Trait-based approaches in explaining shifts in species composition

The isopod Porcellio spinicornis, one of the most drought tolerant species in cities (Photo credit Jan van Duinen). Funded through various grants and in close cooperation with MSc students, Matty P. Berg and his team investigates how functional traits can be used to understand shifts in soil fauna species composition across time and space, for instance across rural-urban gradients or in urban green (green roofs and flower beds). By combining trait measurements in laboratory settings with communi...
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