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Temperature accelerates the rate fields become forests

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (16 April 2018), 201716665,


[Significance] The transition of abandoned fields into forests (secondary succession) has long informed ecologists’ understanding of community assembly and species interactions. Intriguingly, rates of secondary succession show a striking latitudinal pattern, with dominance by woody species (>50% cover) taking less than a decade in the southern United States, and up to 60 years in New England. We used a large-scale experimental network to test how multiple drivers (climate, soils, and the identity of dominant species) influence field-to-forest transitions. We found consistent evidence ...


Identifying refugia from climate change using coupled ecological and genetic data in a transitional Mediterranean-temperate tree species

Molecular Ecology, Vol. 22, No. 8. (April 2013), pp. 2128-2142,


Populations occurring in areas of overlap between the current and future distribution of a species are particularly important because they can represent “refugia from climate change”. We coupled ecological and range-wide genetic variation data to detect such areas and to evaluate the impacts of habitat suitability changes on the genetic diversity of the transitional Mediterranean-temperate tree Fraxinus angustifolia. We sampled and genotyped 38 natural populations comprising 1006 individuals from across Europe. We found the highest genetic diversity in western and northern ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 40

(February 2014)
Keywords: inrmm-list-of-tags   systematic-literature-review   systematics   syzygium-aromaticum   syzygium-cumini   tabebuia-chrysantha   tabebuia-heterophylla   tamarindus-indica   tamarix-canariensis   tamarix-chinensis   tamarix-kotschyi   tamarix-mascatensis   tamarix-nilotica   tamarix-octandra   tamarix-parviflora   tamarix-ramosissima   tamarix-spp   tamarix-tetragyna   tamarix-tetrandra   tanzania   taper-curve   taphrorychus-bicolor   tasmania   taxa   taxa-richness   taxine   taxodium-distichum   taxodium-mucronatum   taxodium-spp   taxol   taxon-specific-parameters   taxonomy   taxus-baccata   taxus-brevifolia   taxus-spp   team-diversity   technical-vs-scientific   technocracy   technological-disaster   technology   technology-mediated-communication   tecoma-stans   tectona-grandis   tectonic   temperate-climate   temperate-continental-forest   temperate-europe   temperate-forest   temperate-forests   temperate-mountain-system   temperate-trees   temperature   temperature-change   temperature-extreme   temperature-forecasting   temperature-inversion   temperature-range   temperature-stress   temporal-interpolation   tensile-root-strength   tensorflow   terminalia-catappa   terminalia-superba   terminology   terpenes   terra-modis   terrain-ruggedness-index   terrestrial-earth-surface   terrestrial-lidar   terseness   tertiary   tetraclinis-articulata   tetraclinis-salicornioides   tetrao-urogallus   tetropium-castaneum   text-editors   textbook   thailand   thalictrum-aquilegifolium   thanasimus-formicarius   thaumetopoea-pityocampa   thaumetopoea-processionea   thaumetopoea-pytiocampa   thecodiplosis-japonensis   thelotrema-lepadinum   theobroma-cacao   theoretical-approach   theory-driven-bias   theory-vs-actual-implemetation   thermal-requirements   thermodynamics   thermophilous-forest   thermophilous-plants   thespesia-populnea   thinning   thomson-reuters   threat   threatened-species   three-gorges-dam   thresholds  


List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


Flood plains: critically threatened ecosystems

In Aquatic Ecosystems (2008), pp. 45-62,


[Excerpt: Introduction] Riparian zones, river-marginal wetland environments and flood plains are key landscape elements with a high diversity of natural functions and services. They are dynamic systems that are shaped by repeated erosion and deposition of sediment, inundation during rising water levels, and complex groundwater–surface water exchange processes (Chapter 3). This dynamic nature makes flood plains among the most biologically productive and diverse ecosystems on earth [...]. Flood plains are also of great cultural and economic importance; most early civilizations arose in fertile flood plains and throughout history people have learned to ...


Plant parameter values for models in temperate climates

Ecological Modelling, Vol. 169, No. 2-3. (November 2003), pp. 237-293,


Ecological, and especially hydrological models used to assess the effects of land cover changes require various input parameters for plants. Regional model applications rely on detailed information about the properties of the vegetation, especially if process-based approaches are chosen. As raising acceptable data is a time consuming issue, scientists often use globally approximated plant parameter ranges, rather than considering published data sets. The plant parameters summarised in this overview, i.e. albedo, interception capacity, maximum leaf area index, rooting depth, plant height ...


Rainfall infiltration and soil hydrological characteristics below ancient forest, planted forest and grassland in a temperate northern climate

Ecohydrology (2015), pp. n/a-n/a,


How rainfall infiltration rate and soil hydrological characteristics develop over time under forests of different ages in temperate regions is poorly understood. In this study, infiltration rate and soil hydrological characteristics were investigated under forests of different ages and under grassland. Soil hydraulic characteristics were measured at different scales under a 250-year-old grazed grassland (GL), 6-year-old (6yr) and 48-year-old (48yr) Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) plantations, remnant 300-year-old individual Scots pine (OT) and a 4000-year-old Caledonian Forest (AF). In situ field-saturated hydraulic ...


Climate change impacts on insect management and conservation in temperate regions: can they be predicted?

Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Vol. 3, No. 4. (1 November 2001), pp. 233-240,


[Excerpt: Conclusions] So where does all this leave us? Climate change studies are full of caveats and there is some inevitability in this, bearing in mind the diverse and complex systems of interest. However, there is already evidence that changes in pest ecology that are consistent with predictions of climate change impacts are occurring. Whilst there is good reason to expect some pest problems to increase, it tends to be difficult to publish negative results, and consequently there is a danger of ...


Where did all the flowers go? The fate of temperate European flora during glacial periods

Endeavour, Vol. 20, No. 3. (January 1996), pp. 110-114,


During the last full glacial much of northern Europe was covered with an extensive ice sheet. In comparison, southern Europe remained unglaciated but cold, with the mean January temperature estimated as low as -30°C and July temperatures between 15 and 20°C. It was in these southerly regions that many of the present temperate European trees, shrubs and herbs survived in refugia. Apart from the intrinsic interest as to where these populations were located, a knowledge of refugial areas and the plants ...


A comparative study of rainfall erosivity estimation for southern Italy and southeastern Australia

Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1. (1 February 1999), pp. 3-24,


Abstract In this paper, using Sicilian and Australian rainfall intensity data, a comparison between different estimators (modified Fournier index F, FF index) of the rainfall erosivity factor in the USLE was made. The relationship between the modified Fournier index and the mean annual rainfall, P, was theoretically derived. The K constant, linking the FF index and P, and its cumulative distribution function (CDF) were used to establish hydrological similitude among different geographical regions of southern Italy and southeastern Australia. To predict ...

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