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Niche overlap reveals the effects of competition, disturbance and contrasting assembly processes in experimental grassland communities

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    0364929 - BU-J 2012 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Mason, N. W. H. - de Bello, Francesco - Doležal, Jiří - Lepš, Jan
    Niche overlap reveals the effects of competition, disturbance and contrasting assembly processes in experimental grassland communities.
    Journal of Ecology. Roč. 99, č. 3 (2011), s. 788-796 ISSN 0022-0477
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA206/09/1471
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60050516; CEZ:AV0Z50070508
    Klíčová slova: coexistence * complementarity * fertilization
    Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika
    Impakt faktor: 5.044, rok: 2011

    Understanding the processes by which species sort themselves into communities remains a central puzzle for attempts to maintain biodiversity. It remains unclear whether any single assembly process is generally dominant or whether the influence of contrasting processes varies in a predictable way relative to biotic and abiotic gradients. Abundance-weighted niche overlap between species provides a powerful means of contrasting two major assembly processes - niche complementarity and environmental filtering. The results suggest that the importance of niche differences between species in structuring grassland communities should increase with increasing biomass and decrease with disturbance in grassland communities. They also emphasize that contrasting community assembly processes may occur for different niche axes, even within a single community.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0200289