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Judging the Quality of Our Research: a Self-assessment Test : Volume 10, Issue 1 (10/03/2010)

By: A. E. Budden; C. J. Lortie; L. W. Aarssen
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Invasive Acacias Experience Higher Ant Seed Removal Rates at the Invasion Edges : Volume 12, Issue 1 (13/06/2012)

By: S. Rodríguez-echeverría; D. Montesinos; S. Castro

...Description: CFE, Center for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, P.O. Box 3046, 3001-401, Coimbra, Portugal. Seed dispersal is a key process for the invasion of new areas by exotic species. Introduced plants often take advantage of native generalist disper...

... Am. Midl. Nat., 126, 1–13, 1991.; Davidson, D. W. and Morton, S. R.: Dispersal adaptations of some <i>Acacia</i> species in the autralian arid zone, Ecology, 65, 1038–1051, 1984.; Fokuhl, G., Heinze, J., and Poschlod, P.: Myrmecochory by small ants – Beneficial effects through elaiosome nutrition and seed dispersal, Acta Oecol., 38, 71–76, 2012.; French, K. and Major, R. ...

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Meta-analyses and the Editorial Love of Controversy : Volume 14, Issue 1 (24/06/2014)

By: R. H. Heleno

...Description: Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas 3000-456, Coimbra, Portugal. Meta-analyses are a most valuable tool to overcome the experimental constraints and often idiosyncratic resp...

...J. Clin. Epidemiol., 53, 207–216, 2000.; Wardle, D. A.: On plummeting manuscript acceptance rates by the main ecological journals and the progress of ecology, Ideas Ecol. Evol., 5, 13–15, 2012....

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Ecological Boundaries: a Derivative of Ecological Entities : Volume 14, Issue 1 (22/07/2014)

By: J. Kolasa

...371/journal.pone.0052395>doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052395</a>, 2012.; Beisner, B. E., Haydon, D. T., and Cuddington, K.: Alternative stable states in ecology, Front Ecol. Environ., 1, 376–382, 2003.; Bertness, M. D. and Callaway, R.: Positive interactions in communities, Trends Ecol. Evol., 9, 191–193, 1994.; Brody, A. K., Palmer, T. M., Fox-Dobbs, K., and Doak, D. F.: Ter...

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Slow and Fast Development in Ladybirds: Occurrence, Effects and Significance : Volume 12, Issue 1 (21/05/2012)

By: Omkar; G. Mishra

... taxa, Q. Rev. Biol., 72, 149–177, 1997.; Benrey, B. and Denno, R. F.: The slow-growth-high-mortality hypothesis: a test using the cabbage butterfly, Ecology, 78, 987–999, 1997.; Berger, D., Walters, R. E., and Gotthard, K.: What keeps insects small? – Size dependent predation on two species of butterfly larvae, Evol. Ecol., 20, 575–589, 2006.; Blanckenhorn, W. U., Dixon, ...

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Reproductive Ecology of Buzz-pollinated Ouratea Spectabilis Trees (Ochnaceae) in Brazilian Cerrados : Volume 14, Issue 1 (14/01/2015)

By: D. Montesinos; P. Oliveira

...Description: Centre for Functional Ecology, DCV-FCTUC, Universidade de Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas, 3000-456 – Coimbra, Portugal. <i>Ouratea spectabilis</i> is a ubiquitous tree species in the Brazilian savannas, or <i>Cerrados</i>, where it plays an i...

...ative experiment to test ant protective capabilities, Acta Ethol., 13, 33–38, 2010.; De Luca, P. A. and Vallejo-Marín, M.: What's the buzz about? The ecology and evolutionary significance of buzz-pollination, Current Op. Plant Biol., 16, 429–435, 2013.; Faegri, K. and van der Pijl, L.: The principles of pollination ecology, Pergamon Press, New York, 244 pp., 1979.; Frankie...

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Demography Gone Wild in Native Species: Four Reasons to Avoid the Term Native Invaders : Volume 14, Issue 1 (14/01/2015)

By: R. M. Viejo; A. Escudero; J. M. Iriondo; M. Méndez

...sito, Quercus, 282, 80–81, 2009.; Balaguer, L., Escudero, A., Martín-Duque, J. F., Mola, I., and Aronson, J.: The historical reference in restoration ecology:re-defining a cornerstone concept, Biol. Conserv., 176, 12–20, 2014.; Barbero, M., Bonin, G., Loisel, R., and Quézel, P.: Changes and disturbances of forest ecosystems caused by human activities in the western part of...

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Short Communication: Systems-based Conservation and Conflicts Between Species Protection Programs : Volume 13, Issue 1 (21/10/2013)

By: F. Jordán; A. Báldi

...n the conservation of charismatic marine species, Conservation Letters, 5, 73–80, 2012.; Michener, W. K. and Jones, M. B.: Ecoinformatics: supporting ecology as a data-intensive science, Trends Ecol. Evol., 27, 85–93, 2012.; National Research Council (NRC): Science and the Endangered Species Act, National Academy Press, Washington DC, 1995.; Okey, T. A.: Shifted community ...

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Helminth Community Structure and Diet of Three Afrotropical Anuran Species: a Test of the Interactive-versus-isolationist Parasite Communities Hypothesis : Volume 11, Issue 1 (06/09/2011)

By: C. C. Amuzie; G. N. Wokem; G. C. Akani; L. Luiselli

...he Nematoda parasitic in amphibians and reptiles, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Occasional Papers in Biology, 11, 1–325, 1987.; Barton, D. P.: Ecology of helminth communities in tropical Australian amphibians, International Journal for Parasitology, 29, 921–926, 1999.; Bolek, M. G. and Coggins, J. R.: Seasonal occurrence and community structure of helminth parasites...

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A Systematic Review of the Recent Ecological Literature on Cushion Plants: Champions of Plant Facilitation : Volume 10, Issue 1 (20/09/2010)

By: A. M. Reid; C. J. Lortie; L. J. Lamarque
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Effects of Within-patch Heterogeneity on Connectivity in Pond-breeding Amphibians Studied by Means of an Individual-based Model : Volume 13, Issue 1 (12/06/2013)

By: M.-b. Pontoppidan; G. Nachman

...Description: Section for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. The metapopulation framework presumes the habitat of a local population to be continuous and homogenous...

..., 9, 55–63, 1999.; Bender, D. J. and Fahrig, L.: Matrix structure obscures the relationship between interpatch movement and patch size and isolation, Ecology, 86, 1023–1033, 2005.; Bowman, J., Cappuccino, N., and Fahrig, L.: Patch size and population density: the effect of immigration behavior, Conserv. Ecol., 6, 9, 2002.; Chin, K. S. and Taylor, P. D.: Interactive effects...

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The Four-color Issue in Ecology for Considering Ecosystem Boundaries : Volume 13, Issue 1 (28/10/2013)

By: H. Doi

... ecosystem boundaries considered. That is, we can ask ourselves the following question: how many boundaries of an ecosystem should be considered for ecology? Here, I suggest a principle of ecosystem boundaries as the four-color issue of ecology, and propose that this will be an important step toward advancing knowledge in ecology and conservation biology. In addition, ...

..., Doyle, M. W., and Tockner, K.: How wide is a stream? Spatial extent of the potential stream signature in terrestrial food webs using meta-analysis, Ecology, in press, 2013.; Nakano, S. and Murakami, M.: Reciprocal subsidies: dynamic interdependence between terrestrial and aquatic food webs, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98, 166–170, 2001.; Nakano, S., Miyasaka, H., and Kuhara...

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The Time Lag Between Introduction and Escape from Cultivation of Alien Woody Plant Species Decreases with Polyploidization : Volume 12, Issue 1 (20/04/2012)

By: M. Brändle; R. Brandl

...Description: Animal Ecology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Karl-von-Frisch Str. 8, 35032 Marburg, Germany. The time between introduction of an alien species and escape from cultivation shows considerab...

...s, New York, 1995.; Dietz, H. and Edwards, P. J.: Recognition that causal processes change during plant invasion helps explain conflicts in evidence, Ecology, 87, 1359–1367, 2006.; Diez, J. M., Sullivan, J. J., Hulme, P. E., Edwards, G., and Duncan, R. P.: Darwin's naturalization conundrum: dissecting taxonomic patterns of species invasions, Ecol. Lett., 11, 674–-681, 2008...

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MacRo-habitat Preferences by the African Manatee and Crocodiles – Ecological and Conservation Implications : Volume 12, Issue 1 (04/07/2012)

By: F. M. Angelici; N. Ebere; E. Politano; G. Amori; L. Luiselli; G. C. Akani

...stia stratiotes in River Orogodo, Niger Delta, Nigeria, Tropical Freshwater Biology, 16, 75–87, 2007.; Begon, M., Harper, J. L., and Townsend, C. R.: Ecology. Individuals, Populations and Communities, 3rd Edn., Wiley-Blackwell, New York, 1996.; Blench, R.: Mammals of the Niger Delta, Nigeria, Cambridge, 2007.; Bowyer, R. T., Van Ballenberghe, V., Kie, J. G., and Maier, J. ...

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Better in the Dark: Two Mediterranean Amphibians Synchronize Reproduction with Moonlit Nights : Volume 13, Issue 1 (04/01/2013)

By: L. Vignoli; L. Luiselli
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The Ecosystem: Research and Practice in North America : Volume 13, Issue 1 (04/07/2013)

By: S. Bocking

... between trophic levels; this view was developed further by several ecologists, including G. Evelyn Hutchinson, and H. T. and E. P. Odum. Ecosystem ecology eventually became closely associated with powerful American institutions, such as the Atomic Energy Commission, receiving ample support; in association with the International Biological Program it became known as b...

...iology: The US/IBP, Stroudsburg, Pa., Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1975.; Bocking, S.: Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Contemporary Ecology, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1997.; Bocking, S.: Nature's Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2004.; Bormann, F. H. and Likens, G. E.: Pattern and Proces...

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Community Concepts in Plant Ecology: from Humboldtian Plant Geography to the Superorganism and Beyond : Volume 13, Issue 1 (13/12/2013)

By: M. Nicolson

... L'école phytosociologique zuricho-montpelliéraine et la S.I.G.M.A., Vegetatio, 16, 1–78, 1968.; Cittadino, E.: Nature as Laboratory: Darwinian Plant Ecology in the German Empire, 1880–1900, Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1990.; Clements, F. E.: Plant Succession: An Analysis of the Development of Vegetation, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Institute, 1916a.; Clements, F. E.: The De...

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Forest Ecology Basics

By: Daniel Tinker
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The American Naturalist : 2012 Vol. 180 No. 1 July

...Description: The American Naturalist has maintained its position as one of the world's most renowned, peer-reviewed publications in ecology, evolution, and population and integrative biology research. While addressing topics in community and ecosystem dynamics, evolution of sex and mating systems, organismal adaptation, and genetic aspects of evolution, A...

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The American Naturalist : 2010 Vol. 176 No. 5 November

...Description: The American Naturalist has maintained its position as one of the world's most renowned, peer-reviewed publications in ecology, evolution, and population and integrative biology research. While addressing topics in community and ecosystem dynamics, evolution of sex and mating systems, organismal adaptation, and genetic aspects of evolution, A...

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