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Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest
Binkenstein, Julia; Klein, Alexandra-Maria; Assmann, Thorsten1; Buscot, Francois2,4; Erfmeier, Alexandra2; Ma, Keping5; Pietsch, Katherina A.; Schmidt, Karsten7; Scholten, Thomas7; Wubet, Tesfaye2,4; Bruelheide, Helge2,3; Schuldt, Andreas1,3; Staab, Michael
2018
Source PublicationECOGRAPHY
ISSN0906-7590
Volume41Issue:6Pages:1013-1023
AbstractNegative relationships between species richness and elevation are common and attributed to changes in single environmental properties associated to elevation, such as temperature and habitat area. However, research has lacked taxonomic breadth and comprehensive elevation studies that consider multiple groups from different trophic levels are rare. We thus analysed 24 groups of plants, arthropods, and microorganisms grouped into six trophic guilds (predators, detritivores, herbivores, plants, bacteria and fungi) along a relatively short elevational gradient (similar to 600 m) in a subtropical forest in south-east China. The total species richness of all organisms was not related to elevation, nor was the richness of plants, herbivores or microorganisms. However, species richness and abundance in two major trophic guilds of arthropods changed with elevation, which was mediated by changes in elevation-associated habitat properties. Specifically, deadwood mass increased with elevation, which increased detritivore richness indirectly via detritivore abundance, thus supporting the 'more individuals hypothesis'. In contrast, lower predator richness at higher elevations was directly related to lower mean temperatures, which had no effect on abundance. Our study demonstrates that even along relatively short gradients, elevation can have strong direct and abundance-mediated effects on species richness, but with effects varying from positive to negative signs depending on local resource availability and the characteristics of groups or trophic guilds. If elevation positively influences local environmental properties that benefit a given group, richness can increase towards higher elevations. Thus, the effect of global change in mountainous regions should be evaluated within the local environmental context using multi-taxon approaches.
Subject AreaBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology
DOI10.1111/ecog.03086
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordSPECIES RICHNESS ; INDIVIDUALS HYPOTHESIS ; MONTANE BIODIVERSITY ; ALTITUDINAL GRADIENT ; ARTHROPOD DIVERSITY ; FUNGAL COMMUNITIES ; ICE STORM ; ENERGY ; ANTS ; AREA
WOS IDWOS:000434091800013
PublisherWILEY
SubtypeArticle
Publication PlaceHOBOKEN
EISSN1600-0587
Corresponding Author Emailjulia.binkenstein@gmx.de
OABronze
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ibcas.ac.cn/handle/2S10CLM1/20735
Collection植被与环境变化国家重点实验室
Affiliation1.Univ Freiburg, Fac Environm & Nat Resources, Dept Nat Conservat & Landscape Ecol, Freiburg, Germany
2.Leuphana Univ, Luneburg Inst Ecol, Luneburg, Germany
3.German Ctr Integrat Biodivers Res iDiv, Leipzig, Germany
4.Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Inst Biol Geobot & Bot Garden, Halle, Germany
5.UFZ Helmholtz Ctr Environm Res, Dept Soil Ecol, Halle, Saale, Germany
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, Beijing, Peoples R China
7.Pietsch, Katherina A.] Univ Leipzig, Dept Special Bot & Funct Biodivers, Leipzig, Germany
8.Univ Tubingen, Dept Geosci, Chair Soil Sci & Geomorphol, Tubingen, Germany
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Binkenstein, Julia,Klein, Alexandra-Maria,Assmann, Thorsten,et al. Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest[J]. ECOGRAPHY,2018,41(6):1013-1023.
APA Binkenstein, Julia.,Klein, Alexandra-Maria.,Assmann, Thorsten.,Buscot, Francois.,Erfmeier, Alexandra.,...&Staab, Michael.(2018).Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest.ECOGRAPHY,41(6),1013-1023.
MLA Binkenstein, Julia,et al."Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest".ECOGRAPHY 41.6(2018):1013-1023.
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