functional diversity

Taxonomic and functional reorganization in central European stream macroinvertebrate communities over 25 years

Climate warming can lead to a replacement of species that favour cold temperatures by species that favour warm temperatures. However, the implications of such thermic shifts for the functioning of ecosystems remain poorly understood. Here, we used …

Climate and land-use driven reorganisation of structure and function in river macroinvertebrate communities

Understanding temporal changes in the composition of species communities over spatial and temporal scales relevant to conservation management is crucial for preventing further biodiversity declines. Here, we assessed patterns and potential drivers of …

Increasing climate-driven taxonomic homogenization but functional differentiation among river macroinvertebrate assemblages

Global change is increasing biotic homogenization globally, which modifies the functioning of ecosystems. While tendencies towards taxonomic homogenization in biological communities have been extensively studied, functional homogenization remains an …