• A comparative analysis reveals weak relationships between ecological factors and beta diversity of stream insect metacommunities at two spatial levels 

      Heino, Jani; Melo, Adriano S.; Bini, Luis Mauricio; Altermatt, Florian; Al-Shami, Salman A.; Angeler, David G.; Bonada, Nuria; Brand, Cecilia; Callisto, Marcos; Cottenie, Karl; Dangles, Olivier; Dudgeon, David; Encalada, Andrea; Gothe, Emma; Gronroos, Mira; Hamada, Neusa; Jacobsen, Dean; Landeiro, Victor L.; Ligeiro, Rapael; Martins, Renato T.; Miserendino, Maria Laura; Rawi, Che Salmah Md; Rodrigues, Marciel E.; Roque, Fabio de Oliveira; Sandin, Leonard; Schmera, Denes; Sgarbi, Luciano F.; Simaika, John P.; Siqueira, Tadeu; Thompson, Ross M.; Townsend, Colin R. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015-02-23)
      The hypotheses that beta diversity should increase with decreasing latitude and increase with spatial extent of a region have rarely been tested based on a comparative analysis of multiple datasets, and no such study has ...
    • Fire management in Mediterranean-climate shrublands : a case study from the Cape fynbos, South Africa 

      Van Wilgen, Brian W.; Forsyth, Gregory G.; De Klerk, Helen; Das, Sonali; Khuluse, Sibusisiwe; Schmitz, Peter (Wiley Online, 2010)
      Summary: 1. Fire is an important process in Mediterranean-ecosystem shrublands, and prescribed burning is often used to manage these ecosystems. Analyses of past fire regimes are required to interpret biotic responses to ...
    • Rescuing the extinction of experience 

      Samways, Michael J. (Springer, 2007-06)
      INTRODUCTION: Miller (2005) and Stokes (2006) draw our attention to a crucial issue: humans are losing touch with nature, particularly in the urban environment. Miller (2005) has called this the ‘extinction of experience’. We ...
    • A review of odonatology in freshwater applied ecology and conservation science 

      Bried, Jason T.; Samways, Michael J. (Society for Freshwater Science, 2015-05)
      The academic study of dragonflies and damselflies (odonatology) is well established, but relatively limited attention has been given to odonates in the context of applied ecology and conservation science. We used the Web ...