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Pan, Y., García-Girón, J., & Iversen, L. L. (2023). Global change and plant-ecosystem functioning in freshwaters. Trends in Plant Science, 28(6), 646–660.

Global change and plant-ecosystem functioning in freshwaters

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Author: Pan, Yingji1,2; García-Girón, Jorge3,4; Iversen, Lars Lønsmann5
Organizations: 1Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 130102 Changchun, China
2Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC Leiden, The Netherlands
3Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, PO Box 3000, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland
4Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, University of León, Campus de Vegazana, 24007 León, Spain
5Department of Biology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, H3A 1B1, Canada
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Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2023
Publish Date: 2024-01-09


Freshwater ecosystems are of worldwide importance for maintaining biodiversity and sustaining the provision of a myriad of ecosystem services to modern societies. Plants, one of the most important components of these ecosystems, are key to water nutrient removal, carbon storage, and food provision. Understanding how the functional connection between freshwater plants and ecosystems is affected by global change will be key to our ability to predict future changes in freshwater systems. Here, we synthesize global plant responses, adaptations, and feedbacks to present-day and future freshwater environments through trait-based approaches, from single individuals to entire communities. We outline the transdisciplinary knowledge benchmarks needed to further understand freshwater plant biodiversity and the fundamental services they provide.

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Series: Trends in plant science
ISSN: 1360-1385
ISSN-E: 1878-4372
ISSN-L: 1360-1385
Volume: 28
Issue: 6
Pages: 646 - 660
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2022.12.013
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Funding: Y.P. acknowledges funding from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. J.G-G. was supported by the Academy of Finland (grant. 331957) and the European Union Next Generation EU/PRTR (grant. AG325). L.L.I. received support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (grant. DGECR-2022-00328).
Copyright information: © 2023. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license