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Landscape ecology and ecosystems

  1. Farming practices vary from farmer to farmer and from place to place depending on a number of factors including the agroclimatic condition, infrastructure (e.g. irrigation facilities) and management mechanisms...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Franklin Nantui Mabe, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Saa Dittoh, Sylvester Nsobire Ayambila and Ayaga Bawah

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:38

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  2. The European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) typically resides in open habitats in agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe. Over recent decades, a widely observed population decline occurred, which was attribu...

    Authors: Katharina Sliwinski, Katrin Ronnenberg, Klaus Jung, Egbert Strauß and Ursula Siebert

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:31

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  3. Vegetation water content is one of the important biophysical features of vegetation health, and its remote estimation can be utilized to real-timely monitor vegetation water stress. Here, we compared the respo...

    Authors: F. Zhang and G. Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:18

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  4. Currently, urban green infrastructure is increasingly gaining attention as a source of multiple benefits. Understanding how city residents perceive the benefits of green infrastructure is critical for urban po...

    Authors: Kassahun Gashu and Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:16

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  5. Grasses are hyper-accumulators of silicon (Si) and often up-regulate Si following herbivory. Positive correlations exist between Si and plant water content, yet the extent to which Si uptake responses can be m...

    Authors: James M. W. Ryalls, Ben D. Moore and Scott N. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2018 18:53

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  6. Rehabilitation of degraded rangelands through the establishment of enclosures (fencing grazing lands) is believed to improve soil quality and livelihoods, and enhance the sustainability of rangelands. Grazing ...

    Authors: C. O. Oduor, N. K. Karanja, R. N. Onwonga, S. M. Mureithi, D. Pelster and G. Nyberg

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2018 18:45

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  7. Habitat models provide information about which habitat management should target to avoid species extinctions or range contractions. The willow ptarmigan inhabits alpine- and arctic tundra habitats in the north...

    Authors: Mikkel Andreas Jørnsøn Kvasnes, Hans Christian Pedersen and Erlend Birkeland Nilsen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2018 18:41

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  8. Shrub cover in arctic and alpine ecosystems has increased in recent decades, and is predicted to further increase with climate change. Changes in shrub abundance may alter ecosystem carbon (C) sequestration an...

    Authors: Mia Vedel Sørensen, Bente Jessen Graae, Dagmar Hagen, Brian J. Enquist, Kristin Odden Nystuen and Richard Strimbeck

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2018 18:29

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  9. Permafrost degradation may develop thermokarst landforms, which substantially change physico–chemical characteristics in the soil as well as the soil carbon stock. However, little is known about changes of bac...

    Authors: Xiaodong Wu, Haiyan Xu, Guimin Liu, Lin Zhao and Cuicui Mu

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2018 18:27

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  10. Amphibians and reptiles are among the most endangered vertebrate species worldwide. However, little is known how they are affected by road-kills on tertiary roads and whether the surrounding landscape structur...

    Authors: Florian Heigl, Kathrin Horvath, Gregor Laaha and Johann G. Zaller

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2017 17:24

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  11. A previous multi-locus lineage (MLL) analysis of SSR-microsatellite data of old olive trees in the southeast Mediterranean area had shown the predominance of the Souri cultivar (MLL1) among grafted trees. The ...

    Authors: Oz Barazani, Yoni Waitz, Yizhar Tugendhaft, Michael Dorman, Arnon Dag, Mohammed Hamidat, Thameen Hijawi, Zohar Kerem, Erik Westberg and Joachim W. Kadereit

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2017 17:3

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  12. Anthrax, a soil-borne zoonosis caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is enzootic in areas of North America with frequent outbreaks in west Texas. Despite a long history of study, pathogen transmission durin...

    Authors: Jocelyn C. Mullins, Matthew Van Ert, Ted Hadfield, Mikeljon P. Nikolich, Martin E. Hugh-Jones and Jason K. Blackburn

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2015 15:23

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  13. Molecular studies in social mammals rarely compare the inferences gained from genetic analyses with field information, especially in the context of dispersal. In this study, we used genetic data to elucidate s...

    Authors: Justin Roy, Maryke Gray, Tara Stoinski, Martha M Robbins and Linda Vigilant

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2014 14:21

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  14. Gene flow and adaptive divergence are key aspects of metapopulation dynamics and ecological speciation. Long-distance dispersal is hard to detect and few studies estimate dispersal in combination with adaptive...

    Authors: An Vanden Broeck, Wouter Van Landuyt, Karen Cox, Luc De Bruyn, Ralf Gyselings, Gerard Oostermeijer, Bertille Valentin, Gregor Bozic, Branko Dolinar, Zoltán Illyés and Joachim Mergeay

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2014 14:20

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  15. Emerging evidence suggests that ecological heterogeneity across space can influence the genetic structure of populations, including that of long-distance dispersers such as large carnivores. On the central coa...

    Authors: Astrid V Stronen, Erin L Navid, Michael S Quinn, Paul C Paquet, Heather M Bryan and Christopher T Darimont

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2014 14:11

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  16. The influence of introduction history and post-introduction dynamics on genetic diversity and structure has been a major research focus in invasion biology. However, genetic diversity and structure in the inva...

    Authors: Johannes J Le Roux, David M Richardson, John RU Wilson and Joice Ndlovu

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2013 13:37

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  17. Landscape complexity can mitigate or facilitate host dispersal, influencing patterns of pathogen transmission. Spatial transmission of pathogens through landscapes, therefore, presents an important but not ful...

    Authors: Kelly E Lane-deGraaf, Ryan C Kennedy, SM Niaz Arifin, Gregory R Madey, Agustin Fuentes and Hope Hollocher

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2013 13:35

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  18. Fragmentation of plant populations may affect mating patterns and female and male reproductive success. To improve understanding of fragmentation effects on plant reproduction, we investigated the pollen flow ...

    Authors: Suzuki Setsuko, Teruyoshi Nagamitsu and Nobuhiro Tomaru

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2013 13:10

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