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The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx)

Halbritter, Aud H. and De Boeck, Hans J. and Eycott, Amy E. and Reinsch, Sabine and Robinson, David A. and Vicca, Sara and Berauer, Bernd and Christiansen, Casper T. and Estiarte, Marc and Grunzweig, Jose M. and Gya, Ragnhild and Hansen, Karin and Jentsch, Anke and Lee, Hanna and Linder, Sune and Marshall, John and Penuelas, Josep and Schmidt, Inger Kappel and Stuart-Haentjens, Ellen and Wilfahrt, Peter and Abrantes, Nelson and Almagro, Maria and Althuizen, Inge H. J. and Barrio, Isabel C. and te Beest, Mariska and Beier, Claus and Beil, Ilka and Berry, Z. Carter and Birkemoe, Tone and Bjerke, Jarle W. and Blonder, Benjamin and Blume-Werry, Gesche and Bohrer, Gil and Campos, Isabel and Cernusak, Lucas A. and Chojnicki, Bogdan H. and Cosby, Bernhard J. and Dickman, Lee T. and Djukic, Ika and Filella, Iolanda and Fuchslueger, Lucia and Gargallo-Garriga, Albert and Gillespie, Mark A. K. and Goldsmith, Gregory R. and Gough, Christopher and Halliday, Fletcher W. and Hegland, Stein Joar and Hoch, Guenter and Holub, Petr and Jaroszynska, Francesca and Johnson, Daniel M. and Jones, Scott B. and Kardol, Paul and Keizer, Jan J. and Klem, Karel and Konestabo, Heidi S. and Kreyling, Juergen and Kroel-Dulay, Gyorgy and Landhausser, Simon M. and Larsen, Klaus S. and Leblans, Niki and Lebron, Inma and Lehmann, Marco M. and Lembrechts, Jonas J. and Lenz, Armando and Linstaedter, Anja and Llusia, Joan and Macias-Fauria, Marc and Malyshev, Andrey and Mand, Pille and Marshall, Miles and Matheny, Ashley M. and McDowell, Nate and Meier, Ina C. and Meinzer, Frederick C. and Michaletz, Sean T. and Miller, Megan L. and Muffler, Lena and Oravec, Michal and Ostonen, Ivika and Porcar-Castell, Albert and Preece, Catherine and Prentice, Iain C. and Radujkovic, Dajana and Ravolainen, Virve and Ribbons, Relena and Ruppert, Jan C. and Sack, Lawren and Sardans, Jordi and Schindlbacher, Andreas and Scoffoni, Christine and Sigurdsson, Bjarni D. and Smart, Simon and Smith, Stuart W. and Soper, Fiona and Speed, James D. M. and Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne and Sydenham, Markus A. K. and Taghizadeh-Toosi, Arezoo and Telford, Richard J. and Tielboerger, Katja and Topper, Joachim P. and Urban, Otmar and van der Ploeg, Martine and Van Langenhove, Leandro and Vecerova, Kristyna and Ven, Arne and Verbruggen, Erik and Vik, Unni and Weigel, Robert and Wohlgemuth, Thomas and Wood, Lauren K. and Zinnert, Julie and Zurba, Kamal and Vandvik, Vigdis (2020). The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11 , 22-37
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Abstract

Climate change is a world-wide threat to biodiversity and ecosystem structure, functioning and services. To understand the underlying drivers and mechanisms, and to predict the consequences for nature and people, we urgently need better understanding of the direction and magnitude of climate change impacts across the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. An increasing number of climate change studies are creating new opportunities for meaningful and high-quality generalizations and improved process understanding. However, significant challenges exist related to data availability and/or compatibility across studies, compromising opportunities for data re-use, synthesis and upscaling. Many of these challenges relate to a lack of an established 'best practice' for measuring key impacts and responses. This restrains our current understanding of complex processes and mechanisms in terrestrial ecosystems related to climate change. To overcome these challenges, we collected best-practice methods emerging from major ecological research networks and experiments, as synthesized by 115 experts from across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Our handbook contains guidance on the selection of response variables for different purposes, protocols for standardized measurements of 66 such response variables and advice on data management. Specifically, we recommend a minimum subset of variables that should be collected in all climate change studies to allow data re-use and synthesis, and give guidance on additional variables critical for different types of synthesis and upscaling. The goal of this community effort is to facilitate awareness of the importance and broader application of standardized methods to promote data re-use, availability, compatibility and transparency. We envision improved research practices that will increase returns on investments in individual research projects, facilitate second-order research outputs and create opportunities for collaboration across scientific communities. Ultimately, this should significantly improve the quality and impact of the science, which is required to fulfil society's needs in a changing world.

Authors/Creators:Halbritter, Aud H. and De Boeck, Hans J. and Eycott, Amy E. and Reinsch, Sabine and Robinson, David A. and Vicca, Sara and Berauer, Bernd and Christiansen, Casper T. and Estiarte, Marc and Grunzweig, Jose M. and Gya, Ragnhild and Hansen, Karin and Jentsch, Anke and Lee, Hanna and Linder, Sune and Marshall, John and Penuelas, Josep and Schmidt, Inger Kappel and Stuart-Haentjens, Ellen and Wilfahrt, Peter and Abrantes, Nelson and Almagro, Maria and Althuizen, Inge H. J. and Barrio, Isabel C. and te Beest, Mariska and Beier, Claus and Beil, Ilka and Berry, Z. Carter and Birkemoe, Tone and Bjerke, Jarle W. and Blonder, Benjamin and Blume-Werry, Gesche and Bohrer, Gil and Campos, Isabel and Cernusak, Lucas A. and Chojnicki, Bogdan H. and Cosby, Bernhard J. and Dickman, Lee T. and Djukic, Ika and Filella, Iolanda and Fuchslueger, Lucia and Gargallo-Garriga, Albert and Gillespie, Mark A. K. and Goldsmith, Gregory R. and Gough, Christopher and Halliday, Fletcher W. and Hegland, Stein Joar and Hoch, Guenter and Holub, Petr and Jaroszynska, Francesca and Johnson, Daniel M. and Jones, Scott B. and Kardol, Paul and Keizer, Jan J. and Klem, Karel and Konestabo, Heidi S. and Kreyling, Juergen and Kroel-Dulay, Gyorgy and Landhausser, Simon M. and Larsen, Klaus S. and Leblans, Niki and Lebron, Inma and Lehmann, Marco M. and Lembrechts, Jonas J. and Lenz, Armando and Linstaedter, Anja and Llusia, Joan and Macias-Fauria, Marc and Malyshev, Andrey and Mand, Pille and Marshall, Miles and Matheny, Ashley M. and McDowell, Nate and Meier, Ina C. and Meinzer, Frederick C. and Michaletz, Sean T. and Miller, Megan L. and Muffler, Lena and Oravec, Michal and Ostonen, Ivika and Porcar-Castell, Albert and Preece, Catherine and Prentice, Iain C. and Radujkovic, Dajana and Ravolainen, Virve and Ribbons, Relena and Ruppert, Jan C. and Sack, Lawren and Sardans, Jordi and Schindlbacher, Andreas and Scoffoni, Christine and Sigurdsson, Bjarni D. and Smart, Simon and Smith, Stuart W. and Soper, Fiona and Speed, James D. M. and Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne and Sydenham, Markus A. K. and Taghizadeh-Toosi, Arezoo and Telford, Richard J. and Tielboerger, Katja and Topper, Joachim P. and Urban, Otmar and van der Ploeg, Martine and Van Langenhove, Leandro and Vecerova, Kristyna and Ven, Arne and Verbruggen, Erik and Vik, Unni and Weigel, Robert and Wohlgemuth, Thomas and Wood, Lauren K. and Zinnert, Julie and Zurba, Kamal and Vandvik, Vigdis
Title:The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx)
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:11
Page range:22-37
Number of Pages:16
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Ltd, British Ecological Society
ISSN:2041-210X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:best practice, coordinated experiments, data management and documentation, ecosystem, experimental macroecology, methodology, open science, vegetation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104018
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104018
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1111/2041-210X.13331
Web of Science (WoS)000507519800003
ID Code:16651
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Mar 2020 12:45
Metadata Last Modified:18 Mar 2020 12:45

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