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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 Chen et al. in Nature Communications: Drought-exposure history increases complementarity between plant species in response to a subsequent drought June 13, 2022 11:05am - Drought-exposure history increases complementarity between plant species in response to a subsequent drought Growing threats…
Jäthelfer (w/m/d) gesucht May 25, 2022 11:05am - [ for English version, please see below ] Achtung kurze Bewerbungsfrist: 03.06.2022 Ihr interessiert euch…
New publication from Schmid et al. in Grassland Research: Removing subordinate species in a biodiversity experiment to mimic observational field studies May 23, 2022 1:35pm - Positive effects of plant species richness on community biomass in biodiversity experiments are often stronger…
New publication from Dietrich et al. in eLife: Eco-evolutionary dynamics modulate plant responses to global change depending on plant diversity and species identity April 1, 2022 10:37am - Global change has dramatic impacts on grassland diversity. However, little is known about how fast…
New publication from Guimarães-Steinicke et al. in Remote Sensing: Diversity Effects on Canopy Structure Change throughout a Growing Season in Experimental Grassland Communities March 24, 2022 11:06am - Increasing plant diversity commonly enhances standing biomass and other ecosystem functions (i.e., carbon fluxes, water…
Master thesis on the role of intraspecific chemical plant variation on associated arthropod food web structure (Jena, Germany) February 14, 2022 12:05pm - To what extent chemical profiles and chemical diversity of the basal resource (tansy) determine food…

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