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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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Epiphytic bryophytes near forest edges and on retention trees: reduced growth and reproduction especially in old-growth-forest indicator species.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Löbel, S. & Snäll, T. & Rydin, H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Epiphytes are an important component in many forest ecosystems. The proportion of threatened epiphyte species is high, and the impact of clearcuts on ...

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Decreasing predation rates and shifting predator compositions along a land-use gradient in Madagascar's Vanilla landscapes.

Published online: 21 Apr 2022

Authors: Schwab, D. & Wurz, A. & Grass, I. & Rakotomalala, A. A. N. A. & Osen, K. & Soazafy, M. R. & Martin, D. A. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land-use change is the main driver of deforestation and land degradation resulting in the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in north-east...

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Topsoil removal through scarification improves natural regeneration in high-graded Nothofagus old-growth forests.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Soto, D. P. & Puettmann, K. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

High grading by removing the majority of trees with superior timber quality has led to loss of productivity and biodiversity in forests. Typically, af...

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Soil organic carbon accumulation modes between pioneer and old-growth forest ecosystems.

Published online: 06 Jan 2021

Authors: Xiong Xin & Zhou GuoYi & Zhang DeQiang

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increasing evidence suggests that high biomass and litterfall do not necessarily bring about soil organic carbon (SOC) sinks, contrary to the assumpti...

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Microclimate and vegetation function as indicators of forest thermodynamic efficiency.

Published online: 20 Jun 2012

Authors: Norris, C. & Hobson, P. & Ibisch, P. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Resilient and functional landscapes are essential for climate change adaptation. Thermodynamic theory has been applied increasingly to ecological stud...

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Abandoned pastures cannot spontaneously recover the attributes of old-growth savannas.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Cava, M. G. B. & Pilon, N. A. L. & Ribeiro, M. C. & Durigan, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Active restoration strategies have been recommended to recover Neotropical savannas in abandoned lands, but no studies have investigated the trajector...

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Can oil palm plantations be made more hospitable for forest butterflies and birds?

Published online: 29 Oct 2008

Authors: Koh, L. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Rising global demand for palm oil is likely to exacerbate deforestation rates in oil palm-producing countries. This will lead to a net reduction in bi...

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The impact of logging on vertical canopy structure across a gradient of tropical forest degradation intensity in Borneo.

Published online: 05 Oct 2021

Authors: Milodowski, D. T. & Coomes, D. A. & Swinfield, T. & Jucker, T. & Riutta, T. & Malhi, Y. & Svátek, M. & Kvasnica, J. & Burslem, D. F. R. P. & Ewers, R. M. & Yit Arn Teh & Williams, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Forest degradation through logging is pervasive throughout the world's tropical forests, leading to changes in the three-dimensional canopy structure ...

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Forest loss and treeless matrices cause the functional impoverishment of sapling communities in old-growth forest patches across tropical regions.

Published online: 20 Sep 2022

Authors: Arasa-Gisbert, R. & Arroyo-Rodríguez, V. & Meave, J. A. & Martínez-Ramos, M. & Lohbeck, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Landscape-level disturbances, such as forest loss, can profoundly alter the functional composition and diversity of biotic assemblages. In fact, the l...

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