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  1. Stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) is harvested for its edible kernels. It is an important forest tree species, and also plays an important role in afforestation. Successful afforestation activities strongly depend on t...

    Authors: Safa Balekoglu, Servet Caliskan and Hüseyin Dirik
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:55
  2. Wildfires play a key role in shaping Mediterranean landscapes and ecosystems and in impacting species dynamics. Numerous studies have investigated the wildfire occurrences and the influence of their drivers in...

    Authors: Marina D’Este, Antonio Ganga, Mario Elia, Raffaella Lovreglio, Vincenzo Giannico, Giuseppina Spano, Giuseppe Colangelo, Raffaele Lafortezza and Giovanni Sanesi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:54
  3. The dryland area in Ethiopia covers a substantial region endowed with diverse plant resources. However, the landmass has received less attention even if it has high ecological, environmental, and economic uses...

    Authors: Mehari Girmay, Tamrat Bekele, Sebsebe Demissew and Ermias Lulekal
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:53
  4. China’s terrestrial ecosystems have been receiving increasing amounts of reactive nitrogen (N) over recent decades. External N inputs profoundly change microbially mediated soil carbon (C) dynamics, but how el...

    Authors: Shu Liao, Siyi Tan, Yan Peng, Dingyi Wang, Xiangyin Ni, Kai Yue, Fuzhong Wu and Yusheng Yang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:52
  5. The adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices is expected to improve farmers’ adaptation to climate change and also increase yields while simultaneously curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thi...

    Authors: Michael Ayeah Israel, Joseph Amikuzuno and Gideon Danso-Abbeam
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:51
  6. Soil respiration, soil enzymes, and microbial biomass are important in carbon cycling in the terrestrial ecosystem which is generally limited by environmental factors and soil carbon availability. Hence, we tr...

    Authors: Urvashi Tomar and Ratul Baishya
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:50
  7. Climate change creates opportune conditions that favour the spread of pests and diseases outside their known active range. Modelling climate change scenarios is oftentimes useful tool to assess the climate ana...

    Authors: Richard A. Giliba, Issa H. Mpinga, Sood A. Ndimuligo and Mathew M. Mpanda
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:48
  8. Limited information is available on heavy metal patterns in lakes under rapid watershed urbanization, especially considering a large spatial gradient with a long linear distance and great variations in topogra...

    Authors: Wentong Xia, Rui Wang, Bin Zhu, Lars G. Rudstam, Yinglong Liu, Yanxue Xu, Wei Xin and Yushun Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:47
  9. Rapid conversion of conserved land and cropland to non-agricultural purposes is threatening the ecological areas and dominant agricultural activities that are the main sources of livelihood in urban fringe are...

    Authors: Kiros Tsegay Deribew
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:46
  10. The ability to produce seeds when pollinators or potential mates are scarce is one of the principal advantages of self-pollination in flowering plants. However, the role of pollinators mediating self-pollinati...

    Authors: Arun Sukumaran, Vinod Prasad Khanduri and Chandra Mohan Sharma
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:45
  11. Seed removal by birds has been recognized as an important part of seed dispersal process in patchy forest areas; however, few studies have focused on the contribution of both plant and bird traits to seed remo...

    Authors: Ning Li, Shuai Zhang, Yuan-Hao Ren and Zheng Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:43
  12. Fires have been an important natural disturbance and pervasive evolutionary force in the boreal biome. Yet, fire suppression has made forest fires rare in the managed landscapes in Fennoscandia, causing signif...

    Authors: Emelie Fredriksson, Roger Mugerwa Pettersson, Jörgen Naalisvaara and Therese Löfroth
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:44
  13. The influence of vegetative changes due to livestock grazing on grassland birds is well-recognized because these birds are heavily influenced by vegetative structure. Traditionally, species distribution models...

    Authors: Rachel R. Fern, Michael L. Morrison, William E. Grant, Hsiaohsuan Wang and Tyler A. Campbell
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:42
  14. The reintroduction of fire to landscapes where it was once common is considered a priority to restore historical forest dynamics, including reducing tree density and decreasing levels of woody biomass on the f...

    Authors: James A. Lutz, Soren Struckman, Tucker J. Furniss, C. Alina Cansler, Sara J. Germain, Larissa L. Yocom, Darren J. McAvoy, Crystal A. Kolden, Alistair M. S. Smith, Mark E. Swanson and Andrew J. Larson
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:41
  15. As part of efforts to restore fishery resources and recover damaged coastal ecosystems, artificial reefs are often anchored on the seafloor in coastal zones, to provide new habitats for marine organisms. The a...

    Authors: María-Isabel Toledo, Pamela Torres, Cristina Díaz, Victor Zamora, Jesús López and Germán Olivares
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:38
  16. The multiple spatial and temporal parameters affecting cattle herd distribution and activity dynamics can significantly affect resource utilization but are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Christopher Cheleuitte-Nieves, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, X. Ben Wu and Susan M. Cooper
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:39
  17. Current theories on biodiversity-carbon sequestration relationship describe biodiversity as an important factor influencing carbon storage, either through complementarity effect or by mass ratio effect. So far...

    Authors: Dejene W. Sintayehu, Anteneh Belayneh and Nigussie Dechassa
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:37
  18. Pastoralism and agro-pastoralism are the major modes of life in arid and semi-arid rangelands. However, rangeland quality and quantity are rapidly deteriorating due to a number of natural and human-induced fac...

    Authors: Abeje Eshete, Anna C. Treydte, Mengsteab Hailemariam, Negasi Solomon, Tatek Dejene, Zewdu Yilma and Emiru Birhane
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:36
  19. Increasing atmospheric [CO2] can increase photosynthesis and promote plant growth, consequently influencing nitrogen (N) cycling. Yet, there is no systematic information on the N response among different organs o...

    Authors: Qian Jiang, Jishuang Zhang, Xi Xu, Gang Liu and Jianguo Zhu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:35
  20. Sustainable land management interventions were introduced in Geda watershed in 2012 to reduce soil erosion, improve water infiltration, and increase plant-carbon inputs into the soil. This study explored the i...

    Authors: Hailu Terefe, Mekuria Argaw, Lulseged Tamene and Kindu Mekonnen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:34
  21. Ecological stoichiometry is an important indicator presenting multiple elements balance in agro-ecosystems. However, information on microbial communities and nutrient stoichiometry in soil aggregate fractions ...

    Authors: Hu Cui, Yang Ou, Duian Lv, Lixia Wang, Aizhen Liang, Baixing Yan and Yingxin Li
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:33
  22. Meadow ecosystems have important ecological functions and support socioeconomic services, yet are subject to multiple stressors that can lead to rapid degradation. In the Sierra Nevada of the western USA, recr...

    Authors: Joy S. Baccei, Mitchel P. McClaran, Tim J. Kuhn and Stephen C. Hart
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:32
  23. In Central Himalaya, anthropogenic activities have led to the widespread replacement of Banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora) forest by Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) for decades. This study was conducted to determin...

    Authors: Vijyeta Manral, Kiran Bargali, S. S. Bargali and Charu Shahi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:30
  24. Sustainable use of biocultural diversity can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in many ways. The tribal communities of bio-culturally rich Northeastern India rely heavily on local food resource...

    Authors: Ranjay K. Singh, Arvind Kumar, Anshuman Singh and Poonam Singhal
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:29
  25. Understanding the processes that structure species is one of the primary focuses in community ecology. Hubbell’s neutral model shows stochastic processes alone can describe the two macro-ecological patterns, s...

    Authors: Wasana Abeysinghe and Ruwan Punchi-Manage
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:27
  26. Wetland loss is a global concern due to its enormous ecosystem services. Marshland, a typical natural wetland, which is concentrated in the Sanjiang Plain, has undergone dramatic loss in the last several decad...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Miao Liu, Yuanman Hu, Zhenshan Xue and Jinling Sui
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:24
  27. Grazing by livestock and cultivation have been considered as two important causes of soil erosion and nutrient export. However, there has been limited evidence that grazing or cultivation matters to soil erosi...

    Authors: Zenebe Adimassu, Lulseged Tamene and Degefie T. Degefie
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:23
  28. Shifting cultivation (locally known as “jhum”) is a major driver of deforestation and loss of ecosystem services in rainforests. For developing any effective conservation of biodiversity and carbon service pro...

    Authors: Anudip Gogoi, Uttam Kumar Sahoo and Hemanta Saikia
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:21
  29. Surface water improvements associated with the COVID-19 economic slowdown illustrate environmental resiliency and societal control over urban water quality.

    Authors: Dennis W. Hallema, François-Nicolas Robinne and Steven G. McNulty
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:22
  30. A green roof is a man-made ecosystem created when a rooftop is covered with substrate and vegetation. Although green roof ecosystems (GREs) are able to provide ecosystem services, there is currently no assessm...

    Authors: Rattanapan Phoomirat, Nipada Ruankaew Disyatat, Tae Yoon Park, Dong Kun Lee and Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:19
  31. Tropical forests have been experiencing remarkable rates of transformation over the past century as they are getting degraded or decimated to a great extent by anthropogenic activities. This study aims at inve...

    Authors: Binita Kumari, Arvind Chandra Pandey and Amit Kumar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:17
  32. Soil respiration (SR) is a critical process for understanding the impact of climatic conditions and land degradation on the carbon cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. We measured the SR and soil environmental factor...

    Authors: Archana Meena, M. Hanief, J. Dinakaran and K. S. Rao
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:15
  33. Land degradation through soil erosion by water is severe in the highlands of Ethiopia. In order to curb this problem, the government initiated sustainable land management interventions in different parts of th...

    Authors: Hailu Terefe, Mekuria Argaw, Lulseged Tamene, Kindu Mekonnen, John Recha and Dawit Solomon
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:14
  34. Forest management globally affects the ecosystem services, especially those related to ecosystem functioning and biodiversity conservation, by altering forest structure and composition. The degree of alteratio...

    Authors: Guillermo J. Martínez Pastur, Ilkka Vanha-Majamaa and Jerry F. Franklin
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:12
  35. Over the last 25 years, the prominent forest certification system established by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has used by many companies worldwide for claiming responsible forest management. The object...

    Authors: Jeanette Silvin Blumröder, Monika T. Hoffmann, Olga Ilina, Susanne Winter, Peter R. Hobson and Pierre L. Ibisch
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:10
  36. In reclaimed land, the growth environment for plants may be unfavorable and the initial establishment and growth of seedlings could be limited because of low nutrient and water availability. Fertilization and ...

    Authors: Aung Aung, Jeong Min Seo, Si Ho Han, Ji Young An, Huong Thi Thuy Dao, Woo Bin Youn and Byung Bae Park
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:7
  37. Intensive forest management has been applied in most Fennoscandian forests for a period of almost one felling rotation. This paradigm has produced even-aged and even-structured forests of different successiona...

    Authors: Matti Koivula and Ilkka Vanha-Majamaa
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:11
  38. Climate change will either improve, reduce, or shift its appropriate climatic habitat of a particular species, which could result in shifts from its geographical range. Predicting the potential distribution th...

    Authors: Yikunoamlak Gebrewahid, Selemawi Abrehe, Esayas Meresa, Gebru Eyasu, Kiros Abay, Gebrehiwot Gebreab, Kiros Kidanemariam, Gezu Adissu, Gebrekidan Abreha and Girmay Darcha
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:6
  39. Variable retention harvesting evolved in the Douglas-fir region of the Pacific Northwest gradually in response to increasing dissatisfaction with the ecological consequences of clear-cutting, from the standpoi...

    Authors: Jerry F. Franklin and Daniel C. Donato
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:8
  40. Retention approaches in forest management are today common in several North European countries, integrated into the clearcutting practice as a way to promote biodiversity and maintain ecosystem functions. Indi...

    Authors: Lena Gustafsson, Mats Hannerz, Matti Koivula, Ekaterina Shorohova, Ilkka Vanha-Majamaa and Jan Weslien
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:3

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