Data from: The dimensionality of stability depends on disturbance type

  • Viktoriia Radchuk (Creator)
  • Frederik DE LAENDER (Contributor)
  • Juliano Sarmento Cabral (Contributor)
  • Isabelle Boulangeat (Creator)
  • Michael Crawford (Creator)
  • Friedrich J. Bohn (Creator)
  • Jonathan De Raedt (Contributor)
  • Cédric Scherer (Contributor)
  • Jens Christian Svenning (Creator)
  • Kirsten Thonicke (Creator)
  • Frank M. Schurr (Creator)
  • Volker Grimm (Creator)
  • Stephanie Kramer-Schadt (Creator)



Ecosystems respond in various ways to disturbances. Quantifying ecological stability therefore requires inspecting multiple stability properties, such as resistance, recovery, persistence, and invariability. Correlations among these properties can reduce the dimensionality of stability, simplifying the study of environmental effects on ecosystems. A key question is how the kind of disturbance affects these correlations. We here investigated the effect of three disturbance types (random, species-specific, local) applied at four intensity levels, on the dimensionality of stability at the population and community level. We used previously parameterized models that represent five natural communities, varying in species richness and the number of trophic levels. We found that disturbance type but not intensity affected the dimensionality of stability and only at the population level. The dimensionality of stability also varied greatly among species and communities. Therefore, studying stability cannot be simplified to using a single metric and multi-dimensional assessments are still to be recommended.,Data_Radchuk_et_alThe data obtained by simulations with six different community models, as described in the related publication. These data were used in the analyses of the dimensionality of stability.,
Date made available1 Apr 2019
PublisherUniversity of Namur
  • The dimensionality of stability depends on disturbance type

    Radchuk, V., DE LAENDER, F., Cabral, J. S., Boulangeat, I., Crawford, M., Bohn, F., Raedt, J. D., Scherer, C., Svenning, J. C., Thonicke, K., Schurr, F. M., Grimm, V. & Kramer-Schadt, S., 1 Apr 2019, In: Ecology Letters. 22, 4, p. 674-684 11 p.

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