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  1. In the Indo-Gangetic Plain, rice–wheat is the most extensively practiced crop rotation. The escalating issue of crop residue burning, particularly rice straw, and the necessity to lower the exorbitant expenses...

    Authors: Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj, Kapil Malik, Manu Rani, Uttam Kumar Mandal, Nirmalendu Basak, Awtar Singh, Rajender Kumar Yadav, Suresh Kumar Chaudhari and Dinesh Kumar Sharma
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:53
  2. Deforestation is a widespread disturbance for neotropical freshwater ecosystems. While biodiversity declines have been associated with deforestation, its functional consequences for stream and river fish fauna...

    Authors: Isabel Cantera, Céline Jézéquel, Tony Dejean, Jérôme Murienne, Régis Vigouroux, Alice Valentini and Sébastien Brosse
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:52
  3. To rehabilitate the depleted fish resources of the Yangtze River Basin, China, a 10-year fishing ban has been implemented. This national initiative has attracted worldwide attention. The present study aimed to...

    Authors: Fei Liu, Zixin Wang, Zhijun Xia, Jianwei Wang and Huanzhang Liu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:51
  4. Krill (Euphausia superba) and salps (Salpa thompsoni) are key macrozooplankton grazers in the Southern Ocean ecosystem. However, due to differing habitat requirements, both species previously exhibited little spa...

    Authors: Bruno Walter Pietzsch, Aaron Schmidt, Jürgen Groeneveld, Dominik Bahlburg, Bettina Meyer and Uta Berger
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:50
  5. Mara River Basin is an ecologically fragile area in East Africa, with a pattern of alternating wet and dry seasons shaped by periodic precipitation. Considering the regional biological traits and climatic chan...

    Authors: Shouming Feng, Zhenke Zhang, Shuhe Zhao, Xinya Guo, Wanyi Zhu and Priyanko Das
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:49
  6. Large-river decision-makers are charged with maintaining diverse ecosystem services through unprecedented social-ecological transformations as climate change and other global stressors intensify. The interconn...

    Authors: Nicole K. Ward, Abigail J. Lynch, Erik A. Beever, Joshua Booker, Kristen L. Bouska, Holly Embke, Jeffrey N. Houser, John F. Kocik, Joshua Kocik, David J. Lawrence, Mary Grace Lemon, Doug Limpinsel, Madeline R. Magee, Bryan M. Maitland, Owen McKenna, Andrew Meier…
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:48
  7. Soil fauna is an important driver of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) release from decomposing litter in forest ecosystems. However, its role in C and N cycling concerning climate and litter traits remains less kno...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Jingru Liu, Rui Yin, Zhenfeng Xu, Chengming You, Han Li, Lixia Wang, Sining Liu, Hongwei Xu, Lin Xu, Yang Liu, Yong Wang and Bo Tan
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:47
  8. Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry models (EEST) are often used to evaluate microbial nutrient use efficiency, but the validity of these models under exogenous nitrogen (N) input has never been clarified. Here, we inv...

    Authors: Lifei Sun, Daryl L. Moorhead, Yongxing Cui, Wolfgang Wanek, Shuailin Li and Chao Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:46
  9. The pulsed introduction of dead plant and animal material into soils represents one of the primary mechanisms for returning organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) compounds to biogeochemical cycles. Decomposition...

    Authors: Sarah W. Keenan, Alexandra L. Emmons and Jennifer M. DeBruyn
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:45
  10. Three-North Afforestation Program (TNAP) in China is the largest ecological restoration project on Earth (ongoing from 1978 to 2050), harboring a huge area of newly planted forests, which provides a wealth of ...

    Authors: Jiaojun Zhu, Yirong Sun, Xiao Zheng, Kai Yang, G. Geoff Wang, Chaozong Xia, Tao Sun and Jinxin Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:44
  11. It has been long thought that nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) concentrations and their ratios (N:P) in metabolically active or functional organs (i.e., leaves) are less responsive to environmental changes. Little...

    Authors: Jiapu Li, Dashuan Tian, Kailiang Yu, Hongbo Guo, Ruiyang Zhang, Jinsong Wang, Qingping Zhou and Shuli Niu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:43
  12. The application of index of biotic integrity (IBI) to evaluate river health can be an essential method for river ecosystem management. However, these types of methods were developed in small, low-order streams...

    Authors: Wenqi Gao, Fangyuan Xiong, Ying Lu, Xiao Qu, Wei Xin and Yushun Chen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:41
  13. Farmland expansion has played a major role in wetland degradation in Heilongjiang Province, China in recent decades. Farmland expansion increases the demands for water, thereby affecting wetland water cycles, ...

    Authors: Lin Jiang, Hui Wang, Saige Wang and Wen Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:40
  14. Anthropogenic land use changes (LUCs) impart intensifying impacts on soil organic carbon (SOC) turnover, leading to uncertainty concerning SOC mineralization patterns and determining whether soils act as “sour...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Wulai Xiong, Jian Qiu and Guibin Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:39
  15. Night-time light pollution (NLP), which breaks the natural cycle of day and night, has become a new threat to urban ecosystems. Plants are the main component of urban ecosystems and play an irreplaceable role ...

    Authors: Yaxi Wei, Zhen Li, Jiaolong Zhang and Dan Hu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:38
  16. Mangrove tannins can participate in wetland biogeochemical cycling. However, their fate and dynamics during leaf litter leaching have yet to be elucidated in coastal aquatic environments.

    Authors: Hai-Chao Zhou, Hui-Xing Kang, Jian Wei, Chang-Jun Gao, Muzammil Hussain, Yi-Jian Fu, Ming-Dang Li, Feng-Lan Li, Steven Jing-Liang Xu, Fred Wang-Fat Lee, Ming-Guo Jiang, Yi-Bing Wang, Xiao-Xia Chen, Nora Fung-Yee Tam and Tao Lang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:37
  17. Nitrogen- and water-use efficiency (NUE and WUE) reflect the capacity of plants to take up and utilize resources in the environments. Although N deposition and drought are known to affect plant growth and pers...

    Authors: Jiaxin Hu, Wang Ma and Zhengwen Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:36
  18. Global climate change has resulted in precipitation regimes exhibiting an increasing trend in rainfall intensity but a reduction in frequency. In addition, nitrogen (N) deposition occurs simultaneously in arid...

    Authors: Shuyan Cui, Yushan Xiao, Yu Zhou, Pengfeng Wu, Liqiang Cui and Guo Zheng
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:35
  19. Tropical floodplain wetlands are among the most disturbed and intensively harvested ecosystems. Their sustainable management is often hindered due to the lack of comprehensive, coherent, and standardized asses...

    Authors: Jibananda Gayen and Debajit Datta
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:34
  20. Urban heat island (UHI) is an urban climate phenomenon that primarily responds to urban conditions and land use change. The extent of hard surfaces significantly influences the thermal properties of the land. ...

    Authors: Muhammad Rendana, Wan Mohd Razi Idris, Sahibin Abdul Rahim, Hazem Ghassan Abdo, Hussein Almohamad, Ahmed Abdullah Al Dughairi and Motrih Al-Mutiry
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:33
  21. Microbial residues are significant contributors to stable soil organic carbon (SOC). Soil aggregates effectively protect microbial residues against decomposition; thus, microbial residue accumulation and distr...

    Authors: Yanli Jing, Xuechao Zhao, Shengen Liu, Peng Tian, Zhaolin Sun, Longchi Chen and Qingkui Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:32
  22. Hedera helix L. is an invasive weed species introduced in several regions of the world, so it is relevant to study its effects on the plant community and the changes occurring after its eradication. We establishe...

    Authors: Héctor Adrián Jiménez-Hernández, Leticia Bonilla-Valencia, Yuriana Martínez-Orea, Mara Jessica Zamora-Almazan, Francisco Javier Espinosa-García and Silvia Castillo-Argüero
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:31
  23. Water availability is the key limiting factor for plant productivity in drylands covering ca. 40% of Earth’s land surface. For such ecosystems to retain productivity and biodiversity under climatic change, it ...

    Authors: Elena Constantinou, Dimitrios Sarris, Magda Psichoudaki, Javier Cabello and Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:30
  24. Leaf area index (LAI) is a key indicator for the assessment of the canopy’s processes such as net primary production and evapotranspiration. For this reason, the LAI is often used as a key input parameter in e...

    Authors: Alessandro Sebastiani, Riccardo Salvati and Fausto Manes
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:28
  25. Given the ubiquitous nature of mycorrhizal symbioses, different symbiotic fungi have obvious differences in structure and function, which may affect associated tree aboveground and belowground C allocation dyn...

    Authors: Qinggui Wang, Guoyong Yan, Xi Luo, Guancheng Liu, Honglin Wang and Yajuan Xing
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:26
  26. Planktonic bacteria and archaea play a key role in river nutrient biogeochemical cycling; however, their respective community assembly and how to maintain their diversity are not well known in dammed rivers. T...

    Authors: Na Liu, Baoli Wang, Meiling Yang, Wanzhu Li, Xinjie Shi and Cong-Qiang Liu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:25
  27. Soil erosion in Ethiopian highlands is highly consistent with land use/land cover (LULC) changes that are associated with deforestation and a decline in biodiversity. However, identifying soil erosion-prone ar...

    Authors: Ginjo Gitima, Menberu Teshome, Meseret Kassie and Monika Jakubus
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:24
  28. Although freshwater ecosystems cover less than 1% of the earth's surface, they support extremely high levels of biodiversity and provide vital ecosystem services. However, due to the introduction of non-native...

    Authors: Fangmin Shuai, Jie Li and Sovan Lek
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:22
  29. Setting large- and medium-sized wild mammal (≥ 2 kg) restoration goals is important due to their role as ecosystem engineers and generalized numeric reductions. However, determining wild mammal restoration goa...

    Authors: Daniel Renison, Harold Rusbelth Quispe-Melgar, G. A. Erica Cuyckens and Ana M. Cingolani
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:21
  30. Coastal wetlands with high biodiversity and productivity provide essential ecosystem services that have a significant positive socio-economic impact. However, coastal reclamation, pollution, and climate change...

    Authors: Yanhong Lin, Qiuming Chen, Faming Huang, Xiongzhi Xue and Yang Zhang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:20
  31. The Cerrado is the most biodiverse savanna and maintains other biomes. Aware of its significance, this paper evaluated the Brazilian Cerrado’s climatic, environmental, and socioeconomic aspects using remote se...

    Authors: Washington Luiz Félix Correia Filho, José Francisco de Oliveira-Júnior, Dimas de Barros Santiago, Hazem Ghassan Abdo, Hussein Almohamad, Ahmed Abdullah Al Dughairi and Carlos Antonio da Silva Junior
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:19
  32. Grassland conversion to cropland is a prevailing change of land use in traditionally nomadic areas, especially in the Mongolian Plateau. We investigated the effects of grassland conversion followed by continuo...

    Authors: Jiao Tang, Jinzhong Yin, Anthony J. Davy, Feifei Pan, Renhui Miao and Xu Han
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:18
  33. Precipitation plays an important role in crop production and soil greenhouse gas emissions. However, how crop yield and soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emission respond to precipitation change, particularly with differe...

    Authors: Navneet Kaur, Dafeng Hui, Daniel M. Riccuito, Melanie A. Mayes and Hanqin Tian
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:17
  34. Habitat degradation and flow regime alterations are two of the most prominent and common impact factors to freshwater mussel populations. Knowledge of the correlation between freshwater mussel distribution, de...

    Authors: Chenchen Jia, Chenhuizi Wu, Xiaochen Huang, Chunhua Zhou, Shan Ouyang, Xiongjun Liu and Xiaoping Wu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:15
  35. Temperature, as one of the effective environmental stimuli in many aspects of species life and ecosystems, can affect amphibians in many ways. Knowing and predicting temperature change and its possible effects...

    Authors: Peyman Karami, Sajad Tavakoli and Mina Esmaeili
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:14
  36. In the riverine riparian ecosystem, particularly in India, the knowledge of the effects of habitat disturbance on taxonomic distinctness, functional diversity, and local contribution to β diversity (LCBD) of s...

    Authors: Kritish De, Amar Paul Singh, Arkojyoti Sarkar, Kritika Singh, Manju Siliwal, Virendra Prasad Uniyal and Syed Ainul Hussain
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:13
  37. Soil microbial communities affect above-ground plant diversity and community composition by influencing plant growth performance. Several studies have tested the effect of soil bacterial microbiome on growth p...

    Authors: Rishabh Kaushik, Meesha Sharma, Ch. V. Ramana, Ch. Sasikala and Maharaj K. Pandit
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:12
  38. In the climate change context, nature-based solution (NBS) is considered one of the effective tools to increase the resilience of socio-ecological system. The concept coincides with the government’s attempts o...

    Authors: Riffat Mahmood, Li Zhang and Guoqing Li
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:11
  39. Abiotic factors exert different impacts on the abundance of individual tree species in the forest but little has been known about the impact of abiotic factors on the individual plant, particularly, in a tropi...

    Authors: Girma Ayele Bedane, Gudina Legese Feyisa and Feyera Senbeta Wakjira
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:10
  40. Understanding and patterning the possible causal variables of global warming is attributed to the development of effective prevention and mitigation strategies for climate change. Therefore, we aimed to patter...

    Authors: Thakur Dhakal, Tae-Su Kim, Do-Hun Lee and Gab-Sue Jang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:9
  41. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of four different bioclimatic predictors (current, 2050, 2070, and 2090 under Shared Socioeconomic Pathways SSP2-4.5) and non-bioclimatic variables (soil, habita...

    Authors: Manish Mathur, Preet Mathur and Harshit Purohit
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:8
  42. Public interest in the way food is produced on the farm and processed along the food-production chain is increasing. The analysis of isotopic signatures (13C) in cow tail hair provides a method to reconstruct the...

    Authors: Friederike Sieve, Johannes Isselstein and Manfred Kayser
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:7
  43. Rhizosphere fungi play an important role in plant community dynamics and biogeochemical cycling. While the drivers of fungal community assembly have been studied in varied ecosystems, it is still unclear how t...

    Authors: Shuang Liang, Ricardo Arraiano-Castilho, Lena Neuenkamp, Hui Li, Zhen Bai, Mengxu Zhang, Jin Yin, Zuoqiang Yuan and Xugao Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:6
  44. It is necessary to determine the implications for managing forest stands using variable retention harvesting for maintaining carbon and for calculating the effects of different harvesting practices on above- a...

    Authors: Jimena E. Chaves, Marie-Claire Aravena Acuña, Julián Rodríguez-Souilla, Juan M. Cellini, Nolan J. Rappa, María V. Lencinas, Pablo L. Peri and Guillermo J. Martínez Pastur
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:5
  45. The rock cut slope (RCS) could cause damage to regional ecological functions and landscapes and requires recovery. Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are pioneer and dominant colonizers during the initial recovery ...

    Authors: Maoqiang Zhao, Wanqiu Pu, Jie Du, Wenhu Liu, Qian Zhang, Yanmei Liu, Li Xiao, Yingwei Ai and Chengmin Huang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2023 12:4

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