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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Terrestrial ecosystems have been largely regarded as plant-dominated land surfaces, with the earliest records appearing in the early Phanerozoic (<550 Ma). Yet the presence of biological components in pre-Phan...

    Authors: Hugo Beraldi-Campesi
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2013 2:1
  12. The emergent wetland species Typha domingensis (cattail) is a native Florida Everglades monocotyledonous macrophyte. It has become invasive due to anthropogenic disturbances and is out-competing other vegetation ...

    Authors: Gareth Lagerwall, Gregory Kiker, Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, Matteo Convertino, Andrew James and Naiming Wang
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:10
  13. The Florida coast is one of the most species-rich ecosystems in the world. This paper focuses on the sensitivity of the habitat of threatened and endangered shorebirds to sea level rise induced by climate chan...

    Authors: Matteo Convertino, Adam Bockelie, Gregory A Kiker, Rafael Muñoz-Carpena and Igor Linkov
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:9
  14. Although fire as a critical ecological process shapes the Florida Everglades landscape, researchers lack landscape-based approach for fire management. The interactive effect of fire, nutrients, water depth, an...

    Authors: Yegang Wu, Ken Rutchey, Susan Newman, Shili Miao, Naiming Wang, Fred H Sklar and William H Orem
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:8
  15. The purpose of this study was to assess enrichments in stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) in brown-marbled groupers (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus), a marine fish that has been widely used in aquacul...

    Authors: Gang Chen, Hui Zhou, Duoliang Ji and Binhe Gu
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:7
  16. The availability of essential nutrients, such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), can feedback on soil carbon (C) and the soil microbial biomass. Natural cycles can be supplemented by agricultural fertiliser a...

    Authors: Bryan S Griffiths, Annette Spilles and Michael Bonkowski
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:6
  17. According to the empirical regularity called Taylor's law, the variance of population density in samples of populations is a power of the mean population density. The exponent is often between 1 and 2. Our exp...

    Authors: Oliver Kaltz, Patricia Escobar-Páramo, Michael E Hochberg and Joel E Cohen
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:5
  18. Ground-nesting birds experience high levels of nest predation. However, birds can make selection decisions related to nest site location and characteristics that may result in physical, visual, and olfactory i...

    Authors: Stephen L Webb, Chad V Olson, Matthew R Dzialak, Seth M Harju, Jeffrey B Winstead and Dusty Lockman
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:4
  19. Spatially explicit ecological research has increased substantially in the past 20 years. Most spatial approaches require the definition of a spatial neighbourhood or the region over which spatial relationships...

    Authors: Trisalyn A Nelson and Colin Robertson
    Citation: Ecological Processes 2012 1:3

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