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Simple measures of climate, soil properties and plant traits predict national-scale grassland soil carbon stocks.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Manning, P. & Vries, F. T. de & Tallowin, J. R. B. & Smith, R. & Mortimer, S. R. & Pilgrim, E. S. & Harrison, K. A. & Wright, D. G. & Quirk, H. & Benson, J. & Shipley, B. & Cornelissen, J. H. C. & Kattge, J. & Bönisch, G. & Wirth, C. & Bardgett, R. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Soil carbon (C) storage is a key ecosystem service. Soil C stocks play a vital role in soil fertility and climate regulation, but the factors that con...

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Ants as tools in sustainable agriculture.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Offenberg, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

With an expanding human population placing increasing pressure on the environment, agriculture needs sustainable production that can match conventiona...

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Modelling short-rotation coppice and tree planting for urban carbon management - a citywide analysis.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: McHugh, N. & Edmondson, J. L. & Gaston, K. J. & Leake, J. R. & O'Sullivan, O. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The capacity of urban areas to deliver provisioning ecosystem services is commonly overlooked and underutilized. Urban populations have globally incre...

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Population dynamics of an invasive forest insect and associated natural enemies in the aftermath of invasion: implications for biological control.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Duan, J. J. & Bauer, L. S. & Abell, K. J. & Ulyshen, M. D. & Driesche, R. G. van

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding the population dynamics of exotic pests and associated natural enemies is important in developing sound management strategies in invaded...

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Trade-offs in parasitism efficiency and brood size mediate parasitoid coexistence, with implications for biological control of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Wang XiaoYi & Jennings, D. E. & Duan, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Parasitoids often are selected for use as biological control agents because of their high host specificity, yet such host specificity can result in st...

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Experimental evidence that the effectiveness of conservation biological control depends on landscape complexity.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Jonsson, M. & Straub, C. S. & Didham, R. K. & Buckley, H. L. & Case, B. S. & Hale, R. J. & Gratton, C. & Wratten, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The expansion of intensive agricultural practices is a major threat to biodiversity and to the delivery of ecosystem services on which humans depend. ...

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Food web heterogeneity and succession in created saltmarshes.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Nordström, M. C. & Demopoulos, A. W. J. & Whitcraft, C. R. & Rismondo, A. & McMillan, P. & Gonzalez, J. P. & Levin, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological restoration must achieve functional as well as structural recovery. Functional metrics for re-establishment of trophic interactions can be ...

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Rewetting of drained boreal spruce swamp forests results in rapid recovery of Sphagnum production.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Maanavilja, L. & Kangas, L. & Mehtätalo, L. & Tuittila, E. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Peatland rewetting aims to restore biomass accumulation from peat-forming plants for climate change mitigation, biotope conservation and water purific...

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Functional responses of multitaxa communities to disturbance and stress gradients in a restored floodplain.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Fournier, B. & Gillet, F. & Bayon, R. C. le & Mitchell, E. A. D. & Moretti, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Trait-based approaches can reveal the mechanisms through which disturbances or stress impact communities, allowing comparisons of the role of differen...

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Demographic superiority with increased logging in tropical understorey insectivorous birds.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Umesh Srinivasan & Hines, J. E. & Suhel Quader

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Selective logging is pervasive in the tropics and is among the most urgent threats to tropical biodiversity. The vast areas of logged tropical forest ...

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