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Increasing functional modularity with residence time in the co-distribution of native and introduced vascular plants
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-09)
Species gain membership of regional assemblages by passing through multiple ecological and environmental filters. To capture the potential trajectory of structural changes in regional meta-communities driven by biological ...
Spatial assortment of mixed propagules explains the acceleration of range expansion
(Public Library of Science, 2014-08)
Abstract Range expansion of spreading organisms has been found to follow three types: (i) linear expansion with a constant rate of spread; (ii) bi-phase expansion with a faster linear expansion following a slower linear ...
Does land abandonment decrease species richness and abundance of plants and animals in Mediterranean pastures, arable lands and permanent croplands
(BioMed Central, 2013-02)
Abstract Background Obscured by the more prevalent discussion of intensification and expansion of agricultural land, the impacts of the abandonment of many grasslands and croplands of the ...
Weakening density dependence from climate change and agricultural intensification triggers pest outbreaks : a 37-year observation of cotton bollworms
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2014-08-12)
Understanding drivers of population fluctuation, especially for agricultural pests, is central to the provision of agro-ecosystem services. Here, we examine the role of endogenous density dependence and exogenous factors ...
Unlocking patterns of nature - the marriage of mathematics and ecology
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
Professor Cang Hui was born in the ancient capital of China, Xi’an, where the Terracotta Warriors were unearthed. In 1994, he went to Xi’an Jiaotong University, a C9 League, and obtained his BSc in applied mathematics ...