore and J.W. Morgan and Mori, {Akira S.} and P.L. Peri and E. Pos and S.A. Power and Jodie Price and Reich, {Peter B.} and Risch, {Anita C.} and Christiane Roscher and Mahesh Sankaran and Martin Sch{\"u}tz and Melinda Smith and Carly Stevens and P.M. Tognetti and R Virtanen and Wardle, {Glenda M.} and Peter Wilfahrt and Shaopeng Wang",
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journal = "Nature Communications",
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T1 - General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales

AU - Hautier, Yann

AU - Zhang, P.

AU - Loreau, Michel

AU - Wilcox, Kevin

AU - Seabloom, Eric W.

AU - Borer, Elizabeth T.

AU - Byrnes, Jarrett

AU - Koerner, Sally

AU - Komatsu, Kimberly

AU - Lefcheck, Jonathan

AU - Hector, Andrew

AU - Adler, Peter B.

AU - Alberti, Juan

AU - Arnillas, Carlos A.

AU - Bakker, J.D.

AU - Brudvig, Lars A.

AU - Bugalho, M.N.

AU - Cadotte, Marc W.

AU - Caldeira, Maria

AU - Carroll, Oliver

AU - Crawley, Michael J.

AU - Collins, Scott

AU - Daleo, Pedro

AU - Dee, Laura

AU - Eisenhauer, N.

AU - Isbell, Forest

AU - Knops, Johannes M. H.

AU - MacDougall, Andrew S.

AU - McCulley, Rebecca L.

AU - Moore, J.L.

AU - Morgan, J.W.

AU - Mori, Akira S.

AU - Peri, P.L.

AU - Pos, E.

AU - Power, S.A.

AU - Price, Jodie

AU - Reich, Peter B.

AU - Risch, Anita C.

AU - Roscher, Christiane

AU - Sankaran, Mahesh

AU - Schütz, Martin

AU - Smith, Melinda

AU - Stevens, Carly

AU - Tognetti, P.M.

AU - Virtanen, R

AU - Wardle, Glenda M.

AU - Wilfahrt, Peter

AU - Wang, Shaopeng

PY - 2020/10/23

Y1 - 2020/10/23

N2 - Eutrophication is a widespread environmental change that usually reduces the stabilizing effect of plant diversity on productivity in local communities. Whether this effect is scale dependent remains to be elucidated. Here, we determine the relationship between plant diversity and temporal stability of productivity for 243 plant communities from 42 grasslands across the globe and quantify the effect of chronic fertilization on these relationships. Unfertilized local communities with more plant species exhibit greater asynchronous dynamics among species in response to natural environmental fluctuations, resulting in greater local stability (alpha stability). Moreover, neighborhood communities that have greater spatial variation in plant species composition within sites (higher beta diversity) have greater spatial asynchrony of productivity among communities, resulting in greater stability at the larger scale (gamma stability). Importantly, fertilization consistently weakens the contribution of plant diversity to both of these stabilizing mechanisms, thus diminishing the positive effect of biodiversity on stability at differing spatial scales. Our findings suggest that preserving grassland functional stability requires conservation of plant diversity within and among ecological communities.

AB - Eutrophication is a widespread environmental change that usually reduces the stabilizing effect of plant diversity on productivity in local communities. Whether this effect is scale dependent remains to be elucidated. Here, we determine the relationship between plant diversity and temporal stability of productivity for 243 plant communities from 42 grasslands across the globe and quantify the effect of chronic fertilization on these relationships. Unfertilized local communities with more plant species exhibit greater asynchronous dynamics among species in response to natural environmental fluctuations, resulting in greater local stability (alpha stability). Moreover, neighborhood communities that have greater spatial variation in plant species composition within sites (higher beta diversity) have greater spatial asynchrony of productivity among communities, resulting in greater stability at the larger scale (gamma stability). Importantly, fertilization consistently weakens the contribution of plant diversity to both of these stabilizing mechanisms, thus diminishing the positive effect of biodiversity on stability at differing spatial scales. Our findings suggest that preserving grassland functional stability requires conservation of plant diversity within and among ecological communities.

U2 - 10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4

DO - 10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4

M3 - Journal article

VL - 11

JO - Nature Communications

JF - Nature Communications

SN - 2041-1723

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