Diversity increases carbon storage and tree productivity in Spanish forests
AuthorRuiz Benito, Paloma; Paquette , A.; Gómez-Aparicio, Lorena; Messier , C.; Kattge, Jens; [et al.]
IdentifiersEnlace permanente (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/37652
Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2014, v. 23, n. 3, p. 311-322
Ecosystem functions and services
Maximum likelihood techniques
National forest inventory
INTERBOS3-CGL2008-04503-C03-03 y SUM2008-00004-C03-01 projects, FUNDIV (ENV.2010.2.1.4-1) y FPU fellowship (AP2008-01325).
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Biodiversity loss could reduce primary productivity and the carbon storage provided by forests; however, the mechanisms underpinning the effects of biodiversity on multiple ecosystem functions are not completely understood. Spanish forests are of particular interest because of the broad variation in environmental conditions and management history. We tested for the existence of a relationship between diversity effects and both carbon storage and tree productivity, and examined the relative importance of complementarity and selection mechanisms in a wide variety of forests, from cold deciduous Atlantic to xeric Mediterranean evergreen forests. We used c. 54,000 plots of the Spanish Forest Inventory and maximum likelihood techniques to quantify how climate, stand structure and diversity shape carbon storage and tree productivity. Diversity effects included both complementarity and selection mechanisms, measured respectively through functional diversity and functional identity measures.
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