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Plant Ecological Strategies: Some Leading Dimensions of Variation Between Species
▪ Abstract An important aim of plant ecology is to identify leading dimensions of ecological variation among species and to understand the basis for them. Dimensions that can readily be measuredExpand
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Seed supply for broadscale restoration: maximizing evolutionary potential
Restoring degraded land to combat environmental degradation requires the collection of vast quantities of germplasm (seed). Sourcing this material raises questions related to provenance selection,Expand
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Land-use intensification reduces functional redundancy and response diversity in plant communities.
Ecosystem resilience depends on functional redundancy (the number of species contributing similarly to an ecosystem function) and response diversity (how functionally similar species respondExpand
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A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras
Summary 1With the majority of people now living in urban environments, urbanization is arguably the most intensive and irreversible ecosystem change on the planet. 2Urbanization transforms florasExpand
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What does species richness tell us about functional trait diversity? Predictions and evidence for responses of species and functional trait diversity to land-use change
In the conservation literature on land-use change, it is often assumed that land-use intensification drives species loss, driving a loss of functional trait diversity and ecosystem function. ModernExpand
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Understanding co‐occurrence by modelling species simultaneously with a Joint Species Distribution Model (JSDM)
Summary A primary goal of ecology is to understand the fundamental processes underlying the geographic distributions of species. Two major strands of ecology – habitat modelling and communityExpand
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Urbanisation, plant traits and the composition of urban floras
Abstract Given the increasing prevalence of cities, a better mechanistic and functional understanding of plant responses to urbanisation will assist biodiversity conservation and the provision ofExpand
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Sprouting ability across diverse disturbances and vegetation types worldwide
Summary 1 A widely used classification of plant response to fire divides species into two groups, sprouters and non-sprouters. In contrast, regeneration responses to catastrophic wind throw andExpand
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Collapse of an avifauna: climate change appears to exacerbate habitat loss and degradation
Aim  We characterized changes in reporting rates and abundances of bird species over a period of severe rainfall deficiency and increasing average temperatures. We also measured flowering inExpand
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Quantifying levels of biological invasion: towards the objective classification of invaded and invasible ecosystems
Biological invasions are a global phenomenon that threatens biodiversity, and few, if any, ecosystems are free from alien species. The outcome of human-mediated introductions is affected by theExpand
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