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Rainfall pulses mediate long-term plant community compositional dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 10 Aug 2021

Authors: Liang MaoWei & Feng Xiao & Gornish, E. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-arid rangelands, comprising more than 40% of the Earth's land surface, provide critical ecosystem services. Worldwide, these ecosystems are exper...

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Impact of China's Grain for Green Project on the landscape of vulnerable arid and semi-arid agricultural regions: a case study in northern Shaanxi Province.

Published online: 03 Jun 2009

Authors: Cao ShiXiong & Chen Li & Yu XinXiao

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

China's Grain for Green Project is a rapid landscape-scale shift in ground cover and land use with significant implications for biodiversity. From 199...

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Prioritizing sites for ecological restoration based on ecosystem services.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Comín, F. A. & Miranda, B. & Sorando, R. & Felipe-Lucia, M. R. & Jiménez, J. J. & Navarro, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Restoration ecology that maximizes ecosystem services (ES) requires planning at large spatial scales, which are often the most meaningful for ecosyste...

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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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Raptor distribution in relation to landscape composition in semi-arid Mediterranean habitats.

Published online: 17 Jul 1999

Authors: Sánchez-Zapata, J. A. & Calvo, J. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Breeding sites of raptors were studied in relation to land-use and edge habitat using 2 different scales in semi-arid Mediterranean landscapes in sout...

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Identifying effective water-management strategies in variable climates using population dynamics models.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Yen, J. D. L. & Bond, N. R. & Shenton, W. & Spring, D. A. & MacNally, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Water-resource management should maintain ecological condition, including population viabilities of aquatic taxa. Many arid and semi-arid regions have...

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Effects of silviculture on native tree species richness: interactions between management, landscape context and regional climate.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: Martín-Queller, E. & Diez, J. M. & Ibáñez, I. & Saura, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Patterns of forest biodiversity are shaped by a complex set of processes operating over different spatial scales. Climate may largely determine specie...

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Density-dependent vulnerability of forest ecosystems to drought.

Published online: 10 Jan 2018

Authors: Bottero, A. & D'Amato, A. W. & Palik, B. J. & Bradford, J. B. & Fraver, S. & Battaglia, M. A. & Asherin, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Climate models predict increasing drought intensity and frequency for many regions, which may have negative consequences for tree recruitment, growth ...

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Thresholds and gradients in a semi-arid grassland: long-term grazing treatments induce slow, continuous and reversible vegetation change.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Porensky, L. M. & Mueller, K. E. & Augustine, D. J. & Derner, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Temporal changes in semi-arid ecosystems can include transitions between alternative stable states, involving thresholds and multiple domains of attra...

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Ecological and economic benefits to cattle rangelands of restoring an apex predator.

Published online: 01 Apr 2015

Authors: Prowse, T. A. A. & Johnson, C. N. & Cassey, P. & Bradshaw, C. J. A. & Brook, B. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The conservation of terrestrial carnivores is hampered by economic conflicts between predation and livestock production. The dingo Canis dingo is the ...

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