• Functionally richer communities improve ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic 

      Milotic, T.; Baltzinger, C.; Eichberg, C.; Eycott, A.E.; Heurich, M.; Muller, J.; Noriega, J.A.; Menendez, R.; Stadler, J.; Adam, R.; Bargmann, T.; Bilger, I.; Buse, J.; Calatayud, J.; Ciubuc, C.; Boros, G.; Jay-Robert, P.; Kruus, M.; Merivee, E.; Miessen, G.; Must, A.; Ardali, E.; Preda, E.; Rahimi, I.; Rohwedder, D.; Rose, R.; Slade, E.M.; Somay, L.; Tahmasebi, P.; Ziani, S.; Hoffmann, M. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
      Aim: In several ecosystems, the diversity of functional species traits has been shown to have a stronger effect on ecosystem functioning than taxonomic diversity alone. However, few studies have explored this idea at a ...