sMile: Working out the mechanics of predator-prey interactions to predict the present and future of biodiversity in food webs

meeting: 9.-13.11.2020

PIs: Tom Walker (ETH Zurich); Franziska Schrodt (University of Nottingham)

iDiv member: Nicole van Dam

Project summary:
Metabolism underpins physiology, is the interface through which plants interact with their environment and represents the pool of molecular mechanisms through which evolutionary and ecological processes shape plant biodiversity. Despite this, measurements of plant metabolism remain largely absent from ecologists’ toolkits. sMiLE will synthesise a dataset describing the metabolisms of approximately 1000 tropical and temperate plant species to develop the conceptual, technical and data frameworks needed to place plant metabolism at the heart of ecological and biodiversity research.

 

 

 

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