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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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New publication from Eisenhauer et al. in Science: Ecosystem effects of environmental extremes December 17, 2021 10:11am - Climate and biodiversity change influence carbon, water, and greenhouse gas dynamics, thereby driving the delicate…
New publication from Schielzeth et al. in American Journal of Botany: Community genomics: a community-wide perspective on within-species genetic diversity November 25, 2021 11:13am - It is increasingly being recognized that diversity within species constitutes another important component of biodiversity…
New publication from Venjakob et al. in Plant Biology: Variation in nectar quality across 34 grassland plant species October 13, 2021 12:23pm - Floral nectar is considered the most important floral reward for attracting pollinators. It contains large…
New publication from Prommer et al. in Global Change Biology: Increased microbial growth, biomass, and turnover drive soil organic carbon accumulation at higher plant diversity October 13, 2021 12:09pm - Species‐rich plant communities have been shown to be more productive and to exhibit increased long‐term…

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