The Biodiversity–Ecosystem Functioning Experiment China (BEF-China) platform has been jointly set up by Chinese, German and Swiss researchers since 2008. BEF-China aims at explaining effects of species loss on ecosystem variables and at deciphering the underlying processes. A wide range of scientists contribute to the BEF-China projects , involving groups focusing on multiple diversity dimensions, multiple ecosystem components and multiple ecosystem functions. The dimensions of biodiversity include species diversity, functional diversity and genetic diversity; the components of ecosystems include plants, animals and microorganisms; and the functions of ecosystems include productivity, nutrient cycling, decomposition, multi-trophic interactions, resistance to soil erosion and other stress-resistance abilities.
Carbon–biodiversity relationships in a highly diverse subtropical forest
Carbon-focused climate mitigation strategies are becoming increasingly important in forests. However, with ongoing biodiversity decli...
Functional potential of soil microbial communities and their subcommunities varies with tree mycorrhizal type and tree diversity
Soil microbial communities play crucial roles in the earth’s biogeochemical cycles. Yet, their genomic potential for nutrient cycling...
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