Recent Submissions

  • The tundra phenology database: More than two decades of tundra phenology responses to climate change 

    Prevéy, Janet; Elmendorf, Sarah; Bjorkman, Anne; Alatalo, Juha; Ashton, Isabel; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
    Observations of changes in phenology have provided some of the strongest signals of the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX), initiated in the early 1990s, established ...
  • A new method for broad-scale modeling and projection of plant assemblages under climatic, biotic, and environmental cofiltering. 

    Ferrarini, Alessandro; Bai, Yang; Dai, Junhu; Alatalo, Juha M ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    There is increasing interest in broad-scale analysis, modeling, and prediction of the distribution and composition of plant species assemblages under climatic, environmental, and biotic filtering, particularly for conservation ...
  • The therapeutic effects of Ficus carica extract as antioxidant and anticancer agent 

    Raoufa, Abdel-Rahman; Ghoneimy, Eglal; Abdel-Wahab, Abeer; Eldeeb, Nehal; Salem, Marwa; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
    Natural extracted ingredients are evolutionarily selected molecules and are used to control inflammation, and cancerous progression and transformation. Several studies have evaluated the beneficial properties of certain ...
  • Facies architecture and depositional model for a fine-grained hybrid-energy delta: An example from the Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician Barik Formation, Central Oman 

    Shelukhina, Olga I.; El-Ghali, Mohamed A.K.; Abbasi, Iftikhar Ahmed; Khan, Junaid Ahmed; Khalifa, Mohamed Kh; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    Recognizing ancient deltas' depositional architecture is challenging due to the complex interplay of the fluvial, waves, and tidal processes. The integration of field-based sedimentological and trace fossils studies of the ...
  • Vegetation responses to 26 years of passive warming at Latnjajaure Field Station, Northern Sweden 

    Scharn, Ruud; Brachmann, Cole G.; Patchett, Aurora; Reese, Heather; Bjorkman, Anne; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
    Climate change is rapidly warming high latitude and high elevation regions influencing plant community composition. Changes in vegetation composition have motivated the coordination of ecological monitoring networks across ...
  • Scale dependence of species–area relationships is widespread but generally weak in Palaearctic grasslands 

    Zhang, Jinghui; Gillet, François; Bartha, Sándor; Alatalo, Juha Mikael; Biurrun, Idoia; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    Questions: Species–area relationships (SARs) are fundamental for understanding biodiversity patterns and are generally well described by a power law with a constant exponent z. However, z-values sometimes vary across spatial ...
  • 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 ...
  • Experimental warming differentially affects vegetative and reproductive phenology of tundra plants 

    Collins, Courtney G.; Elmendorf, Sarah C.; Hollister, Robert D.; Henry, Greg H.R.; Clark, Karin; ... more authors ( Nature Research , 2021 , Article)
    Rapid climate warming is altering Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystem structure and function, including shifts in plant phenology. While the advancement of green up and flowering are well-documented, it remains unclear ...
  • 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 ...
  • Salt tolerance of selected halophytes at the two initial growth stages for future management options 

    Alhaddad, Fedae A.; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed H.; ElAzazi, El-Sayed Mohamed; Ahmed, Talaat A. ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Scarcity of water and the small area of the agricultural land are considered as the crucial environmental issues challenged the Arabian Gulf countries. In this study, experiments were conducted to identify the salt tolerance ...
  • Genetic Engineering Approaches for Enhanced Insect Pest Resistance in Sugarcane 

    Iqbal, Aneela; Khan, Raham Sher; Khan, Mubarak Ali; Gul, Karim; Jalil, Fazal; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), a sugar crop commonly grown for sugar production all over the world, is susceptible to several insect pests attack in addition to bacterial, fungal and viral infections leading to substantial ...
  • The efficacy data of two household cleaning and disinfecting agents on Lens culinaris Medik and Vicia faba seed germination 

    Abou Elezz, Ahmed; Ahmed, Talaat ( ELSEVIER , 2021 , Article)
    A germination test of Vicia faba and Lens culinaris seeds under the effect of bleach and vinegar was conducted for seven days, and the observations were recorded daily. The completely randomized design (CRD) was used to ...
  • UV-Accelerated Photocatalytic Degradation of Pesticide over Magnetite and Cobalt Ferrite Decorated Graphene Oxide Composite 

    Tabasum, Asma; Alghuthaymi, Mousa; Qazi, Umair Yaqub; Shahid, Imran; Abbas, Qamar; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2020 , Article)
    Pesticides are one of the main organic pollutants as they are highly toxic and extensively used worldwide. The reclamation of wastewater containing pesticides is of utmost importance. For this purpose, GO-doped metal ...
  • Divergent changes of the elevational synchronicity in vegetation spring phenology in North China from 2001 to 2017 in connection with variations in chilling 

    Dai, Junhu; Zhu, Mengyao; Mao, Wei; Liu, Ronggao; Wang, Huanjiong; ... more authors ( Royal Meteorological Society , 2021 , Article)
    Mountain ecosystems are sensitive to climate change, and vegetation phenology provides one of the best signals to exemplify ecosystem responses to climate change. Vegetation phenology of mountain ecosystems is usually ...
  • 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 ...
  • Developing common protocols to measure tundra herbivory across spatial scales 

    Barrio, Isabel C; Ehrich, Dorothée; Soininen, Eeva M; Ravolainen, Virve; Bueno, C Guillermo; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
    Understanding and predicting large-scale ecological responses to global environmental change requires comparative studies across geographic scales with coordinated efforts and standardized methodologies. We designed, applied ...
  • Spatio-temporal changes in water-related ecosystem services provision and trade-offs with food production 

    Shiliang, Yang; Bai, Yang; Alatalo, Juha M.; Wang, Huimin; Jiang, Bo; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
    A key challenge for sustainability is protecting water-related ecosystems and the services (WESs) they provide while enhancing food security. Food production usually drives land use change, which results in ecosystem ...
  • Temperature and pH define the realised niche space of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. 

    Davison, John; Moora, Mari; Semchenko, Marina; Adenan, Sakeenah Binte; Ahmed, Talaat; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are a globally distributed group of soil organisms that play critical roles in ecosystem function. However, the ecological niches of individual AM fungal taxa are poorly understood. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Visitors off the trail: Impacts on the dominant plant, bryophyte and lichen species in alpine heath vegetation in sub-arctic Sweden 

    Monika, Rawat; Jägerbrand, Annika K.; Molau, Ulf; Bai, Yang; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
    Alpine ecosystems are under increasing pressure due to tourism and recreational activities. When leaving designated trails as is frequently observed, visitors can cause unintentional damage to vegetation. This study ...

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