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Biodiversity and the stability of ecosystem functioning

John N. Griffin, Eoin J. O’Gorman, Mark C. Emmerson, Stuart R. Jenkins, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Michel Loreau, and Amy Symstad

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Concern that the rapid anthropogenic erosion of biodiversity may undermine the delivery of ecosystem services has prompted a synthesis of community and ecosystem ecology over the last decade. ... More


Ecological consequences of declining biodiversity: a biodiversity–ecosystem function (BEF) framework for marine systems

Shahid Naeem

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the significance of marine biodiversity in relation to marine ecosystem functioning. It proposes a biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) framework for marine systems and how it ... More


Effects of biodiversity–environment conditions on the interpretation of biodiversity–function relations

Jasmin A. Godbold

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses biodiversity-ecosystem function studies in aquatic ecosystems in which additional biotic or abiotic drivers have been taken into account as mediators of ecosystem responses. It ... More


Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: an ecosystem-level approach

David Raffaelli and Alan M. Friedlander

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes some approaches for understanding biodiversity-ecosystem function at larger spatial and at longer temporal scales. It first considers the importance of building a credible ... More


Why bother going outside: the role of observational studies in understanding biodiversity–ecosystem function relationships

Simon F. Thrush and Andrew M. Lohrer

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines how observational studies can help in the design, execution, and interpretation of biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships. It first analyses the heterogeneous nature of ... More


Biodiversity–ecosystem function

Simon F. Thrush, Judi E. Hewitt, Conrad A. Pilditch, and Alf Norkko

in Ecology of Coastal Marine Sediments: Form, Function, and Change in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198804765
eISBN:
9780191843044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804765.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at the links between biodiversity and ecosystem function in soft sediments to help understand the implications of biodiversity loss on ecosystem services. The chapter contains a ... More


Multitrophic biodiversity and the responses of marine ecosystems to global change

J. Emmett Duffy, John J. Stachowicz, and John F. Bruno

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the impact of global change stressors on biodiversity — with an emphasis on the number, composition, and trait distribution of species in communities — and the functioning of ... More


The analysis of biodiversity–ecosystem function experiments: partitioning richness and density-dependent effects

Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi and Elena Maggi

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines a biodiversity-ecosystem function experiment, which includes the manipulation of algal richness and abundance in factorial combinations, using mixed-effect models. It also ... More


Reality check: issues of scale and abstraction in biodiversity research, and potential solutions

Tasman P. Crowe, Matthew E. S. Bracken, and Nessa E. O’Connor

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the nature of biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) research undertaken to date in marine systems and compares it with that done in terrestrial systems. It discusses gaps in ... More


The importance of body size, abundance, and food-web structure for ecosystem functioning

Mark C. Emmerson

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Hundreds of plant and animal species co-exist in marine ecosystems. More than 150 years ago, Charles Darwin recognised explicitly the importance of species interactions by invoking the concept of a ... More


Implementing an ecosystem approach: predicting and safeguarding marine biodiversity futures

Alison R. Holt, Caroline Hattam, Stephen Mangi, Anton Edwards, and Scot Mathieson

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The relationships between marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning raise the possibility that the loss of biodiversity will have serious consequences for humans, who obtain a variety of ... More


Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

in The Biology of Grasslands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Biodiversity is a measure of variety of life forms, and can be assessed at the genetic, species, and landscape levels. Species diversity can be partitioned into its basic components of richness ... More


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