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  1. Nutrient resorption is an important plant nutrient conservation strategy in wetlands. However, how shrub encroachment alters plant nutrient resorption processes is unclear in temperate wetlands. Here, we colle...

    Authors: Le-Lin Yu, Xin-Hou Zhang, Fu-Xi Shi and Rong Mao
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:67
  2. Information addressing soil quality in developing countries often depends on results from small experimental plots, which are later extrapolated to vast areas of agricultural land. This approach often results ...

    Authors: Isong Abraham Isong, Kingsley John, Paul Bassey Okon, Peter Ikor Ogban and Sunday Marcus Afu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:66
  3. Transitional economies in Southeast Asia—a distinct group of developing countries—have experienced rapid urbanization in the past several decades due to the economic transition that fundamentally changed the f...

    Authors: Peilei Fan, Jiquan Chen, Cadi Fung, Zaw Naing, Zutao Ouyang, Khaing Moe Nyunt, Zin Nwe Myint, Jiaguo Qi, Joseph P. Messina, Soe W. Myint and Brad G. Peter
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:65
  4. Climate change is expected to affect plant–soil feedbacks (PSFs, i.e., the effects of a plant on the growth of another plant or community grown in the same soil via changes in soil abiotic and biotic propertie...

    Authors: Kamrul Hassan, K. M. Golam Dastogeer, Yolima Carrillo and Uffe N. Nielsen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:64
  5. Land-use change frequently affects faunistic populations and communities. To achieve successful conservation strategies, we need suitable information about species distribution and the causes of extinction ris...

    Authors: Marco Tulio Oropeza-Sánchez, Ireri Suazo-Ortuño, Julieta Benítez-Malvido, Erandi Monroy-Hernández and Roberto Munguía-Steyer
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:63
  6. Invasive species can threaten native diversity and alter ecosystem processes while interacting with other components of global environmental change. Invasive plants are becoming increasingly problematic and th...

    Authors: Guangqian Ren, Bin Yang, Miaomiao Cui, Zhicong Dai, Yan Xiang, Haiyan Zhang, Guanlin Li, Jian Li, Qaiser Javed and Daolin Du
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:62
  7. The impact of climate change on horticultural production is of utmost concern worldwide. One such vulnerable region of horticultural importance is the Madhya Pradesh state in the central part of India. It is c...

    Authors: Gaurav Sharma, Amita Sharma, Nishant Kumar Sinha, Om Prakash Sharma, Ashutosh Singh, Ajai Kumar Pandey, Abhishek Kumar, Sudhir Kumar Trivedi, Bharti Sao and Mukesh Kumar Sahu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:61
  8. The exclusion of tourist species from samples is important to avoid bias in community analyses. However, in practice, this is a very difficult task. The commonly used methods by researchers, when the habitat o...

    Authors: María Florencia Nadal, Alda González and Gilberto Avalos
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:59
  9. Temperate forests are major carbon sinks because of their high storage potential and low decomposition processes. We quantified tree carbon (TC) storage from 143 plots distributed across three major forest ty...

    Authors: Ashaq Ahmad Dar and Narayanaswamy Parthasarathy
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:58
  10. Non-native wild pigs (Sus scrofa) threaten sensitive flora and fauna, cost billions of dollars in economic damage, and pose a significant human–wildlife conflict risk. Despite growing interest in wild pig researc...

    Authors: Derek R. Risch, Shaya Honarvar and Melissa R. Price
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:55
  11. The evaporative fraction (EF) represents an important biophysical parameter reflecting the distribution of surface available energy. In this study, we investigated the daily and seasonal patterns of EF in a mu...

    Authors: Terenzio Zenone, Luca Vitale, Daniela Famulari and Vincenzo Magliulo
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:54
  12. Large-scale hunting and various anthropogenic pressures in the recent past have pushed the Asiatic caracal (Caracal caracal schmitzi), an elusive medium-sized and locally threatened felid species towards local ex...

    Authors: Ashish Kumar Jangid, Chandra Prakash Singh, Jai Singh Parihar, Jasbir Singh Chauhan, Rajnish Kumar Singh, Prakash Kumar Verma, Amritanshu Singh, Shantanu Sharma and Shekhar Kolipaka
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:53
  13. Atmospheric CO2 may double by the year 2100, thereby altering plant growth, photosynthesis, leaf nutrient contents and water relations. Specifically, atmospheric CO2 is currently 50% higher than pre-industrial le...

    Authors: Mthunzi Mndela, Julius T. Tjelele, Ignacio C. Madakadze, Mziwanda Mangwane, Igshaan M. Samuels, Francuois Muller and Hosia T. Pule
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:52
  14. Habitat loss and fragmentation in the Sierra Madre Oriental (SMO) ecological corridor have negative impacts on the movement and distribution of mammalian species that are of great ecological and evolutionary i...

    Authors: Jonathan O. Huerta-Rodríguez, Octavio C. Rosas-Rosas, Lauro López-Mata, José L. Alcántara-Carbajal and Luis A. Tarango-Arámbula
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:51
  15. Cameroon’s tropical rainforests are nowadays strewn with rural forests maintained by local populations; however, these forests are not officially recognized in the non-permanent forest domain. Rural forests ar...

    Authors: Olivier Clovis Kengne, Samuel Severin Kenfack Feukeng, Eric Tchatchouang Ngansop, Raissa Gwladys Daghela Meyan-ya and Louis Zapfack
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:50
  16. Despite the importance of root decomposition in predicting ecosystem responses to future climate change, the effects of branch order on root decomposition and the feedback to soil still remains poorly understo...

    Authors: Yibo Wu, Mengling Zhang, Zhibao Cheng, Fang Wang and Xiaoyong Cui
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:48
  17. Insufficient knowledge of the genetic and phenotypic diversity in the local Beninese goat population combined with the lack of understanding of its adaptive capacity to ongoing environmental and societal chang...

    Authors: Habib Rainier Vihotogbe Whannou, Cossi Ulriche Afatondji, Côme Agossa Linsoussi, Gnimansou Abraham Favi, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Marcel Romuald Benjamin Houinato and Luc Hippolyte Dossa
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:47
  18. The relationship between climate and radial growth of trees exhibits spatial variation due to environmental changes. Therefore, elucidation of how the growth–climate responses of trees vary in space is essenti...

    Authors: Jingjing Qiao and Yujun Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:46
  19. The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) was introduced into different regions of the world, generating significant trade-offs that critically impacted native vegetation. Here, we evaluate the rabbit's...

    Authors: Alejandro Huertas Herrera, Mónica Toro-Manríquez, Laura Borrelli, María Vanessa Lencinas and Guillermo Martínez Pastur
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:45
  20. With elderly people comprising a growing share of the population, landscape planners need to consider their specific requirements to enhance the opportunities for them to engage in nature-based recreation (NBR...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Christian Albert and Christina von Haaren
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:44
  21. Altered hydrology is a stressor on aquatic life, but quantitative relations between specific aspects of streamflow alteration and biological responses have not been developed on a statewide scale in Minnesota....

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Ziegeweid, Gregory D. Johnson, Aliesha L. Krall, Kara Fitzpatrick and Sara B. Levin
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:41
  22. Individual plants can identify their neighbors and adjust their biomass investment to avoid competing with their relatives or jointly cope with external stresses. Maternal effects can improve their offspring a...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, Xiliang Li, Junjie Duan and Juan Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:38
  23. Natural abundance of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stable isotope ratios (δ13C and δ15N) has been used to indicate the state and cycle of ecosystem C and N. However, it is still unclear how C and N cycle of boreal ...

    Authors: Guancheng Liu, Zhiwei Yin, Guoyong Yan, Shuang Liu, Xiaochun Wang, Yajuan Xing and Qinggui Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:37
  24. Nitrogen (N) deposition alters litter decomposition and soil carbon (C) sequestration by influencing the microbial community and its enzyme activity. Natural atmospheric N deposition comprises of inorganic N (...

    Authors: Lili Dong, Björn Berg, Weiping Gu, Zhengwen Wang and Tao Sun
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:36
  25. There is a long-term trend towards the abandonment of agro-pastoral activities in the mountain areas of Europe: the following encroachment process of semi-natural grasslands by shrubs is one of the main severe...

    Authors: Marcello Verdinelli, Marco Pittarello, Maria Carmela Caria, Giovanna Piga, Pier Paolo Roggero, Gian Marco Marrosu, Stefano Arrizza, Maria Leonarda Fadda, Giampiero Lombardi, Michele Lonati, Ginevra Nota, Maria Sitzia and Simonetta Bagella
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:35
  26. The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua L.) is one of the most iconic tree species of the Mediterranean region, with valuable economic, ecological and cultural value. Carob has been exploited around the Mediterranean r...

    Authors: Jalal Kassout, Younes Hmimsa, Salama El Fatehi, Abdeltif El Ouahrani, Khalil Kadaoui, Soufian Chakkour, David Ariza-Mateos, Guillermo Palacios-Rodríguez, Rafael Navarro-Cerrillo and Mohammed Ater
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:34
  27. Urban green infrastructure (GI) networks play a significant role in ensuring regional ecological security; however, they are highly vulnerable to the influence of urban development, and the optimization of GI ...

    Authors: Shuang Song, Shao-Han Wang, Meng-Xi Shi, Shan-Shan Hu and Da-Wei Xu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:33
  28. Understanding the response of the plant community to increasing nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) inputs is helpful for managing and protecting grassland ecosystems in semiarid areas. However, information about ...

    Authors: Ning Guo, Mingyang Xie, Zhao Fang, Feng Jiao and Xiaoyu Han
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:32
  29. This study estimated the total soil organic C (SOC) stock of the wetland influence zone of Bichitrapur mangroves in eastern India in a spatially explicit manner. Both spatial and vertical distribution of SOC d...

    Authors: Debajit Datta, Madhumita Bairagi, Mansa Dey, Argha Pratim Pal and Jibananda Gayen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:30
  30. Forest succession is an important ecological process and has been studied for more than a century. However, changes in nitrogen (N) availability during succession remain unclear as they may lead to either N sa...

    Authors: Ying Tu, Ang Wang, Feifei Zhu, Geshere Abdisa Gurmesa, Erik A. Hobbie, Weixing Zhu and Yunting Fang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:31
  31. Wetlands provide diverse ecological services to sustain rich biodiversity, but they are recklessly exploited around the globe. East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW; Ramsar site No. 1208, ~ 125 km2) was once very rich in fa...

    Authors: Souvik Barik, Goutam Kumar Saha and Subhendu Mazumdar
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:25
  32. Protected areas (PA) are central to biodiversity, but their efficiency is challenged by human-induced habitat loss and fragmentation. In the Fennoscandian boreal region, forestry with clearcutting is a threat ...

    Authors: Aino-Maija Määttänen, Raimo Virkkala, Niko Leikola and Risto K. Heikkinen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:17
  33. Mapping of soil nutrients using different covariates was carried out in northern Morocco. This study was undertaken in response to the region's urgent requirement for an updated soil map. It aimed to test vari...

    Authors: Kingsley John, Yassine Bouslihim, Isong Abraham Isong, Lahcen Hssaini, Rachid Razouk, Ndiye M. Kebonye, Prince C. Agyeman, Vit Penížek and Tereza Zádorová
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:23
  34. Many species inhabiting Kihansi gorge ecosystem in Southern Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss caused by constructed hydropower plant that diverted over 90% the wat...

    Authors: Alfan Abeid Rija
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:13
  35. The introduction of broadleaved tree species in monoculture larch plantations to establish mixed plantations is a feasible way to improve soil properties. However, our understanding of how mixed plantations of...

    Authors: Kai Yang, Jiaojun Zhu, Weiwei Zhang, Jiacun Gu, Zhengquan Wang and Shuang Xu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:12
  36. Pyrogeography is a major field of investigation in wildfire science because of its capacity to describe the spatial and temporal variations of fire disturbance. We propose a systematic pyrogeographic analytica...

    Authors: Mario Elia, Vincenzo Giannico, Davide Ascoli, Juan Pablo Argañaraz, Marina D’Este, Giuseppina Spano, Raffaele Lafortezza and Giovanni Sanesi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:15
  37. Fire is a natural agent with a paramount role in ecosystem functioning and biodiversity maintenance. Still, it can also act as a negative force against many ecosystems. Despite some knowledge of the interactio...

    Authors: Tania Marisol González, Juan David González-Trujillo, Alberto Muñoz and Dolors Armenteras
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2022 11:11

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