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  1. Content type: Research

    The potential of periurban agrarian ecosystems is recognized as one of the cornerstones for improving urban sustainability; however, this potential has been disregarded in spatial planning and decision making....

    Authors: Marian Simon Rojo, Ana Zazo Moratalla, Nerea Moran Alonso and Veronica Hernandez Jimenez

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:13

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    Climate change and urbanization have been shown to alter plant phenology. However, a mechanistic understanding of these changes in flowering phenology and associated pollinator communities is lacking. Thus, th...

    Authors: Kaesha Neil, Jianguo Wu, Christofer Bang and Stanley Faeth

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:17

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    Land use intensification and urbanisation processes are degrading hydrological ecosystem services in the Guapi-Macacu watershed of Rio de Janeiro. A proposal to pay farmers to restore natural watershed service...

    Authors: Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, Jan Börner, Udo Nehren, Rachel Bardy Prado, Hartmut Gaese and Jürgen Heinrich

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:16

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    Karachi, a city of unique terrain and moderate tropical climate, is home to several mosquito species. The geographical distribution and density of these species may vary within the city, owing to their interac...

    Authors: Saima Shaikh, Syed Jamil H Kazmi and Salman Qureshi

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:12

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    The Rupsha-Passur River System (RS) is one of the biggest and important river systems in the Sundarbans estuarine ecosystem. It is the largest fresh water supplier into this mangrove forest. A comprehensive st...

    Authors: Shak MB Rahaman, Sudhin K Biswas, Md S Rahaman, Alokesh K Ghosh, Lipton Sarder, SMS Siraj and Sheikh S Islam

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:18

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    This paper presents basic information on the research, classification, and application of the functions of tree species and their communities (mainly forest) in Slovakia. The main aim is a scientific assessmen...

    Authors: Vladimir Caboun, Miroslav Kovalcik and Zuzana Sarvasova

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:15

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    Conceptual hydrological models are useful tools to support catchment water management. However, the identifiability of parameters and structural uncertainties in conceptual rainfall-runoff modeling prove to be...

    Authors: Shuai Ouyang, Heike Puhlmann, Shunli Wang, Klaus von Wilpert and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:14

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    Ecosystem goods and services (EGS) studies have had little impact on policy processes and real-world decision-making due to limited understanding of the interactions and feedbacks among ecological, social and ...

    Authors: Robert Huber, Simon Briner, Harald Bugmann, Ché Elkin, Christian Hirschi, Roman Seidl, Rebecca Snell and Andreas Rigling

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:9

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    Communities situated in protected areas generate conflicts among park administrators, residents and scientists. Should they stay or should they go? This article presents a positive example of a community exist...

    Authors: Barbara Schröter, Karla Sessin-Dilascio, Claas Meyer, Bettina Matzdorf, Claudia Sattler, Angela Meyer, Gregor Giersch, Camila Jericó-Daminello and Lukas Wortmann

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:6

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    Changes in land use and agricultural management have caused a strong increase in sediment and particulate phosphorus input into the Miyun reservoir. The simulation of the relevant runoff and sediment fluxes at...

    Authors: Michael Gebel, Mario Uhlig, Stefan Halbfass, Ralph Meissner and Shuhuai Duan

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:5

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    ‘Nuisance species’ (or ‘invasive’ species) are often proposed to be the second most important concern in the context of the current biodiversity crisis. Despite increasing evidence that exotic species do not a...

    Authors: Zina Skandrani, Sébastien Lepetz and Anne-Caroline Prévot-Julliard

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:3

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    Current land use in the Federal District, Western Central Brazil, causes problems related to the water supply which are linked to the regulation of ecosystem services (ES). In scope of an Integrated Water Reso...

    Authors: Lars Koschke, Carsten Lorz, Christine Fürst, Tobias Lehmann and Franz Makeschin

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2014 3:2

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    One of the major impediments to developing better restoration strategies is the inadequate documentation of past restoration efforts. In 2008, Greening Australia commenced ecological restoration on the Nurcoung p...

    Authors: Singarayer K Florentine, Jessica Gardner, Friedrich P Graz and Sean Moloney

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:34

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    A framework is developed to link major soil functions to ecosystem services assessment. Provisioning soil functions—with primary linkages to ecosystem services—are evaluated on a continental scale in Europe.

    Authors: Gergely Tóth, Ciro Gardi, Katalin Bódis, Éva Ivits, Ece Aksoy, Arwyn Jones, Simon Jeffrey, Thorum Petursdottir and Luca Montanarella

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:32

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    Combining in-situ data from single-point time series with remotely sensed spatial data allowed a greater elucidation of changes in chlorophyll-a concentrations through wet season conditions in the Great Barrie...

    Authors: Michelle J Devlin, Eduardo Teixeira da Silva, Caroline Petus, Amelia Wenger, Daniel Zeh, Dieter Tracey, Jorge G Álvarez-Romero and Jon Brodie

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:31

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    Estimating surface temperature from above-ground field measurements is important for understanding the complex landscape patterns of plant seedling survival and establishment, processes which occur at heights ...

    Authors: John R Dingman, Lynn C Sweet, Ian McCullough, Frank W Davis, Alan Flint, Janet Franklin and Lorraine E Flint

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:30

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    Seasonal and tidal variations in nutrient concentration and water quality were investigated in the western Sundarbans of Bangladesh during the post-monsoon, winter and monsoon seasons during 2010–2011.

    Authors: Shak Md Bazlur Rahaman, Lipton Sarder, Md Sayadur Rahaman, Alokesh Kumar Ghosh, Sudhin Kumar Biswas, SM Shahjahan Siraj, Khandaker Anisul Huq, Abul Farah Md Hasanuzzaman and Shikder Saiful Islam

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:29

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    The Regent Honeyeater Project commenced ecological restoration in the Lurg district in 1994, with an aim to restore habitats for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia and a range of othe...

    Authors: Kristin Monie, Singarayer Florentine and Grant Palmer

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:27

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    Resource managers need spatially explicit models of hydrologic response to changes in key climatic drivers across variable landscape conditions. We demonstrate the utility of a Basin Characterization Model for...

    Authors: Lorraine E Flint, Alan L Flint, James H Thorne and Ryan Boynton

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:25

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    Many economically important non-timber forest products (NTFPs) come from widespread and common plant species. Harvest of these species often is assumed to be sustainable due to their commonness. However, becau...

    Authors: Lisa Mandle, Tamara Ticktin, Snehlata Nath, Siddappa Setty and Anita Varghese

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:21

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    This study depicts broad-scale revegetation patterns following sand mining on North Stradbroke Island, south-eastern Queensland, Australia.

    Authors: Patrick Audet, Amanda Gravina, Vanessa Glenn, Phill McKenna, Helen Vickers, Melina Gillespie and David Mulligan

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:20

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    An assessment of whether rehabilitated mine sites have resulted in natural or novel ecosystems requires monitoring over considerable periods of time or the use of space-for-time substitution (chronosequence) a...

    Authors: Jonathan D Majer, Brian Heterick, Thomas Gohr, Elliot Hughes, Lewis Mounsher and Andrew Grigg

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:19

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    Nitrogen fixation by microorganisms within biological soil crust (“biocrust”) communities provides an important pathway for N inputs in cool desert environments where soil nutrients are low and symbiotic N-fix...

    Authors: Nichole N Barger, Sarah C Castle and Gavin N Dean

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:16

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    Caribbean mangrove-associated sponge communities are very distinct from sponge communities living on nearby reefs, but the mechanisms that underlie this distinction remain uncertain. It has been hypothesized t...

    Authors: Ellard R Hunting, Selma M Ubels, Michiel HS Kraak and Harm G van der Geest

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:14

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    The persistence of generalists and specialists is a topical question in community ecology and results from both ecological and evolutionary processes. At fine taxonomical scales, ecological specialisation, i.e...

    Authors: Timothée Poisot, Manon Lounnas and Michael E Hochberg

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:13

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    Biological soil crusts (BSCs) can dominate surface cover in dry lands worldwide, playing an integral role in arid land biogeochemistry, particularly in N fertilization through fixation and cycling. Nitrificati...

    Authors: Yevgeniy Marusenko, Scott T Bates, Ian Anderson, Shannon L Johnson, Tanya Soule and Ferran Garcia-Pichel

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:9

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    Within the Knersvlakte, cyanobacteria occur hypolithically underneath translucent quartz stones in areas with quartz pavement and, outside pavement areas, they are soil-inhabiting within the uppermost millimet...

    Authors: Bettina Weber, Dirk CJ Wessels, Kirstin Deutschewitz, Stephanie Dojani, Hans Reichenberger and Burkhard Büdel

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:8

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    Lichen dominated biological soil crusts (BSCs) occur over large areas in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern USA and northwest Mexico. In Baja California BSCs show a distinct patchiness and several types ca...

    Authors: Burkhard Büdel, Mercedes Vivas and Otto L Lange

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:6

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    Communities change over time due to disturbances, variations in climate, and species invasions. Biological soil crust communities are important because they contribute to erosion control and nutrient cycling. ...

    Authors: Eva Dettweiler-Robinson, Jeanne M Ponzetti and Jonathan D Bakker

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:5

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  30. Content type: Review

    Tidal oscillations systematically flood salt marshes, transporting water, sediments, organic matter, and biogeochemical elements such as silica. Here we present a review of recent studies on these fluxes and t...

    Authors: Sergio Fagherazzi, Patricia L Wiberg, Stijn Temmerman, Eric Struyf, Yong Zhao and Peter A Raymond

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:3

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