One of the major challenges for contemporary ecologists is to understand how ecological communities respond to environmental changes. Although classifying species to their taxonomy is useful, it has major limitations when it comes to answering ecological questions. A more functional approach, based on a species set of traits that define its performance within an ecosystem, provides much more insight. Many plant ecologists have now applied such trait-based approaches, but these studies are often limited to vascular plants and do not include other important primary producer groups such as lichens and bryophytes. However, there may be clear differences in what drives changes in community level traits across environmental gradients between producer groups: in vascular plants changes in species community are often most important and intraspecific variation is often also significant, whereas recent studies suggest that in lichens intraspecific variation alone drives changes in community level traits. In this study, we will disentangle the relative importance of species turnover versus intraspecific variation as drivers of community-level traits in different primary producer groups simultaneously across the same environmental gradient in Finse, Southern Norway. The % cover was estimated visually in 50x50cm subplots with a wire frame marking out 10x10cm squares. All species covering less than 1% was marked as cover = 0.5 in the data.
此資源sampling event的資料已發佈為達爾文核心集檔案（DwC-A），其以一或多組資料表構成分享生物多樣性資料的標準格式。 核心資料表包含 195 筆紀錄。
亦存在 1 筆延伸集的資料表。延伸集中的紀錄補充核心集中紀錄的額外資訊。 每個延伸集資料表中資料筆數顯示如下。
Roos R E, van Zuijlen K, Asplund J (2017): Vascular plants from a study of primary producer traits across an altitudinal gradient in alpine Finse. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management.
此資料的發布者及權利單位為 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)。 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
Samplingevent; alpine plants; functional traits
|緯度南界 經度西界 [58.995, 5.273], 緯度北界 經度東界 [62.674, 12.48]
FuncFinse is a four-year project on primary producers and their effect on the tundra. In this project researcher Johan Asplund and his colleagues will examine how the plants on the tundra interact, and how they in turn affect the natural world around them. – The main objective is to increase understanding of how vascular plants, lichens and mosses together affect ecosystem processes such as decomposition, food webs and thus carbon and nutrient fluxes, says Asplund. A main focus of the project will be the significance of lichens and mosses in these ecosystems. Lichens and mosses are consistently underrepresented in studies of ecosystems and community ecology. This project is planning to fill some of these gaps.
|FuncFinse: Primary producer traits across an altitudinal gradient