Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning

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Scherer-Lorenzen , M , Gessner , M O , Beisner , B E , Messier , C , Paquette , A , Petermann , J S , Soininen , J & Nock , C A 2022 , ' Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning ' , Trends in Ecology & Evolution , vol. 37 , no. 5 , pp. 454-467 .

Title: Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning
Author: Scherer-Lorenzen, Michael; Gessner, Mark O.; Beisner, Beatrix E.; Messier, Christian; Paquette, Alain; Petermann, Jana S.; Soininen, Janne; Nock, Charles A.
Contributor organization: Department of Geosciences and Geography
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2022-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
ISSN: 0169-5347
Abstract: The biodiversity-ecosystem functioning concept asserts that processes in ecosystems are markedly influenced by species richness and other facets of biodiversity. However, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning studies have been largely restricted to single ecosystems, ignoring the importance of functional links - such as the exchange of matter, energy, and organisms - between coupled ecosystems. Here we present a basic concept and outline three pathways of cross boundary biodiversity effects on ecosystem processes and propose an agenda to assess such effects, focusing on terrestrial-aquatic linkages to illustrate the case. This cross-boundary perspective of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships presents a promising frontier for biodiversity and ecosystem science with repercussions for the conservation, restoration, and management of biodiversity and ecosystems from local to landscape scales.
Subject: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1171 Geosciences
1172 Environmental sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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