Functional and phylogenetic relationships link predators to plant diversity via trophic and non-trophic pathways

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Beitragende

  • Jing-Ting Chen - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, College of Biological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Ming-Qiang Wang - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Institute of Biology, Chengdu, China (Autor:in)
  • Yi Li - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Douglas Chesters - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Arong Luo - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Wei Zhang - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, State Key Laboratory of Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering of China, School of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan, China (Autor:in)
  • Peng-Fei Guo - , School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, China (Autor:in)
  • Shi-Kun Guo - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, College of Biological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Qing-Song Zhou - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Ke-Ping Ma - , State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Goddert von Oheimb - , Professur für Biodiversität und Naturschutz (Autor:in)
  • Matthias Kunz - , Professur für Biodiversität und Naturschutz (Autor:in)
  • Nai-Li Zhang - , The Key Laboratory for Silviculture and Conservation of Ministry of Education, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Xiao-Juan Liu - , State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)
  • Helge Bruelheide - , Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig (Autor:in)
  • Andreas Schuldt - , University of Göttingen (Autor:in)
  • Chao-Dong Zhu - , Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chines Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, International College, University of Chinese Academie of Sciences, Beijing, China, College of Biological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, State Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management, Institut of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Autor:in)

Abstract

Human-induced biodiversity loss negatively affects ecosystem function, but the interactive effects of biodiversity change across trophic levels remain insufficiently understood. We sampled arboreal spiders and lepidopteran larvae across seasons in 2 years in a subtropical tree diversity experiment, and then disentangled the links between tree diversity and arthropod predator diversity by deconstructing the pathways among multiple components of diversity (taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional) with structural equation models. We found that herbivores were major mediators of plant species richness effects on abundance, species richness, functional and phylogenetic diversity of predators, while phylogenetic, functional and structural diversity of trees were also important mediators of this process. However, the strength and direction differed between functional, structural and phylogenetic diversity effects, indicating different underlying mechanisms for predator community assembly. Abundance and multiple diversity components of predators were consistently affected by tree functional diversity, indicating that the variation in structure and environment caused by plant functional composition might play key roles in predator community assembly. Our study highlights the importance of an integrated approach based on multiple biodiversity components in understanding the consequences of biodiversity loss in multitrophic communities.

Details

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer20221658
FachzeitschriftProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Jahrgang290
Ausgabenummer1990
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 11 Jan. 2023
Peer-Review-StatusJa

Externe IDs

Scopus 85146104851
ORCID /0000-0001-7408-425X/work/146165277
PubMed 36629113

Schlagworte

Fächergruppen, Lehr- und Forschungsbereiche, Fachgebiete nach Destatis

Schlagwörter

  • Araneae, BEF-China, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, enemies hypothesis, multiple diversity components, trophic interactions, Humans, Phylogeny, Plants, Biodiversity, Animals, Spiders, Ecosystem, Arthropods