Here, we narrow this gap by means of a pan-European field experiment on a fundamental ecosystem process--leaf-litter breakdown--in streams across a greater than fold nutrient gradient. Dramatically slowed breakdown at both extremes of the gradient indicated strong nutrient limitation in unaffected systems, potential for strong stimulation in moderately altered systems, and inhibition in highly polluted streams.
This large-scale response pattern emphasizes the need to complement established structural approaches such as water chemistry, hydrogeomorphology, and biological diversity metrics with functional measures such as litter-breakdown rate, whole-system metabolism, and nutrient spiraling for assessing ecosystem health. This thematic volume represents an important and exciting benchmark in the study of intergrative ecology, synthesizing and showcasing current research and highlighting future directions for the development of the field.
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Lyssna fritt i 30 dagar! Ange kod: play Du kanske gillar. Ecological Networks Guy Woodward E-bok. Predicting the consequences of species loss using size-structured biodiversity approaches. Biological Reviews. Unexpected changes in community size structure in a natural warming experiment. Nature Climate Change. Scrine, J.
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Interactive effects of temperature and habitat complexity on freshwater communities. Ecology and Evolution. Zhao, L. Weighting and indirect effects identify keystone species in food webs. Ecology Letters. O'Gorman, EJ. Temperature effects on fish production across a natural thermal gradient. Global Change Biology. Donohue, I. Navigating the complexity of ecological stability.
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Gray, C. It's only a matter of time: the altered role of subsidies in a warming world. McElroy, DJ. Size-balanced community reorganization in response to nutrients and warming.
Publications - Professor Guy Woodward
Plebani, M. Substratum-dependent responses of ciliate assemblages to temperature: a natural experiment in Icelandic streams. Freshwater Biology. Integrating comparative functional response experiments into global change research.
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Journal of Applied Ecology. Climate change and geothermal ecosystems: natural laboratories, sentinel systems, and future refugia. Salvaterra, T. Impacts of the invasive alga Sargassum muticum on ecosystem functioning and food web structure. Biological Invasions.
Adams, GL. Diatoms can be an important exception to temperature-size rules at species and community levels of organization.
Hudson, LN. Cheddar: analysis and visualisation of ecological communities in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Advances in Ecological Research. Body Size Distribution of the Dinosaurs. Multiple anthropogenic stressors and the structural properties of food webs.