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Testing community assembly predictions for nominal and continuous plant traits in species-rich grasslands

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    0370235 - BU-J 2012 RIV CZ eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Schamp, B. S. - Hettenbergerová, E. - Hájek, Michal
    Testing community assembly predictions for nominal and continuous plant traits in species-rich grasslands.
    Preslia. Roč. 83, č. 3 (2011), s. 329-346 ISSN 0032-7786
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60050516
    Klíčová slova: coexistence * functional diversity * limiting similarity
    Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika
    Impakt faktor: 2.521, rok: 2011

    We investigated patterns of trait-based community assembly in grasslands using continuous and nominal species-level traits. Plant species were randomly organized with respect to both maximum and minimum species height; however, coexisting plant species had a significantly smaller mean seed mass than expected by chance, and were significantly convergent in seed mass. These patterns were most pronounced in wet grasslands. Grasslands were non-randomly assembled with respect to five of our ten traits including seed mass, fruit type, CGO, branching type and leaf distribution. Among these, only patterns of branching type clearly conformed to the predictions from Limiting Similarity Theory, suggesting that variation in this trait may contribute to species coexistence in these grasslands. In general, patterns were consistent across the two plot sizes.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0204094