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DOI10.1111/1365-2745.13793
A common garden super-experiment: An impossible dream to inspire possible synthesis
Huxman, Travis E.; Winkler, Daniel E.; Mooney, Kailen A.
Corresponding AuthorHuxman, TE (corresponding author), Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Irvine, CA 92717 USA.
JournalJOURNAL OF ECOLOGY
ISSN0022-0477
EISSN1365-2745
Year Published2021-10
Abstract in EnglishGlobal change threatens plant diversity and disrupts its interrelationship with ecosystem structure and function. This disruption in turn undermines confidence in the knowledge ecologists produce, and whether it will translate into multidisciplinary research settings or guide the effective management of natural lands. To address this challenge, ecology needs to consider the interactions between different levels of biological hierarchy, especially how they feedback on, and are mediated by, plant diversity. Doing so will require conducting empirical work and developing theory that simultaneously considers multiple disciplinary perspectives and units of study. Here we advocate the use of common gardens to integrate ecology, evolutionary biology and ecosystem science through an explicit focus on simultaneous measurement of response variables at multiple levels of biological organization. This approach will provide opportunities to evaluate assumptions important to prediction, such as space-for-time substitution, and tackle the integration of physicochemical and eco-evolutionary foundations to understanding plants and ecosystems. Synthesis. We summarize the large body of research on Sonoran Desert winter annuals to demonstrate how experimental designs that employ common gardens to integrate processes across scales hold special promise. This includes refining trait-based theories of plant strategies, providing insight into ecosystem responses to global change and collaborating effectively with other scientific disciplines.
Keyword in Englishcommon gardens ecosystem ecology evolution functional traits global change plant ecology
SubtypeReview ; Early Access
Language英语
Indexed BySCI-E
WOS IDWOS:000713002100001
WOS KeywordPHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY ; SINGLE DOMESTICATION ; SPECIES COEXISTENCE ; LOCAL ADAPTATION ; ECOSYSTEM ; PLANTS ; POPULATIONS ; MECHANISMS ; SELECTION ; TRAITS
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences ; Ecology
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Source InstitutionUnited States Geological Survey
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://119.78.100.177/qdio/handle/2XILL650/367582
Affiliation[Huxman, Travis E.; Mooney, Kailen A.] Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Irvine, CA 92717 USA; [Winkler, Daniel E.] US Geol Survey, Southwest Biol Sci Ctr, Moab, UT USA
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Huxman, Travis E.,Winkler, Daniel E.,Mooney, Kailen A.. A common garden super-experiment: An impossible dream to inspire possible synthesis[J]. United States Geological Survey,2021.
APA Huxman, Travis E.,Winkler, Daniel E.,&Mooney, Kailen A..(2021).A common garden super-experiment: An impossible dream to inspire possible synthesis.JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY.
MLA Huxman, Travis E.,et al."A common garden super-experiment: An impossible dream to inspire possible synthesis".JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY (2021).
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