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Title Author Year Data DOI Data available
Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide Stevens et al. 2015 Figshare
  • N deposition
  • Site biomass
  • Soil C, N, P, pH
The influence of balanced and imbalanced resource supply on biodiversity-functioning relationship across ecosystems Lewandowska et al. 2016 Dryad
  • SEM model results
Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment Flores-Moreno et al. 2016 Dryad
  • Abundance by provenance
  • Richness by provenance
Nutrient addition shifts plant community composition towards earlier flowering species in some prairie ecoregions in the U.S. Central Plains Biederman et al. 2016 Figshare
  • Relative plant cover
Biodiversity change is uncoupled from species richness trends: Consequences for conservation and monitoring Hillebrand et al. 2017 Dryad
  • Relative plant cover
Herbivores safeguard plant diversity by reducing variability in dominance Mortensen et al. 2018 Dryad
  • Plot diversity
  • Total biomass
  • PAR
Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation Hodapp et al. 2018 Dryad
  • Plant cover
  • Soil chemistry
  • Site climate
Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient Anderson et al. 2018 Dryad
  • Leaf chemistry
  • Plant biomass
  • Soil N
  • N dep
SRUD: A simple non-destructive method for accurate quantification of plant diversity dynamics Zhang et al. 2019 Dryad
  • Plant height
  • Plant cover
  • Plant biomass
Effects of nutrient supply, herbivory, and host community on fungal endophyte diversity Seabloom et al. 2019 EDI
  • Fungal endophyte OTUs
  • Plant biomass
  • Plant cover

More salt, please: global patterns, responses and impacts of foliar sodium in grasslands

Borer et al.  2019 Dryad
  • Foliar sodium 
  • Plant cover
  • Soil Na, P, N, pH
Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs Firn et al.  2019 Dryad
  • Leaf chemistry
  • Specific leaf area
  • Soil N, P, K
Sensitivity of global soil carbon stocks to combined nutrient enrichment Crowther et al.  2019 Dryad
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil texture
  • Soil carbon stocks
  • Above- and belowground plant biomass
Soil net nitrogen mineralisation across global grasslands Risch et al.  2019 ESM
  • Soil properties 
  • Soil nitrate
  • Soil nitrogen mineralization/ ammonification
  • Soil microbe oxidizers
  • Microbial biomass
SRUD: A simple non-destructive method for accurate quantification of plant diversity dynamics Zhang et al.  2019 Dryad
  • Species' cover
  • Species' height
  • Species' biomass
Nutrients cause grassland biomass to outpace herbivory Borer et al. 2020 EDI
  • Plant biomass
  • Herbivory index
  • Soil N
Nutrient availability controls the impact of mammalian herbivores on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in grasslands Sitters et al.  2020 Dryad
  • Plant biomass
  • Root biomass
  • Soil carbon and nitrogen
Dominant native and non-native graminoids differ in key leaf traits irrespective of nutrient availability Broadbent et al.  2020 Dryad
  • Leaf chemistry/SLA
  • Soil chemistry
  • Species cover
Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands Ochoa Hueso et al.  2020 Figshare
  • Decomposition rates
  • Decomposition soil enzymes
Climate and local environment structure asynchrony and the stability of primary production in grasslands Gilbert et al.  2020 Dryad
  • Species asynchrony
  • Species richness
  • Soil chemical properties
General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales Hautier et al.  2020 GitHub
  • Plant alpha/gamma/beta diversity
  • Species asynchrony 
Global impacts of fertilization and herbivore removal on soil net nitrogen mineralization are modulated by local climate and soil properties Risch et al.  2020 Envidat
  • Soil nitrogen
    • Mineralization
    • Ammonia/nitrate/nitrite
  • Soil texture
  • Soil microbial biomass
Increasing effects of chronic nutrient enrichment on plant diversity loss and ecosystem productivity over time Seabloom et al.  2020 EDI
  • Plant biomass, diversity
  • 10+ years of data
Plant diversity and litter accumulation mediate the loss of foliar endophyte fungal richness following nutrient addition Henning et al.  2020 EDI
  • Leaf endophyte diversity/OTU 
  • Soil chemistry
  • Plant biomass, diversity
Micronutrients enhance macronutrient effects in a meta-analysis of grassland arthropod abundance Prather et al.  2020 Dryad
  • Plant biomass
  • Plant chemistry
  • Insect effect sizes (damage, pollination, etc)
Protection offered by leaf fungal endophytes to an invasive species against native herbivores depends on soil nutrients Graff et al.  2020 Dryad
  • Leaf chemistry
  • Leaf endophytes
  • Caterpillar abundance
  • Caterpillar damage
  • Plant cover, biomass
Synchrony matters more than species richness in plant community stability at a global scale Valencia et al.  2020 Figshare  
  • Species diversity
  • Loreau/Gross/Variation indexes 
Mowing does not redress the negative effect of nutrient addition on alpha and beta diversity in a temperate grassland Molina et al.  2021 Dryad
  • Species cover
  • Biomass
  • Light availability 
  • Alpha/beta, spatial diversities 
Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization consistently favor pathogenic over mutualistic fungi in grassland soils Lekberg et al.  2021


  • Soil microbe OTUs
  • Soil chemistry
  • Plant cover and diversity
  • Functional biomass
  • Root biomass
Negative effects of nitrogen override positive effects of phosphorus on grassland legumes worldwide Tognetti et al.  2021 EDI
  • Legume cover, biomass
  • Richness by provenance
  • Soil chemistry
Nutrient enrichment increases invertebrate herbivory and pathogen damage in grasslands Ebeling et al.  2021 Dryad
  • Species cover
  • Percent leaf damage (pathogen and invertebrate herbivory)
Nutrients and herbivores impact grassland stability across multiple spatial scales through different pathways Chen et al. 2021  
  • Diversity (alpha, beta, gamma)
  • Community dissimilarity (spatial and temporal)
Trait-based investigation reveals patterns of community response to nutrient enrichment in coastal mesic grassland Brown et al. 2021  
  • Plant biomass
  • Functional traits (alpha diversity)
  • Species abundance
Evolutionary history of grazing and resources determine herbivore exclusion effects on plant diversity Price et al. 2022 EDI
  • Plant biomass
  • Species diversity
  • Species richness and evenness
Realistic rates of nitrogen addition increase carbon flux rates but do not change soil carbon stocks in a temperate grassland Wilcots et al. 2022 EDI
  • Plant biomass (above and below ground)
  • Soil microbial biomass carbon
  • Soil heterotrophic microbial respiration
  • pH
  • Soil density
  • Percent carbon in soil
Functional traits' annual variation exceeds nitrogen-driven variation in grassland plant species Wheeler et al. 2022 Figshare
  • Species functional traits
Nutrient identity modifies the destabilising effects of eutrophication in grasslands Carroll et al. 2022 EDI
  • Plant biomass
  • Species richness
Impacts of nutrient addition on soil carbon and nitrogen stoichiometry and stability in globally-distributed grasslands Rocci et al. 2022 EDI
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil composition
  • Plant biomass
  • Temp. and precip. seasonalities
Nutrients and herbivores impact grassland stability across spatial scales through different pathways Chen et al. 2022 Figshare
  • Diversity (alpha and beta)
  • Stability (alpha and gamma)
  • Temporal and spatial variation
Nitrogen increases early-stage and slows late-stage decomposition across diverse grasslands Gill et al. 2022 EDI
  • Litter decomposition
Linking changes in species composition and biomass in a globally distributed grassland experiment Ladouceur et al.  2022 EDI
  • Plant biomass
  • Species cover (introduced and native)
  • Species richness (introduced and native)

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