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  1. Suitable habitat and landscape structure play a pivotal role in the success of forest restoration projects. This study aimed to model the habitat suitability of wild almond (Amygdalus scoparia Spach) using three ...

    Authors: Hossein Piri Sahragard, Majid Ajorlo and Peyman Karami

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  2. Land use/cover and management practices are widely known to influence soil organic matter (SOM) quality and quantity. The present study investigated the effect of different land use, i.e., forests viz. mixed fore...

    Authors: Archana Meena and K. S. Rao

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  3. Studies of the African savannas have used national parks to test ecological theories of natural ecosystems, including equilibrium, non-equilibrium, complex adaptive systems, and the role of top-down and bottom...

    Authors: David Western, Victor N. Mose, David Maitumo and Caroline Mburu

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  4. The forelands of retreating glaciers are invaluable natural laboratories in which to explore the processes of primary succession. Numerous studies have been conducted on foreland chronosequences to identify te...

    Authors: Haley E. Synan, Mikael A. Melfi and Lawrence H. Tanner

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. An increasing number of ecological processes have been incorporated into Earth system models. However, model evaluations usually lag behind the fast development of models, leading to a pervasive simulation unc...

    Authors: Jian Zhou, Jianyang Xia, Ning Wei, Yufu Liu, Chenyu Bian, Yuqi Bai and Yiqi Luo

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  6. Iron (Fe) and phosphorus (P) dynamics in sediments have direct and indirect impacts on water quality. However, the mobility of P and Fe in reservoir sediments in Eucalyptus plantation region remains unclear. This...

    Authors: Eyram Norgbey, Yiping Li, Ya Zhu, Amechi S. Nwankwegu, Robert Bofah-Buah and Linda Nuamah

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. The epidemic Dendroctonus rufipennis (spruce beetle) outbreak in the subalpine forests of the Colorado Plateau in the 1990s killed most larger Picea engelmannii (Engelmann spruce) trees. One quarter century later...

    Authors: James A. Lutz, Soren Struckman, Tucker J. Furniss, Joseph D. Birch, Larissa L. Yocom and Darren J. McAvoy

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  8. The size of lime material is vital for the efficiency of ameliorating soil acidity, thereby influencing soil biochemical processes. However, the effects of different sized lime material application on soil org...

    Authors: Hongtao Wu, Jinli Hu, Muhammad Shaaban, Peng Xu, Jinsong Zhao and Ronggui Hu

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  9. Syrian juniper is an economically important species and in danger of extinction. For these reasons, the best seedling production methods of the species should be determined and its plantations should be establ...

    Authors: Cengiz Yucedag, Mehmet Cetin, Halil Baris Ozel, Adel Easa Saad Abo Aisha, Osama B. Muragaa Alrabiti and Akram Mohamed Omar AL.JAMA

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. Linear infrastructures (e.g., roads, railways, pipelines, and powerlines) pose a serious threat to wildlife, due to the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions (roadkills). The placement of mitigation measures, su...

    Authors: Francesco Valerio, Marco Basile and Rosario Balestrieri

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  11. Senna didymobotrya is a native African flowering shrub. It is suspected that climate change encourages the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. The possible invasion of S. didymobotrya across the co...

    Authors: Elias Ch. Weldemariam and Sintayehu W. Dejene

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a concern in kindergartens as children spend much of their time there. Yet, there is a shortage of biological indicators needed for assessing IAQ. Thus, this study evaluated IAQ usi...

    Authors: Azlan Abas, Sytty Mazian Mazlan, Mohd Talib Latif, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Norhayati Muhammad and Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  13. Forage yield is the fundamental ecosystem service of grasslands. While the quantitative responses of forage yield to nitrogen (N) enrichment are well known, its qualitative responses remain unclear. Even less ...

    Authors: Cong Ding, Guo-Jiao Yang, Xiao-Guang Wang, Zi-Jia Zhang, Yan-Yu Hu, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Shuang-Li Hou and Xiao-Tao Lü

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2021 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  14. In view of a wide range of on-site and off-site impacts of soil erosion, different soil and water conservation measures have been implemented mainly over the last two decades in the Gumara watershed and Ethiop...

    Authors: Mengie Belayneh, Teshome Yirgu and Dereje Tsegaye

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:66

    Content type: Research

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  15. Cytisus aeolicus is a narrow endemic species restricted to the Aeolian archipelago (SE Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) and it is one of the most evolutionarily isolated plants in the Mediterranean flora. Historical and li...

    Authors: R. Zaia, S. Pasta, F. Di Rita, V. A. Laudicina, P. Lo Cascio, D. Magri, A. Troia and R. Guarino

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:64

    Content type: Research

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  16. Grasslands provide a number of ecosystem services for human society. Degradation of grasslands results in the loss of biodiversity and leads to the deterioration of ecosystem functions. In order to accurately ...

    Authors: Xu Han, Yuhui Li, Xiaofang Du, Yingbin Li, Zhengwen Wang, Siwei Jiang and Qi Li

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:63

    Content type: Research

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  17. How landscape modifications affect functional diversity of floral characteristics pertinent to pollinators is poorly known. Flowers possess functional traits that sometimes coevolved with pollinators, crucial ...

    Authors: Karoline Baptista de Lima, Patrícia Alves Ferreira, Milton Groppo, Renato Goldenberg, Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Roxana Cardoso Barreto, Guilherme Peres Coelho, Yago Barros-Souza and Danilo Boscolo

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:62

    Content type: Research

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  18. The habitat resources are structured across different spatial scales in the environment, and thus animals perceive and select habitat resources at different spatial scales. Failure to adopt the scale-dependent...

    Authors: Tahir Ali Rather, Sharad Kumar and Jamal Ahmad Khan

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:60

    Content type: Research

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  19. Cities are social-ecological systems characterized by remarkably high spatial and temporal heterogeneity, which are closely related to myriad urban problems. However, the tools to map and quantify this heterog...

    Authors: Yuguo Qian, Weiqi Zhou, Steward T. A. Pickett, Wenjuan Yu, Dingpeng Xiong, Weimin Wang and Chuanbao Jing

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:59

    Content type: Research

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  20. A review of jellyfish aggregations focused on India’s coastal waters was conducted, with the aim to enhance understanding of conducive conditions and subsequent ecological impacts. Jellyfish swarming, as well ...

    Authors: Sanjiba Kumar Baliarsingh, Aneesh Anandrao Lotliker, Suchismita Srichandan, Alakes Samanta, Nimit Kumar and T. M. Balakrishnan Nair

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:58

    Content type: Review

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  21. Elevated atmospheric CO2 has direct and indirect influences on ecosystem processes. The impact of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on carbon and nitrogen transformations, together with the microbial communi...

    Authors: Dawei Jiang, Lifei Chen, Nan Xia, Eyram Norgbey, Desmond Ato Koomson and Williams Kweku Darkwah

    Citation: Ecological Processes 2020 9:57

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

    Content type: Letter

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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