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#1Cheryl L. Barnes (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)
#2Anne H. Beaudreau (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 12
Last. Franz J. Mueter (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 27
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#1Alexandra K. Urza (UNR: University of Nevada, Reno)H-Index: 3
#2Peter J. Weisberg (UNR: University of Nevada, Reno)H-Index: 27
Last. Thomas E. Dilts (UNR: University of Nevada, Reno)H-Index: 11
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Many forests in dry mountain regions are characterized by a lower elevational treeline. Understanding the controls on the position of lower treeline is important for predicting future forest distributional shifts in response to global environmental change. Lower treelines currently at their climate limit are expected to be more sensitive to changing climate, whereas lower treelines constrained by non-climatic factors are less likely to respond directly to climate change but may be sensitive to o...
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#1Kiona Ogle (NAU: Northern Arizona University)H-Index: 31
#2Jarrett J. Barber (NAU: Northern Arizona University)H-Index: 10
Ecologists are increasingly familiar with Bayesian statistical modeling and its associated Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methodology to infer about or to discover interesting effects in data. The complexity of ecological data often suggests implementation of (statistical) models with a commensurately rich structure of effects, including crossed or nested (i.e., hierarchical or multi-level) structures of fixed and/or random effects. Yet, our experience suggests that most ecologists are not fami...
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#1Tobias Kuhlmann Andersen (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
#2Anders Lade Nielsen (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 27
Last. Dennis Trolle (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 21
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In recent years, considerable efforts have been made to restore turbid, phytoplankton-dominated shallow lakes to a clear-water state with high coverage of submerged macrophytes. Various dynamic lake models with simplified physical representations of vertical gradients, such as PCLake, have been used to predict external nutrient load thresholds for such non-linear regime shifts. However, recent observational studies have questioned the concept of regime shifts by emphasizing that gradual changes ...
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#1Holly K. Ober (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 9
#2Gavin M. Jones (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 7
Last. Robert J. Fletcher (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
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Human demand for food, fiber, and space is accelerating the rate of change of land cover and land use. Much of the world now consists of a matrix of natural forests, managed forests, agricultural cropland, and urbanized plots. Expansion of domestic energy production efforts in the USA is one driver predicted to influence future land-use and land management practices across large spatial scales. Favorable growing conditions make the southeastern USA an ideal location for producing a large portion...
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#1Laura S. Farwell (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
#2Paul R. Elsen (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 7
Last. Volker C. Radeloff (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 63
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Species loss is occurring globally at unprecedented rates, and effective conservation planning requires an understanding of landscape characteristics that determine biodiversity patterns. Habitat heterogeneity is an important determinant of species diversity, but is difficult to measure across large areas using field-based methods that are costly and logistically challenging. Satellite image texture analysis offers a cost-effective alternative for quantifying habitat heterogeneity across broad s...
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#1Ian A. Dickie (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 38
#2Angela M. Wakelin (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 1
Last. Sarah J. RichardsonH-Index: 28
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Wood inhabiting fungal communities are a diverse and ecologically critical part of forest ecosystems, yet the spatial structure of fungal biodiversity in these ecosystems is largely unknown. Legislation allowed harvesting of deadwood from temperate rainforests on conservation lands in New Zealand following Cyclone Ita in 2014. Harvesting guidelines specified widely spread harvesting, on the assumption that rare fungal species may be highly spatially restricted, but were not based on quantitative...
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#1Antonio Ferraz (California Institute of Technology)H-Index: 11
#2Sassan Saatchi (California Institute of Technology)H-Index: 42
Last. David B. Clark (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 52
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In tropical rainforests, trees size and number density are influenced by disturbance history, soil, topography, climate, and biological factors that are difficult to predict without detailed and widespread forest inventory data. Here, we quantify tree size-frequency distributions over an old-growth wet tropical forest at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica by using an individual tree crown (ITC) algorithm on airborne lidar measurements. The ITC provided tree height, crown area, the num...
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#1Kristin B. Byrd (USGS: United States Geological Survey)H-Index: 9
#2Austen A. Lorenz (USGS: United States Geological Survey)
Last. Matthew E. Reiter (Point Blue Conservation Science)H-Index: 5
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California's Central Valley, USA is a critical component of the Pacific Flyway despite loss of more than 90% of its wetlands. Moist soil seed (MSS) wetland plants are now produced by mimicking seasonal flooding in managed wetlands to provide an essential food resource for waterfowl. Managers need MSS plant area and productivity estimates to support waterfowl conservation, yet this remains unknown at the landscape scale. Also the effects of recent drought on MSS plants have not been quantified. W...
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#1Sara C. Bell (JCU: James Cook University)
#2Geoffrey W. Heard (Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research)H-Index: 1
Last. Lee F. Skerratt (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 38
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Chytridiomycosis has been a key driver of global frog declines and extinctions, particularly for high-altitude populations across Australia and the Americas. While recent evidence shows some species are recovering, the extent of such recoveries and the mechanisms underpinning them remain poorly resolved. We surveyed the historical latitudinal and elevational range of four Australian rainforest frogs that disappeared from upland sites between 1989 and 1994 to establish their contemporary distribu...
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