Athen Ma
Queen Mary University of London
Publications 33
#1Athen Ma (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 10
#2Xueke Lu (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 3
Last.David A. Bohan (INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)H-Index: 12
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Sustainable management of ecosystems and growth in agricultural productivity is at the heart of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. New management regimes could revolutionize agricultural production, but require an evaluation of the risks and opportunities. Replacing existing conventional weed management with genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) crops, for example, might reduce herbicide applications and increase crop yields, but remains controversial owing to ...
#1Athen Ma (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 10
#2David A. Bohan (INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)H-Index: 12
Last.Pavel Kratina (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Global environmental change is a pressing issue as evidenced by the rise of extreme weather conditions in many parts of the world, threatening the survival of vulnerable species and habitats. Effective monitoring of climatic and anthropogenic impacts is therefore critical to safeguarding ecosystems, and it would allow us to better understand their response to stressors and predict long-term impacts. Ecological networks provide a biomonitoring framework for examining the system-level res...
#2Huayong ZhangH-Index: 8
Last.Athen MaH-Index: 10
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The relationship between species richness and elevation is a hot issue in ecology and has been documented extensively. It is widely accepted that area size can significantly affect this relationship and thus mask the effects of other predictors. Despite the importance of the relationship between species richness and elevation while accounting for the area effect, it is insufficiently studied. Here, we evaluated area-corrected species richness patterns of all vascular plants as well as six vascul...
#1Lei Zhao (Imperial College London)H-Index: 5
#2Huayong Zhang (NCEPU: North China Electric Power University)H-Index: 8
Last.Guy Woodward (Imperial College London)H-Index: 52
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• National Special Water Programs. Grant Numbers: 2009ZX07210-009, 2015ZX07203-011, 2015ZX07204-007 • Department of Environmental Protection of Shandong Province. Grant Number: SDHBPJ-ZB-08 • China Scholarship Council. Grant Number: 201206730022 • Chinese Natural Science Foundation. Grant Number: 39560023 • NERC. Grant Numbers: NE/L011840/1, NE/I009280/2 • Imperial College London's Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment initiative
#1Xueke Lu (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 3
#2Clare Gray (Imperial College London)H-Index: 10
Last.Athen Ma (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 10
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Droughts are intensifying under climate change. Research into the resilience of stream food webs to drought now shows that ‘rewiring’ of food web structure in the face of species losses helps to buffer changes to the overall network structure.
#1Clare Gray (Imperial College London)H-Index: 10
#2Alan G. Hildrew (Freshwater Biological Association)H-Index: 44
Last.Guy Woodward (Imperial College London)H-Index: 52
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Many previous attempts to understand how ecological networks respond to and recover from environmental stressors have been hindered by poorly resolved and unreplicated food web data. Few studies have assessed how the topological structure of large, replicated collections of food webs recovers from perturbations. We analysed food web data taken from 23 UK freshwaters, sampled repeatedly over 24 years, yielding a collection of 442 stream and lake food webs. Our main goal was to determine the effec...
#1David A. BohanH-Index: 28
#2Dries LanduytH-Index: 11
Last.Guy WoodwardH-Index: 52
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The ecosystem services (EcoS) concept is being used increasingly to attach values to natural systems and the multiple benefits they provide to human societies. Ecosystem processes or functions only become EcoS if they are shown to have social and/or economic value. This should assure an explicit connection between the natural and social sciences, but EcoS approaches have been criticized for retaining little natural science. Preserving the natural, ecological science context within EcoS research ...
#1Athen Ma (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 10
#2Raul J. Mondragon (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 11
Last.Vito Latora (University of Catania)H-Index: 57
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Seeking research funding is an essential part of academic life. Funded projects are primarily collaborative in nature through internal and external partnerships, but what role does funding play in the formulation of these partnerships? Here, by examining over 43,000 scientific projects funded over the past three decades by one of the major government research agencies in the world, we characterize how the funding landscape has changed and its impacts on the underlying collaboration networks acro...
#1Clare Gray (Imperial College London)H-Index: 10
#2David H. FigueroaH-Index: 1
Last.Guy Woodward (Imperial College London)H-Index: 52
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Abstract Food webs are important tools for understanding how complex natural communities are structured and how they respond to environmental change. However their full potential has yet to be realised because of the huge amount of resources required to construct them de novo . Consequently, the current catalogue of networks that are suitable for rigorous and comparative analyses and theoretical development still suffers from a lack of standardisation and replication. Here, we present a novel R ...
#1Clare GrayH-Index: 10
#2Dan PerkinsH-Index: 1
Last.David FigueroaH-Index: 4
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