Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands
- Declining biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and the effectiveness of agri-environment schemesFrank Berendse
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ambio 33:499-502. 2004..So far, the positive effects appear to be limited. Continuous evaluation and adaptation of these schemes is needed to enable the biodiversity on farmland to recover from the EU's former policy...
- The angiosperm radiation revisited, an ecological explanation for Darwin's 'abominable mystery'Frank Berendse
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Ecol Lett 12:865-72. 2009..Evidence for the possibility of such a critical transition to angiosperm dominance comes from recent work on large scale vegetation shifts, linking long-term field observations, large scale experiments and the use of simulation models...
- Plant species richness regulates soil respiration through changes in productivityAndré Tavares Corrêa Dias
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Oecologia 163:805-13. 2010..We conclude that shifts in productivity are the main mechanism by which changes in plant diversity may affect soil respiration...
- Recovery of plant species richness during long-term fertilization of a species-rich grasslandMarleen Pierik
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, 6708 Wageningen, The Netherlands
Ecology 92:1393-8. 2011..These results show that plant species richness can, at least partially, recover after an initial diversity decline caused by fertilization...
- Diversity-productivity relationships: initial effects, long-term patterns, and underlying mechanismsJasper van Ruijven
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Bornsesteeg 69, 6708 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:695-700. 2005..Furthermore, our results suggest that complementary nutrient uptake in space and time is important. Together, these mechanisms sustain consistently high productivity at high diversity...
- The interplay between shifts in biomass allocation and costs of reproduction in four grassland perennials under simulated successional changeEelke Jongejans
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Wageningen University, Bornsesteeg 69, 6708 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Oecologia 147:369-78. 2006..These responses can be very important for the survival of a species in a metapopulation context...
- Leaf litter quality drives litter mixing effects through complementary resource use among detritivoresVeronique C A Vos
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Environmental Sciences Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Oecologia 173:269-80. 2013..These results show that ultimately, litter diversity effects on decomposition may be driven by complementary resource use of the whole decomposer community (i.e., microbes and macro-detritivores). ..
- The effect of temperature on growth and competition between Sphagnum speciesAngela Breeuwer
Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Oecologia 156:155-67. 2008..These findings suggest that species abundances will shift in response to global warming, particularly at northern sites where hollow species will lose competitive strength relative to hummock species and southern species...
- Reconciling complexity with stability in naturally assembling food websAnje Margriet Neutel
Environment Department, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Nature 449:599-602. 2007..Because the weight of these feedback loops is kept relatively low by the biomass build-up in the successional process, complexity does not lead to instability...