Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group

Albuquerque, F., Benito, B.M., Macias Rodriguez, M.A. & Gray, C. (2018) Potential changes in the distribution of Carnegiea gigantea under future scenarios. PeerJ 6: e5623.  10.7717/peerj.5623

Al-Sabouni, N., Fenton, I.S., Telford, R.J. & Kucera, M. (2018) Reproducibility of species recognition in modern planktonic foraminifera and its implications for analyses of community structureJournal of Micropalaeontology 37: 519-534. 10.5194/jm-37-519-2018

Althuizen, I.H.J., Lee, H., Sarneel, J.M. & Vandvik, V. (2018) Long-term climate regime modulated the impact of short-term climate variability on decomposition in alpine grassland soilsEcosystems 21: 1580-1592. 10.1007/s10021-018-0241-5

Antonelli, A., Kissling, W.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Bermúdez, M.A., Mulch, A., Muellner-Riehl, A., Kreft, H., Linder, H.P., Badgley, C., Fjeldsa, J., Fritz, S.A., Rahbek, C., Herman, F., Hooghiemstra, H. & Hoorn, C. (2018) Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity. Nature Geoscience 11: 718-725. 10.1038/s41561-018-0236-z

Bell, B.A., Fletcher, W.J., Ryan, P., Seddon, A.W.R., Wogelius, R.A. & Ilmen, R. (2018) UV-B-absorbing compounds in modern Cedrus atlantica pollen: the potential for a summer UV-B proxy for northwest AfricaThe Holocene 28: 1382-1394. 10.1177/0959683618777072

Bhatta, K.P., Grytnes, J.-A. & Vetaas, O.R. (2018) Downhill shift of alpine plant assemblages under contemporary climate and land-use changes. Ecosphere 9: e02084. 10.1002/ecs2.2084 

Bhatta, K.P., Grytnes, J.-A. & Vetaas, O.R. (2018) Scale sensitivity of the relationship between alpha and gamma diversity along an alpine elevation gradient in central Nepal. Journal of Biogeography 45: 804-814. 10.1111/jbi.13188

Birks, H.J.B. (2018) Michael Charles Faraday Proctor 1929–2017. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 49: 58-59.

Birks, H.J.B. & Berglund, B.E. (2018) One hundred years of Quaternary pollen analysis 1916-2016. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 27: 271-309. 10.1007/s00334-017-0630-2

Birks, H.J.B. & Birks, H.H. (2018) Michael Proctor (1929-2017). BSBI News 138: 66-70.

Bouchet, V.M.P., Telford, R.J., Rygg, B., Oug, E. & Alve, E. (2018) Can benthic foraminifera serve as proxies for changes in benthic macrofaunal community structure? Implications for the definition of reference conditions. Marine Environmental Research 137: 24-36. 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.02.023

Cui, H., Töpper, J.P., Yang, Y., Vandvik, V. & Wang, G.X. (2018) Plastic population effects and conservative leaf traits in a reciprocal transplant experiment simulating climate warming in the HimalayaFrontiers in Plant Science 9: 1069. 10.3389/fpls.2018.01069

Czortek, P., Eycott, A.E., Grytnes, J.-A., Delimat, A., Kapfer, J. & Jaroszewicz, B. (2018) Effects of grazing abandonment and climate change on mountain summits flora: a case study in the Tatra Mts. Plant Ecology 19: 261-276. 10.1007/s11258-018-0794-6

Czortek, P., Kapfer, J., Delimat, A., Eycott, A.E., Grytnes, J.-A., Orczewska, A., Ratyńska, H., Zięba, A. & Jaroszewicz, B. (2018) Plant species composition shifts in the Tatra Mts as a response to environmental change: a resurvey study after 90 years. Folia Geobotanica 53: 333-348. 10.1007/s12224-018-9312-9

Delnevo, N., Petraglia, A., Carbognani, M., Vandvik, V. & Halbritter, A.H. (2018) Plastic and genetic responses to shifts in snowmelt time affects the reproductive phenology and growth of Ranunculus acrisPerspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 30: 62-70. 10.1016/j.ppees.2017.07.005

Dengler, J., Wagner, V., and 178 co-authors including Felde, V.A. & Grytnes, J.-A. (2018) GrassPlot – a database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands. Phytocoenologia 48: 331-347. 10.1127/phyto/2018/0267

DiCarlo, J., Epstein, K., Marsh, R. & Måren, I.E. (2018) Post-disaster agricultural transitions in Nepal. Ambio 47: 794-805. 10.1007/s13280-018-1021-3

Elbakidze, M., Hahn, T., Zimmermann, N.E. & 16 co-authors including Vandvik, V. (2018) Direct and indirect drivers of change in biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people. In: Fischer, M. et al. Summary for policymakers of the regional assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia of IPBES. IPBES Secretariat, pp. 549-809.

Epstein, K., DiCarlo, J., Marsh, R., Adhikari, B., Paudel, D., Ray. I. & Måren, I.E. (2018) Recovery and adaptation after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: a smallholder household perspectiveEcology and Society 23: a29. 10.5751/ES-09909-230129

Felde, V.A., Grytnes, J.-A., Bjune, A.E., Peglar, S.M. & Birks, H.J.B. (2018) Are diversity trends in western Scandinavia influenced by post-glacial dispersal limitation? Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 360-3701. 10.1111/jvs.12569

Finsinger, W., Fevre, J., Orbán, I., Pál, I., Vincze, I., Hubay, K., Birks, H.H., Braun, M., Tóth, M. & Magyari, E. (2018) Holocene fire-regime changes near the tree-line in the Retezat Mts. (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Quaternary International 477: 94-105. 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.04.029

Fjordheim, K., Moen, A., Hjelle, K.L., Bjune, A.E. & Birks, H.H. (2018) Modern pollen-vegetation relationships in traditionally mown and unmanaged boreal rich-fen communities in central Norway. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 251: 14-27. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2018.01.001

Gaillard, M.-J., Berglund, B.E., Birks, H.J.B., Edwards, K.J. & Bitman, F. (2018) Editorial "Think horizontally, act vertically": the centenary (1916-2016) of pollen analysis and the legacy of Lennart von Post. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 27: 267-269. 10.1007/s00334-017-0656-5

Gaillard, M.-J., Berglund, B.E., Birks, H.J.B., Edwards, K.J. & Bitman, F. (eds) (2018) "Think horizontally, act vertically": the centenary (1916-2016) of pollen analysis and the legacy of Lennart von Post. Special Issue. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 27.

Gjerde, I., Grytnes, J.-A., Heegaard, E., Sætersdal, M. & Tingstad, L. (2018) Red List updates and the robustness of sites selected for conservation of red-listed speciesGlobal Ecology and Conservation 16: e00454. 10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00454

Graae, B.J., Vandvik, V., Armbruster, W.S., Eiserhardt, W.L., Svenning, J.-C., Hylander, K., Ehrlén, J., Speed, J.D.M., Klanderud, K., Bråthen, K.A., Milbau, A., Opedal, Ø.H., Alsos, I.G., Ejrnæs, R., Bruun, H.H., Birks, H.J.B., Westergaard, K.B., Birks. H.H. & Lenoir, J. (2018) Stay or go - how topographic complexity influences alpine plant population and community responses to climate change. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 30. 41-50. 10.1016/j.ppees.2017.09.008

Halbritter, A.H., Fior, S., Keller, I., Billeter, R., Edwards, P.J., Holderegger, R., Karrenberg, S., Pluess, A.R., Widmer, A. & Alexander, J.M. (2018) Trait differentiation and adaptation of plants along elevation gradientsJournal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 784-800.  10.1111/jeb.13262

Henn, J.J., Buzzard, V., Enquist, B.J., Halbritter, A.H., Klanderud, K., Maitner, B.S., Michaletz, S.T., Pötsch, C., Seltzer, L. Telford, R.J., Yang, Y., Zhang, L. & Vandvik, V. (2018) Intraspecific trait variation and phenotypic plasticity mediate alpine plant species response to climate changeFrontiers in Plant Science 9: 01548. 10.3389/fpls.2018.01548

Hjelle, K.L., Halvorsen, L.S., Prøsch-Danielsen, L., Sugita, S., Paus, A., Kaland, P.E., Mehl, I.K., Overland, A., Danielsen, R., Høeg, H.I. & Midtbø, I. (2018) Long-term changes in regional vegetation cover along the west coast of southern Norway: the importance of human impactJournal of Vegetation Science 29: 404-415. 10.1111/jvs.12626

Hole, T.N. (2018) Working and learning in a field excursion. CBE - Life Sciences Education 17: a24. 10.1187/cbe.17-08-0185

Hole, T.N., Velle, G., Riese, H., Raaheim, A. & Simonelli, A.L. (2018) Biology students at work: using blogs to investigate personal epistemologies. Cogent Education 5: 1563026. 10.1080/2331186X.2018.1563026

Hooghiemstra, H. & Birks, H.J.B. (2018) Obituary Willem van Zeist: 12 March 1924 - 7 October 2016. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 249: 87-92. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.10.001

Hubay, K., Molnár, M., Orbán, I., Braun, M., Bíró, T. & Magyari, E. (2018) Age-depth relationship and accumulation rates in four sediment sequences from the Retezat Mts, South Carpathians (Romania). Quaternary International 477: 7-18. 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.019

Jeno, L.M., Adachi, P.J.C., Grytnes, J.-A., Vandvik, V. & Deci, E.L. (2018) The effects of m-learning on motivation, achievement and well-being: A Self-Determination Theory approach. British Journal of Educational Technology 10.1111/bjet.12657

Kirkendall, L.R. (2018) Invasive bark beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in Chile and Argentina, including two species new for South America, and the correct identity of the Orthotomicus species in Chile and Argentina. Diversity 10: 40. 10.3390/d10020040

Kulonen, A., Imboden, R.A., Rixen, C., Maier, S.B. & Wipf, S. (2018) Enough space in a warmer world? Microhabitat diversity and small-scale distribution of alpine plants on mountain summits. Diversity and Distributions 24: 252-261. 10.1111/ddi.12673

Lendvay, B., Bálínt, M., Pál, I., Vincze, I., Orbán, I. & Magyari, E.K. (2018) Plant macrofossils from lake sediment as the material to assess ancient genetic diversity: Did deforestation influence Norway spruce (Picea abies) in the South Carpathians? Quaternary International 477: 106-116. 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.02.023

Long, P.R., Benz, D., Martin, A.C., Holland, P.W.A., Macias Fauria, M., Seddon, A.W.R., Hagemann, R., Frost, T.K., Simpson, A., Power, D.J., Slaymaker, M.A. & Willis, K.J. (2018) LEFT - A web-based tool for the remote measurement and estimation of ecological value across global landscapes. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 571-579. 10.1111/2041-210X.12924

Magyari, E., Vincze, I., Orbán, I., Bíró, T. & Pál, I. (2018) Timing of major forest compositional changes and tree expansions in the Retezat Mts during the last 16,000 years. Quaternary International 477: 40-58. 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.12.054

Mahlum, S.K., Vollset, K.W., Barlaup, B.T., Velle, G. & Wiers, T. (2018) Where the salmon roam: fjord habitat use of adult Atlantic salmon. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75: 2163-2171. 10.1093/icesjms/fsy071

Mangerud, J., Birks, H.H., Halvorsen, L.S., Hughes, A.L.C., Nashoug, O., Nystuen, J.P., Paus, A., Sørensen, R. & Svendsen, J.I. (2018) The timing of deglaciation and sequence of pioneer vegetation at Ringsaker, eastern Norway - and an earthquake-triggered landslide. Norwegian Journal of Geology 98: 315-332. 10.17850/njg98-3-03

Morris, J.L., Cotrell, S. and 14 co-authors including Seddon, A.W.R. (2018) Bark beetles as agents of change in social-ecological systemsFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: S34-S43. 10.1002/fee.1754

Måren, I.E. & Sharma, L.N. (2018) Managing biodiversity: impacts of legal protection in mountain forests of the Himalaya. Forests 9: 476. 10.3390/f9080476

Måren, I.E., Kapfer, J., Aarrestad, P.A., Grytnes, J.-A. & Vandvik, V. (2018) Changing contributions of stochastic and deterministic processes in community assembly over a successional gradient. Ecology 99: 148-157. 10.1002/ecy.2052

Nyléhn, J. & Ødegaard, M. (2018) The "species" concept as a gateway to the nature of science. Science & Education 27: 685-714. 10.1007/s11191-018-0007-7

Orbán, I., Birks, H.H., Vincze, I., Finsinger, W., Pál, I., Marinova, E., Jakab, G., Braun, M., Bíró, T. & Magyari, E. (2018) Treeline and timberline dynamics on the northern and southern slopes of the Retezat Mountains (Romania) during the late glacial and the Holocene. Quaternary International 477: 59-78. 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.03.012

Perner, K., Moros, M., de Dekker, P., Blanz, T., Wacker, L., Telford, R.J., Siegel, H., Schneider, R. & Jansen, E. (2018) Heat export from the tropics drives mid to late Holocene palaeoceanographic changes offshore southern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 180: 96-110. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.11.033

Romeu-Dalmau, C., Gasparatos, A., von Maltitz, G., Graham, A., Almagro-Garcia, J., Wilebore, B. & Willis, K.J. (2018) Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on climate regulation services: five case studies in Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland. Biomass and Bioenergy 114: 30-40. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.05.011

Romm, J., Conrad, E. & Måren, I.E. (2018) Resilient governance of water regimes in variable climates: lessons from California's hydro-ecological zonesWater 10: a196. 10.3390/w10020196

Steinbauer, M.J., Grytnes, J.-A., and 51 co-authors including Kulonen, A., Felde, V.A., Fossheim, K.F., Haugum, S.V. & Jaroszynska, F. (2018) Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming. Nature 556: 231-234. 10.1038/s41586-018-0005-6

Tao, H.-H., Snaddon, J.L., Slade, E.M., Henneron, L., Caliman, J.-P. & Willis, K.J. (2018) Application of oil palm empty fruit bunch effects on soil biota and functions: a case study in Sumatra, Indonesia. Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment 256: 105-113. 10.1016/j.agee.2017.12.012

Thorne, M., Thorne, D., La Duo, Lhag Chong, Grytnes, J.-A., Grytnes, J., Birks, H.H. & Birks, H.J.B. (2018) Meconopsis torquata in the mountains near Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. The Rock Garden 140: 82-89.

Tingstad, L., Grytnes, J.-A., Felde, V.A., Juslén, A., Hyvärinen, E. & Dahlberg, A. (2018) The potential to use documentation in national Red Lists to characterize red-listed forest species in Fennoscandia and to guide conservationGlobal Ecology and Conservation 15: e00410 10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00410

Töpper, J.P., Meineri, E.P.F., Olsen, S.L., Rydgren, K., Skarpaas, O. & Vandvik, V. (2018) The devil is in the detail: non-additive and context-dependent plant population responses to increasing temperature and precipitation. Plant demography in a warmer & wetter climate. Global Change Biology 24: 4657-4666. 10.1111/gcb.14336

Vandvik, V., Halbritter, A. & Telford, R.J. (2018) Greening up the mountain. PNAS 115: 833-835. 10.1073/pnas.1721285115

Verheyen, K., Bažány, M., and 45 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A. (2018) Observer and relocation errors matter in resurveys of historical vegetation plots. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 812-823. 10.1111/jvs.12673

Vetaas, O.R., Grytnes, J.-A., Bhatta, K.P. & Hawkins, B.A. (2018) An intercontinental comparison of niche conservatism along a temperature gradient. Journal of Biogeography 45: 1104-1113. 10.1111/jbi.13185

Yang, Y., Halbritter, A.H., Klanderud, K., Telford, R.J., Wang, G. & Vandvik, V. (2018) Transplants, open-top chambers (OTCs) and gradient studies ask different questions in climate-change effect studiesFrontiers in Plant Science 9: 01574. 10.3389/fpls.2018.01574

Zhang, Y.-J., La Duo, Pang, Y.-Z., Felde, V.A., Birks, H.H. & Birks, H.J.B. (2018) Modern pollen assemblages and their relationships to vegetation and climate in the Lhasa Valley, Tibetan Plateau, China. Quaternary International 467B: 210-221. 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.01.040