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New paper in Ecology

posted Aug 2, 2011, 5:46 PM by Etienne Laliberté
This paper is the central chapter of my PhD thesis. It explores the long-term effects of changes in soil resource availability and grazing intensity on plant functional composition and diversity, and feedbacks to ecosystem functioning.

The main findings were that soil resource availability exterted dominant control over functioning, both directly and indirectly via changes in plant functional composition, and by modulating the effects of plant functional diversity and grazing intensity (which shifted from negative to positive with increasing soil resources).

The paper can be downloaded from my publications page.