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The Jena Experiment is a DFG-funded Research Unit (FOR 5000) that builds on a long history of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research (FOR 456; FOR 1451). Despite broad consensus of the positive BEF relationship, the underlying ecological and evolutionary mechanisms have not been well understood. The Jena Experiment aims at filling this gap of knowledge by applying novel experimental and analytical approaches in one of the longest-running biodiversity experiments in the world (running since 2002). The central aim of the Research Unit is to uncover the mechanisms that determine BEF relationships in the short- and in the long-term.

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Jäthelfer (w/m/d) gesucht January 20, 2021 12:17pm - (english version below) Ihr interessiert euch für Pflanzen und arbeitet gerne draußen? Wir brauchen Hilfe…
New publication from Venjakob et al. in Journal of Insects: Inter-Individual Nectar Chemistry Changes of Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis December 16, 2020 12:58pm - Nectar is crucial to maintain plant-pollinator mutualism. Nectar quality (nutritional composition) can vary strongly between…
New publication from Lange et al. in Journal of Ecology: Plant diversity enhances production and downward transport of biodegradable dissolved organic matter November 30, 2020 10:58am - Plant diversity is an important driver of belowground ecosystem functions, such as root growth, soil…
New publication from Xu et al. in Proc. R. Soc. B: Species richness promotes ecosystem carbon storage: evidence from biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments November 27, 2020 12:27pm - Plant diversity has a strong impact on a plethora of ecosystem functions and services, especially…
New publication from Ding et al. in Soil Biology and Biochemistry: Characteristics and origin of intact polar lipids in soil organic matter November 11, 2020 3:05pm - Unconstrained PCA based on the fractional abundances of intact polar lipid classes Membrane lipids and…
New publication from Barnes et al. in Science Advances: Biodiversity enhances the multitrophic control of arthropod herbivory November 10, 2020 8:29am - Arthropod herbivores cause substantial economic costs that drive an increasing need to develop environmentally sustainable…

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