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INVASIBILITY AND SPECIES RICHNESS OF A COMMUNITY: A NEUTRAL MODEL AND A SURVEY OF PUBLISHED DATA
A widespread but controversial idea in ecology states that the number of invaders of a species assemblage depends on its species richness. Both negative and positive relationships have been reported.Expand
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Ant-induced soil modification and its effect on plant below-ground biomass
Summary Lasius flavus is a dominant mound-building ant species of temperate grasslands that significantly modifies soil parameters. These modifications are usually the result of workers’ activitiesExpand
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Identification of suitable unoccupied habitats in metapopulation studies using co-occurrence of species
This study proposed a new quantitative technique to identify suitable but unoccupied habitats for metapopulation studies in plants. It is based on species composition at the habitat and knowledge ofExpand
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Geometrical constraints in the scaling relationships between genome size, cell size and cell cycle length in herbaceous plants
Plant nuclear genome size (GS) varies over three orders of magnitude and is correlated with cell size and growth rate. We explore whether these relationships can be owing to geometrical scalingExpand
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The most species-rich plant communities in the Czech Republicand Slovakia (with new world records)
We provide an inventory of the sites and vegetation types in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that contain the highest numbers of vascular plant species in small areas of up to 625 m2. The highestExpand
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Physiological integration affects growth form and competitive ability in clonal plants
  • T. Herben
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • 1 September 2004
Clonal plants translocate resources through spacers between ramets. Translocation can be advantageous if a plant occurs in heterogeneous environments (‘division of labour’); however, because plantsExpand
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Community assembly by limiting similarity vs. competitive hierarchies: Testing the consequences of dispersion of individual traits
Summary The degree of dispersion of trait values among species in a community has frequently been used to infer processes of community assembly. However, multiple assembly processes can lead toExpand
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Species pool size and invasibility of island communities: a null model of sampling effects
The success of alien species on oceanic islands is considered to be one of the classic observed patterns in ecology. Explanations for this pattern are based on lower species richness on islands andExpand
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A simulation study of the effects of architectural constraints and resource translocation on population structure and competition in clonal plants
Abstract(1) Spatially explicit simulation of clonal plant growth is used to determine how ramet-level traits affect ramet density, spatial pattern of ramets and competitive ability of a clonal plant.Expand
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Vegetation changes following sheep grazing in abandoned mountain meadows
. Sheep grazing was investigated as an alternative to traditional management of meadows in the Krkonose Mts. Until the second World War these meadows were mown in mid-summer and grazed by cattle forExpand
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