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A new generation of climate‐change experiments: events, not trends
Intensification of weather extremes is currently emerging as one of the most important facets of climate change. Research on extreme events (“event-focused” in contrast to “trend-focused”) hasExpand
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Winter climate change: a critical factor for temperate vegetation performance.
  • J. Kreyling
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • 1 July 2010
Winter ecological processes are important drivers of vegetation and ecosystem functioning in temperate ecosystems. There, winter conditions are subject to rapid climate change. The potential loss ofExpand
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Climate extremes initiate ecosystem-regulating functions while maintaining productivity
Summary 1. Studying the effects of climate or weather extremes such as drought and heat waves on biodiversity and ecosystem functions is one of the most important facets of climate change research.Expand
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Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes
It remains unclear whether biodiversity buffers ecosystems against climate extremes, which are becoming increasingly frequent worldwide. Early results suggested that the ecosystem productivity ofExpand
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Beyond gradual warming: extreme weather events alter flower phenology of European grassland and heath species
Shifts in the phenology of plant and animal species or in the migratory arrival of birds are seen as ‘fingerprints’ of global warming. However, even if such responses have been documented in largeExpand
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Assisted Colonization: A Question of Focal Units and Recipient Localities
Assisted colonization as an adaptation strategy to conserve or restore biodiversity in the face of climate change deservedly evokes controversy. Assisted colonization is perceived by some as a lastExpand
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Interactions among ecosystem services across Europe: Bagplots and cumulative correlation coefficients reveal synergies, trade-offs, and regional patterns
Understanding interactions of ecosystem service pairs and bundles is vital for making reasonable decisions in ecosystem management. Often, interaction analyses use linear correlation coefficients inExpand
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Low-temperature threshold for egg survival of a post-diapause and non-diapause European aedine strain, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
BackgroundThe interplay between global warming and invasive arthropods in temperate zones is of utmost interest in terms of the potential expansions of vector-borne diseases. Up to now,Expand
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Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Plant Productivity and Tissue Die-Back are Modified by Community Composition
Extreme weather events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude due to climate change. Their effects on vegetation are widely unknown. Here, experimental grassland and heath communities inExpand
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Soil biotic processes remain remarkably stable after 100-year extreme weather events in experimental grassland and heath
Climate change will increase the recurrence of extreme weather events such as drought and heavy rainfall. Evidence suggests that extreme weather events pose threats to ecosystem functioning,Expand
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