Recent Submissions

  • Quality Assessment of Photogrammetric Methods—A Workflow for Reproducible UAS Orthomosaics 

    Ludwig, Marvin; Runge, Christian M.; Friess, Nicolas; Koch, Tiziana L.; Richter, Sebastian; Seyfried, Simon; Wraase, Luise; Lobo, Agustin; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Reudenbach, Christoph; Nauss, Thomas (MDPI, 2020-11-22)
    Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are cost-effective, flexible and offer a wide range of applications. If equipped with optical sensors, orthophotos with very high spatial resolution can be retrieved using photogrammetric ...
  • Radiation and Drought Impact Residual Leaf Conductance in Two Oak Species With Implications for Water Use Models 

    Qin, Haiyan; Arteaga López, Carles; Chowdhury, Faqrul Islam; Granda, Elena; Yao, Yinan; Han, Ying; Resco de Dios, Víctor (Frontiers Media, 2020-11-27)
    Stomatal closure is one of the earliest responses to water stress but residual water losses may continue through the cuticle and incomplete stomatal closure. Residual conductance (gres) plays a large role in determining ...
  • Regional Level Data Server for Fire Hazard Evaluation and Fuel Treatments Planning 

    Krsnik, Goran; Busquets Olivé, Eduard; Piqué i Nicolau, Míriam; Larrañaga, Asier; Cardil Forradellas, Adrián; Garcia Gonzalo, Jordi; González-Olabarria, José Ramón (MDPI, 2020-12-17)
    Both fire risk assessment and management of wildfire prevention strategies require different sources of data to represent the complex geospatial interaction that exists between environmental variables in the most accurate ...
  • Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites 

    Lampinen, Jussi; Tuomi, Maria; Fischer, Leonie K.; Neuenkamp, Lena; Alday, Josu G.; Bucharova, Anna; Cancellieri, Laura; Casado-Arzuaga, Izaskun; Čeplová, Natálie; Cerveró, Lluïsa; Deák, Balázs; Eriksson, Ove; Fellowes, Mark D.E.; Fernández de Manuel, Beatriz; Filibeck, Goffredo; González-Guzmán, Adrián; Hinojosa, M. Belen; Kowarik, Ingo; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Miguel, Ana; Pardo, Rosa; Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Rodríguez-García, Encarna; Schröder, Roland; Sperandii, Marta Gaia; Unterweger, Philipp; Valkó, Orsolya; Vázquez, Víctor; Klaus, Valentin H. (Elsevier GmbH on behalf of Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 2020-10-31)
    Grasslands are widespread elements of urban greenspace providing recreational, psychological and aesthetic benefits to city residents. Two urban grassland types of contrasting management dominate urban greenspaces: frequently ...
  • Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application 

    Henle, Klaus; Bell, Sandra; Brotons, Lluís; Clobert, Jean; Evans, Douglas; Görg, Christoph; Grodzińska-Jurczak, Malgorzata; Gruber, Bernd; Haila, Yrjö; Henry, Pierre-Yves; Huth, Andreas; Julliard, Romain; Keil, Petr; Kleyer, Michael; Kotze, D. Johan; Kunin, William; Lengyel, Szabolcs; Lin, Yu-Pin; Loyau, Adeline; Luck, Gary W.; Magnusson, William; Margules, Chris; Matsinos, Yiannis; May, Peter; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel; Possingham, Hugh P.; Potts, Simon; Ring, Irene; Pryke, James S.; Samways, Michael J.; Saunders, Denis A.; Schmeller, Dirk S.; Similä, Jukka; Sommer, Simone; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Stoev, Pavel; Sykes, Martin T.; Tóthmérész, Béla; Tzanopoulos, Joseph; Yam, Rita; Penev, Lyubomir (Pensoft Publishers, 2012-03-14)
    This Editorial presents the focus, scope and policies of the inaugural issue of Nature Conservation, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal bridging natural sciences, social sciences and hands-on applications in conservation ...
  • Demographic Traits Variation in a Pyrenean Newt (Calotriton asper) among Lacustrine and Stream Populations 

    Camarasa, Sebastià; Oromí Farrús, Neus; Sanuy i Castells, Delfí; Amat, Fèlix (MDPI, 2020-12-12)
    Demographic traits were analyzed in the Pyrenean brook newt (Calotriton asper) to evaluate whether its variability responds to the adaptation to the different habitats. In this study, life history traits of Calotriton asper ...
  • La pérdida de biodiversidad por abandono rural en el LTER Montseny cuantificada a partir del monitoreo de aves 

    Herrando, Sergi; Anton, Marc; Brotons, Lluís; Guinart Sureda, Daniel (Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre, 2016)
    El abandono de las prácticas agro-ganaderas tradicionales en las áreas montañosas de la cuenca mediterránea está a menudo asociado a un incremento general de la masa vegetal y a una pérdida de ambientes abiertos. Los ...
  • Recent deforestation drove the spike in Amazonian fires 

    Cardil Forradellas, Adrián; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Silva, Carlos A.; Reich, Peter B.; Calkin, David; Brancalion, Pedro H. S.; Vibrans, Alexander C.; Gamarra, Javier G. P.; Zhou, Mo; Pijanowski, Bryan C.; Hui, Cang; Crowther, Thomas W.; Hérault, Bruno; Piotto, Daniel; Salas-Eljatib, Christian; Broadbent, Eben N.; Almeyda-Zambrano, Angelica M.; Picard, Nicolas; Aragão, Luiz E. O. C.; Bastin, Jean-Francois; Routh, D.; Hoogen, Johan van den; Peri, Pablo L.; Liang, Jingjing (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2020-12-11)
  • Tree Species Are Differently Impacted by Cumulative Drought Stress and Present Higher Growth Synchrony in Dry Places 

    Gazol, Antonio; Camarero, J. Julio; Sangüesa Barreda, Gabriel; Serra-Maluquer, Xavier; Sánchez-Salguero, Raúl; Coll Mir, Lluís; Casals, Pere (Frontiers Media, 2020-11-24)
    The increase in frequency and intensity of droughts due to climate change might threaten forests under stress levels causing dieback and mortality episodes. Thus, deciphering how tree species from within a region respond ...
  • Matching seedling size to planting conditions: interactive response with soil moisture 

    Oliet Palá, Juan Antonio; Ortiz de Urbina, Esther; Sánchez Pinillos, Martina; Tardío-Cerrillo, Guillermo (SISEF - The Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, 2019-04-30)
    Seedling size is a very important issue when producing plants for restoration projects. Scientific evidence on the appropriate size for drylands is contradictory. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ...
  • Shared drought responses among conifer species in the middle Siberian taiga are uncoupled from their contrasting water-use efficiency trajectories 

    Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Aguilera, Mònica; Gutiérrez, Emilia; Shestakova, Tatiana A. (Elsevier, 2020-06-10)
    A shift from temperature-limited to water-limited tree performance is occurring at around 60°N latitude across the circumboreal biome, in concord with current warming trends. This shift is likely to induce extensive ...
  • Hydraulic and photosynthetic limitations prevail over root non‐structural carbohydrate reserves as drivers of resprouting in two Mediterranean oaks 

    Resco de Dios, Víctor; Arteaga López, Carles; Peguero Pina, José Javier; Sancho-Knapik, Domingo; Qin, Haiyan; Zveushe, Obey K.; Sun, Wei; Williams, D. G.; Boer, Matthias M.; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Moreno, José M.; Tissue, David T.; Gil Pelegrín, Eustaquio (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2020-05-12)
    Resprouting is an ancestral trait in angiosperms that confers resilience after perturbations. As climate change increases stress, resprouting vigor is declining in many forest regions, but the underlying mechanism is poorly ...
  • Predicted climate change will increase the truffle cultivation potential in central Europe 

    Čejka, Tomáš; Trnka, Miroslav; Krusic, Paul J.; Stobbe, Ulrich; Oliach, Daniel; Václavík, Tomáš; Tegel, Willy; Büntgen, Ulf (Springer Nature, 2020-12-04)
    Climate change affects the distribution of many species, including Burgundy and Périgord truffles in central and southern Europe, respectively. The cultivation potential of these high-prized cash crops under future warming, ...
  • Production and turnover of mycorrhizal soil mycelium relate to variation in drought conditions in Mediterranean Pinuspinaster, Pinus sylvestris and Quercus ilex forests 

    Hagenbo, Andreas; Piñuela, Yasmine; Castaño Soler, Carles; Martínez de Aragón, Juan; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Alday, Josu G.; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio (New Phytologist FoundationJohn Wiley and Sons, 2020-11-01)
    Summary: In forests, ectomycorrhizal mycelium is pivotal for driving soil carbon and nutrient cycles, but how ectomycorrhizal mycelial dynamics vary in ecosystems with drought periods is unknown. We quantified the production ...
  • Patterns of genetic diversification in the invasive hybrid plant pathogen Phytophthora x alni and its parental species P. uniformis 

    Mizeriene, Goda; Cerny, Karel; Zyka, Vladimir; Bakonyi, József; Nagy, Zoltán Á.; Oliva Palau, Jonàs; Redondo, Miguel Ángel; Corcobado, Tamara; Martín-García, Jorge; Prospero, Simone (The American Phytopathological Society, 2020-07-07)
    In pathogenic fungi and oomycetes, interspecific hybridization may lead to the formation of new species having a greater impact on natural ecosystems than the parental species. From the early 1990s, a severe alder (Alnus ...
  • Emerging threats linking tropical deforestation and the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Brancalion, Pedro H. S.; Broadbent, Eben N.; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Cardil Forradellas, Adrián; Rosa, Marcos M.; Almeida, Catherine T.; Almeida, Danilo R. A.; Chakravarty, Shourish; Zhou, Mo; Gamarra, Javier G. P.; Liang, Jingjing; Crouzeilles, Renato; Hérault, Bruno; Aragão, Luiz E. O. C.; Silva, Carlos Alberto; Almeyda-Zambrano, Angelica M. (Associação Brasileira de Ciência Ecológica e ConservaçãoElsevier, 2020-09-30)
    Tropical deforestation drivers are complex and can change rapidly in periods of profound societal transformation, such as those during a pandemic. Evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred illegal, opportunistic ...
  • Using fire to enhance rewilding when agricultural policies fail 

    Campos, João; Bernhardt, Julia; Aquilué, Núria; Brotons, Lluís; Domínguez, Jesús; Lomba, Ângela; Marcos, Bruno; Martínez-Freiría, Fernando; Moreira, Francisco; Pais, Silvana; Honrado, João P.; Regos Sanz, Adrián (Elsevier, 2020-10-14)
    Rewilding has been proposed as an opportunity for biodiversity conservation in abandoned landscapes. However, rewilding is challenged by the increasing fire risk associated with more flammable landscapes, and the loss of ...
  • Priority questions for biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean biome: Heterogeneous perspectives across continents and stakeholders 

    Moreira, Francisco; Allsopp, Nicky; Esler, Karen J.; Wardell-Johnson, Grant; Ancillotto, Leonardo; Arianoutsou, Margarita; Clary, Jeffrey; Brotons, Lluís; Clavero Pineda, Miguel; Dimitrakopoulos, Panayiotis G.; Fagoaga, Raquel; Fiedler, Peggy; Filipe, Ana Filipa; Frankenberg, Eliezer; Holmgren, Milena; Marquet, Pablo A.; Martinez-Harms, Maria J.; Martinoli, Adriano; Miller, Ben P.; Olsvig-Whittaker, Linda; Pliscoff, Patricio; Rundel, Phil; Russo, Danilo; Slingsby, Jasper A.; Thompson, John; Wardell-Johnson, Angela; Beja, Pedro (Society for Conservation BiologyWiley Periodicals LLC, 2019-08-29)
    The identification of research questions with high relevance for biodiversity conservation is an important step towards designing more effective policies and management actions, and to better allocate funding among alternative ...
  • Safeguarding freshwater life beyond 2020: Recommendations for the new global biodiversity framework from the European experience 

    van Rees, Charles B.; Waylen, Kerry A.; Schmidt-Kloiber, Astrid; Thackeray, Stephen J.; Kalinkat, Gregor; Martens, Koen; Domisch, Sami; Lillebø, Ana I.; Hermoso, Virgilio; Grossart, Hans-Peter; Schinegger, Rafaela; Decleer, Kris; Adriaens, Tim; Denys, Luc; Jarić, Ivan; Janse, Jan H.; Monaghan, Michael T.; De Wever, Aaike; Geijzendorffer, Ilse R.; Adamescu, Mihai C.; Jähnig, Sonja C. (Society for Conservation BiologyWiley Periodicals LLC, 2020-10-12)
    Plans are currently being drafted for the next decade of action on biodiversity—both the post‐2020 Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Biodiversity Strategy of the European ...
  • European beech stem diameter grows better in mixed than in mono-specific stands at the edge of its distribution in mountain forests 

    Pretzsch, Hans; Hilmers, Torben; Uhl, Enno; Bielak, Kamil; Bosela, Michal; del Río, Miren; Dobor, Laura; Forrester, David I.; Nagel, Thomas A.; Pach, Maciej; Avdagić, Admir; Bellan, Michal; Binder, Franz; Bončina, Andrej; Bravo, Felipe; de-Dios-García, Javier; Dinca, Lucian; Drozdowski, Stanisław; Giammarchi, Francesco; Hoehn, Maria; Ibrahimspahić, Aida; Jaworski, Andrzej; Klopčič, Matija; Kurylyak, Viktor; Lévesque, Mathieu; Lombardi, Fabio; Matović, Bratislav; Ordóñez, Cristóbal; Petráš, Rudolf; Rubio-Cuadrado, Álvaro; Stojanović, Dejan; Skrzyszewski, J.; Stajić, Branko; Svoboda, M.; Versace, Soraya; Zlatanov, Tzvetan; Tognetti, Roberto (Springer, 2020-09-25)
    Recent studies show that several tree species are spreading to higher latitudes and elevations due to climate change. European beech, presently dominating from the colline to the subalpine vegetation belt, is already present ...

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