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I am interested in the role of functional trait variation in plant and ecosystem functioning, with a particular focus on how vegetation composition impacts on carbon and nutrient cycling. I like to find out not only what determines the functional (trait) diversity of plants in ecosystems, but also how (much) this functional diversity drives important carbon cycling processes. These processes include plant carbon and nutrient gain processes (photosynthesis, nutrient uptake strategy – e.g. snow roots) but especially carbon and nutrient loss processes, such as litter decomposition, fire and herbivory. I study linkages between traits and carbon cycling through lab and field experiments, trait database analyses and meta-analyses, from local to global scale. Via collaborations with modellers I also study how plant trait variation feeds back to climate via carbon cycling processes. Furthermore I study evolutionary patterns in these processes: the Tree of Life of carbon cycling. This approach helps us to reconstruct carbon cycling in the past. In the fire lab, FLARE, we carry out ecological fire experiments. I also coordinate the large ‘tree cemetery’ experiment, LOGLIFE, on tree trait effects on coarse wood decomposition and associated biodiversity. Finally, I am heavily involved in various global change impact experiments and meta-analyses.

Keywords

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  • Arctic, biogeochemical cycling, comparative plant ecology, cryptogams, diversity, ecosystem hydrology, evolutionary ecology, fire ecology, functional traits, global ecology, global change, litter decomposition, trophic interactions, plant species control, vegetation feedback

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Research Output 1996 2018

Advances in flowering phenology across the Northern Hemisphere are explained by functional traits

König, P., Tautenhahn, S., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Kattge, J., Bönisch, G. & Römermann, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27, 3, p. 310-321 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

phenology
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Northern Hemisphere
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A methodology to derive global maps of leaf traits using remote sensing and climate data

Moreno-Martínez, Á. , Camps-Valls, G. , Kattge, J. , Robinson, N. , Reichstein, M. , van Bodegom, P. , Kramer, K. , Cornelissen, J. H. C. , Reich, P. , Bahn, M. , Niinemets, Ü. , Peñuelas, J. , Craine, J. M. , Cerabolini, B. E. L. , Minden, V. , Laughlin, D. C. , Sack, L. , Allred, B. , Baraloto, C. , Byun, C. & 2 others Soudzilovskaia, N. A. & Running, S. W., 26 Sep 2018, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 218, p. 69-88 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene

Dornelas, M. , Antão, L. H. , Moyes, F. , Bates, A. E. , Magurran, A. E. , Adam, D. , Akhmetzhanova, A. A. , Appeltans, W. , Arcos, J. M. , Arnold, H. , Ayyappan, N. , Badihi, G. , Baird, A. H. , Barbosa, M. , Barreto, T. E. , Bässler, C. , Bellgrove, A. , Belmaker, J. , Benedetti-Cecchi, L. , Bett, B. J. & 250 others Bjorkman, A. D., Błażewicz, M., Blowes, S. A., Bloch, C. P., Bonebrake, T. C., Boyd, S., Bradford, M., Brooks, A. J., Brown, J. H., Bruelheide, H., Budy, P., Carvalho, F., Castañeda-Moya, E., Chen, C. A., Chamblee, J. F., Chase, T. J., Siegwart Collier, L., Collinge, S. K., Condit, R., Cooper, E. J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cotano, U., Kyle Crow, S., Damasceno, G., Davies, C. H., Davis, R. A., Day, F. P., Degraer, S., Doherty, T. S., Dunn, T. E., Durigan, G., Duffy, J. E., Edelist, D., Edgar, G. J., Elahi, R., Elmendorf, S. C., Enemar, A., Ernest, S. K. M., Escribano, R., Estiarte, M., Evans, B. S., Fan, T. Y., Turini Farah, F., Loureiro Fernandes, L., Farneda, F. Z., Fidelis, A., Fitt, R., Fosaa, A. M., Daher Correa Franco, G. A., Frank, G. E., Fraser, W. R., García, H., Cazzolla Gatti, R., Givan, O., Gorgone-Barbosa, E., Gould, W. A., Gries, C., Grossman, G. D., Gutierréz, J. R., Hale, S., Harmon, M. E., Harte, J., Haskins, G., Henshaw, D. L., Hermanutz, L., Hidalgo, P., Higuchi, P., Hoey, A., Van Hoey, G., Hofgaard, A., Holeck, K., Hollister, R. D., Holmes, R., Hoogenboom, M., Hsieh, C. H., Hubbell, S. P., Huettmann, F., Huffard, C. L., Hurlbert, A. H., Macedo Ivanauskas, N., Janík, D., Jandt, U., Jażdżewska, A., Johannessen, T., Johnstone, J., Jones, J., Jones, F. A. M., Kang, J., Kartawijaya, T., Keeley, E. C., Kelt, D. A., Kinnear, R., Klanderud, K., Knutsen, H., Koenig, C. C., Kortz, A. R., Král, K., Kuhnz, L. A., Kuo, C. Y., Kushner, D. J., Laguionie-Marchais, C., Lancaster, L. T., Min Lee, C., Lefcheck, J. S., Lévesque, E., Lightfoot, D., Lloret, F., Lloyd, J. D., López-Baucells, A., Louzao, M., Madin, J. S., Magnússon, B., Malamud, S., Matthews, I., McFarland, K. P., McGill, B., McKnight, D., McLarney, W. O., Meador, J., Meserve, P. L., Metcalfe, D. J., Meyer, C. F. J., Michelsen, A., Milchakova, N., Moens, T., Moland, E., Moore, J., Mathias Moreira, C., Müller, J., Murphy, G., Myers-Smith, I. H., Myster, R. W., Naumov, A., Neat, F., Nelson, J. A., Paul Nelson, M., Newton, S. F., Norden, N., Oliver, J. C., Olsen, E. M., Onipchenko, V. G., Pabis, K., Pabst, R. J., Paquette, A., Pardede, S., Paterson, D. M., Pélissier, R., Peñuelas, J., Pérez-Matus, A., Pizarro, O., Pomati, F., Post, E., Prins, H. H. T., Priscu, J. C., Provoost, P., Prudic, K. L., Pulliainen, E., Ramesh, B. R., Mendivil Ramos, O., Rassweiler, A., Rebelo, J. E., Reed, D. C., Reich, P. B., Remillard, S. M., Richardson, A. J., Richardson, J. P., van Rijn, I., Rocha, R., Rivera-Monroy, V. H., Rixen, C., Robinson, K. P., Ribeiro Rodrigues, R., de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres, D., Rudstam, L., Ruhl, H., Ruz, C. S., Sampaio, E. M., Rybicki, N., Rypel, A., Sal, S., Salgado, B., Santos, F. A. M., Savassi-Coutinho, A. P., Scanga, S., Schmidt, J., Schooley, R., Setiawan, F., Shao, K. T., Shaver, G. R., Sherman, S., Sherry, T. W., Siciński, J., Sievers, C., da Silva, A. C., Rodrigues da Silva, F., Silveira, F. L., Slingsby, J., Smart, T., Snell, S. J., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Souza, G. B. G., Maluf Souza, F., Castro Souza, V., Stallings, C. D., Stanforth, R., Stanley, E. H., Mauro Sterza, J., Stevens, M., Stuart-Smith, R., Rondon Suarez, Y., Supp, S., Yoshio Tamashiro, J., Tarigan, S., Thiede, G. P., Thorn, S., Tolvanen, A., Teresa Zugliani Toniato, M., Totland, Ø., Twilley, R. R., Vaitkus, G., Valdivia, N., Vallejo, M. I., Valone, T. J., Van Colen, C., Vanaverbeke, J., Venturoli, F., Verheye, H. M., Vianna, M., Vieira, R. P., Vrška, T., Quang Vu, C., Van Vu, L., Waide, R. B., Waldock, C., Watts, D., Webb, S., Wesołowski, T., White, E. P., Widdicombe, C. E., Wilgers, D., Williams, R., Williams, S. B., Williamson, M., Willig, M. R., Willis, T. J., Wipf, S., Woods, K. D., Woehler, E. J., Zawada, K. & Zettler, M. L., Jul 2018, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27, 7, p. 760-786 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionality

van der Plas, F. , Ratcliffe, S. , Ruiz-Benito, P. , Scherer-Lorenzen, M. , Verheyen, K. , Wirth, C. , Zavala, M. A. , Ampoorter, E. , Baeten, L. , Barbaro, L. , Bastias, C. C. , Bauhus, J. , Benavides, R. , Benneter, A. , Bonal, D. , Bouriaud, O. , Bruelheide, H. , Bussotti, F. , Carnol, M. , Castagneyrol, B. & 51 others Charbonnier, Y., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Dahlgren, J., Checko, E., Coppi, A., Dawud, S. M., Deconchat, M., De Smedt, P., De Wandeler, H., Domisch, T., Finer, L., Fotelli, M., Gessler, A., Granier, A., Grossiord, C., Guyot, V., Haase, J., Haettenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F-X., Jucker, T., Kambach, S., Kaendler, G., Kattge, J., Koricheva, J., Kunstler, G., Lehtonen, A., Liebergesell, M., Manning, P., Milligan, H., Mueller, S., Muys, B., Nguyen, D., Nock, C., Ohse, B., Paquette, A., Penuelas, J., Pollastrini, M., Radoglou, K., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Roger, F., Seidl, R., Selvi, F., Stenlid, J., Valladares, F., van Keer, J., Vesterdal, L., Fischer, M., Gamfeldt, L. & Allan, E., Jan 2018, In : Ecology Letters. 21, 1, p. 31-42

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

gas emissions
coarse woody debris
combustion
decayed wood
carbon

Activities 2005 2005

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Ecology (Journal)

Cornelissen, J. H. C. (Reviewer)
20052017

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