Vlaanderen.be

Onderzoeksoutput

Coexistence and niche differentiation at large spatial scale in a West-European softwater plant community

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftA1: Web of Science-artikelOnderzoekpeer review

Standard

Coexistence and niche differentiation at large spatial scale in a West-European softwater plant community. / Vanderhaeghe, Floris; Ruysschaert, Sofie; van den Berg, Leon J.L.; Roelofs, Jan G.M.; Smolders, Alfons J.P.; Hoffmann, Maurice.

In: Plant Ecology, 26.02.2016.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftA1: Web of Science-artikelOnderzoekpeer review

Harvard

APA

Author

Vanderhaeghe, Floris ; Ruysschaert, Sofie ; van den Berg, Leon J.L. ; Roelofs, Jan G.M. ; Smolders, Alfons J.P. ; Hoffmann, Maurice. / Coexistence and niche differentiation at large spatial scale in a West-European softwater plant community. In: Plant Ecology. 2016.

Bibtex

@article{fc749678f8b9408b91b2de1c2cc5de65,
title = "Coexistence and niche differentiation at large spatial scale in a West-European softwater plant community",
abstract = "There is growing evidence that species are able to coexist in communities through niche separation, and that consistent community structuring can take place at the biogeographical scale, as the same biotic interactions can determine species’ fate at large scales. In this study, we document niche differentiation at a larger scale within a specific plant community of softwater lakes in Western Europe. Five species were selected for their relative frequency and wide geographical distribution within the dataset that we collected. Their niches were modelled both from presence-absence data and from ordinal abundance data, using mixed regression techniques (generalized linear mixed models and proportional odds mixed models, respectively). The modelled realized niches differed among the species on the West-European scale, although strict separation was not shown and geographical coverage is not complete. Plant strategy characterization of the species supported the assumption that functional traits underpin the niche differentiation among the species through fitness trade-offs. Mechanistic experimental research at a range of spatial scales is needed to test the importance of different community structuring mechanisms at the biogeographical scale, such as biotic interactions and environmental filtering.",
author = "Floris Vanderhaeghe and Sofie Ruysschaert and {van den Berg}, {Leon J.L.} and Roelofs, {Jan G.M.} and Smolders, {Alfons J.P.} and Maurice Hoffmann",
year = "2016",
month = "2",
day = "26",
language = "English",
journal = "Plant Ecology",
issn = "1385-0237",
publisher = "Springer Science+Business Media",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Coexistence and niche differentiation at large spatial scale in a West-European softwater plant community

AU - Vanderhaeghe, Floris

AU - Ruysschaert, Sofie

AU - van den Berg, Leon J.L.

AU - Roelofs, Jan G.M.

AU - Smolders, Alfons J.P.

AU - Hoffmann, Maurice

PY - 2016/2/26

Y1 - 2016/2/26

N2 - There is growing evidence that species are able to coexist in communities through niche separation, and that consistent community structuring can take place at the biogeographical scale, as the same biotic interactions can determine species’ fate at large scales. In this study, we document niche differentiation at a larger scale within a specific plant community of softwater lakes in Western Europe. Five species were selected for their relative frequency and wide geographical distribution within the dataset that we collected. Their niches were modelled both from presence-absence data and from ordinal abundance data, using mixed regression techniques (generalized linear mixed models and proportional odds mixed models, respectively). The modelled realized niches differed among the species on the West-European scale, although strict separation was not shown and geographical coverage is not complete. Plant strategy characterization of the species supported the assumption that functional traits underpin the niche differentiation among the species through fitness trade-offs. Mechanistic experimental research at a range of spatial scales is needed to test the importance of different community structuring mechanisms at the biogeographical scale, such as biotic interactions and environmental filtering.

AB - There is growing evidence that species are able to coexist in communities through niche separation, and that consistent community structuring can take place at the biogeographical scale, as the same biotic interactions can determine species’ fate at large scales. In this study, we document niche differentiation at a larger scale within a specific plant community of softwater lakes in Western Europe. Five species were selected for their relative frequency and wide geographical distribution within the dataset that we collected. Their niches were modelled both from presence-absence data and from ordinal abundance data, using mixed regression techniques (generalized linear mixed models and proportional odds mixed models, respectively). The modelled realized niches differed among the species on the West-European scale, although strict separation was not shown and geographical coverage is not complete. Plant strategy characterization of the species supported the assumption that functional traits underpin the niche differentiation among the species through fitness trade-offs. Mechanistic experimental research at a range of spatial scales is needed to test the importance of different community structuring mechanisms at the biogeographical scale, such as biotic interactions and environmental filtering.

UR - http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11258-016-0579-8

M3 - A1: Web of Science-article

JO - Plant Ecology

T2 - Plant Ecology

JF - Plant Ecology

SN - 1385-0237

ER -

Winkelwagen
Toevoegen aan winkelwagen Opgeslagen in winkelwagen

Kopieer de tekst uit dit veld...

Documenten

Documenten

  • Vanderhaeghe_etal_2016_PlantEcol

    !!Final published version, 920 KB, PDF-document

  • Vanderhaeghe_etal_2016_PlantEcol

    !!Other version, 517 KB, Word-document

Relaties
Bekijk grafiek van relaties