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  1. Since the late 1990s, bigheaded carps (largely silver carp [Hypophthalmichthys molitrix] but also bighead carp [H. nobilis]) have established throughout the lower Mississippi River basin. Using previously studied...

    Authors: Michael A. Eggleton, Cody J. Salzmann, Joseph E. Kaiser and Shannon C. F. Smith
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:14
  2. The timing of behavior and habitat use of nocturnal animals can be influenced by the lunar cycle in nature. The prevalence of artificial light at night (ALAN) has been recognized as a source of environmental p...

    Authors: Han Li, Pauline Allen, Saige Boris, Samantha Lagrama, Jade Lyons, Christina Mills, Pauline Moussi, Casey Nichols, Carter Tacosik, McKenzie Tsaousis, Nyzaya Livingston Wilson, John F. Grider, Kevin A. Parker and Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:13
  3. The impact of changing land-use patterns and associated anthropogenic threats on scale-dependent habitat use of semi-aquatic mustelids in scent-marking and social behaviour can provide important insights into ...

    Authors: Ankit Moun, P. Ramesh Kumar, M. Malathi Priya, T. Ramesh and Riddhika Kalle
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:12
  4. Although phytoplankton are important primary producers in food webs, they are relatively less studied in large rivers compared to other types of systems. To fill this research gap, we studied phytoplankton tax...

    Authors: Wenqi Gao, Fangyuan Xiong, Ying Lu, Wei Xin, Haihua Wang, Gangpeng Feng, Chiping Kong, Lei Fang, Xiaoping Gao and Yushun Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:11
  5. Treeline ecotones of Mediterranean ecoregions have been affected by the increasing intensity and severity of droughts. Even though the effect of droughts on forest dynamics has been widely documented, knowledg...

    Authors: Luiz Santini Jr., Dylan Craven, Daigard Ricardo Ortega Rodriguez, Manolo Trindade Quintilhan, Stephanie Gibson-Carpintero, Cristina Aravena Torres, Fidel A. Roig, Ariel A. Muñoz and Alejandro Venegas-Gonzalez
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:10
  6. Global climate change has resulted in precipitation regimes exhibiting an increasing trend in rainfall intensity but a reduction in its frequency. Nitrogen (N) deposition is a crucial component of the global N...

    Authors: Shuyan Cui, Xiaomei Mo and Guo Zheng
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:9
  7. Forest ecosystems undergo significant transformations due to harvesting and climate fluctuations, emphasizing the critical role of seeding in natural regeneration and long-term structural preservation. Climate...

    Authors: Julian Rodríguez-Souilla, Jimena E. Chaves, María Vanessa Lencinas, Juan Manuel Cellini, Fidel A. Roig, Pablo L. Peri and Guillermo Martinez Pastur
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:7
  8. Understanding community assembly mechanisms across taxa and space is fundamental for microbial ecology. However, the variability and determinants of assembly processes over taxa and space remain unclear. Here,...

    Authors: Huizhen Yan, Dandan Lin, Gaoke Gu, Yujie Huang, Xuya Hu, Zhenhao Yu, Dandi Hou, Demin Zhang, Barbara J. Campbell and Kai Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:6
  9. Natural and anthropogenic wildfires burn large areas of arid and semi-arid forests with significant socio-economic and environmental impacts. Fire regimes are controlled by climate, vegetation type, and anthro...

    Authors: Pablo Eugenio Villagra, Erica Cesca, Leandro Manuel Alvarez, Silvia Delgado and Ricardo Villalba
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:5
  10. Cadmium (Cd) pollution in agricultural soils has become a priority environmental concern globally. A reasonable application of passivators is critical to address the problem. In this study, we examined the rem...

    Authors: Yuxin Zhang, Shan Gao, Hongtao Jia, Tao Sun, Shunan Zheng, Shihang Wu and Yuebing Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:3
  11. Stone pine (Pinus pinea), a drought-resistant species, has significant socio-economic benefits and increasing interest for the establishment of productive plantations in several countries, especially in a climate...

    Authors: Verónica Loewe-Muñoz, Rodrigo del Río Millar, Claudia Delard Rodriguez and Mónica Balzarini
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:2
  12. The nationally determined contribution (NDC) presented by Argentina within the framework of the Paris Agreement is aligned with the decisions made in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on C...

    Authors: Pablo L. Peri, Juan Gaitán, Matías Mastrangelo, Marcelo Nosetto, Pablo E. Villagra, Ezequiel Balducci, Martín Pinazo, Roxana P. Eclesia, Alejandra Von Wallis, Sebastián Villarino, Francisco Alaggia, Marina González Polo, Silvina Manrique, Pablo A. Meglioli, Julián Rodríguez-Souilla, Martín Mónaco…
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:1
  13. The conversion of forests into agricultural lands can be a threat because the forests carbon stored could be a source of emissions. The capacity to improve the predictions on the consequences of land use chang...

    Authors: Silvana María José Sione, Marcelo Germán Wilson, Silvia Gabriela Ledesma, Emmanuel Adrián Gabioud, José Daniel Oszust and Leandro Javier Rosenberger
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:64
  14. Terrestrial ecosystems contain significant carbon storage, vital to the global carbon cycle and climate change. Alterations in human production activities and environmental factors affect the stability of carb...

    Authors: Xuekun Cheng, Huiru Lv, Shuhan Liu, Chong Li, Pingheng Li, Yufeng Zhou, Yongjun Shi and Guomo Zhou
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:62
  15. Clarifying the enrichment and response processes of triclosan (TCS) in hydrophytes is crucial for assessing the ecological risk of TCS in aquatic environments. This study delves into the chronic toxic effects ...

    Authors: Xiuxiu Yan, Fangyu Hu, Jing An, Yongchao Yin, Lingyan Zhang and Shuhe Wei
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:61
  16. The provision of habitat for fishery species in estuaries is highly valued and represents one of the most challenging ecosystem service values to quantify. However, quantifying this value is challenging due to...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Nan Du, Zhi Geng, Sikai Wang, Yu Gao, Gang Yang, Xiaorong Huang, Tao Zhang, Ping Zhuang and Feng Zhao
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:59
  17. The increase in the frequency and intensity of droughts is pointed out as one of the main factors altering biogeochemical cycles in the Amazon basin. An eco-nutritional approach using X-ray fluorescence micro-...

    Authors: Daigard R. Ortega Rodriguez, Raúl Sánchez-Salguero, Andrea Hevia, Renata C. Bovi, Marciel J. Ferreira, James H. Speer, Fidel A. Roig and Mario Tomazello-Filho
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:58
  18. Changes in soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes caused by nitrogen (N) addition are considered as the key factors contributing to global climate change (global warming and altered precipitation regimes), which in ...

    Authors: Xinyu Wei, Fuzhong Wu, Koenraad Van Meerbeek, Ellen Desie, Xiangyin Ni, Kai Yue, Petr Heděnec, Jing Yang and Nannan An
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:56
  19. Eutrophication and acid rain are two threats that many water bodies must contend with. Eutrophication and climate change have accelerated widespread outbreaks of cyanobacterial blooms as both have become more ...

    Authors: Yan Li, Xi Qi, Jianpan Xin, Chu Zhao and Runan Tian
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:55
  20. The savannah ecosystems of Sahel have experienced continuous and heavy grazing of livestock for centuries but still, their vegetation response to grazing pressure remains poorly understood. In this study, we a...

    Authors: Haftay Hailu Gebremedhn, Ousmane Ndiaye, Sylvanus Mensah, Cofélas Fassinou, Simon Taugourdeau, Torbern Tagesson and Paulo Salgado
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:54
  21. In the Indo-Gangetic Plain, rice–wheat is the most extensively practiced crop rotation. The escalating issue of crop residue burning, particularly rice straw, and the necessity to lower the exorbitant expenses...

    Authors: Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj, Kapil Malik, Manu Rani, Uttam Kumar Mandal, Nirmalendu Basak, Awtar Singh, Rajender Kumar Yadav, Suresh Kumar Chaudhari and Dinesh Kumar Sharma
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:53
  22. Deforestation is a widespread disturbance for neotropical freshwater ecosystems. While biodiversity declines have been associated with deforestation, its functional consequences for stream and river fish fauna...

    Authors: Isabel Cantera, Céline Jézéquel, Tony Dejean, Jérôme Murienne, Régis Vigouroux, Alice Valentini and Sébastien Brosse
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:52
  23. To rehabilitate the depleted fish resources of the Yangtze River Basin, China, a 10-year fishing ban has been implemented. This national initiative has attracted worldwide attention. The present study aimed to...

    Authors: Fei Liu, Zixin Wang, Zhijun Xia, Jianwei Wang and Huanzhang Liu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:51
  24. Krill (Euphausia superba) and salps (Salpa thompsoni) are key macrozooplankton grazers in the Southern Ocean ecosystem. However, due to differing habitat requirements, both species previously exhibited little spa...

    Authors: Bruno Walter Pietzsch, Aaron Schmidt, Jürgen Groeneveld, Dominik Bahlburg, Bettina Meyer and Uta Berger
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:50
  25. Mara River Basin is an ecologically fragile area in East Africa, with a pattern of alternating wet and dry seasons shaped by periodic precipitation. Considering the regional biological traits and climatic chan...

    Authors: Shouming Feng, Zhenke Zhang, Shuhe Zhao, Xinya Guo, Wanyi Zhu and Priyanko Das
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:49
  26. Large-river decision-makers are charged with maintaining diverse ecosystem services through unprecedented social-ecological transformations as climate change and other global stressors intensify. The interconn...

    Authors: Nicole K. Ward, Abigail J. Lynch, Erik A. Beever, Joshua Booker, Kristen L. Bouska, Holly Embke, Jeffrey N. Houser, John F. Kocik, Joshua Kocik, David J. Lawrence, Mary Grace Lemon, Doug Limpinsel, Madeline R. Magee, Bryan M. Maitland, Owen McKenna, Andrew Meier…
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:48
  27. Soil fauna is an important driver of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) release from decomposing litter in forest ecosystems. However, its role in C and N cycling concerning climate and litter traits remains less kno...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Jingru Liu, Rui Yin, Zhenfeng Xu, Chengming You, Han Li, Lixia Wang, Sining Liu, Hongwei Xu, Lin Xu, Yang Liu, Yong Wang and Bo Tan
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:47
  28. Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry models (EEST) are often used to evaluate microbial nutrient use efficiency, but the validity of these models under exogenous nitrogen (N) input has never been clarified. Here, we inv...

    Authors: Lifei Sun, Daryl L. Moorhead, Yongxing Cui, Wolfgang Wanek, Shuailin Li and Chao Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:46
  29. The pulsed introduction of dead plant and animal material into soils represents one of the primary mechanisms for returning organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) compounds to biogeochemical cycles. Decomposition...

    Authors: Sarah W. Keenan, Alexandra L. Emmons and Jennifer M. DeBruyn
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:45
  30. Three-North Afforestation Program (TNAP) in China is the largest ecological restoration project on Earth (ongoing from 1978 to 2050), harboring a huge area of newly planted forests, which provides a wealth of ...

    Authors: Jiaojun Zhu, Yirong Sun, Xiao Zheng, Kai Yang, G. Geoff Wang, Chaozong Xia, Tao Sun and Jinxin Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:44
  31. It has been long thought that nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) concentrations and their ratios (N:P) in metabolically active or functional organs (i.e., leaves) are less responsive to environmental changes. Little...

    Authors: Jiapu Li, Dashuan Tian, Kailiang Yu, Hongbo Guo, Ruiyang Zhang, Jinsong Wang, Qingping Zhou and Shuli Niu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:43
  32. The application of index of biotic integrity (IBI) to evaluate river health can be an essential method for river ecosystem management. However, these types of methods were developed in small, low-order streams...

    Authors: Wenqi Gao, Fangyuan Xiong, Ying Lu, Xiao Qu, Wei Xin and Yushun Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:41
  33. Farmland expansion has played a major role in wetland degradation in Heilongjiang Province, China in recent decades. Farmland expansion increases the demands for water, thereby affecting wetland water cycles, ...

    Authors: Lin Jiang, Hui Wang, Saige Wang and Wen Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:40
  34. Anthropogenic land use changes (LUCs) impart intensifying impacts on soil organic carbon (SOC) turnover, leading to uncertainty concerning SOC mineralization patterns and determining whether soils act as “sour...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Wulai Xiong, Jian Qiu and Guibin Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:39
  35. Night-time light pollution (NLP), which breaks the natural cycle of day and night, has become a new threat to urban ecosystems. Plants are the main component of urban ecosystems and play an irreplaceable role ...

    Authors: Yaxi Wei, Zhen Li, Jiaolong Zhang and Dan Hu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:38
  36. Mangrove tannins can participate in wetland biogeochemical cycling. However, their fate and dynamics during leaf litter leaching have yet to be elucidated in coastal aquatic environments.

    Authors: Hai-Chao Zhou, Hui-Xing Kang, Jian Wei, Chang-Jun Gao, Muzammil Hussain, Yi-Jian Fu, Ming-Dang Li, Feng-Lan Li, Steven Jing-Liang Xu, Fred Wang-Fat Lee, Ming-Guo Jiang, Yi-Bing Wang, Xiao-Xia Chen, Nora Fung-Yee Tam and Tao Lang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:37
  37. Nitrogen- and water-use efficiency (NUE and WUE) reflect the capacity of plants to take up and utilize resources in the environments. Although N deposition and drought are known to affect plant growth and pers...

    Authors: Jiaxin Hu, Wang Ma and Zhengwen Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:36
  38. Global climate change has resulted in precipitation regimes exhibiting an increasing trend in rainfall intensity but a reduction in frequency. In addition, nitrogen (N) deposition occurs simultaneously in arid...

    Authors: Shuyan Cui, Yushan Xiao, Yu Zhou, Pengfeng Wu, Liqiang Cui and Guo Zheng
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:35
  39. Tropical floodplain wetlands are among the most disturbed and intensively harvested ecosystems. Their sustainable management is often hindered due to the lack of comprehensive, coherent, and standardized asses...

    Authors: Jibananda Gayen and Debajit Datta
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:34
  40. Urban heat island (UHI) is an urban climate phenomenon that primarily responds to urban conditions and land use change. The extent of hard surfaces significantly influences the thermal properties of the land. ...

    Authors: Muhammad Rendana, Wan Mohd Razi Idris, Sahibin Abdul Rahim, Hazem Ghassan Abdo, Hussein Almohamad, Ahmed Abdullah Al Dughairi and Motrih Al-Mutiry
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:33
  41. Microbial residues are significant contributors to stable soil organic carbon (SOC). Soil aggregates effectively protect microbial residues against decomposition; thus, microbial residue accumulation and distr...

    Authors: Yanli Jing, Xuechao Zhao, Shengen Liu, Peng Tian, Zhaolin Sun, Longchi Chen and Qingkui Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:32
  42. Hedera helix L. is an invasive weed species introduced in several regions of the world, so it is relevant to study its effects on the plant community and the changes occurring after its eradication. We establishe...

    Authors: Héctor Adrián Jiménez-Hernández, Leticia Bonilla-Valencia, Yuriana Martínez-Orea, Mara Jessica Zamora-Almazan, Francisco Javier Espinosa-García and Silvia Castillo-Argüero
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:31
  43. Water availability is the key limiting factor for plant productivity in drylands covering ca. 40% of Earth’s land surface. For such ecosystems to retain productivity and biodiversity under climatic change, it ...

    Authors: Elena Constantinou, Dimitrios Sarris, Magda Psichoudaki, Javier Cabello and Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:30

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