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Disturbances as opportunities: learning from disturbance-response parallels in social and ecological systems to better adapt to climate change.

Published online: 30 Dec 2020

Authors: Buma, B. & Schultz, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. Disturbances (e.g. fires, floods, windstorms, landslides and tsunamis) are ubiquitous throughout the world. Many social and ecological systems have...

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More bang for the land manager's buck: disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost.

Published online: 10 Oct 2012

Authors: Garrison, A. & Miller, A. & Roxburgh, S. H. & Shea, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecologists have long studied the effects of disturbance on species diversity. More recently, researchers have become interested in understanding how t...

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Changes in species diversity following habitat disturbance are dependent on spatial scale: theoretical and empirical evidence.

Published online: 29 Oct 2008

Authors: Dumbrell, A. J. & Clark, E. J. & Frost, G. A. & Randell, T. E. & Pitchford, J. W. & Hill, J. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many studies have examined the impacts of tropical habitat disturbance. However, the effects of moderate habitat disturbance on species diversity show...

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Ecosystem management based on natural disturbances: hierarchical context and non-equilibrium paradigm.

Published online: 13 Apr 2011

Authors: Mori, A. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Maintenance of ecological integrity and biodiversity must be based on well-grounded principles of disturbance ecology. However, non-equilibrium aspect...

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The resistance of a chalk grassland to disturbance.

Published online: 21 May 2003

Authors: Hirst, R. A. & Pywell, R. F. & Marrs, R. H. & Putwain, P. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Concepts of ecosystem stability, resilience and resistance have been discussed theoretically for nearly three decades. Understanding the effects of ha...

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Management legacies shape decadal-scale responses of plant diversity to experimental disturbance regimes in fragmented grassy woodlands.

Published online: 10 Apr 2013

Authors: Prober, S. M. & Thiele, K. R. & Speijers, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding multiple ecological determinants of plant diversity and composition underpins good vegetation management. In mesic ecosystems, ecologica...

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Changes in soil fungal communities following anthropogenic disturbance are linked to decreased lodgepole pine seedling performance.

Published online: 22 Nov 2020

Authors: Beck, J. L. & Cale, J. A. & Rodriguez-Ramos, J. C. & Kanekar, S. S. & Karst, J. & Cahill, J. F. & Simard, S. W. & Erbilgin, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Disturbances are frequent events across the Canadian boreal forest and can affect both below- and above-ground ecosystem processes. How disturbances c...

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Managing interacting disturbances: lessons from a case study in Australian forests.

Published online: 27 Nov 2020

Authors: Lindenmayer, D. B. & Foster, C. N. & Westgate, M. J. & Scheele, B. C. & Blanchard, W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecosystems are shaped by a range of drivers including human and natural disturbances. They also may be subject to interactions between disturbances wh...

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Spatiotemporal variation in disturbance impacts derived from simultaneous tracking of aircraft and shorebirds.

Published online: 08 Jan 2021

Authors: Kolk, H. J. van der & Allen, A. M. & Ens, B. J. & Oosterbeek, K. & Jongejans, E. & Pol, M. van de

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Assessing the impacts of disturbance over large areas and long time periods is crucial for nature management, but also challenging since impacts depen...

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Effects of experimental soil disturbance on revegetation by natives and exotics in coastal Californian meadows.

Published online: 23 Jul 1997

Authors: Kotanen, P. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Disturbance is widely believed to facilitate invasions by exotic plants, but is also important for the persistence of many native species. The results...

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