February 14, 2018

Ecosystem Ecology

Rising Variability, Not Slowing Down, as a Leading Indicator of a Stochastically Driven Abrupt Transition in a Dryland Ecosystem
Ning Chen, Ciriyam Jayaprakash, Kailiang Yu, and Vishwesha Guttal

 Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanChen.html

Open Access
Catastrophic Shifts in Semiarid Vegetation-Soil Systems May Unfold Rapidly or Slowly
Derek Karssenberg, Marc F. P. Bierkens, and Max Rietkerk


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A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor


Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Crasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Paulo S. Oliveira, and Gustavo Q. Romero
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBrevigl.html
"Terrestrial predators influence aquatic ecosystems"

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Longer Food Chains in Pelagic Ecosystems: Trophic Energetics of Animal Body Size and Metabolic Efficiency
Richard McGarvey, Natalie Dowling, and Joel E. Cohen

Complexity Increases Predictability in Allometrically Constrained Food Webs
Alison C. Iles and Mark Novak

A General, Synthetic Model for Predicting Biodiversity Gradients from Environmental Geometry
Kevin Gross and Andrew Snyder-Beattie
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctGross.html

The Evolutionary Legacy of Diversification Predicts Ecosystem Function
Benjamin Yguel, Hervé Jactel, Ian S. Pearse, Daniel Moen, Marten Winter, Joaquin Hortal, Matthew R. Helmus, Ingolf Kühn, Sandrine Pavoine, Oliver Purschke, Evan Weiher, Cyrille Violle, Wim Ozinga, Martin Brändle, Igor Bartish, and Andreas Prinzing
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctYguel.html

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