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Linking vegetation change, carbon sequestration and biodiversity: insights from island ecosystems in a long-term natural experiment

Wardle, David A.; Jonsson, Micael; Bansal, Sheel; Bardgett, Richard D.; Gundale, Michael J. and Metcalfe, Dan LU (2012) In Journal of Ecology 100(1). p.16-30
Abstract
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.
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above-ground, below-ground, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, chronosequence, island ecology, natural experiment, plant-soil, (below-ground) interactions, retrogression, succession
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Journal of Ecology
volume
100
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1
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16 - 30
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • wos:000298014400003
  • scopus:83455236452
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1365-2745
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01907.x
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English
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Wardle, David A. and Jonsson, Micael and Bansal, Sheel and Bardgett, Richard D. and Gundale, Michael J. and Metcalfe, Dan},
  issn         = {1365-2745},
  keyword      = {above-ground,below-ground,biodiversity,carbon sequestration,chronosequence,island ecology,natural experiment,plant-soil,(below-ground) interactions,retrogression,succession},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {16--30},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Ecology},
  title        = {Linking vegetation change, carbon sequestration and biodiversity: insights from island ecosystems in a long-term natural experiment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01907.x},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2012},
}