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Taxonomic and functional turnover are decoupled in European peat bogs

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, October 2017
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Title
Taxonomic and functional turnover are decoupled in European peat bogs
Published in
Nature Communications, October 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41467-017-01350-5
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Authors

Bjorn J. M. Robroek, Vincent E. J. Jassey, Richard J. Payne, Magalí Martí, Luca Bragazza, Albert Bleeker, Alexandre Buttler, Simon J. M. Caporn, Nancy B. Dise, Jens Kattge, Katarzyna Zając, Bo H. Svensson, Jasper van Ruijven, Jos T. A. Verhoeven

Abstract

In peatland ecosystems, plant communities mediate a globally significant carbon store. The effects of global environmental change on plant assemblages are expected to be a factor in determining how ecosystem functions such as carbon uptake will respond. Using vegetation data from 56 Sphagnum-dominated peat bogs across Europe, we show that in these ecosystems plant species aggregate into two major clusters that are each defined by shared response to environmental conditions. Across environmental gradients, we find significant taxonomic turnover in both clusters. However, functional identity and functional redundancy of the community as a whole remain unchanged. This strongly suggests that in peat bogs, species turnover across environmental gradients is restricted to functionally similar species. Our results demonstrate that plant taxonomic and functional turnover are decoupled, which may allow these peat bogs to maintain ecosystem functioning when subject to future environmental change.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 94 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 28%
Student > Master 16 17%
Researcher 12 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Postgraduate 3 3%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 32%
Environmental Science 28 30%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 7%
Arts and Humanities 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 20 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 114. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 October 2018.
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#149,394
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#2,543
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#6,760
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#245
of 2,161 outputs
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