Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities

Authors
Wilcox, Kevin R.; Tredennick, Andrew T.; Koerner, Sally E.; Grman, Emily; Hallett, Lauren M.; Avolio, Meghan L.; La Pierre, Kimberly J.; Houseman, Gregory R.; Forest, Isbell; Johnson, David Samuel; Alatalo, Juha M.; Baldwin, Andrew H.; Bork, Edward W.; Boughton, Elizabeth H.; Bowman, William D.; Britton, Andrea J.; Cahill, James F.; Collins, Scott L.; Du, Guozhen; Eskelinen, Anu; Gough, Laura; Jentsch, Anke; Kern, Christel; Klanderud, Kari; Knapp, Alan K.; Kreyling, Juergen; Luo, Yiqi; McLaren, James E.; Megonigal, Patrick; Onipchenko, Vladimir; Prevéy, Janet; Price, Jodi N.; Robinson, Clare H.; Sala, Osvaldo Esteban; Smith, Melinda D.; Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.; Souza, Lara; Tilman, David; White, Shannon R.; Xu, Zhuwen; Yahdjian, María Laura; Yu, Qiang; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Yunhai
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Temporal stability of ecosystem functioning increases the predictability and reliability of ecosystem services, and understanding the drivers of stability across spatial scales is important for land management and policy decisions. We used species-level abundance data from 62 plant communities across five continents to assess mechanisms of temporal stability across spatial scales. We assessed how asynchrony (i.e. different units responding dissimilarly through time) of species and local communities stabilised metacommunity ecosystem function. Asynchrony of species increased stability of local communities, and asynchrony among local communities enhanced metacommunity stability by a wide range of magnitudes (1–315%); this range was positively correlated with the size of the metacommunity. Additionally, asynchronous responses among local communities were linked with species’ populations fluctuating asynchronously across space, perhaps stemming from physical and/or competitive differences among local communities. Accordingly, we suggest spatial heterogeneity should be a major focus for maintaining the stability of ecosystem services at larger spatial scales.
Fil: Wilcox, Kevin R.. Oklahoma State University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Tredennick, Andrew T.. State University of Utah; Estados Unidos
Fil: Koerner, Sally E.. University of North Carolina; Estados Unidos
Fil: Grman, Emily. Eastern Michigan University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Hallett, Lauren M.. University of Oregon; Estados Unidos
Fil: Avolio, Meghan L.. University Johns Hopkins; Estados Unidos
Fil: La Pierre, Kimberly J.. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Estados Unidos
Fil: Houseman, Gregory R.. Wichita State University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Forest, Isbell. University of Minnesota; Estados Unidos
Fil: Johnson, David Samuel. Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Estados Unidos
Fil: Alatalo, Juha M.. Qatar University; Qatar
Fil: Baldwin, Andrew H.. University of Maryland; Estados Unidos
Fil: Bork, Edward W.. University of Alberta; Canadá
Fil: Boughton, Elizabeth H.. MacArthur Agroecology Research Center; Estados Unidos
Fil: Bowman, William D.. University of Colorado; Estados Unidos
Fil: Britton, Andrea J.. James Hutton Institute; Estados Unidos
Fil: Cahill, James F.. University of Alberta; Canadá
Fil: Collins, Scott L.. University of New Mexico; Estados Unidos
Fil: Du, Guozhen. Lanzhou University; China
Fil: Eskelinen, Anu. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; Alemania. German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research; Alemania. University of Oulu; Finlandia
Fil: Gough, Laura. Towson University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Jentsch, Anke. University of Bayreuth; Alemania
Fil: Kern, Christel. United States Forest Service; Estados Unidos
Fil: Klanderud, Kari. Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Noruega
Fil: Knapp, Alan K.. Colorado State University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Kreyling, Juergen. Greifswald University; Alemania
Fil: Luo, Yiqi. Oklahoma State University; Estados Unidos. Northern Arizona University; Estados Unidos. Tsinghua University; China
Fil: McLaren, James E.. University of Texas at El Paso; Estados Unidos
Fil: Megonigal, Patrick. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Estados Unidos
Fil: Onipchenko, Vladimir. Moscow State Lomonosov University; Rusia
Fil: Prevéy, Janet. Pacific Northwest Research Station; Estados Unidos
Fil: Price, Jodi N.. Charles Sturt University; Australia
Fil: Robinson, Clare H.. University of Manchester; Reino Unido
Fil: Sala, Osvaldo Esteban. Arizona State University; Estados Unidos. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisiológicas y Ecológicas Vinculadas a la Agricultura. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomía; Argentina
Fil: Smith, Melinda D.. Colorado State University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.. Leiden University; Países Bajos
Fil: Souza, Lara. Oklahoma State University; Estados Unidos
Fil: Tilman, David. University of Minnesota; Estados Unidos
Fil: White, Shannon R.. Government of Alberta; Canadá
Fil: Xu, Zhuwen. Chinese Academy of Sciences; República de China
Fil: Yahdjian, María Laura. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisiológicas y Ecológicas Vinculadas a la Agricultura. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomía; Argentina
Fil: Yu, Qiang. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; China
Fil: Zhang, Pengfei. Lanzhou University; China
Fil: Zhang, Yunhai. Chinese Academy of Sciences; República de China. University Aarhus; Dinamarca
Subject
ALPHA DIVERSITY
ALPHA VARIABILITY
BETA DIVERSITY
BIODIVERSITY
CORRE DATA BASE
PATCHINESS
PLANT COMMUNITIES
PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY
SPECIES SYNCHRONY
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/52552