The causes and consequences of biodiversity and composition

Principal Investigators:

David Tilman

I propose spending my sabbatical synthesizing and integrating these data and ideas. In essence, I would like to pursue the hypothesis that, in combination with various disturbances and other physical aspects of a habitat, the same relatively simple set of mechanisms of interspecific interaction determine the diversity of a site, the patterns and dynamics of community assembly and susceptibility to invasion, and the dependence of community and ecosystem functioning on composition and diversity. I would do this by seeking common ground among... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st January—15th May 2001Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

David Tilmantilman@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Book Chapter Fargione, Joseph E.; Tilman, David. 2002. Competition and coexistence in terrestrial plants. Edited by Sommer, U.; Worm, B.. Competition and Coexistence: Ecological Studies. Vol: 161. Springer-Verlag. Berlin. Pages 165-206. (Online version)
Journal Article Loreau, Michel; Naeem, Shahid; Inchausti, P.; Bengtsson, J.; Grime, J. P.; Hector, Andrew; Hooper, Dave U.; Huston, M. A.; Raffaelli, D.; Schmid, Bernhard; Tilman, David; Wardle, David A. 2001. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: Current knowledge and future challenges. Science. Vol: 294. Pages 804-808. (Online version)
Journal Article Rees, Mark; Condit, Richard; Crawley, Michael J.; Pacala, Stephen W.; Tilman, David. 2001. Long-term studies of vegetation dynamics. Science. Vol: 293. Pages 650-655. (Online version)
Journal Article Reich, Peter B.; Knops, Johan; Tilman, David; Craine, Joseph M.; Ellsworth, David S.; Tjoelker, M.; Lee, Todd G.; Wedin, D.; Naeem, Shahid; Bahauddin, Dan; Hendrey, George; Jose, S.; Wrage, K.; Goth, J.; Bengston, W. 2001. Plant diversity enhances ecosystem responses to elevated CO2 and nitrogen deposition. Nature. Vol: 410. Pages 809-810. (Online version)
Book Chapter Schmid, Bernhard; Hector, Andrew; Huston, M. A.; Inchausti, P.; Nijs, I.; Leadley, Paul W.; Tilman, David. 2002. The design and analysis of biodiversity experiments. Edited by Loreau, M.; Naeem, S.; Inchausti, P.. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Synthesis and Perspectives. Oxford University Press. Oxford. Pages 61-75. (Online version)
Journal Article Tilman, David; Reich, Peter B.; Knops, Johan; Wedin, D.; Mielke, T.; Lehman, Clarence L. 2001. Diversity and productivity in a long-term grassland experiment. Science. Vol: 294. Pages 843-845. (Online version)
Book Chapter Tilman, David; Knops, Johan; Wedin, D.; Reich, Peter B. 2002. Plant diversity and composition: Effects on productivity and nutrient dynamics of experimental grasslands. Edited by Loreau, M.; Naeem, S.; Inchausti, P. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Synthesis and Perspectives. Oxford University Press. Oxford. Pages 21-35. (Online version)
"The causes and consequences of biodiversity and composition" is project ID: 3400