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Farwig, N.; Bendix, J. &amp; Beck, E. (2017): <b>Introduction to the Special Issue “Functional monitoring in megadiverse tropical ecosystems”</b>. <i>Ecological Indicators</i> <b>83</b>, 524–526.

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Title: Introduction to the Special Issue “Functional monitoring in megadiverse tropical ecosystems”
FOR816dw ID: 296
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
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Individual: Nina Farwig
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Individual: Erwin Beck
Land-use and climate change are major threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Most of the<br/> current biodiversity monitoring systems are based on periodic records of the populations of a set of<br/> threatened or popular ‘?agship’ indicator species. In contrast to the abundance-based monitoring of<br/> species, also speci?c indicators of processes and functional interactions in an ecosystem may become<br/> targets of a more functional monitoring which can unveil early responses of an ecosystem to environmental changes at different spatial and temporal scales. The contributions of this Special Issue present<br/> such functional indicators for assessing and predicting responses to environmental changes of ecosystem<br/> functions in a hotspot of tropical biodiversity.
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Journal: Ecological Indicators
Volume: 83
Page Range: 524–526
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Individual: Jörg Bendix
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