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Linking plant functional diversity to ecosystem multifunctionality in arid systems worldwilde

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 170˙121 €
 EC max contribution 170˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2017-09-30


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1    UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS ES (MOSTOLES) coordinator 170˙121.00


 Project objective

The relationship between plant functional diversity and ecosystem functioning has been hotly debated, and previous research has shown direct feedbacks effects of functional community structure on ecosystem processes. However, previous studies have not considered indirect effects via changes in biotic interactions, and this is an emerging and crucial challenge for community and ecosystem ecologists. The DRYFUN project aims to assess the ultimate effects of biotic interactions on ecosystem processes of global drylands, by coupling a multi-trait approach with an observational database from 236 sites distributed among all continents except Antarctica. Its main objectives are to: (i) test the importance of abiotic and biotic processes for community structure in global drylands, (ii) assess the importance of within- and between-species trait variability for functional diversity, (iii) assess both the direct and indirect impact of dryland functional diversity on ecosystem multifunctionality (i.e., the provision of several ecosystem processes simultaneously; multifunctionality hereafter) at multiple spatial scales and (iv) explore the importance of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversities on multifunctionality. The DRYFUN project is a unique opportunity to test the universal impact of functional diversity on dryland ecosystem functioning, and to provide data for establishing relevant management and restoration strategies for drylands.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y., Liancourt P., de Bello F., Altman J., Brozova V., Chlumska Z., Dvorsky M., Capkova K., Kopecky M., Rehakova K., Riha P., Leps J., Dolezal J.
A multi-scale approach reveals random phylogenetic patterns at the edge of vascular plant life.
published pages: , ISSN: 1433-8319, DOI:
Perspective in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2019-06-13
2017 Yuanzhi Li, Bill Shipley, Jodi N. Price, Vinícius de L. Dantas, Riin Tamme, Mark Westoby, Andrew Siefert, Brandon S. Schamp, Marko J. Spasojevic, Vincent Jung, Daniel C. Laughlin, Sarah J. Richardson, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Christian Schöb, Antonio Gazol, Honor C. Prentice, Nicolas Gross, Jake Overton, Marcus V. Cianciaruso, Frédérique Louault, Chiho Kamiyama, Tohru Nakashizuka, Kouki Hikosaka, Takehiro Sasaki, Masatoshi Katabuchi, Cédric Frenette Dussault, Stephanie Gaucherand, Ning Chen, Marie Vandewalle, Marco Antônio Batalha
Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide
published pages: , ISSN: 0022-0477, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12802
Journal of Ecology 2019-06-13
2015 Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Luca Börger, José-Luis Quero, Miguel García-Gómez, Sara Soriano, Fernando T. Maestre, Nicolas Gross
Traits of neighbouring plants and space limitation determine intraspecific trait variability in semi-arid shrublands
published pages: 1647-1657, ISSN: 0022-0477, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12480
Journal of Ecology 103/6 2019-06-13
2017 Nicolas Gross, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Pierre Liancourt, Miguel Berdugo, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Fernando T. Maestre
Functional trait diversity maximizes ecosystem multifunctionality
published pages: 132, ISSN: 2397-334X, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0132
Nature Ecology & Evolution 1/5 2019-06-13
2017 Raúl Ochoa-Hueso, David J. Eldridge, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Santiago Soliveres, Matthew A. Bowker, Nicolas Gross, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, José L. Quero, Miguel García-Gómez, Enrique Valencia, Tulio Arredondo, Laura Beinticinco, Donaldo Bran, Alex Cea, Daniel Coaguila, Andrew J. Dougill, Carlos I. Espinosa, Juan Gaitán, Reginald T. Guuroh, Elizabeth Guzman, Julio R. Gutiérrez, Rosa M. Hernández, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Thomas Jeffries, Anja Linstädter, Rebecca L. Mau, Jorge Monerris, Aníbal Prina, Eduardo Pucheta, Ilan Stavi, Andrew D. Thomas, Eli Zaady, Brajesh K. Singh, Fernando T. Maestre
Soil fungal abundance and plant functional traits drive fertile island formation in global drylands
published pages: , ISSN: 0022-0477, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12871
Journal of Ecology 2019-06-13
2017 Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Nicolas Gross, Fernando T. Maestre, Vincent Maire, Francesco de Bello, Carlos Roberto Fonseca, Jens Kattge, Enrique Valencia, Jan Leps, Pierre Liancourt
Testing the environmental filtering concept in global drylands
published pages: 1058-1069, ISSN: 0022-0477, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12735
Journal of Ecology 105/4 2019-06-13
2016 Maria Májeková, Taavi Paal, Nichola S. Plowman, Michala Bryndová, Liis Kasari, Anna Norberg, Matthias Weiss, Tom R. Bishop, Sarah H. Luke, Katerina Sam, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Jan Lepš, Lars Götzenberger, Francesco de Bello
Evaluating Functional Diversity: Missing Trait Data and the Importance of Species Abundance Structure and Data Transformation
published pages: e0149270, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149270
PLOS ONE 11/2 2019-06-13

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