Author: David Zeleny

Predictive mapping of plant diversity in an arid mountain environment (Gebel Elba, Egypt)

Prepared by Maged M. Abutaha, Ahmed A. El-Khouly, Norbert Jürgens & Jens Oldeland

Evergreen vegetation (Olea woodland) at higher elevations of Gebel Elba, south-eastern Egypt. Left: Mahmoud Ali, right: Maged Abutaha. Photo credit: Maged Abutaha.

Gebel Elba, the core of the largest national park in Egypt (Gebel Elba National Park), is situated in the southeast corner of Egypt, nearly 15 km west of the Red Sea coast.…

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Together we stand, divided we fall: Effects of livestock grazing on vegetation patches in a desert community

Prepared by Yamila Ivón Pelliza, Anahi Rocío Fernandez, Hugo Saiz & Mariana Tadey

Grazed area under study in Patagonian Monte Desert, Neuquén province, Patagonia, Argentina. Photo credit: Ivón Pelliza.

Dryland vegetation structure and ecosystem functioning are mainly driven by the interactions among plant species.…

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Alien plant invasion hotspots and invasion debt in European woodlands

Prepared by Viktoria Wagner, Martin Večeřa, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Jan Pergl, Jonathan Lenoir, Jens-Christian Svenning, Petr Pyšek, Emiliano Agrillo, Idoia Biurrun, Juan Antonio Campos, Jörg Ewald, Federico Fernández-González, Ute Jandt, Valerijus Rašomavičius, Urban Šilc, Željko Škvorc, Kiril Vassilev, Thomas Wohlgemuth & Milan Chytrý

Trachycarpus fortunei invasion in a mesic temperate deciduous woodland with Tilia cordata, Fraxinus excelsior, Acer platanoides, Acer pseudoplatanus, Corylus avellana, and Robinia pseudoacacia in Switzerland.
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Floristic patterns of the neotropical forests, savannas and scrublands with Trithrinax campestris (Arecaceae) in central Argentina

By Sebastián R. Zeballos, Marcelo R. Cabido, Juan J. Cantero, Alicia T.R. Acosta, M. Virginia Palchetti, Juan Argañaraz, Paula I. Marcora1, Paula A. Tecco, Ana Ferreras, Guillermo Funes, Victoria M. Vaieretti, Georgina Conti & Melisa A. Giorgis

Open palm (Trithrinax campestris) savanna with a shrubby understory dominated by the thorny Vachellia caven on rocky and sandy soils in western Córdoba Province, central Argentina.
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Monitoring a riverside forest with students and community scientists

The post provided by Kelly Steinberg

Students gather to share and record data they collected during a monthly trip to their field site in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Their data includes groundwater depth, leaf litter and precipitation in the riparian cottonwood-willow forest that runs through the city, only a few minutes bus ride from school.
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