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Editorial: Prizes Awarded by the European Ecological Federation : Volume 14, Issue 1 (07/03/2014)

By: S. Klotz
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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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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...sito, Quercus, 282, 80–81, 2009.; Balaguer, L., Escudero, A., Martín-Duque, J. F., Mola, I., and Aronson, J.: The historical reference in restoration ecology:re-defining a cornerstone concept, Biol.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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The Geography of High-value Biodiversity Areas for Terrestrial Vertebrates in Western Europe and Their Coverage by Protected Area Networks : Volume 12, Issue 1 (08/11/2012)

By: J. M. Rey Benayas; M. Á. Rodríguez; M. J. T. Assunção-albuquerque; F. S. Albuquerque

...Description: Department of Ecology, University of Alcalá, 28871, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. We identified high-value biodiversity areas (HVBAs) of terrestrial vertebrates according to a combined index of biodiversity (CBI) for each major taxon...

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<I>Editorial Note</I> – Notice of Triplicate Publication: Fish Community Structure and Ecological Degradation in Tropical Rivers of India Published in Web Ecol., 6, 27–36, 2006 : Volume 14, Issue 1 (19/05/2014)

By: D. Montesinos

Description: Apartado 3046, Universidade de Coimbra, Centre for Functional Ecology, Coimbra, Portugal. No abstract available.

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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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Biomass Explains the Intensity of Facilitative – Not Competitive – Interactions: Three Intraspecific Tests with Annuals : Volume 12, Issue 1 (01/10/2012)

By: C. Ariza; K. Tielbörger

...Description: Department of Plant Ecology, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 3, 72076 Tübingen, Germany. Despite efforts to discern the role of plant size in resource competition, the circumstances under which size-dependent plant-plant interactio...

...Armas, C., Ordiales, R., and Pugnaire, F. I.: Measuring plant interactions: a new comparative index, Ecology, 85, 2682–2686, 2004.; Bazzaz, F. A., Chiariello, N. R., Coley, P. D., and Pitelka, L. F.: Allocating resources to reproduction and defense, BioScience, 37, 58–67, 1987.; Bonan, G. B.: Density effects on the size stru...

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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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Partitioning of Diversity: the Within Communities Component : Volume 14, Issue 1 (08/10/2014)

By: H.-r. Gregorius

...retation in evolution and conservation, Evolution, 53, 313–318, 1999.; Hill, M. O.: Diversity and evenness: a unifying notation and its consequences, Ecology, 54, 427–432, 1973.; Jost, L.: Entropy and diversity, OIKOS, 113, 363–375, 2006.; Jost, L.: Partitioning diversity into independent alpha and beta components, Ecology, 88, 2427–2439, 2007.; Jost, L.: GST and its relat...

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Defining Heterogeneity as a Second Level of Variation : Volume 15, Issue 1 (19/06/2015)

By: B. B. Hanberry
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Opinion Paper: Forest Management and Biodiversity : Volume 14, Issue 1 (07/03/2014)

By: E. D. Schulze; H. Walentowski; O. Bouriaud; L. Bouriaud; D. Hessenmöller; K. V. Gadow; H. Bussler; M. Gossner
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Monitoring Arthropods in Protected Grasslands: Comparing Pitfall Trapping, Quadrat Sampling and Video Monitoring : Volume 15, Issue 1 (04/05/2015)

By: G. Kerschbaumer; H. Schedl; R. Rizzoli; A. Tiefenbacher; J. G. Zaller; E. Gruber
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Millipede and Centipede (Myriapoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda) Assemblages in Secondary Succession: Variance and Abundance in Western German Beech and Coniferous Forests as Compared to Fallow Ground : Volume 12, Issue 1 (02/05/2012)

By: A. Schwerk; P. Decker; K. Hannig; A. Schreiner
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A Primer of Hinduism

By: Farquhar, J. N. (John Nicol), 1861-1929
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Element Uptake, Accumulation, and Resorption in Leaves of Mangrove Species with Different Mechanisms of Salt Regulation : Volume 15, Issue 1 (28/04/2015)

By: F. Barboza; E. Medina; W. Fernandez

... Inc., Cary NC, USA, 2002.; Killingbeck, K. T.: Nutrients in senesced leaves: keys to the search for potential resorption and resorption proficiency, Ecology, 77, 1716–1727, 1996.; LECO Corp.: Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur in Plant Tissue, Organic Application Note: CNS-2000 (form No. 202-821-172), 2003.; Lin, Y. M. and Sternberg, L. S. L.: Nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics an...

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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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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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Experiments with Lymantria Dispar Larvae Do Not Support the Idea of Physiological Adjustment to Host Individuals by Insect Herbivores : Volume 13, Issue 1 (24/09/2013)

By: R. Brandl; H. Ruhnke; D. Matthies

...Description: UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Community Ecology, Halle, Germany. All organisms have to cope with spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the environment. At short temporal and small spatial scales, organisms may respond by behavioural or physiological mechanisms. T...

...ica 16, Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 71–77, 1976.; Hartley, S. E. and Jones, C. G.: Plant chemistry and herbivory, or why the world is green, in: Plant ecology, edited by: Crawley, M. J., 2nd Edn., Blackwell Science, Oxford, 284–324, 1997.; Horton, D. R. and Redak, R. A.: Further comments on analysis of covariance in insect dietary studies, Entomol. Exp. Appl., 69, 263–275, ...

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Rural–urban Gradient and Land Use in a Millenary Metropolis: How Urbanization Affects Avian Functional Groups and the Role of Old Villas in Bird Assemblage Patterning : Volume 13, Issue 1 (08/07/2013)

By: M. A. Bologna; L. Vignoli; S. Scirè

...nviron. Monit. Assess., 62, 15–35, 2000.; Andrén, H.: Corvid Density and Nest Predation in Relation to Forest Fragmentation: A Landscape Perspective, Ecology, 73, 794–804, 1992.; Barker, R. J. and Sauer, J. R.: Statistical aspects of point count sampling, in: Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts, edited by: Ralph, C. J., Sauer, J. R., and Droege, S., General Technic...

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Reply to Mikoláš's Comment on Opinion Paper: Forest Management and Biodiversity by Schulze Et Al. (2014) : Volume 14, Issue 1 (13/01/2015)

By: O. Bouriaud; H. Walentowski; E. D. Schulze; H. Bussler; M. Gossner; D. Hessenmöller; L. Bouriaud; K. V. Gadow
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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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The Effect of Mixtures on Colonisation of Leaf Litter Decomposing in a Stream and at Its Riparian Zone : Volume 14, Issue 1 (03/06/2014)

By: M. Abelho
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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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Prevalence, Statistical Thresholds, and Accuracy Assessment for Species Distribution Models : Volume 13, Issue 1 (13/05/2013)

By: H. S. He; B. B. Hanberry

... 1993.; Cutler, D. R., Edwards Jr., T. C., Beard, K. H., Cutler, A., Hess, K. T., Gibson, J., and Lawler, J. J.: Random forests for classification in ecology,. Ecology, 88, 2783–2792, 2007.; Engler, R., Guisan, A., and Rechsteiner, L.: An improved approach for predicting the distribution of rare and endangered species from occurrence and pseudo-absence data, J. Appl. Ecol....

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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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A Perspective on the Importance of Within-tree Variation in Mortality Risk for a Leaf-mining Insect : Volume 12, Issue 1 (30/05/2012)

By: C. Low; D. Hanley

...Benrey, B. and Denno, R. F.: The slow-growth-high-mortality hypothesis: a test using the cabbage butterfly, Ecology, 78, 987–999, 1997.; Chai, P. and Srygley, R. B.: Predation and the flight, morphology, and temperature of Neotropical rain-forest butterflies, Am. Nat., 135, 748–765, 1990.; Alonso, C.: Choosing a place to grow: Impo...

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Diversity Did Not Influence Soil Water Use of Tree Clusters in a Temperate Mixed Forest : Volume 13, Issue 1 (01/07/2013)

By: M. Köhler; D. Hölscher; M. Meißner

...Description: Tropical Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 37077 Göttingen, Germany. Compared to monocultures, diverse ecosystems are often expected to show more comprehensive resource use. H...

...lant Nutr. Soil Sc., 172, 500–511, 2009.; Hagger, J. P. and Ewel, J. J.: Primary productivity and resource partitioning in model tropical ecosystems, Ecology, 78, 1211–1221, 1997.; Hector, A., Schmid, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., Caldeira, M. C., Diemer, M., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Finn, J. A., Freitas, H., Giller, P. S., Good, J., Harris, R., Hägberg, P., Huss-Danell, K., Joshi...

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Comment on Opinion Paper: Forest Management and Biodiversity: the Role of Protected Areas is Greater Than the Sum of Its Number of Species : Volume 14, Issue 1 (19/12/2014)

By: V. Trotsiuk; M. Svoboda; D. Kraus; V. Pouska; P. Janda; H. Mrhalová; L. Rozylowicz; F. Krumm; Z. Michalová; R. C. Morrissey; J. Müller; C. Bässler; D. C. Donato; T. A. Nagel; J. Knorn; C. M. Enescu; V. D. Popescu; M. Mikoláš; W. S. Keeton
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Plant–plant Interactions: from Competition to Facilitation : Volume 15, Issue 1 (24/03/2015)

By: D. Montesinos

Description: Universidade de Coimbra, Centre for Functional Ecology, Coimbra, Portugal. No abstract available.

....5194/we-7-94-2007, 2007.; Lortie, C. J. and Callaway, R. M.: David and Goliath: Comparative use of facilitation and competition studies in the plant ecology literature, Web Ecol., 9, 54–57, <a href=http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/we-9-54-2009>doi:10.5194/we-9-54-2009</a>, 2009.; Marañón, T., Pugnaire, F. I., and Callaway, R. M.: Mediterranean-climate oak savannas: The interplay...

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The Soil-plant Relationship of Nitrogen Use in Three Tropical Tree Species : Volume 12, Issue 1 (01/10/2012)

By: E. F. L. Pereira-silva; A. O. Fernandes; E. Hardt

...ction, HortScience, 35, 651–656, 2000.; Kielland, K.: Amino acids absorption by arctic plants: implications for plant nutrition and nitrogen cycling, Ecology, 75, 2373–2383, 1994.; Koyama, L., Tokuchi, N., Hirobe, M., and Koba, K.: The potential of NO<sub>3</sub><sup>-</sup>N utilization by a woody shrub species Lindera triloba: A cultivation test to estimate the saturatio...

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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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Revegetation of Abandoned Copper Mines: the Role of Seed Banks and Soil Amendments : Volume 13, Issue 1 (16/09/2013)

By: S. R. Roiloa; S. Rodríguez-echeverría; A. Carvalho; C. Nabais

...Description: Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Mining is one of the main causes of environmental pollution by heavy metals and (re)vegetation of mine spoils is the most effective method of pr...

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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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Drought Resistance of Native Pioneer Species Indicates Potential Suitability for Restoration of Post-mining Areas : Volume 14, Issue 1 (09/01/2015)

By: P. Finkenbein; H. Auge; N. Winkler; W. Weymann; S. Klotz; H. Heilmeier

...Description: Department of Community Ecology, UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany. In order to test whether invasive exotic species, predominantly used for restoring post-mining areas in north-e...

... Species composition and diversity of vegetation developing on an age series of coal mine spoil in an open cast coal field in Orissa, India, Tropical Ecology, 52, 337-343, 2011.; Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Dalling, J. W., Pearson, T. R. H., Wolf, R. L., Gálvez, D. A., Koehler, T., Tyree, M. T., and Kursar, T. A.: Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropica...

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