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  1. Content type: Research

    The Florida Everglades has undergone significant ecological change spanning the continuum of disturbance to restoration. While the restoration effort is not complete and the ecosystem continues to experience s...

    Authors: Paul Julian II, Stefan Gerber, Alan L. Wright, Binhe Gu and Todd Z. Osborne

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:43

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    Ecosystem change and respective conservation needs were at top priority areas in the globe especially at biodiversity hotspot zones and places of endemism like Bale eco-region. In this aspect, this study had t...

    Authors: Adane Mezgebu and Getachew Workineh

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:42

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    Forest cover in Hungary has increased from 1.1 to 2.0 million hectares during the last century. The EU (European Union) promotes further afforestation; thus, 15,000–18,000 ha are being forested each year, main...

    Authors: Zoltán Gribovszki, Péter Kalicz, Kitti Balog, András Szabó, Tibor Tóth, Péter Csáfordi, Mohamed Metwaly and Sándor Szalai

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:39

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    Growing Eucalyptus at a farm level in the form of woodlot has become popular among rural households in Ethiopia. For example, rural households mainly establish Eucalyptus woodlot as a component of livelihood impr...

    Authors: Solomon Ayele Tadesse and Solomon Mulu Tafere

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:37

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    A fundamental challenge to the integrity of tropical dry forest ecosystems is the invasion of non-native grass species. These grasses compete for resources and fuel anthropogenic wildfires. In 2012, a bulldoze...

    Authors: Xavier A. Jaime, Skip J. Van Bloem, Frank H. Koch and Stacy A. C. Nelson

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:38

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    Rice is the main food crop of the world, and the cultivation of rice crop during the monsoon season is hard due to the rain-induced waterlogging. Apart from this, farmers in north-eastern regions of India ofte...

    Authors: Madhumita Ghosh and Ashalata Devi

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:36

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  7. Content type: Review

    In the Northeastern U.S., drought is expected to increase in frequency over the next century, and therefore, the responses of trees to drought are important to understand. There is recent debate about whether ...

    Authors: Adam P. Coble, Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur, Z. Carter Berry, Katie A. Jennings, Cameron D. McIntire, John L. Campbell, Lindsey E. Rustad, Pamela H. Templer and Heidi Asbjornsen

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:34

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    Exclusion of grazing animals and tree plantations were among the methods used for the restoration of degraded lands in tropical semiarid areas. Exclosures can foster secondary forest succession by improving so...

    Authors: Emiru Birhane, Kide Mogos Gebremedihin, Tewodros Tadesse, Mengsteab Hailemariam and Negasi Solomon

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:33

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    The study was conducted in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, in the Western Ghats to understand the effect of a single fire event on tree diversity and regeneration status. Four forest patches were selected which were ...

    Authors: Satyam Verma, Dharmatma Singh, Sathya Mani and Shanmuganathan Jayakumar

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:32

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    Osun River dissecting the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, though inscribed on the World Heritage List, has been rarely assessed for biodiversity values or ecotoxicology. In this study, we investigated the concentrat...

    Authors: Emmanuel O. Akindele, Godwin O. Olutona, Oyeshina G. Oyeku and Akinkunle V. Adeniyi

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:30

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    Huemul (Hippocamelus bisulcus Molina) is the most threatened flag species of Southern Patagonia, where conservation efforts were not effective to avoid the retraction of its distribution area. Habitat quality mod...

    Authors: Yamina Micaela Rosas, Pablo L. Peri, Alejandro Huertas Herrera, Hernán Pastore and Guillermo Martínez Pastur

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:28

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    Pastoral communities have a comprehensive knowledge of their environments. This knowledge was acquired through extensive observation of the local environment and continuous herding practices. Pastoralists’ wis...

    Authors: Minyahel Tilahun, Ayana Angassa and Aster Abebe

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:29

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    Recently designated as a new special economic zone in China, Zhoushan Archipelago is going through a rapid land use change that is expected to have significant impacts on ecosystem services. However, there is ...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Shao, Changwei Jing, Jiaguo Qi, Jingang Jiang, Qiankun Liu and Xiumin Cai

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:27

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    Bats are threatened by agricultural intensification, and although bat ecology in agricultural landscapes is in the focus of current research, the effects of interacting spatiotemporal factors on species-specif...

    Authors: Olga Heim, Lukas Lorenz, Stephanie Kramer-Schadt, Kirsten Jung, Christian C. Voigt and Jana A. Eccard

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:24

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    In the recent decades, there has been growing interest in the contribution of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) to livelihoods, development, and poverty alleviation among the rural populace. This has been pro...

    Authors: Muhammad Sabiu Suleiman, Vivian Oliver Wasonga, Judith Syombua Mbau, Aminu Suleiman and Yazan Ahmed Elhadi

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:23

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    Deforestation significantly impacts large carnivores that depend on large tracts of interconnected forest habitat and that are sensitive to human activities. Understanding the relationship between habitat use ...

    Authors: Miriam A. Zemanova, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Emily L. Dickins, Andrew B. Gill, John P. Leonard and David B. Wester

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:21

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    Rangeland ecosystems provide multiple ecosystem services, including feed resources for wild and domestic herbivores in semi-arid areas. However, under the ever increasing environmental changes, the impact of r...

    Authors: Hassen M. Ahmed, Zewdu K. Tessema, Adugna Tolera and Diriba Korecha

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:25

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    Forests form a major component of the carbon (C) reserves in the world’s ecosystems. However, little is known on how management influences C stocks of woody vegetation, particularly in dry areas. We developed ...

    Authors: Negasi Solomon, Emiru Birhane, Tewodros Tadesse, Anna C. Treydte and Kiros Meles

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:20

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  19. Content type: Review

    Companioned by economic development, a dietary shift toward higher meat consumption is seen in developing countries and transitional economies, where the demand for livestock production has been increasing in ...

    Authors: Jiaguo Qi, Xiaoping Xin, Ranjeet John, Pavel Groisman and Jiquan Chen

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:22

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    The influence of the interaction of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and surface-active substances (SAS; surfactants) with different chain lengths and cationic and anionic hydrophilic centers has been analyzed.

    Authors: Petru Spataru, Francisco Fernandez, Joseph W. Sista, Tudor Spataru, Oxana Spinu and Igor Povar

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:18

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    Soil erosion is the major environmental problem in Ethiopia. In response to this problem, the country has been in continuous struggle to adopt land management practices. Therefore, the objective of this study ...

    Authors: Birhan Asmame Miheretu and Assefa Abegaz Yimer

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:19

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    The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), is a notorious insect pest of rice. Nutrient supplementation can alter plant biochemical compositions which may indirectly affect o...

    Authors: Md. Mamunur Rashid, Mahbuba Jahan, Khandakar S. Islam and Md. Abdul Latif

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:15

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    Since the last few decades, the government of Ethiopia has introduced and adopted participatory forest management (PFM) in different regions of the country. However, there is a lack of research dealing with pe...

    Authors: Solomon Ayele Tadesse and Demel Teketay

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:17

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    Scarcity of water in the rangelands of Kenya has led to the introduction of piospheres. Previous research has however produced contrasting results on the effects of piospheres and seasonality on Shannon-Wiener...

    Authors: S. O. Jawuoro, O. K. Koech, G. N. Karuku and J. S. Mbau

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:16

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    Pastoral livestock share grazing areas and watering points with wildlife around the protected areas in Eastern Africa. This causes a high degree of livestock-wildlife interactions, leading to conflicts between...

    Authors: Yihew Biru, Zewdu K. Tessema and Mengistu Urge

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    Multi-temporal land-use and land-cover data provides a historical vehicle for determining and evaluating long-term trends in bio-physical landscapes. Land-use and land-cover assessment and mapping is one of th...

    Authors: Muhammad Sabiu Suleiman, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Judith Syombua Mbau and Yazan Ahmed Elhadi

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:11

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  27. Content type: Research

    Mangrove forests are highly productive ecosystems distributed along the tropical coast line. Nutrient biogeochemistry of mangroves are primarly driven by both allochthonous and autochthonous sources. Character...

    Authors: M. Bala Krishna Prasad, Alok Kumar, A.L. Ramanathan and Dilip Kumar Datta

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:8

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  28. Content type: Research

    The presence of larger trees in semi-arid African savannas creates sub-habitats, which influences on herbaceous plant communities grown under their canopies differently from opened areas. Knowledge of seed ban...

    Authors: Zewdu Kelkay Tessema, Belay Ejigu and Lisanework Nigatu

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:9

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  29. Content type: Research

    The lagoon is a component of coastal zones, whose populations of autotrophic picoplankton (APP) remain largely unstudied. These lagoons display high-nutrient productivity and additionally may also be subjected...

    Authors: Aída Martínez-López, Cristian Hakspiel-Segura, Diana Cecilia Escobedo-Urías and Bárbara González-Acosta

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:6

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    Climate change is expected to impose significant tension on the geographic distribution of tree species. Yet, tree species range shifts may be delayed by their long life spans, capacity to withstand long perio...

    Authors: John L. Campbell and Douglas J. Shinneman

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:7

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    The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) is a globally known wildland fire risk assessment system, and two major components, the fire weather index system and the fire behavior prediction system,...

    Authors: Xianli Wang, B. Mike Wotton, Alan S. Cantin, Marc-André Parisien, Kerry Anderson, Brett Moore and Mike D. Flannigan

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2017 6:5

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Ecological Processes 2018 7:14

  32. Content type: Research

    We quantified the effects of the site factors pH and nitrate (NO3) concentration in soil solution and groundwater level on the vegetation of terrestrial ecosystems for the Netherlands in response to changes in at...

    Authors: J. Kros, J. P. Mol-Dijkstra, G. W. W. Wamelink, G. J. Reinds, A. van Hinsberg and W. de Vries

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:22

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    Variation in reproductive phenology among species is an important mechanism for maintaining species coexistence. In mixed forests, the impact of limiting (biotic and abiotic) factors on tree reproductive succe...

    Authors: Mónica Toro Manríquez, Luciana Mestre, María Vanessa Lencinas, Álvaro Promis, Guillermo Martínez Pastur and Rosina Soler

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:21

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    Mangroves that grow at the latitudinal extremes of their distribution are susceptible to extreme cold events. Successive enhancement of low temperature stress (seLTS) is a typical characteristic of extreme col...

    Authors: Chunfang Zheng, Jianwu Tang, Jinong Chen, Weicheng Liu, Jianbiao Qiu, Xin Peng and Yong Ye

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:20

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Ecological Processes 2017 6:3

  35. Content type: Review

    This review was developed to introduce the essential components and variants of structural equation modeling (SEM), synthesize the common issues in SEM applications, and share our views on SEM’s future in ecol...

    Authors: Yi Fan, Jiquan Chen, Gabriela Shirkey, Ranjeet John, Susie R. Wu, Hogeun Park and Changliang Shao

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:19

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  36. Content type: Research

    Community perception plays a significant role in rangeland resource management. Traditional rangeland management practices by the pastoral communities are based on accumulated knowledge in connection to their ...

    Authors: Minyahel Tilahun, Ayana Angassa, Aster Abebe and Alemayehu Mengistu

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:18

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  37. Content type: Research

    Grazing is an important management tool for maintaining healthy ecosystems and improving rangelands productivity. However, its effectiveness for this purpose is dependent on timing and frequency of grazing, as...

    Authors: Priscilla K. Lalampaa, Oliver V. Wasonga, Daniel I. Rubenstein and Jesse T. Njoka

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:17

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  38. Content type: Review

    The effects of land use and land cover (LULC) on groundwater recharge and surface runoff and how these are affected by LULC changes are of interest for sustainable water resources management. However, there is...

    Authors: S. O. Owuor, K. Butterbach-Bahl, A. C. Guzha, M. C. Rufino, D. E. Pelster, E. Díaz-Pinés and L. Breuer

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:16

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  39. Content type: Research

    Lake Naivasha watershed is recognized for its contribution to Kenya’s national gross domestic product from the export of horticultural products. Commercial horticultural investment downstream depends mainly on...

    Authors: J. M. Nyongesa, H. K. Bett, J. K. Lagat and O. I. Ayuya

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2016 5:15

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