• Agroecology as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Smallholders of Tehri-Garhwal in the Indian Himalayan Region 

      Pandey, Rajiv; Aretano, Roberta; Gupta, Ajay K.; Meena, Dhanraj; Kumar, Bhuvnesh; ... more authors ( Springer Netherlands , 2017 , Article)
      Climate change is expected to increase temperatures and rainfall in the Himalayan region and place stress on local livelihoods by affecting agro-biodiversity, crop yield, cropping patterns and the species composition of ...
    • Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities 

      Wilcox, Kevin R.; Tredennick, Andrew T.; Koerner, Sally E.; Grman, Emily; Hallett, Lauren M.; ... more authors ( Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2017 , Other)
      Temporal stability of ecosystem functioning increases the predictability and reliability of ecosystem services, and understanding the drivers of stability across spatial scales is important for land management and policy ...
    • Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome 

      Barrio, Isabel C.; Lindén, Elin; Te Beest, Mariska; Olofsson, Johan; Rocha, Adrian; ... more authors ( Springer Verlag , 2017 , Article)
      Chronic, low intensity herbivory by invertebrates, termed background herbivory, has been understudied in tundra, yet its impacts are likely to increase in a warmer Arctic. The magnitude of these changes is however hard to ...
    • Benchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats 

      Biurrun, Idoia; Pielech, Remigiusz; Dembicz, Iwona; Gillet, François; Kozub, Łukasz; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
      Aims Understanding fine-grain diversity patterns across large spatial extents is fundamental for macroecological research and biodiversity conservation. Using the GrassPlot database, we provide benchmarks of fine-grain ...
    • Biomass loss in village ecosystems in Western Himalaya due to wild monkey interactions: A case study 

      Sushma, Rawat; Nagar, Bhuvnesh; Adhikari, Bhupendra Singh; Pandey, Rajiv; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      Conservation faces the challenge of reconciling human activities with the simultaneous presence of wildlife in cultivated landscapes. In a study carried out in two villages of Pauri Garhwal, Western Himalaya, an attempt ...
    • Braking effect of climate and topography on global change-induced upslope forest expansion 

      Alatalo, Juha M.; Ferrarini, Alessandro ( Springer New York LLC , 2017 , Article)
      Forests are expected to expand into alpine areas due to global climate change. It has recently been shown that temperature alone cannot realistically explain this process and that upslope tree advance in a warmer scenario ...
    • China's ecological civilization program-Implementing ecological redline policy 

      Jiang , Bo; Bai, Yang; Wong , Christina P.; Xu, Xibao; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier Ltd , 2019 , Article)
      China is one of the first countries to explicitly attempt to institute coordinated, ecosystem-based management across local, regional, and national scales. Chinese scientists have been urging policymakers to manage landscapes ...
    • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in Yangi Qala District, Takhar, Afghanistan 

      Omerkhil, Najibullah; Chand, Tara; Valente, Donatella; Alatalo, Juha M.; Pandey, Rajiv ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      © 2019 Elsevier Ltd Smallholder farmers in Afghanistan are already facing various risks in agricultural production due to past continuous insurgencies. Climate change is likely to amplify the risk and make them even more ...
    • Climate change vulnerability in urban slum communities: Investigating household adaptation and decision-making capacity in the Indian Himalaya 

      Pandey, R.; Pandey, Rajiv; Alatalo, Juha M.; Thapliyal, Kavita; Chauhan, Sharmila; ... more authors ( Elsevier B.V. , 2018 , Article)
      © 2018 Elsevier Ltd Climate change is predicted to have severe impacts on mountainous regions, including urban settlements, and livelihoods of the urban poor. Adaptive capacity for marginalized groups is largely determined ...
    • Climate change will seriously impact bird species dwelling above the treeline: A prospective study for the Italian Alps 

      Ferrarini, Alessandro; Alatalo, Juha M.; Gustin, Marco ( Elsevier B.V. , 2017 , Article)
      High mountain systems are predicted to be especially vulnerable to the impact of climate change, with the climatically-constrained tree limit rapidly shifted upslope. In turn, the impact of upward treeline migration on ...
    • Collembola at three alpine subarctic sites resistant to twenty years of experimental warming 

      Alatalo, Juha M.; Jägerbrand, Annika K.; Čuchta, Peter ( Nature Publishing Group , 2015 , Article)
      This study examined the effects of micro-scale, site and 19 and 21 years of experimental warming on Collembola in three contrasting alpine subarctic plant communities (poor heath, rich meadow, wet meadow). Unexpectedly, ...
    • Community and species-specific responses of plant traits to 23 years of experimental warming across subarctic tundra plant communities 

      Baruah, Gaurav; Molau, Ulf; Bai, Yang; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Nature Publishing Group , 2017 , Article)
      To improve understanding of how global warming may affect competitive interactions among plants, information on the responses of plant functional traits across species to long-term warming is needed. Here we report the ...
    • Community perspectives on conservation of water sources in Tarkeshwar sacred groves, Himalaya, India 

      Jana, Purna; Pandey, Rajiv; Semeraro, Teodoro; Alatalo, Juha M.; Areteno, Roberta; ... more authors ( IWA PUBLISHING , 2021 , Article)
      Sacred groves have significance in socio-culture and biodiversity conservation. This study evaluated local people's perceptions regarding conservation of sacred groves for water services, through willingness-to-pay (WTP), ...
    • Correlations between socioeconomic drivers and indicators of urban expansion: Evidence from the heavily urbanised Shanghai metropolitan area, China 

      Li, Jinghui; Fang, Wei; Wang, Tao; Qureshi, Salman; Alatalo, Juha M.; ... more authors ( MDPI AG , 2017 , Article)
      Rapid urban expansion resulting in increased impervious surfaces causes a series of urban environmental problems, e.g., the urban heat island and urban forest fragmentation. Urban expansion is a serious threat to human ...
    • Cushion plants act as facilitators for soil microarthropods in high alpine Sweden 

      Ľuptáčik, P.; Ľuptáčik, Peter; Čuchta, Peter; Jakšová, Patrícia; Miklisová, Dana; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
      Cushion plants can have positive impacts on plant richness in severe environments and possibly across trophic levels on arthropods, an under-studied topic. This study examined whether soil communities under cushions have ...
    • Decomposition rate and stabilization across six tundra vegetation types exposed to >20 years of warming 

      Sarneel, Judith M.; Sundqvist, Maja K.; Molau, Ulf; Björkman, Mats P.; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020 The Authors Aims: Litter decomposition is an important driver of soil carbon and nutrient cycling in nutrient-limited Arctic ecosystems. However, climate change is expected to induce changes that directly or indirectly ...
    • Decreased soil moisture due to warming drives phylogenetic diversity and community transitions in the tundra 

      Scharn, Ruud; Little, Chelsea J.; Bacon, Christine D.; Alatalo, Juha M.; Antonelli, Alexandre; ... more authors ( IOP Publishing , 2021 , Other)
      Global warming leads to drastic changes in the diversity and structure of Arctic plant communities. Studies of functional diversity within the Arctic tundra biome have improved our understanding of plant responses to ...
    • Diversity of benthic macrofauna and physical parameters of sediments in natural mangroves and in afforested mangroves three decades after compensatory planting 

      Al‑Khayat, Jassim A.; Abdulla, Maryam A.; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Springer , 2018 , Article)
      Mangroves in the Arabian Gulf are under pressure from land use change, leading to compensatory planting at sites without natural mangroves. In this study, we examine the potential long-term success of this form of ...
    • Diversity-productivity dependent resistance of an alpine plant community to different climate change scenarios 

      Ali, Arshad; Molau, Ulf; Bai, Yang; Jagerbrand, Annika K.; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Springer Tokyo , 2016 , Article)
      Here we report from a experiment imposing different warming scenarios [control with ambient temperature, constant level of moderate warming for 3�years, stepwise increase in warming for 3�years, and one season of high level ...
    • Effects of ambient climate and three warming treatments on fruit production in an alpine, subarctic meadow community 

      Alatalo, Juha M.; Jägerbrand, Annika K.; Dai, Junhu; Mollazehi, Mohammad D.; Abdel-Salam, Abdel-Salam G.; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
      Premise Climate change is having major impacts on alpine and arctic regions, and inter‐annual variations in temperature are likely to increase. How increased climate variability will impact plant reproduction is ...