• Change: Risks and predictability

      Hobohm, Carsten; Vanderplank, Sula E.; Hobohm, Carsten; Cabin, Robert J. (Springer International PublishingCham, Switzerland, 2021)
      ...This study deals with the question of how stochastic effects, changing ecological conditions, the introduction of alien species, and dramatic events in general, can be characterized and quantified. We propose some initial ideas for the establishment of an indicator system for constancy and change through time, with respect to the effect size....
    • Resources for humans, plants and animals: Who is the ruler of the driver? And: Can resource use explain everything?

      Hobohm, Carsten; Vanderplank, Sula E.; Hobohm, Carsten; Cabin, Robert J. (Springer International PublishingCham, Switzerland, 2021)
      ...We ask the question “is it possible to estimate the effects of human exploitation of ecosystems?” Under changing conditions the ecosystem is adapting the resource use permanently by adjusting the combination of its features. Productivity is the driver of recent conditions and biomass is storage; the existence of each is a precondition for the other. Species diversity can increase by immigration and evolution and decrease by emigration and extinction.....