Project

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in stressed environments

Duration
01 January 2016 → 30 November 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Geology
    • Ecology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
Keywords
copepod stress ecosystem functioning food webs diatom biodiversity
 
Project description

Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research rarely includes actual stress exposure. In experimental marine food webs (diatoms and copepods), conventional diversity-functioning relations are contrasted with those obtained from exposure to chemical stress. We tested whether biodiversity and functioning in stressed communities can be predicted from species-specific stress responses.