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author = {Neyret, M and Le, Provost G and Boesing, AL and Schneider, FD and Baulechner, D and Bergmann, J and de, Vries FT and Fiore-Donno, AM and Geisen, S and Goldmann, K and Merges, A and Saifutdinov, RA and Simons, NK and Tobias, JA and Zaitsev, AS and Gossner, MM and Jung, K and Kandeler, E and Krauss, J and Penone, C and Schloter, M and Schulz, S and Staab, M and Wolters, V and Apostolakis, A and Birkhofer, K and Boch, S and Boeddinghaus, RS and Bolliger, R and Bonkowski, M and Buscot, F and Dumack, K and Fischer, M and Gan, HY and Heinze, J and Hölzel, N and John, K and Klaus, VH and Kleinebecker, T and Marhan, S and Müller, J and Renner, SC and Rillig, MC and Schenk, NV and Schöning, I and Schrumpf, M and Seibold, S and Socher, SA and Solly, EF and Teuscher, M and van, Kleunen M and Wubet, T and Manning, P},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-024-45113-5},
journal = {Nat Commun},
title = {A slow-fast trait continuum at the whole community level in relation to land-use intensification.},
url = {},
volume = {15},
year = {2024}

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AB - Organismal functional strategies form a continuum from slow- to fast-growing organisms, in response to common drivers such as resource availability and disturbance. However, whether there is synchronisation of these strategies at the entire community level is unclear. Here, we combine trait data for >2800 above- and belowground taxa from 14 trophic guilds spanning a disturbance and resource availability gradient in German grasslands. The results indicate that most guilds consistently respond to these drivers through both direct and trophically mediated effects, resulting in a 'slow-fast' axis at the level of the entire community. Using 15 indicators of carbon and nutrient fluxes, biomass production and decomposition, we also show that fast trait communities are associated with faster rates of ecosystem functioning. These findings demonstrate that 'slow' and 'fast' strategies can be manifested at the level of whole communities, opening new avenues of ecosystem-level functional classification.
AU - Neyret,M
AU - Le,Provost G
AU - Boesing,AL
AU - Schneider,FD
AU - Baulechner,D
AU - Bergmann,J
AU - de,Vries FT
AU - Fiore-Donno,AM
AU - Geisen,S
AU - Goldmann,K
AU - Merges,A
AU - Saifutdinov,RA
AU - Simons,NK
AU - Tobias,JA
AU - Zaitsev,AS
AU - Gossner,MM
AU - Jung,K
AU - Kandeler,E
AU - Krauss,J
AU - Penone,C
AU - Schloter,M
AU - Schulz,S
AU - Staab,M
AU - Wolters,V
AU - Apostolakis,A
AU - Birkhofer,K
AU - Boch,S
AU - Boeddinghaus,RS
AU - Bolliger,R
AU - Bonkowski,M
AU - Buscot,F
AU - Dumack,K
AU - Fischer,M
AU - Gan,HY
AU - Heinze,J
AU - Hölzel,N
AU - John,K
AU - Klaus,VH
AU - Kleinebecker,T
AU - Marhan,S
AU - Müller,J
AU - Renner,SC
AU - Rillig,MC
AU - Schenk,NV
AU - Schöning,I
AU - Schrumpf,M
AU - Seibold,S
AU - Socher,SA
AU - Solly,EF
AU - Teuscher,M
AU - van,Kleunen M
AU - Wubet,T
AU - Manning,P
DO - 10.1038/s41467-024-45113-5
PY - 2024///
TI - A slow-fast trait continuum at the whole community level in relation to land-use intensification.
T2 - Nat Commun
UR -
UR -
VL - 15
ER -