The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx)

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dc.contributor.author ClimMani Working Grp
dc.contributor.author Halbritter, Aud H.
dc.contributor.author De Boeck, Hans J.
dc.contributor.author Eycott, Amy E.
dc.contributor.author Reinsch, Sabine
dc.contributor.author Robinson, David A.
dc.contributor.author Vicca, Sara
dc.contributor.author Berauer, Bernd
dc.contributor.author Christiansen, Casper T.
dc.contributor.author Estiarte, Marc
dc.contributor.author Grunzweig, Jose M.
dc.contributor.author Gya, Ragnhild
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Karin
dc.contributor.author Jentsch, Anke
dc.contributor.author Lee, Hanna
dc.contributor.author Linder, Sune
dc.contributor.author Marshall, John
dc.contributor.author Penuelas, Josep
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Inger Kappel
dc.contributor.author Stuart-Haentjens, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Wilfahrt, Peter
dc.contributor.author Vandvik, Vigdis
dc.contributor.author Macias-Fauria, Marc
dc.contributor.author Porcar-Castell, Albert
dc.contributor.author Mänd, Pille
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-22T13:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-22T13:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01
dc.identifier.citation ClimMani Working Grp , Halbritter , A H , De Boeck , H J , Eycott , A E , Reinsch , S , Robinson , D A , Vicca , S , Berauer , B , Christiansen , C T , Estiarte , M , Grunzweig , J M , Gya , R , Hansen , K , Jentsch , A , Lee , H , Linder , S , Marshall , J , Penuelas , J , Schmidt , I K , Stuart-Haentjens , E , Wilfahrt , P , Vandvik , V , Macias-Fauria , M , Porcar-Castell , A & Mänd , P 2020 , ' The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx) ' , Methods in Ecology and Evolution , vol. 11 , no. 1 , pp. 22-37 . https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13331
dc.identifier.other PURE: 141041483
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000507519800003
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7419-6144/work/77849231
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317861
dc.description.abstract Climate change is a world-wide threat to biodiversity and ecosystem structure, functioning and services. To understand the underlying drivers and mechanisms, and to predict the consequences for nature and people, we urgently need better understanding of the direction and magnitude of climate change impacts across the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. An increasing number of climate change studies are creating new opportunities for meaningful and high-quality generalizations and improved process understanding. However, significant challenges exist related to data availability and/or compatibility across studies, compromising opportunities for data re-use, synthesis and upscaling. Many of these challenges relate to a lack of an established 'best practice' for measuring key impacts and responses. This restrains our current understanding of complex processes and mechanisms in terrestrial ecosystems related to climate change. To overcome these challenges, we collected best-practice methods emerging from major ecological research networks and experiments, as synthesized by 115 experts from across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Our handbook contains guidance on the selection of response variables for different purposes, protocols for standardized measurements of 66 such response variables and advice on data management. Specifically, we recommend a minimum subset of variables that should be collected in all climate change studies to allow data re-use and synthesis, and give guidance on additional variables critical for different types of synthesis and upscaling. The goal of this community effort is to facilitate awareness of the importance and broader application of standardized methods to promote data re-use, availability, compatibility and transparency. We envision improved research practices that will increase returns on investments in individual research projects, facilitate second-order research outputs and create opportunities for collaboration across scientific communities. Ultimately, this should significantly improve the quality and impact of the science, which is required to fulfil society's needs in a changing world. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Methods in Ecology and Evolution
dc.rights cc_by
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject best practice
dc.subject coordinated experiments
dc.subject data management and documentation
dc.subject ecosystem
dc.subject experimental macroecology
dc.subject methodology
dc.subject open science
dc.subject vegetation
dc.subject PRECIPITATION MANIPULATION EXPERIMENTS
dc.subject DISTRIBUTED EXPERIMENTS
dc.subject LITTER DECOMPOSITION
dc.subject NITROGEN
dc.subject PLANT
dc.subject CARBON
dc.subject RESPONSES
dc.subject METAANALYSIS
dc.subject ECOLOGY
dc.subject MODEL
dc.subject 119 Other natural sciences
dc.title The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx) en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Geology (-2014)
dc.contributor.organization Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Ecology and Management
dc.contributor.organization Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13331
dc.relation.issn 2041-210X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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