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The Jena Experiment is a DFG-funded Research Unit 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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Jäthelfer (w/m/d) gesucht July 20, 2020 9:46am - Ihr interessiert euch für Pflanzen und arbeitet gerne draußen? Wir brauchen Hilfe bei der Instandhaltung…
New publication from Ebeling et al in Ecology: Contrasting effects of plant diversity on β‐ and γ‐diversity of grassland invertebrates April 1, 2020 12:40pm - Contrasting effects of plant diversity on β‐ and γ‐diversity of grassland invertebrates Abstract: The diversity…
New publication from Buzhdygan et al in Nature Ecology & Evolution: Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy use efficiency, flow and storage in grasslands March 20, 2020 2:07pm - Abstract: The continuing loss of global biodiversity has raised questions about the risk that species…
New publication from Schaub et al in Nature Communications: Plant diversity effects on forage quality, yield and revenues of semi-natural grasslands February 7, 2020 2:40pm - Abstract: In agricultural settings, plant diversity is often associated with low biomass yield and forage…
New publication from Paul et al in Science Advances: On the functional relationship between biodiversity and economic value January 29, 2020 2:21pm - Abstract: Biodiversity’s contribution to human welfare has become a key argument for maintaining and enhancing…
New publication from Schaub et al in Ecological Economics: Economic benefits from plant species diversity in intensively managed grasslands January 1, 2020 2:31pm - Highlights: We used a rich dataset from 16 intensively managed grassland sites across Europe.Plant species…

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