Linking vegetation change, carbon sequestration and biodiversity: insights from island ecosystems in a long-term natural experiment
2012 (English)In: Journal of Ecology, ISSN 0022-0477, E-ISSN 1365-2745, Vol. 100, no 1, 16-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
1. Despite recent interest in linkages between above- and below-ground communities and their consequences for ecosystem processes, much remains unknown about their responses to long-term ecosystem change. We synthesize multiple lines of evidence from a long-term natural experiment to illustrate how ecosystem retrogression (the decline in ecosystem process rates due to long-term absence of major disturbance) drives vegetation change, and thus above-ground and below-ground carbon (C) sequestration, and communities of consumer biota.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malden, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 100, no 1, 16-30 p.
above-ground, below-ground, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, chronosequence, island ecology, natural experiment, plant-soil (below-ground) interactions, retrogression, succession
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52185DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01907.xISI: 000298014400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52185DiVA: diva2:503843