Reading list 20. – 26. May 2019

Summerfield, R. J. 1999. Timing it right: the measurement and prediction of flowering. – Acta Agron. Hung. 47: 203–213. 
Sack L, Cornwell WK, Santiago LS, Barbour MM, Choat B, Evans JR, Munns R, Nicotra A. 2010. A unique web resource for physiology, ecology and the environmental sciences: PrometheusWiki. Functional Plant Biology 387: 687-693.
IPBES (2019). Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

First field day – THREE-D

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the field for the first time in the THREE-D project. In this project, we want to disentangle the impact of different global change drivers on biodiversity and the carbon cycle. We need to select new sites and set up the whole experiment this summer in western Norway and eastern Himalaya in China.

This first round was to set up grazing exclosures. We want to get and estimate of the grazing intensity along the elevational gradients, to know how much biomass is removed over the growing season. For this, we put up metal cages, that will exclude large herbivores and this will be compared with control plots without cages. The biomass in these plots will be harvested, dried and weighed. A master student will work on this project in Norway this summer.

Reading list 25.3 – 31.3.2019

De Long et al. 2018. Why are plant–soil feedbacks so unpredictable, and what to do about it? Functional Ecology. 33:118–128.
Cameron et al. 2019. Uneven global distribution of food web studies under climate change. Ecosphere. 10(3) e02645.
Classen et al. 2015. Direct and indirect effects of climate change on soil microbial and soil microbial‐plant interactions: What lies ahead? Ecosphere. 6(8) 130.

Reading list 11. – 17. March 2019

Green and MacLeod 2015. SIMR: an R package for power analysis of generalized linear mixed models by simulation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 7(4): 493-498.
Defossez et al. 2011. Do interactions between plant and soil biota change with elevation? A study on Fagus sylvatica. Biol. Lett. 7, 699–701.
Giling et al. 2019. Plant diversity alters the representation of motifs in food webs. Nature communitcation. 10, Article number: 1226.
Cameron et al. 2019. Global mismatches in aboveground and belowground biodiversity. Conservation Biology.

Reading list 25.2 – 3.3.2019

Managing 5 papers this time.

Denelle et al. 2019. Distinguishing the signatures of local environmental filtering and regional trait range limits in the study of trait–environment relationships. OIKOS.
Ettinger et al. 2019. How do climate change experiments alter plot-scale climate? Ecology Letters
Sandel et al. 2010. Contrasting trait responses in plant communities to experimental and geographic variation in precipitation. New Phytologist. 188: 565–575.
Fridley et al. 2016. Longer growing seasons shift grassland vegetation towards more-productive species. Nature Climate Change6(9), 865.
Mazziotta et al. 2018. Scaling functional traits to ecosystem processes: Towards a mechanistic understanding in peat mosses. Journal of Ecology. 107:843–859.