Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe

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Pilotto , F , Kuehn , I , Adrian , R , Alber , R , Alignier , A , Andrews , C , Baeck , J , Barbaro , L , Beaumont , D , Beenaerts , N , Benham , S , Boukal , D S , Bretagnolle , V , Camatti , E , Canullo , R , Cardoso , P G , Ens , B J , Everaert , G , Evtimova , V , Feuchtmayr , H , Garcia-Gonzalez , R , Gomez Garcia , D , Grandin , U , Gutowski , J M , Hadar , L , Halada , L , Halassy , M , Hummel , H , Huttunen , K-L , Jaroszewicz , B , Jensen , T C , Kalivoda , H , Schmidt , I K , Kroencke , I , Leinonen , R , Martinho , F , Meesenburg , H , Meyer , J , Minerbi , S , Monteith , D , Nikolov , B P , Oro , D , Ozolins , D , Padedda , B M , Pallett , D , Pansera , M , Pardal , M A , Petriccione , B , Pipan , T , Poeyry , J , Schaefer , S M , Schaub , M , Schneider , S C , Skuja , A , Soetaert , K , Springe , G , Stanchev , R , Stockan , J A , Stoll , S , Sundqvist , L , Thimonier , A , Van Hoey , G , Van Ryckegem , G , Visser , M E , Vorhauser , S & Haase , P 2020 , ' Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe ' , Nature Communications , vol. 11 , no. 1 , 3486 .

Title: Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe
Author: Pilotto, Francesca; Kuehn, Ingolf; Adrian, Rita; Alber, Renate; Alignier, Audrey; Andrews, Christopher; Baeck, Jaana; Barbaro, Luc; Beaumont, Deborah; Beenaerts, Natalie; Benham, Sue; Boukal, David S.; Bretagnolle, Vincent; Camatti, Elisa; Canullo, Roberto; Cardoso, Patricia G.; Ens, Bruno J.; Everaert, Gert; Evtimova, Vesela; Feuchtmayr, Heidrun; Garcia-Gonzalez, Ricardo; Gomez Garcia, Daniel; Grandin, Ulf; Gutowski, Jerzy M.; Hadar, Liat; Halada, Lubos; Halassy, Melinda; Hummel, Herman; Huttunen, Kaisa-Leena; Jaroszewicz, Bogdan; Jensen, Thomas C.; Kalivoda, Henrik; Schmidt, Inger Kappel; Kroencke, Ingrid; Leinonen, Reima; Martinho, Filipe; Meesenburg, Henning; Meyer, Julia; Minerbi, Stefano; Monteith, Don; Nikolov, Boris P.; Oro, Daniel; Ozolins, Davis; Padedda, Bachisio M.; Pallett, Denise; Pansera, Marco; Pardal, Miguel Angelo; Petriccione, Bruno; Pipan, Tanja; Poeyry, Juha; Schaefer, Stefanie M.; Schaub, Marcus; Schneider, Susanne C.; Skuja, Agnija; Soetaert, Karline; Springe, Gunta; Stanchev, Radoslav; Stockan, Jenni A.; Stoll, Stefan; Sundqvist, Lisa; Thimonier, Anne; Van Hoey, Gert; Van Ryckegem, Gunther; Visser, Marcel E.; Vorhauser, Samuel; Haase, Peter
Contributor organization: Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
Department of Forest Sciences
Forest Ecology and Management
Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)
Date: 2020-07-13
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Nature Communications
ISSN: 2041-1723
Abstract: Local biodiversity trends over time are likely to be decoupled from global trends, as local processes may compensate or counteract global change. We analyze 161 long-term biological time series (15-91 years) collected across Europe, using a comprehensive dataset comprising similar to 6,200 marine, freshwater and terrestrial taxa. We test whether (i) local long-term biodiversity trends are consistent among biogeoregions, realms and taxonomic groups, and (ii) changes in biodiversity correlate with regional climate and local conditions. Our results reveal that local trends of abundance, richness and diversity differ among biogeoregions, realms and taxonomic groups, demonstrating that biodiversity changes at local scale are often complex and cannot be easily generalized. However, we find increases in richness and abundance with increasing temperature and naturalness as well as a clear spatial pattern in changes in community composition (i.e. temporal taxonomic turnover) in most biogeoregions of Northern and Eastern Europe. The global biodiversity decline might conceal complex local and group-specific trends. Here the authors report a quantitative synthesis of longterm biodiversity trends across Europe, showing how, despite overall increase in biodiversity metric and stability in abundance, trends differ between regions, ecosystem types, and taxa.
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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