Marine biodiversity-ecosystem functions under uncertain environmental futures

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Bulling, Mark T., Hicks, Natalie, Murray, L., Paterson, David M., Raffaelli, D., White, Piran C. L. and Solan, Martin 2013. Marine biodiversity-ecosystem functions under uncertain environmental futures. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0022
AuthorsBulling, Mark T., Hicks, Natalie, Murray, L., Paterson, David M., Raffaelli, D., White, Piran C. L. and Solan, Martin
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Anthropogenic activity is currently leading to dramatic transformations of ecosystems and losses of biodiversity. The recognition that these ecosystems provide services that are essential for human well-being has led to a major interest in the forms of the biodiversity – ecosystem functioning relationship. However, there is a lack of studies examining the impact of climate change on these relationships and it remains unclear how multiple climatic drivers may affect levels of ecosystem functioning. Here, we examine the roles of two important climate change variables, temperature and concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, on the relationship between invertebrate species richness and nutrient release in a model benthic estuarine system. We found a positive relationship between invertebrate species richness and the levels of release of NH 4 -N into the water column, but no effect of species richness on the release of PO 4 -P. Higher temperatures and greater concen- trations of atmospheric carbon dioxide had a negative impact on nutrient release. Importantly, we found significant interactions between the climate variables, indicating that reliably predicting the effects of future climate change will not be straightforward as multiple drivers are unlikely to have purely additive effects, resulting in increased levels of uncertainty.

Anthropogenic activity is currently leading to dramatic transformations of ecosystems and losses of
biodiversity. The recognition that these ecosystems provide services that are essential for human
well-being has led to a major interest in the forms of the biodiversity – ecosystem functioning
relationship. However, there is a lack of studies examining the impact of climate change on these
relationships and it remains unclear how multiple climatic drivers may affect levels of ecosystem
functioning. Here, we examine the roles of two important climate change variables, temperature
and concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, on the relationship between invertebrate species
richness and nutrient release in a model benthic estuarine system. We found a positive relationship
between invertebrate species richness and the levels of release of NH
4
-N into the water column, but
no effect of species richness on the release of PO
4
-P. Higher temperatures and greater concen-
trations of atmospheric carbon dioxide had a negative impact on nutrient release. Importantly,
we found significant interactions between the climate variables, indicating that reliably predicting
the effects of future climate change will not be straightforward as multiple drivers are unlikely to
have purely additive effects, resulting in increased levels of uncertainty.

Year2013
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
ISSN0962-8436
1471-2970
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0022
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