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New paper in Ecology

posted Mar 11, 2012, 7:24 PM by Etienne Laliberté
A new paper by myself and Jason Tylianakis  has just been published in the 01/2012 issue of Ecology. This paper explore the direct and indirect links between long-term fertilisation, grazing intensity, plant traits and ecosystem functioning. It was one of the key papers of my PhD.

It shows, among other things, that (i) the effect of herbivores on plant functional diversity depends on soil resource availability, (ii) the effect of herbivores and plant functional diversity on NPP is negative at low fertility but positive at high fertility, and (iii) NPP is a central integrator of ecosystem functioning.