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  1. Selenium (Se) is essential for human health and is predominantly obtained from dietary sources, particularly rice in Hunan Province, a significant rice-producing region in southern China. Investigating the rel...

    Authors: Guiduo Shang, Weijun Zhou, Rui Liu, Yuzhou Zhou, Zhangqian Xu, Haojie Cui and Yixiang Cai
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:51
  2. Urban ecological health is crucial for the long-term sustainable development of watershed. Accurately evaluating the health level of the ecological environment helps to develop reasonable strategies for ecolog...

    Authors: Changxue Wu, Peng Gao, Jiahui Zhou, Xinyi Fan, Ruirui Xu and Xingmin Mu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:50
  3. What factors, processes and mechanisms regulate invasive processes and their effects? This is one of the main questions addressed by the ecology of biological invasions. Ligustrum lucidum, a tree species native t...

    Authors: Alejandro Brazeiro, Juan Olivera, Alejandra Betancourt, Ignacio Lado, David Romero, Federico Haretche and Alexandra Cravino
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:49
  4. Photodegradation of plant litter plays a pivotal role in the global carbon (C) cycle. In temperate forest ecosystems, the exposure of plant litter to solar radiation can be significantly altered by changes in ...

    Authors: Xingzhi Li, Yanan Wang, Juanjuan Zhang, Thomas Matthew Robson, Hiroko Kurokawa, Huan Peng, Li Zhou, Dapao Yu, Jiaojiao Deng and Qing-Wei Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:48
  5. Tree seedling regeneration in forests is often hindered by the competitive influence of dense understory bamboo competition. While localized studies have investigated the ecological effects of understory bambo...

    Authors: Weixue Luo, Yuxuan Ma, Jie Luo, Shunxin Han, Chengxiang Sun, Ziyi You, Haohan Du, Zongfeng Li, Jinchun Liu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:47
  6. Both increasing native species diversity and reducing nutrient availability can increase the ability of native plant communities to resist alien plant invasions. Furthermore, native species diversity and nutri...

    Authors: Fang-Lei Gao, Sergio Roiloa, Jiangbao Xia, Jiayun Ren, Meiling Zou, Ximei Zhao and Fei-Hai Yu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:46
  7. Dehydration of plant tissues caused by water stress affects the dynamics of the lateral cambium, the rate of cell division and differentiation in cell lumen size, wall thickness and wall chemical properties. B...

    Authors: Sofía Papú, Daigard Ricardo Ortega-Rodriguez, Fidel Alejandro Roig and Florencia Navas
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:45
  8. Mixed forests are better than monoculture forests in biodiversity, stand structure and productivity stability. However, a more comprehensive assessment of the ecosystem functions of monoculture and mixed plant...

    Authors: Jiaxin Tian, Tian Ni, Zheng Miao, Yuanshuo Hao, Aiyun Ma, Lihu Dong and Fengri Li
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:44
  9. Globally increasing atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition has altered soil phosphorus (P) transformations and availability, and thereby influenced structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. Edaphic charac...

    Authors: Ping Zeng, Qiong Zhao, Jia-yu Hu, Xiang Zhang, Bing Mao, Qing-ye Sun and Wen-ge Wu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:43
  10. The Rio de la Plata grassland region is dominated by temperate grasslands, with the scarce natural forests, influenced floristically by adjacent biogeographical provinces. Uruguay represents the southern limit...

    Authors: Carolina Toranza, Juan Andrés Martínez-Lanfranco, Federico Haretche and Alejandro Brazeiro
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:42
  11. Seasonal freeze‒thaw (FT) processes alter soil formation and cause changes in soil microbial communities, which regulate the decomposition of organic matter in alpine ecosystems. Soil aggregates are basic stru...

    Authors: Rui-Zhe Wang and Xia Hu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:40
  12. Aloe ankoberensis M.G. Gilbert & Sebsebe and A. debrana Christian are Ethiopian endemic species currently classified as endangered and least concern, respectively under International Union for Conservation of Nat...

    Authors: Haile Abebe, Anteneh Belayneh Desta and Sintayehu Workneh Dejene
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:39
  13. Intensive and large-scale aquaculture has a high biological density, and a large amount of artificial feed must be provided. As a result, residual feed would be discharged into natural water bodies with water ...

    Authors: Sufeng Wang, Zijng Wang, Wen Zhang, Jingshan Li, Mingyang Lin and Li Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:38
  14. Deciduous forests in eastern North America experienced a widespread and intense spongy moth (Lymantria dispar) infestation in 2021. This study quantified the impact of this spongy moth infestation on carbon (C) c...

    Authors: Nur Hussain, Alemu Gonsamo, Shusen Wang and M. Altaf Arain
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:37
  15. Stable carbon isotope composition (δ13Cp) can be used to estimate the changes in intrinsic water use efficiency (iWUE) in plants, which helps us to better understand plants’ response strategies to climate change....

    Authors: Feng Jiang, Tao Pu, Zi-Jing Xue, Yan-Wei Ma, Xiao-Yi Shi and Fu-Xi Shi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:36
  16. Understanding of the ratio of photosynthetic photon flux density (Qp) to global solar radiation (Rs) (Qp/Rs) is crucial for applying Rs to ecology-related studies. Previous studies reported Qp/Rs and its variatio...

    Authors: Shuangtian Li, Qiaoling Yan, Tian Gao, Xingchang Wang, Qingwei Wang, Fengyuan Yu, Deliang Lu, Huaqi Liu, Jinxin Zhang and Jiaojun Zhu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:35
  17. Deciphering the genetic architecture of drought tolerance could allow the candidate genes identification responding to water stress. In the Andean Patagonian forest, the genus Nothofagus represents an ecologicall...

    Authors: Rita Maria Lopez Laphitz, María Verónica Arana, Santiago Agustín Varela, Leandro Aníbal Becker, Carolina Soliani, María Marta Azpilicueta, Paula Marchelli and Nicolás Bellora
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:34
  18. Soil organic carbon (SOC) is a critical component of the global carbon cycle, and an accurate estimate of regional SOC stock (SOCS) would significantly improve our understanding of SOC sequestration and cycles...

    Authors: Junjie Lei, Changli Zeng, Lv Zhang, Xiaogang Wang, Chanhua Ma, Tao Zhou, Benjamin Laffitte, Ke Luo, Zhihan Yang and Xiaolu Tang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:32
  19. Soil erosion affects the stability of terrestrial ecosystems and ecosystem services by directly or indirectly impacting the cycling of soil materials and energy and reducing the fertility of grassland soils. H...

    Authors: Mingming Cui, Biqi Bao, Yipu Wu, Nan Hui, Mai-He Li, Shiqiang Wan, Shijie Han, Feirong Ren and Junqiang Zheng
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:31
  20. Disturbance is a key driver of changes in terrestrial ecosystems, especially in water limited regions. In the desert ecosystem of Northwest China, shrubs are often foraged by camels and this causes the shrubs ...

    Authors: Hai Zhou, Xiangyan Feng, Zhibin He, Qiyue Yang, Heng Ren and Wenzhi Zhao
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:29
  21. Tree regeneration is a key component of resilience because it promotes post-disturbance recovery of forests. Northwestern Patagonia from Argentina is occupied by Nothofagus alpina (Na), N. obliqua (No), and N. do...

    Authors: Georgina Sola, Camila Mateo, Alejandro Dezzotti, Paula Marchelli, Hernán Attis Beltrán, Renato Sbrancia, Luis Chauchard, Marcelo González Peñalba, Martín Lara and Verónica El Mujtar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:28
  22. The prevalence of understory removal and anthropogenic nitrogen (N) deposition has significantly altered the ecological processes of forest ecosystems at both regional and global scales. However, it remains a ...

    Authors: Jawad Ali Shah, Wenfei Liu, Saif Ullah, Honglang Duan, Fangfang Shen, Yingchun Liao, Guomin Huang and Jianping Wu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:27
  23. Macrophytes may modify benthic biodiversity and biogeochemistry via radial oxygen loss from roots. This condition contrasts sediments anoxia, allows roots respiration, and facilitates aerobic microbial communi...

    Authors: Leonardo Morini, Claudio Ferrari, Marco Bartoli, Mindaugas Zilius, Elias Broman and Giovanna Visioli
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:26
  24. Changes in precipitation patterns crucially impact soil microbial communities, and the ecosystem in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) is highly vulnerable to climate change. However, we do not fully understand how s...

    Authors: Xinye Wang, Ni Zhang, Kelong Chen, Tiexi Chen, Desheng Qi and Yuanxi Ma
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:25
  25. Recent changes in climatic trends are resulting in an increased frequency and intensity of extreme events, with unknown effect on ecosystem dynamics in the near future. Extreme drought episodes are recognized ...

    Authors: Sergio Piraino, Martín Ariel Hadad, Yanina Antonia Ribas‑Fernández and Fidel Alejandro Roig
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:24
  26. Pesticide use contributes to national food security. The dissipation pathways and degradation mechanisms of pesticides have been widely studied and pesticide residues have remained a focus of public concern. H...

    Authors: Li-Ting Hua, Rui-Lin Wu, Cun-Lu Li, Chao-Nan Wang, Yi-Long Li and Fu-Liu Xu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:23
  27. The invasion success of introduced freshwater fishes is influenced by many factors, including ecological, species, and socioeconomic characteristics. Most studies that document the importance of these characte...

    Authors: Camille Bernery, Céline Bellard, Franck Courchamp, Sébastien Brosse and Boris Leroy
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:22
  28. In ambrosia and bark beetles–fungi interaction, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) play a central role in mediating various aspects of community dynamics of beetles and/or fungi. These functions include facilit...

    Authors: Esteban D. Ceriani-Nakamurakare, Mariel Slodowicz, Cecilia Carmarán and Paola Gonzalez-Audino
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:21
  29. Accurate estimation of potential evapotranspiration (PET) is the key for studying land-air interaction hydrological processes. Several models are used to estimate the PET based on standardized meteorological d...

    Authors: Zedong Li, Yiran Li, Xinxiao Yu, Guodong Jia, Peng Chen, Pengfei Zheng, Yusong Wang and Bingbing Ding
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:20
  30. Araucaria araucana is a mast species that presents a high variability in annual cone production. Researchers have recorded synchronization events in cone production in different populations, which allows the seed...

    Authors: Sergio Donoso, Karen Peña-Rojas, Claudia Espinoza, Carolain Badaracco, Rómulo Santelices-Moya and Antonio Cabrera-Ariza
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:19
  31. Grasslands in drylands are increasingly influenced by human activities and climate change, leading to alterations in albedo and radiative energy balance among others. Surface biophysical properties and their i...

    Authors: Qingsong Zhu, Jiquan Chen, Liangxu Wu, Yuting Huang, Changliang Shao, Gang Dong, Zhe Xu and Xianglan Li
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:17
  32. Agriculture has greatly influenced water quality, habitats, and fish assemblages in streams of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (MAP) ecoregion. However, MAP streams have historically been understudied compared ...

    Authors: Matthew L. Skoog, Michael A. Eggleton and Yushun Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:16
  33. Restocking by introducing hatchery-reared fish into wild habitats aids in the restoration of fishery aquatic ecosystems and reefs to increase the abundance of fish resources, restore the ecological balance of ...

    Authors: Yahua Zhu, Tao Jiang, Xiubao Chen, Hongbo Liu, Quinton Phelps and Jian Yang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:15
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Discovering causality in environmental systems is challenging because frequently controlled experiments or numerical simulations are difficult. Algorithms to learn directed acyclic graphs from system data are ...

    Authors: Benny Selle
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2024 13:8

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  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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