Mosquito Larvivorous Fishes
A review of the experiences of member states of the World Health Organization in the use of fishes as biological control agents, primarily of vectors of malaria, is given. Suggestions for studies…
Can management intensity be more important than environmental factors? A case study along an extreme elevation gradient from central Italian cereal fields
- R. Pal, G. Pinke, A. Lengyel
- Environmental Science
- 10 January 2013
This paper aims to assess the importance of environmental and management factors determining the weed species composition along a strong elevation gradient. A total of 76 cereal fields (39 low input…
Escape from competition: neighbors reduce Centaurea stoebe performance at home but not away.
- R. Callaway, L. Waller, J. Maron
- Environmental ScienceEcology
- 1 December 2011
Differences in net competitive interactions between ranges may contribute to the striking dominance of C. stoebe in parts of North America.
Assessment of endangered synanthropic plants of Hungary with special attention to arable weeds
The factor that currently offers the greatest conflict to the conservation of endangered weed species in Hungary are side effects of strong eradication campaigns against the invasive Ambrosia artemisiifolia.
Weed vegetation of poppy (Papaver somniferum) fields in Hungary: effects of management and environmental factors on species composition
- G. Pinke, R. Pal, K. Tóth, P. Karácsony, B. Czúcz, Z. Botta‐Dukát
- 1 December 2011
Sowing season was found to be the most important explanatory variable, showing a clear distinction between the weed flora of autumn-sown food poppy and spring-sow alkaloid poppy fields, and other management factors, such as preceding crop, herbicides mesotrione and isoxaflutole, fertiliser N and row spacing, were also significant.
Impact of mid‐successional dominant species on the diversity and progress of succession in regenerating temperate grasslands
- S. Bartha, S. Szentes, Z. Molnár
- Environmental Science
- 1 April 2014
It is suggested that mid-successional dominant species differ in their impact on diversity and progress of succession, and early colonization of native dominants should be enhanced with restoration measures.
Conyza canadensis suppresses plant diversity in its nonnative ranges but not at home: a transcontinental comparison.
- M. Shah, R. Callaway, Shuyan Chen
- Environmental ScienceNew Phytologist
- 1 June 2014
Biogeographical differences in the impact of an invader across regional scales are illustrated and it is suggested that inherent differences in one specific aspect of competitive ability, tolerance to the effects of other species, may play some role in these differences.
Impacts of Solidago gigantea on other species at home and away
- R. Pal, Shuyan Chen, D. U. Nagy, R. Callaway
- Environmental ScienceBiological Invasions
- 28 August 2015
Stem densities of Solidago gigantea are correlated with significant decreases in total species diversity and native species diversity in Europe, but not in North America, which indicates that the biogeographic origin of species can affect community organization and that communities with a common evolutionary history might function differently than those that do not share such a history.
Effects of environmental factors on weed species composition of cereal and stubble fields in western Hungary
- G. Pinke, R. Pal, Z. Botta‐Dukát
- BiologyCentral European Journal of Biology
- 1 April 2010
The results suggest that during the long vegetation period, cereal weed communities dominated by winter annuals are replaced by stubble-field weed communitiesdominated by summer annuals, which may also have the same important effect on weed species composition as crop types.
Tall Wheatgrass Cultivar Szarvasi-1 (Elymus elongatus subsp. ponticus cv. Szarvasi-1) as a Potential Energy Crop for Semi-Arid Lands of Eastern Europe
- S. Csete, S. Stranczinger, A. Borhidi
- 2 December 2011
By 2020, proportion of renewable energy sources should be around 20 per cent of the total energy consumption in the European Union, according to the new treaty signed by European leaders in 2009.…