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  1. Natural abundance of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stable isotope ratios (δ13C and δ15N) has been used to indicate the state and cycle of ecosystem C and N. However, it is still unclear how C and N cycle of boreal ...

    Authors: Guancheng Liu, Zhiwei Yin, Guoyong Yan, Shuang Liu, Xiaochun Wang, Yajuan Xing and Qinggui Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:37
  2. Nitrogen (N) deposition alters litter decomposition and soil carbon (C) sequestration by influencing the microbial community and its enzyme activity. Natural atmospheric N deposition comprises of inorganic N (...

    Authors: Lili Dong, Björn Berg, Weiping Gu, Zhengwen Wang and Tao Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:36
  3. There is a long-term trend towards the abandonment of agro-pastoral activities in the mountain areas of Europe: the following encroachment process of semi-natural grasslands by shrubs is one of the main severe...

    Authors: Marcello Verdinelli, Marco Pittarello, Maria Carmela Caria, Giovanna Piga, Pier Paolo Roggero, Gian Marco Marrosu, Stefano Arrizza, Maria Leonarda Fadda, Giampiero Lombardi, Michele Lonati, Ginevra Nota, Maria Sitzia and Simonetta Bagella
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:35
  4. The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua L.) is one of the most iconic tree species of the Mediterranean region, with valuable economic, ecological and cultural value. Carob has been exploited around the Mediterranean r...

    Authors: Jalal Kassout, Younes Hmimsa, Salama El Fatehi, Abdeltif El Ouahrani, Khalil Kadaoui, Soufian Chakkour, David Ariza-Mateos, Guillermo Palacios-Rodríguez, Rafael Navarro-Cerrillo and Mohammed Ater
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:34
  5. Urban green infrastructure (GI) networks play a significant role in ensuring regional ecological security; however, they are highly vulnerable to the influence of urban development, and the optimization of GI ...

    Authors: Shuang Song, Shao-Han Wang, Meng-Xi Shi, Shan-Shan Hu and Da-Wei Xu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:33
  6. Understanding the response of the plant community to increasing nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) inputs is helpful for managing and protecting grassland ecosystems in semiarid areas. However, information about ...

    Authors: Ning Guo, Mingyang Xie, Zhao Fang, Feng Jiao and Xiaoyu Han
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:32
  7. This study estimated the total soil organic C (SOC) stock of the wetland influence zone of Bichitrapur mangroves in eastern India in a spatially explicit manner. Both spatial and vertical distribution of SOC d...

    Authors: Debajit Datta, Madhumita Bairagi, Mansa Dey, Argha Pratim Pal and Jibananda Gayen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:30
  8. Forest succession is an important ecological process and has been studied for more than a century. However, changes in nitrogen (N) availability during succession remain unclear as they may lead to either N sa...

    Authors: Ying Tu, Ang Wang, Feifei Zhu, Geshere Abdisa Gurmesa, Erik A. Hobbie, Weixing Zhu and Yunting Fang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:31
  9. Wetlands provide diverse ecological services to sustain rich biodiversity, but they are recklessly exploited around the globe. East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW; Ramsar site No. 1208, ~ 125 km2) was once very rich in fa...

    Authors: Souvik Barik, Goutam Kumar Saha and Subhendu Mazumdar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:25
  10. Protected areas (PA) are central to biodiversity, but their efficiency is challenged by human-induced habitat loss and fragmentation. In the Fennoscandian boreal region, forestry with clearcutting is a threat ...

    Authors: Aino-Maija Määttänen, Raimo Virkkala, Niko Leikola and Risto K. Heikkinen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:17
  11. Mapping of soil nutrients using different covariates was carried out in northern Morocco. This study was undertaken in response to the region's urgent requirement for an updated soil map. It aimed to test vari...

    Authors: Kingsley John, Yassine Bouslihim, Isong Abraham Isong, Lahcen Hssaini, Rachid Razouk, Ndiye M. Kebonye, Prince C. Agyeman, Vit Penížek and Tereza Zádorová
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:23
  12. Many species inhabiting Kihansi gorge ecosystem in Southern Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss caused by constructed hydropower plant that diverted over 90% the wat...

    Authors: Alfan Abeid Rija
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:13
  13. The introduction of broadleaved tree species in monoculture larch plantations to establish mixed plantations is a feasible way to improve soil properties. However, our understanding of how mixed plantations of...

    Authors: Kai Yang, Jiaojun Zhu, Weiwei Zhang, Jiacun Gu, Zhengquan Wang and Shuang Xu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:12
  14. Pyrogeography is a major field of investigation in wildfire science because of its capacity to describe the spatial and temporal variations of fire disturbance. We propose a systematic pyrogeographic analytica...

    Authors: Mario Elia, Vincenzo Giannico, Davide Ascoli, Juan Pablo Argañaraz, Marina D’Este, Giuseppina Spano, Raffaele Lafortezza and Giovanni Sanesi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:15
  15. Fire is a natural agent with a paramount role in ecosystem functioning and biodiversity maintenance. Still, it can also act as a negative force against many ecosystems. Despite some knowledge of the interactio...

    Authors: Tania Marisol González, Juan David González-Trujillo, Alberto Muñoz and Dolors Armenteras
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:11
  16. Knowledge about the niche overlap among wild species and domestic cattle is helpful to conserve and manage wildlife. We assessed the habitat niche breadth and overlap of sympatrically living spotted deer (Axis ax...

    Authors: Siddhartha Regmi, Bijaya Neupane, Bijaya Dhami, Deepak Gautam, Saroj Panthi and Megharaj Poudel
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:22
  17. Large uncertainty in modeling land carbon (C) uptake heavily impedes the accurate prediction of the global C budget. Identifying the uncertainty sources among models is crucial for model improvement yet has be...

    Authors: Cuijuan Liao, Yizhao Chen, Jingmeng Wang, Yishuang Liang, Yansong Huang, Zhongyi Lin, Xingjie Lu, Yuanyuan Huang, Feng Tao, Danica Lombardozzi, Almut Arneth, Daniel S. Goll, Atul Jain, Stephen Sitch, Yanluan Lin, Wei Xue…
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:14
  18. Land degradation is an urgent agenda that requires great effort and resources to ameliorate. It worsens soil components through disrupting ecological functions and threatens agriculture production. To overcome...

    Authors: Endale Bekele Jiru and Habtamu Temesgen Wegari
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:21
  19. Population growth and intensified human activities in conjunction with climate variability continue to affect the hydrologic cycle, aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna. In this regard, understanding intera...

    Authors: Farshid Zolfagharpour, Bahram Saghafian and Majid Delavar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:19
  20. Promoting natural regeneration (including seed and sprout regeneration) of dominant woody species is essential for restoring secondary forests. However, such restoration processes have been decelerated by the ...

    Authors: Rong Li, Qiaoling Yan, Jin Xie, Jing Wang, Ting Zhang and Jiaojun Zhu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:16
  21. The aim of this study is to elucidate the potential risk zones prone to the invasion of perennial ornamental plant Lantana camara, which is native to South America and has invasive tendency in Jharkhand, eastern ...

    Authors: Sharad Tiwari, S. N. Mishra, Dharmendra Kumar, Basant Kumar, S. N. Vaidya, Brojo Gopal Ghosh, Sk Mujibar Rahaman, Masjuda Khatun, Sanjoy Garai and Amit Kumar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:10
  22. Urban air pollution resulting from economic growth as well as urbanization impacts the health of inhabitants. This study aims to examine the spatial distribution of particulate matter (PM10) and the risk of expos...

    Authors: Siti Haslina Mohd Shafie, Mastura Mahmud, Suzani Mohamad, Nor Lita Fadilah Rameli, Ramdzani Abdullah and Ahmad Fariz Mohamed
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:3
  23. Most North American temperate forests are plantation or regrowth forests, which are actively managed. These forests are in different stages of their growth cycles and their ability to sequester atmospheric car...

    Authors: M. Altaf Arain, Bing Xu, Jason J. Brodeur, Myroslava Khomik, Matthias Peichl, Eric Beamesderfer, Natalia Restrepo-Couple and Robin Thorne
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:7
  24. Concentrations of heavy metals continue to increase in soil environments as a result of both anthropogenic activities and natural processes. Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) is one of the most toxic heavy metals and...

    Authors: Tongdong Mo, Daihua Jiang, Dingding Shi, Shaohui Xu, Xuejiao Huang and Zhigang Huang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:20
  25. Soil acidification caused by acid rain (AR) can damage plant roots, which in turn negatively impacts plant health. In response to changing AR types, research efforts to elucidate their specific impacts on plan...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Shilin Ma, Zhaohui Jia, Muhammad Ramzan, Miaojing Meng, Jinping Wang, Chong Li, Yinlong Zhang and Jinchi Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:8
  26. Soil microorganisms in the thawing permafrost play key roles in the maintenance of ecosystem function and regulation of biogeochemical cycles. However, our knowledge of patterns and drivers of permafrost micro...

    Authors: Baihui Ren, Yuanman Hu and Rencang Bu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:6
  27. Soil seed banks may offer great potential for maintaining and restoring desert ecosystems that have been degraded by climate change and anthropogenic disturbance. However, few studies have explored the year-to...

    Authors: Ya-Fei Shi, Zeng-Ru Wang, Bing-Xin Xu, Jian-Qiang Huo, Rui Hu, Yang Zhao and Zhi-Shan Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:5
  28. Granivore-mediated seed dispersal is susceptible to changes in seed availability and silvicultural management, which alters synzoochorous interactions in the antagonism-mutualism continuum and affects the seed...

    Authors: Jing Wang, G. Geoff Wang, Rong Li, Yirong Sun, Lizhong Yu, Jiaojun Zhu and Qiaoling Yan
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:1
  29. The lateral movements of mass and energy across the terrestrial-aquatic interface are being increasingly recognized for their importance in the carbon (C) balance of coastal/estuarine wetlands. We quantified t...

    Authors: Yu Gao, Jiquan Chen, Tingting Zhang, Bin Zhao, Steven McNulty, Haiqiang Guo, Feng Zhao and Ping Zhuang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:70
  30. Reproducing populations of invasive carps (Hypophthalmichthys spp.) could alter aquatic food webs and negatively affect native fishes in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) and the St. Croix...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Ziegeweid, Michelle R. Bartsch, Lynn A. Bartsch, Steven J. Zigler, Robert J. Kennedy and Seth A. Love
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:72
  31. Plant nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is an important ecological indicator that reflects the capacity of a plant to transform nitrogen into production, which is essential for further elucidating plant growth and...

    Authors: Jiaqiang Liao, Zhaolei Li, Jinsong Wang, Dashuan Tian, Di Tian and Shuli Niu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:69
  32. Soil erosion is one of the major threats in the Ethiopian highlands. In this study, soil erosion in the Muga watershed of the Upper Blue Nile Basin (Abay) under historical and future climate and land use/land ...

    Authors: Tatek Belay and Daniel Ayalew Mengistu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:68
  33. Increasing urbanization as well as global warming requires an investigation of the influence of different construction methods and ground surfaces on the urban heat island effect (UHI effect). The extent of th...

    Authors: Florian Teichmann, Christina Maria Baumgartner, Andras Horvath, Markus Luisser and Azra Korjenic
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:67
  34. Freeze–thaw events are common in boreal and temperate forest ecosystems and are increasingly influenced by climate warming. Soil microorganisms play an important role in maintaining ecosystem stability, but th...

    Authors: Changpeng Sang, Zongwei Xia, Lifei Sun, Hao Sun, Ping Jiang, Chao Wang and Edith Bai
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:66
  35. China has been increasingly subject to significant acid rain, which has negative impacts on forest ecosystems. Recently, the concentrations of NO3 in acid rain have increased in conjunction with the rapid rise o...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Miaojing Meng, Yong Zhang, Chong Li, Shilin Ma, Qinyu Li, Qiong Ren, Yinlong Zhang and Jinchi Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:65
  36. So far, macroecological studies in the Himalaya have mostly concentrated on spatial variation of overall species richness along the elevational gradient. Very few studies have attempted to document the differe...

    Authors: Kumar Manish
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:64
  37. With the increasing fragmentation of landscape induced by rapid urbanization, the construction of ecological networks is of great significance to alleviate the degradation of urban habitats and protect natural...

    Authors: Yang-Yang Li, Yu-Zhe Zhang, Zhi-Yun Jiang, Cheng-Xuan Guo, Ming-Yue Zhao, Zhi-Guang Yang, Ming-Yan Guo, Bing-Yue Wu and Quan-Ling Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:63
  38. Understanding how soil fertility changes due to topographical conditions and forest attributes is an essential premise for local-scale forest management practices. We evaluated the effects of topographic varia...

    Authors: Alice Cristina Rodrigues, Pedro Manuel Villa, Walnir Gomes Ferreira-Júnior, Carlos Ernesto R. G. Schaefer and Andreza Viana Neri
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:62
  39. Countries have long been making efforts by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to mitigate climate change. In the agreements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, involved countries have ...

    Authors: Lifen Jiang, Junyi Liang, Xingjie Lu, Enqing Hou, Forrest M. Hoffman and Yiqi Luo
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:61

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