About the Authors

Alice Boit

boit@pik-potsdam.de

Affiliations University of Potsdam, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, Department of Ecology & Ecosystem Modelling, Potsdam, Germany, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam, Germany

Ursula Gaedke

Affiliations University of Potsdam, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, Department of Ecology & Ecosystem Modelling, Potsdam, Germany, Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), Berlin, Germany

Competing Interests

This study was partly funded by a Microsoft Research scholarship to Alice Boit. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: UG. Performed the experiments: UG. Analyzed the data: AB UG. Wrote the paper: AB UG.