The relationships that control seed production in trees are fundamental to understanding the evolution of forest species and their capacity to recover from increasing losses to drought, fire, and harvest. A synthesis of fecundity data from 714 specie... Read More about Limits to reproduction and seed size-number trade-offs that shape forest dominance and future recovery..
Globally, tree fecundity exceeds productivity gradients (2022)
Lack of tree fecundity data across climatic gradients precludes the analysis of how seed supply contributes to global variation in forest regeneration and biotic interactions responsible for biodiversity. A global synthesis of raw seedproduction data... Read More about Globally, tree fecundity exceeds productivity gradients.
Scots pine is one of the most widely occurring pines, but future projections suggest a large reduction in its range, mostly at the southern European limits. A significant part of its range is located in the Caucasus, a global hot-spot of diversity. P... Read More about The evolutionary heritage and ecological uniqueness of Scots pine in the Caucasus ecoregion is at risk of climate changes..
Semiochemicals for thrips and their use in pest management (2021)
Thrips (Thysanoptera) are small insects that can cause huge problems in agriculture, horticulture and forestry through feeding and the transmission of plant viruses. They produce a rich chemical diversity of pheromones and allomones and also respond... Read More about Semiochemicals for thrips and their use in pest management.
Red foxes are a well-established species of urban ecosystems in the UK and worldwide. Understanding the spatial ecology of foxes in urban landscapes is important for enhancement of urban biodiversity and effective disease management. The Resource Dis... Read More about Spatial Aspects of Gardens Drive Ranging in Urban Foxes (Vulpes vulpes): The Resource Dispersion Hypothesis Revisited..
Climate Change Strengthens Selection for Mast Seeding in European Beech. (2020)
Climate change is altering patterns of seed production worldwide [1-4], but the potential for evolutionary responses to these changes is poorly understood. Masting (synchronous, annually variable seed production by plant populations) is selectively b... Read More about Climate Change Strengthens Selection for Mast Seeding in European Beech..
Climate warming disrupts mast seeding and its fitness benefits in European beech. (2020)
Many plants benefit from synchronous year-to-year variation in seed production, called masting. Masting benefits plants because it increases the efficiency of pollination and satiates predators, which reduces seed loss. Here, using a 39-year-long dat... Read More about Climate warming disrupts mast seeding and its fitness benefits in European beech..
Obtaining post-fire information from a burnt region is of paramount importance in applications such as examining the disturbance of natural ecosystems and in providing crucial information to local authorities that have control on policymaking. This s... Read More about Red-Edge Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI705) from Sentinel-2 imagery to assess post-fire regeneration.
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Tree masting is one of the most intensively studied ecological processes. It affects nutrient fluxes of trees, regeneration dynamics in forests, animal population densities, and ultimately influences ecosystem services. Despite a large volume of rese... Read More about Two centuries of masting data for European beech and Norway spruce across the European continent..
Carbon and greenhouse gas balances in an age-sequence of temperate pine plantations (2014)
Abstract. This study investigated differences in the magnitude and partitioning of the carbon (C) and greenhouse gas (GHG) balances in an age sequence of four white pine (Pinus strobus L.) afforestation stands (7, 20, 35 and 70 years old as of 2009)... Read More about Carbon and greenhouse gas balances in an age-sequence of temperate pine plantations.
This thesis investigated the ecology and dynamics of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) dominated plantations at Coed-y-Brenin, Wales, whose transformation to continuous cover forestry has been delayed due to the presence of non-nativ... Read More about Model forest system: even-aged Douglas fir plantation with invasive Rhododendron.