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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Independent effects of warming and nitrogen addition on plant phenology in the Inner Mongolian steppe

Jianyang Xia and Shiqiang Wan.

in Annals of Botany

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology. 7015 words.

Background and Aims

Phenology is one of most sensitive traits of plants in response to regional climate warming. Better understanding of the interactive...

Heathlands confronting global change: drivers of biodiversity loss from past to future scenarios

Jaime Fagúndez.

in Annals of Botany

February 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology. 16153 words.

Background

Heathlands are dynamic plant communities characterized by a high cover of sclerophyllous, ericoid shrubs that develop over nutrient-poor soils....

Ecological significance of seed desiccation sensitivity in Quercus ilex

Thierry Joët, Jean-Marc Ourcival and Stéphane Dussert.

in Annals of Botany

April 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 5984 words.

Background and Aims

Several widespread tree species of temperate forests, such as species of the genus Quercus, produce recalcitrant (desiccation-sensitive)...

Plant functional types in Earth system models: past experiences and future directions for application of dynamic vegetation models in high-latitude ecosystems

Stan D. Wullschleger, Howard E. Epstein, Elgene O. Box, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Santonu Goswami, Colleen M. Iversen, Jens Kattge, Richard J. Norby, Peter M. van Bodegom and Xiaofeng Xu.

in Annals of Botany

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 12979 words.

Background

Earth system models describe the physical, chemical and biological processes that govern our global climate. While it is difficult to single out...

Patch size and distance: modelling habitat structure from the perspective of clonal growth

Beáta Oborny and Andras G. Hubai.

in Annals of Botany

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 8050 words.

Background and Aims

This study considers the spatial structure of patchy habitats from the perspective of plants that forage for resources by clonal growth....

Coral Reefs

Nancy Knowlton.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11765 words.

Coral reefs are the most diverse of marine ecosystems, with hundreds of thousands if not millions of species associated with reefs. For this reason they are often called the rain forests of...

Biological Chaos and Complex Dynamics

David A. Vasseur.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10098 words.

Classically, chaos is defined as a lack of order; however, in a scientific context it refers to the lack of predictability of a process or sample. Chaos differs from randomness in that...

Ecotourism

Nicole M. Ardoin and Alison W. Bowers.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 16193 words.

Although most agree that the term ecotourism was coined in the early 1980s, many researchers also suggest earlier roots for this field. Some researchers and practitioners indicate that the...