Building on ecosystem scale estimates of plant functional diversity (left), we will test the effect of diversity on ecosystem functioning across large spatial extents, including by constructing global maps of functional diversity and incorporating processes described in Themes 3 and 4 into global scale models to simulate the influence of diversity on biosphere dynamics (right).

  Part of: Cavender-Bares J, Reich PB, Townsend PA, Banerjee A, Butler E, Desai A, Gevens A, Hobbie SE, Isbell F, Laliberté E, Meireles JE, Menninger H, Pavlick RP, Pinto-Ledezma J, Potter C, Schuman MC, Springer N, Stefanski A, Trivedi P, Trowbridge A, Williams L, Willis CG, Yang Y (2021) BII-Implementation: The causes and consequences of plant biodiversity across scales in a rapidly changing world. Research Ideas and Outcomes 7: e63850.