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Integrating ecosystem functions into restoration ecology—recent advances and future directions
Including ecosystem functions into restoration ecology has been repeatedly suggested, yet there is limited evidence that this is taking place without bias to certain habitats, species, or functions. Expand
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Grassland degradation and restoration: a conceptual framework of stages and thresholds illustrated by southern Brazilian grasslands
Abstract Land degradation is a complex concept that integrates different aspects, including changes in soil conditions, biodiversity, productivity and socio-economic implications, compared to aExpand
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Restoration Ecology in Brazil Time to Step Out of the Forest
1 Departamento de Botânica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil 2 Restoration Ecology, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische UniversitatExpand
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Genetic differentiation within multiple common grassland plants supports seed transfer zones for ecological restoration
Summary Ecological restoration of grasslands is increasingly based on regional seeds derived from predefined seed transfer zones. However, the degree and spatial pattern of genetic differentiationExpand
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Genetic differentiation and regional adaptation among seed origins used for grassland restoration: lessons from a multispecies transplant experiment
Summary One of the key questions in ecosystem restoration is the choice of seed material for restoring plant communities. More and more scientists and practitioners are currently advocating the useExpand
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Intraspecific trait variation and allocation strategies of calcareous grassland species: Results from a restoration experiment
Abstract Intra- and interspecific trait variation express the response of plants dealing with different environmental conditions. We measured root and leaf traits on 14 species of calcareousExpand
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Grassland restoration by seeding: seed source and growth form matter more than density
Question What is the relative significance of seed source, growth form and seeding density in contributing to restoration of calcareous grasslands? Location Experimental field site onExpand
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Abnormal directed migration of blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes in rheumatoid arthritis. Potential role in increased susceptibility to bacterial infections.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at higher risks of bacterial infection than healthy subjects. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) are the first line of nonspecific cellular defence againstExpand
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Management intensity and temporary conversion to other land‐use types affect plant diversity and species composition of subtropical grasslands in southern Brazil
Questions We investigated the effects of grassland management intensity and temporary conversion to other land uses on abiotic and biotic properties of subtropical grasslands. We used species-richExpand
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Historical and recent land use affects ecosystem functions in subtropical grasslands in Brazil
Land-use changes such as conversion of semi-natural grasslands to agriculture, silviculture, or highintensity pastures affect biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. However, whichExpand
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