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Exploring a natural baseline for large-herbivore biomass in ecological restoration.

Published online: 22 Feb 2022

Authors: Fløjgaard, C. & Pedersen, P. B. M. & Sandom, C. J. & Svenning, J. C. & Ejrnæs, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Large herbivores provide key ecosystem processes, but have experienced massive historical losses and are under intense pressure, leaving current ecosy...

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Complementary impacts of small rodents and semi-domesticated ungulates limit tall shrub expansion in the tundra.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Ravolainen, V. T. & Bråthen, K. A. & Yoccoz, N. G. & Nguyen, J. K. & Ims, R. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

While shrubs appear to be expanding in Arctic tundra due to climatic warming, patches of tall shrubs in riparian habitats are most likely to colonize ...

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Effects of herbivore assemblage on the spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen in eastern eurasian steppe.

Published online: 28 Nov 2020

Authors: Zhang MinNa & Li GuangYin & Liu Bai & Liu JuShan & Wang Ling & Wang DeLi

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The spatial heterogeneity of soil limiting resources is one of the most important factors maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functions. There is a...

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Effects of plant phylogenetic diversity on herbivory depend on herbivore specialization.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Castagneyrol, B. & Jactel, H. & Vacher, C. & Brockerhoff, E. G. & Koricheva, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pest regulation is an important ecosystem service provided by biodiversity, as plants growing in species-rich communities often experience association...

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Effects of large herbivores on fire regimes and wildfire mitigation.

Published online: 03 Jan 2022

Authors: Rouet-Leduc, J. & Pe'er, G. & Moreira, F. & Bonn, A. & Helmer, W. & Zadeh, S. A. A. S. & Zizka, A. & Plas, F. van der

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment. The increase of flammable plant bio...

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Large wild herbivores slow down the rapid decline of plant diversity in a tropical forest biodiversity hotspot.

Published online: 21 Dec 2021

Authors: Villar, N. & Medici, E. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The UN declaration of the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 emphasizes the need for effective measures to restore ecosystems and safeguard bio...

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Fertilizer quantity and type alter mycorrhizae-conferred growth and resistance to herbivores.

Published online: 24 May 2021

Authors: Getman-Pickering, Z. L. & Stack, G. M. & Thaler, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plants face a constant struggle to acquire nutrients and defend themselves against herbivores. Mycorrhizae are fungal mutualists that provide nutrient...

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Herbivore culling influences spatio-temporal patterns of fire in a semiarid savanna.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Smit, I. P. J. & Archibald, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fire and herbivory are competitive processes in grassy ecosystems as they both consume above-ground biomass. Despite this interaction between fire and...

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Do grazing intensity and herbivore type affect soil health? Insights from a semi-arid productivity gradient.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Eldridge, D. J. & Delgado-Baquerizo, M. & Travers, S. K. & Val, J. & Oliver, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazing is one of the most widespread forms of intensive management on Earth and is linked to reductions in soil health. However, little is known abou...

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Effects of grazing on soil nitrogen spatial heterogeneity depend on herbivore assemblage and pre-grazing plant diversity.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Liu Chen & Song XuXin & Wang Ling & Wang DeLi & Zhou XiaoMei & Liu Jun & Zhao Xuan & Li Jing & Lin HaiJiao

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The spatial heterogeneity of limiting soil resources is an essential factor determining ecosystem processes and function. It has been reported that la...

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