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Beyond taxonomy: a review of macroinvertebrate trait-based community descriptors as tools for freshwater biomonitoring.

Published online: 04 Aug 2010

Authors: Menezes, S. & Baird, D. J. & Soares, A. M. V. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Species traits have been frequently used in ecological studies in an attempt to develop a general ecological framework linking biological communities ...

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Plant functional traits shape multiple ecosystem services, their trade-offs and synergies in grasslands.

Published online: 27 Nov 2020

Authors: Hanisch, M. & Schweiger, O. & Cord, A. F. & Volk, M. & Knapp, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Functional traits offer promising avenues to investigate how community composition and diversity define ecosystem functioning and service delivery. In...

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Seed and seedling traits affecting critical life stage transitions and recruitment outcomes in dryland grasses.

Published online: 25 Feb 2015

Authors: Larson, J. E. & Sheley, R. L. & Hardegree, S. P. & Doescher, P. S. & James, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Seeding native plants is a key management practice to counter land degradation across the globe, yet the majority of seeding efforts fail, limiting ou...

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Which traits are necessary to quickly select suitable plant species for ecological restoration?

Published online: 17 Jan 2022

Authors: Wang Chen & Liu Hui & Zhu LiWei & Ren Hai & Yan JunHua & Li ZhiAn & Zhang Hui

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Traditionally, restoration ecologists and land managers have used the trial-and-error method to select candidate restoration species. This method, how...

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Spatial isolation slows down directional plant functional group assembly in restored semi-natural grasslands.

Published online: 10 Apr 2013

Authors: Helsen, K. & Hermy, M. & Honnay, O.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological restoration schemes often assume that after reinstating appropriate abiotic conditions, plant communities will assemble following a single ...

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Review: plant functional traits in agroecosystems: a blueprint for research.

Published online: 23 Dec 2015

Authors: Martin, A. R. & Isaac, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Functional trait-based ecological research has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of natural plant community dynamics. However, to date,...

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Season and dominant species effects on plant trait-ecosystem function relationships in intensively grazed grassland.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Orwin, K. H. & Mason, N. W. H. & Jordan, O. M. & Lambie, S. M. & Stevenson, B. A. & Mudge, P. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grazed pasture managers are increasingly being asked to enhance productivity while simultaneously reducing environmental impacts. Using plant traits t...

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Intraspecific functional trait structure of restoration-relevant species: implications for restoration seed sourcing.

Published online: 23 Nov 2020

Authors: Zeldin, J. & Lichtenberger, T. M. & Foxx, A. J. & Williams, E. W. & Kramer, A. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent research has highlighted the existence of significant intraspecific trait variation within and among populations of plant species. This inheren...

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Trait diversity enhances yield in algal biofuel assemblages.

Published online: 04 Jun 2014

Authors: Shurin, J. B. & Mandal, S. & Abbott, R. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Phytoplankton offer great potential as a bioenergy crop; however, technological advances are needed to intensify their yield and reduce their footprin...

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Editor's choice: review: trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity.

Published online: 23 Dec 2015

Authors: Garibaldi, L. A. & Bartomeus, I. & Bommarco, R. & Klein, A. M. & Cunningham, S. A. & Aizen, M. A. & Boreux, V. & Garratt, M. P. D. & Carvalheiro, L. G. & Kremen, C. & Morales, C. L. & Schüepp, C. & Chacoff, N. P. & Freitas, B. M. & Gagic, V. & Holzschuh, A. & Klatt, B. K. & Krewenka, K. M. & Krishnan, S. & Mayfield, M. M. & Motzke, I. & Otieno, M. & Petersen, J. & Potts, S. G. & Ricketts, T. H. & Rundlöf, M. (et al)

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding the relationships between trait diversity, species diversity and ecosystem functioning is essential for sustainable management. For func...

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