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Forest herbs in the face of global change: a single-species-multiple-threats approach for Anemone nemorosa

Lander Baeten UGent, Pieter De Frenne UGent, Kris Verheyen UGent, Graae Bente and Martin Hermy UGent (2010) PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 143(1). p.19-30
abstract
Background - Global environmental changes have become important drivers of plant community shifts and are considered to be threats to biodiversity. Because multiple environmental changes are acting simultaneously, they might antagonistically, analogously or synergistically affect plant populations and communities. Approach - In this review paper, we attempt to take a single-species-multiple-threats approach to gain insights into the complex impacts of global changes. We selected a well-studied forest herb (Anemone nemorosa) as a case and discuss its response to several prevailing environmental threats. Results - Changes in forest management, land use change, acidifying and eutrophying deposition and climate change are the main topics that have been studied for Anemone. Their impacts have basically been studied at three levels of biological organisation: populations, individual ramets and traits. An important finding that emerged in this review is that the human alterations of the environment have ambiguous effects on the performance of Anemone. While some environmental changes were detrimental, others were rather neutral or even beneficial. The cover of Anemone, for instance, increased following the conversion of coppice towards high forest management, but decreased because of soil acidification and reduced soil moisture. Conclusion - Because the multiple threats may have ambiguous effects on plant performance, the ultimate response of an Anemone population turns out to be very complex. To conclude, we emphasise the need for more integrative studies that assess the impacts of multiple global changes on the different levels of biological organisation of a species.
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GROUND FLORA, LONG-TERM, VASCULAR PLANTS, HERBACEOUS LAYER, PLANT-COMMUNITIES, LAND-USE, NITROGEN DEPOSITION, WITH-STANDARDS FOREST, CLIMATE-CHANGE, ancient woodland, forest biodiversity, DECIDUOUS FOREST, Anemone nemorosa L., acidifi cation, eutrophication, forest conversion, land use change, wood anemone, climate change
journal title
PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Plant Ecol. Evol.
volume
143
issue
1
pages
19 - 30
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000277324700003
ISSN
2032-3913
DOI
10.5091/plecevo.2010.414
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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952077
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-952077
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2010-05-25 11:33:12
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2010-09-17 13:57:49
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  abstract     = {Background - Global environmental changes have become important drivers of plant community shifts and are considered to be threats to biodiversity. Because multiple environmental changes are acting simultaneously, they might antagonistically, analogously or synergistically affect plant populations and communities.
Approach - In this review paper, we attempt to take a single-species-multiple-threats approach to gain insights into the complex impacts of global changes. We selected a well-studied forest herb (Anemone nemorosa) as a case and discuss its response to several prevailing environmental threats.
Results - Changes in forest management, land use change, acidifying and eutrophying deposition and climate change are the main topics that have been studied for Anemone. Their impacts have basically been studied at three levels of biological organisation: populations, individual ramets and traits. An important finding that emerged in this review is that the human alterations of the environment have ambiguous effects on the performance of Anemone. While some environmental changes were detrimental, others were rather neutral or even beneficial. The cover of Anemone, for instance, increased following the conversion of coppice towards high forest management, but decreased because of soil acidification and reduced soil moisture.
Conclusion - Because the multiple threats may have ambiguous effects on plant performance, the ultimate response of an Anemone population turns out to be very complex. To conclude, we emphasise the need for more integrative studies that assess the impacts of multiple global changes on the different levels of biological organisation of a species.},
  author       = {Baeten, Lander and De Frenne, Pieter and Verheyen, Kris and Bente, Graae and Hermy, Martin},
  issn         = {2032-3913},
  journal      = {PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION},
  keyword      = {GROUND FLORA,LONG-TERM,VASCULAR PLANTS,HERBACEOUS LAYER,PLANT-COMMUNITIES,LAND-USE,NITROGEN DEPOSITION,WITH-STANDARDS FOREST,CLIMATE-CHANGE,ancient woodland,forest biodiversity,DECIDUOUS FOREST,Anemone nemorosa L.,acidifi cation,eutrophication,forest conversion,land use change,wood anemone,climate change},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {19--30},
  title        = {Forest herbs in the face of global change: a single-species-multiple-threats approach for Anemone nemorosa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2010.414},
  volume       = {143},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Baeten, Lander, Pieter De Frenne, Kris Verheyen, Graae Bente, and Martin Hermy. 2010. “Forest Herbs in the Face of Global Change: a Single-species-multiple-threats Approach for Anemone Nemorosa.” Plant Ecology and Evolution 143 (1): 19–30.
APA
Baeten, L., De Frenne, P., Verheyen, K., Bente, G., & Hermy, M. (2010). Forest herbs in the face of global change: a single-species-multiple-threats approach for Anemone nemorosa. PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 143(1), 19–30.
Vancouver
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Baeten L, De Frenne P, Verheyen K, Bente G, Hermy M. Forest herbs in the face of global change: a single-species-multiple-threats approach for Anemone nemorosa. PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 2010;143(1):19–30.
MLA
Baeten, Lander, Pieter De Frenne, Kris Verheyen, et al. “Forest Herbs in the Face of Global Change: a Single-species-multiple-threats Approach for Anemone Nemorosa.” PLANT ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 143.1 (2010): 19–30. Print.