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Urbanization and wetland communities: applying metacommunity theory to understand the local and landscape effects.

Published online: 13 Feb 2013

Authors: Johnson, P. T. J. & Hoverman, J. T. & McKenzie, V. J. & Blaustein, A. R. & Richgels, K. L. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Urbanization is a growing threat to ecological communities and has become a leading cause of population extirpations in a wide range of taxa. Because ...

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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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Resilience and regime shifts: do novel communities impede ecological recovery in a historically metal-contaminated stream?

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Wolff, B. A. & Duggan, S. B. & Clements, W. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Novel communities that result from exposure to contaminants and other anthropogenic stressors often persist in ecosystems that have experienced regime...

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Increased habitat connectivity homogenizes freshwater communities: historical and landscape perspectives.

Published online: 22 Nov 2017

Authors: Strecker, A. L. & Brittain, J. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increases in habitat connectivity can have consequences for taxonomic, functional, and genetic diversity of communities. Previously isolated aquatic h...

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Associations between plant and pollinator communities under grassland restoration respond mainly to landscape connectivity.

Published online: 29 May 2019

Authors: Rotchés-Ribalta, R. & Winsa, M. & Roberts, S. P. M. & Öckinger, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land-use change can disrupt associations between different trophic groups, but it is unclear if habitat restoration can recover these associations. In...

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Land use history and seed dispersal drive divergent plant community assembly patterns in urban vacant lots.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Johnson, A. L. & Borowy, D. & Swan, C. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite high levels of disturbance and habitat modification, urban ecosystems still host substantial levels of biodiversity. The processes that mainta...

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Every restoration is unique: testing year effects and site effects as drivers of initial restoration trajectories.

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Stuble, K. L. & Fick, S. E. & Young, T. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The outcomes of restoration efforts are contingent on the specifics of the restoration practices utilized, but also on uncontrolled contingencies such...

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Fertilising semi-natural grasslands may cause long-term negative effects on both biodiversity and ecosystem stability.

Published online: 20 Feb 2019

Authors: Melts, I. & Lanno, K. & Sammul, M. & Uchida, K. & Heinsoo, K. & Kull, T. & Laanisto, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Some short-term experiments in applied ecology and agricultural research have demonstrated that nutrient applications in semi-natural grasslands can m...

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Using revegetation to suppress invasive plants in grasslands and forests.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: Schuster, M. J. & Wragg, P. D. & Reich, P. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Following the removal of invasive plant species, most land managers rely on natural succession to re-establish native plant communities. However, insu...

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Past tree influence and prescribed fire mediate biotic interactions and community reassembly in a grassland-restoration experiment.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Halpern, C. B. & Antos, J. A. & McKenzie, D. & Olson, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woody plant encroachment of grasslands is occurring globally, with profound ecological consequences. Attempts to restore herbaceous dominance may fail...

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