The DRYFUN project, “Linking plant functional diversity to ecosystem multifunctionality in arid systems worldwilde” is funded in the framework of an individual MC fellow.
DRYFUN is part of the BIODESERT project, “Biological feedbacks and ecosystem resilience under global change: a new perspective on dryland desertification”.
Dr. Fernando T. Maestre is Associate Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain). He is one of the world leaders in dryland ecology, developing integrative researches on soil microbial and plant community diversities and ecosystem functioning. Dr. F.T. Maestre currently leads the BIODESERT project.Site
Dr. Nicolas Gross is a researcher of the French National Institute for Agricultural research (INRA, France). He develops researches aiming at understanding the assembly of diverse communities across trophic levels.Site
We are pleased to welcome you on the DRFYUN platform. You will find information on the trait dataset currently gathered in drylands worldwide. You will also find what are the aims and objectives, and therefore imagine the new horizons it can open for community and functional ecology, trait-based modelling, as well as for researchers studying drylands in general.