Special Issue "Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Relations"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Martin Solan
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Guest Editor
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
Interests: biodiversity; ecosystem function; scale; time

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A consensus has been reached that various components of biodiversity influence ecosystem functioning, but inferences regarding the ecological consequences of altered biodiversity are largely derived from small-scale studies. Natural ecosystems are dynamic over a variety of temporal and spatial scales, changing processes of community assembly, and altering how species interact with one another and their environment. Consequently, tremendous uncertainty surround estimates of the functional consequences of alternative biodiversity-environmental futures. This Special Issue considers how the spatial and temporal dimensions of  ecosystems may moderate biodiversity-functioning relations across a range of environmental contexts.

Prof. Martin Solan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem function
  • macroecology
  • scale
  • landscape
  • variation
  • uncertainty

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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