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Barriers to restoration: pollution alters nurse effects for an ecosystem engineer.

Published online: 28 Dec 2021

Authors: Cameron, H. & Amor, M. D. & Bellgrove, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Nurse plants modify the environment beneath their canopies to create favourable habitats for propagule recruitment. Nurse plants are potentially valua...

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Nurse-based restoration of degraded tropical forests with tussock grasses: experimental support from the Andean cloud forest.

Published online: 14 Jan 2015

Authors: Anthelme, F. & Gómez-Aparicio, L. & Montúfar, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The degradation of the Andean cloud forest raises strong biological conservation issues and threatens the sustainability of a crucial water resource. ...

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Complex biotic interactions mediated by shrubs: revisiting the stress-gradient hypothesis and consequences for tree seedling survival.

Published online: 26 Nov 2020

Authors: Guignabert, A. & Augusto, L. & Gonzalez, M. & Chipeaux, C. & Delerue, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Using nurse shrubs to improve tree seedling establishment in stressed environments is a common practice in forestry. Recent refinements of the stress-...

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The influence of evergreen coniferous nurse-crops on the field layer in two woodland communities.

Published online: 20 Apr 1991

Authors: Pigott, C. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Field observations and laboratory tests were made in 1984-87 on the effects on the field layer in oak/bracken/bramble woodland and ash/maple/mercury w...

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Community-level restoration profiles in Mediterranean vegetation: nurse-based vs. traditional reforestation.

Published online: 05 Aug 2009

Authors: Rey, P. J. & Siles, G. & Alcántara, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many restoration projects aim to transform degraded vegetation into mature native plant communities. The recovery of the structure and properties of r...

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Assessing the long-term contribution of nurse plants to restoration of Mediterranean forests through Markovian models.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Siles, G. & Rey, P. J. & Alcántara, J. M. & Ramírez, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Based on short-term experimental data, facilitative interactions between woody plants (nurse-recruit interactions) have been described as essential fo...

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Restoration of a Sri Lankan rainforest: using Caribbean pine Pinus caribaea as a nurse for establishing late-successional tree species.

Published online: 04 Oct 1997

Authors: Ashton, P. M. S. & Gamage, S. & Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N. & Gunatilleke, C. V. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the moist tropics, studies have demonstrated poor seedling establishment of late-successional trees on lands cleared of forest. This study examined...

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Trait-based selection of nurse plants to restore ecosystem functions in mine tailings.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Navarro-Cano, J. A. & Verdú, M. & Goberna, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Metal mining in drylands generates waste tailings with high toxicity, physical instability, as well as water and thermal stresses that hamper their bi...

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Facilitation by isolated trees triggers woody encroachment and a biome shift at the savanna-forest transition.

Published online: 19 Dec 2021

Authors: Abreu, R. C. R. & Durigan, G. & Melo, A. C. G. & Pilon, N. A. L. & Hoffmann, W. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woody encroachment into grassy biomes is a global phenomenon, often resulting in a nearly complete turnover of species, with savanna specialists being...

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Seed limitation during early forest succession in a rural landscape on Chiloé Island, Chile: implications for temperate forest restoration.

Published online: 10 Oct 2012

Authors: Bustamante-Sánchez, M. A. & Armesto, J. J. & Landis, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Re-establishment of native forest species in rural landscapes may be conditioned by the proximity of seed sources, the post-disturbance composition of...

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