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  1. Habitat loss and fragmentation in the Sierra Madre Oriental (SMO) ecological corridor have negative impacts on the movement and distribution of mammalian species that are of great ecological and evolutionary i...

    Authors: Jonathan O. Huerta-Rodríguez, Octavio C. Rosas-Rosas, Lauro López-Mata, José L. Alcántara-Carbajal and Luis A. Tarango-Arámbula
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:51
  2. Cameroon’s tropical rainforests are nowadays strewn with rural forests maintained by local populations; however, these forests are not officially recognized in the non-permanent forest domain. Rural forests ar...

    Authors: Olivier Clovis Kengne, Samuel Severin Kenfack Feukeng, Eric Tchatchouang Ngansop, Raissa Gwladys Daghela Meyan-ya and Louis Zapfack
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:50
  3. Despite the importance of root decomposition in predicting ecosystem responses to future climate change, the effects of branch order on root decomposition and the feedback to soil still remains poorly understo...

    Authors: Yibo Wu, Mengling Zhang, Zhibao Cheng, Fang Wang and Xiaoyong Cui
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:48
  4. Insufficient knowledge of the genetic and phenotypic diversity in the local Beninese goat population combined with the lack of understanding of its adaptive capacity to ongoing environmental and societal chang...

    Authors: Habib Rainier Vihotogbe Whannou, Cossi Ulriche Afatondji, Côme Agossa Linsoussi, Gnimansou Abraham Favi, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Marcel Romuald Benjamin Houinato and Luc Hippolyte Dossa
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:47
  5. The relationship between climate and radial growth of trees exhibits spatial variation due to environmental changes. Therefore, elucidation of how the growth–climate responses of trees vary in space is essenti...

    Authors: Jingjing Qiao and Yujun Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:46
  6. The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) was introduced into different regions of the world, generating significant trade-offs that critically impacted native vegetation. Here, we evaluate the rabbit's...

    Authors: Alejandro Huertas Herrera, Mónica Toro-Manríquez, Laura Borrelli, María Vanessa Lencinas and Guillermo Martínez Pastur
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:45
  7. With elderly people comprising a growing share of the population, landscape planners need to consider their specific requirements to enhance the opportunities for them to engage in nature-based recreation (NBR...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Christian Albert and Christina von Haaren
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:44
  8. Altered hydrology is a stressor on aquatic life, but quantitative relations between specific aspects of streamflow alteration and biological responses have not been developed on a statewide scale in Minnesota....

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Ziegeweid, Gregory D. Johnson, Aliesha L. Krall, Kara Fitzpatrick and Sara B. Levin
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:41
  9. Individual plants can identify their neighbors and adjust their biomass investment to avoid competing with their relatives or jointly cope with external stresses. Maternal effects can improve their offspring a...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, Xiliang Li, Junjie Duan and Juan Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:38
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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