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Different environmental drivers of alien tree invasion affect different life-stages and operate at different spatial scales
(Elsevier B.V., 2019)
Identifying the key factors driving invasion processes is crucial for designing and implementing appropriate management strategies. In fact, the importance of (model-based) prevention and early detection was highlighted ...
How to invade an ecological network
(Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
Invasion science is in a state of paradox, having low predictability despite strong, identifiable covariates of invasion performance. We propose shifting the foundation metaphor of biological invasions from a linear filtering ...
Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2019)
The study and management of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and of biological invasions both address the ecology of human-associated biological phenomena in a rapidly changing world. However, the two fields work mostly ...
Leaf fresh weight versus dry weight: which is better for describing the scaling relationship between leaf biomass and leaf area for broad-leaved plants
Leaf dry mass per unit area (LMA) is considered to represent the photosynthetic capacity, which actually implies a hypothesis that foliar water mass (leaf fresh weight minus leaf dry weight) is proportional to leaf dry ...
Network invasion as an open dynamical system: response to Rossberg and Barabas
(Cell Press Reviews, 2019)
Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses
(Springer Nature Publishing AG, 2019)
The identity of the dominant root-associated microbial symbionts in a forest determines the ability of trees to access limiting nutrients from atmospheric or soil pools, sequester carbon and withstand the effects of climate ...
Plant species richness controls arthropod food web: Evidence from an experimental model system
(Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America, 2019)
The effects of plant species richness on the function and stability of ecosystems have been an area of focus in recent decades. Arthropod community is one of the most important components in agroecosystems and can provide ...
Spatiotemporal distribution dynamics of elephants in response to density, rainfall, rivers and fire in Kruger National Park, South Africa
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
Aim: African elephants are ecosystem engineers. As such, their long‐term patterns of distribution and abundance (i.e., space‐use intensity) will influence ecosystem structure and function. We elucidate these patterns for ...
A four-component classification of uncertainties in biological invasions: implications for management
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019)
Although uncertainty is an integral part of any science, it raises doubts in public perception about scientific evidence, is exploited by denialists, and therefore potentially hinders the implementation of management ...
Life table invasion models: spatial progression and species-specific partitioning
Biological invasions are increasingly being considered important spatial processes that drive global changes, threatening biodiversity, regional economies, and ecosystem functions. A unifying conceptual model of the invasion ...