José Vidal-Macua, J., Ninyerola, M., Zabala, A., Domingo-Marimon, C., Pons, X. (2017) Factors affecting forest dynamics in the Iberian Peninsula from 1987 to 2012. The role of topography and drought. Forest Ecology and Management. 406: 290-306.EnllaçDoi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.011
Jump, A.S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Greenwood, S., Allen, C.D., Kitzberger, T., Fensham, R., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Lloret, F. (2017) Structural overshoot of tree growth with climate variability and the global spectrum of drought-induced forest dieback. Global Change Biology. : 0-0.EnllaçDoi: 10.1111/gcb.13636
Kabore, A., Ba, N.M., Dabire-Binso, C.L., Sanon, A. (2017) Field persistence of Habrobracon hebetor (Say) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) following augmentative releases against the millet head miner, Heliocheilus albipunctella (de Joannis) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the Sahel. Biological Control. 108: 64-69.EnllaçDoi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.03.001
Kandasamy S., Verger A., Baret F. (2017) Assessment of Three Methods for Near Real-Time Estimation of Leaf Area Index from AVHRR Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 55: 1489-1497.EnllaçDoi: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2626307
Near real-time (NRT) estimation of leaf area index (LAI) is essential for monitoring rapid surface process changes within operational systems. This paper assesses the performances of three methods for the NRT estimation of LAI: 1) Whittaker (Whit); 2) Gaussian process model (GPM); and 3) the climatological temporal smoothing and gap filling (CTSGF). The methods were evaluated using Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer time series over a selection of BELMANIP2 sites representative of seasonal patterns of global biome vegetated areas and under varying level of noise and missing observations (gaps). A simulation experiment was designed to evaluate the predictive capabilities of the three methods with an emphasis on the global and local structure of missing observations in the time series. The results show that the three methods achieve similar performances (RMSE
Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L. (2017) Using fire to promote biodiversity. Science. 355: 1264-1265.EnllaçDoi: 10.1126/science.aam7672
Kopsová-Storchová L., Storch D., Brotons L., Hořák D. (2017) Geographical variation in reproductive investment across avian assemblages in Europe: Effects of environmental drivers differ between altricial and precocial species. Journal of Avian Biology. : 0-0.EnllaçDoi: 10.1111/jav.01131
Reproductive traits provide information about the ways by which available resources are allocated during breeding. We tested for environmental drivers of large scale geographical patterns in assemblage mean clutch size, number of broods and overall reproductive investment per breeding season in European birds. We combined data about geographical distribution with published information about reproductive traits, and calculated mean trait values for avian assemblages occurring in 50 × 50 km grid cells. In total, we employed data from 499 species and 2059 assemblages. As the time available for breeding and the amount of food limit the reproductive effort, we related the geographical variation in reproductive traits to the length of breeding season, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) as a surrogate of resource availability, and its seasonality. Geographical patterns in traits may differ between reproductive modes, thus we performed the analyses separately for altricial Passerines (n = 203) and precocial non-passerine species (n = 164) and controlled for the effect of taxonomy. Large clutches dominated in areas with high NDVI and, in precocial birds, also in areas with high annual seasonality and a long breeding season. High number of broods and high overall reproductive investment dominated in areas with a long breeding season, and high number of broods was found also in areas with low annual seasonality, but only in precocial species. High overall reproductive investment dominated in highly productive areas and also in areas with low annual seasonality in both groups. The increase in reproductive investment is caused mostly by an increase in the number of broods related to the length of season and partly by increase in clutch size related to NDVI. We found a negative correlation between clutch size and the number of broods in Passerines, which might suggest a trade-off between these traits. Processes behind trait patterns differ between altricial and precocial species. © 2017 Nordic Society Oikos.
Lauerwald, R., Regnier, P., Camino-Serrano, M., Guenet, B., Guimberteau, M., Ducharne, A., Polcher, J., Ciais, P. (2017) ORCHILEAK (revision 3875): A new model branch to simulate carbon transfers along the terrestrial-aquatic continuum of the Amazon basin. Geoscientific Model Development. 10: 3821-3859.EnllaçDoi: 10.5194/gmd-10-3821-2017
Leblans, N.I.W., Sigurdsson, B.D., Vicca, S., Fu, Y., Penuelas, J., Janssens, I.A. (2017) Phenological responses of Icelandic subarctic grasslands to short-term and long-term natural soil warming. Global Change Biology. : 0-0.EnllaçDoi: 10.1111/gcb.13749
Lee, M.R., Bernhardt, E.S., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Kattge, J., Laughlin, D.C., Niinemets, Ü., Peñuelas, J., Reich, P.B., Yguel, B., Wright, J.P. (2017) Invasive species’ leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist. 213: 128-139.EnllaçDoi: 10.1111/nph.14115
Li, Y., Guan, K., Gentine, P., Konings, A.G., Meinzer, F.C., Kimball, J.S., Xu, X., Anderegg, W.R.L., Mcdowell, N.G., Martinez-Vilalta, J., Long, D.G., Good, S.P. (2017) Estimating Global Ecosystem Isohydry/Anisohydry Using Active and Passive Microwave Satellite Data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. : 0-0.EnllaçDoi: 10.1002/2017JG003958
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