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Abel, C., Horion, S., Tagesson, T., de Keersmaecker, W., Seddon, A.W.R., Abdi, A.M. & Fensholt, R. (2020) The human-environment nexus and vegetation-rainfall sensitivity in tropical drylands. Nature Sustainability 4: 25-32. 10.1038/s41893-020-00597-z

Barnouin, T., Soldati, F., Roques, A., Faccoli, M., Kirkendall, L.R., Mouttet, R., Daubree, J.-B. & Noblecourt, T. (2020) Bark beetles and pinhole borers recently or newly introducted to France (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae and Platypodinae). Zootaxa 4877: 51-74. 10.11646/zootaxa.4877.1.2

Benito, B.M. & Birks, H.J.B. (2020) distantia: an open-source toolset to quantify dissimilarity between multivariate ecological time-series. Ecography 43: 660-667. 10.1111/ecog.04895

Benito, B.M., Gil-Romera, G. & Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Ecological memory at millennial time-scales: the importance of data constraints, species longevity and niche features. Ecography 43: 1-10. 10.1111/ecog.04772

Bhattarai, P., Bhatta, K.P., Zhang, Y.J. & Vetaas, O.R. (2020) Microtopography driven plant species composition in alpiine region: a fine-scale study from southern Norway. Journal of Mountain Science 17: 542-555. 10.1007/s11629-019-5488-6

Birks, H.H. (2020) Bringing palaeoecology alive. In: Burt, T. & Thompson, D.B.A. (eds) Curious About Nature. A Passion for Fieldwork. Cambridge University Press, pp. 146-150.

Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Commentary: Angiosperms versus gymnosperms in the Cretaceous. PNAS 117: 30879-30881. 10.1073/pnas.2021186117

Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Reflections on the use of ecological attributes and traits in Quaternary botany. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 8: 166. 10.3389/fevo.2020.00166

Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Expedition botany/hobby botany. In: Burt, T. & Thompson, D.B.A. (eds) Curious About Nature. A Passion for Fieldwork. Cambridge University Press, pp. 151-155.

Carlson, C.J., Chipperfield, J.C., Benito, B.M., Telford, R.J. & O'Hara, R.B. (2020) Species distribution models are inappropriate for COVID-19. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 770-771. 10.1038/s41559-020-1212-8

Carlson, C.J., Chipperfield, J.C., Benito, B.M., Telford, R.J. & O'Hara, R.B. (2020) Don't gamble the COVID-19 response on ecological hypotheses. Nature Ecology & Evolution 10.1038/s41559-020-1279-2

Chevalier, M., Davis, B.A.S., and 27 co-authors including Telford, R.J. (2020) Pollen-based climate reconstruction techniques for late-Quaternary studies. Earth-Science Reviews 210: 103384. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103384

Clarke, C.L., Alsos, I.G., Edwards, M.E., Paus, A., Gielly, L., Haflidason, H., Mangerud, J., Regnéll, C., Hughes, P.D.M., Svendsen, J.I. & Bjune, A.E. (2020) A 24,000-year ancient DNA and pollen record from the Polar Urals reveals temporal dynamics of arctic and boreal plant communities. Quaternary Science Reviews 247: 106564. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106564

Contina, A., Yanco, S.W., Pierce, A.K., DePrenger-Levin, M., Wunder, M.B., Neophytou, A.M., Lostroh, C.P., Telford, R.J., Benito, B.M., Chipperfield, J.C., O'Hara, R.B. & Carlson, C.J. (2020) Comment on “A global-scale ecological niche model to predict SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection rate”, author Coro. Ecological Modelling 436: 109288. 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109288

Cotner, S., Jeno, L.M., Walker, J.D., Jørgensen, C. & Vandvik, V. (2020) Gender gaps in the performance of Norwegian biology students: the roles of test anxiety and science confidence. International Journal of STEM Education 7: 55. 10.1186/s40594-020-00252-1

De Boeck, H.J., Bloor, J.M.G. and 22 co-authors including Halbritter, A.H. & Vandvik, V. (2020) Understanding ecosystems of the future will require more than realistic climate change experiments - A response to Korell et al. Global Change Biology 26: e6-e7. 10.1111/gcb.14854

Dengler, J., Matthews, T.J., Steinbauer, M.J. and 42 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A. (2020) Species-area relationships in continuous vegetation: evidence from Palaearctic grasslands. Journal of Biogeography 47: 72-86. 10.1111/jbi.13697

Felde, V.A., Flantua, S.G.A., Jenks, C.R., Benito, B.M, and 24 co-authors including Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Compositional variation and turnover in Eemian pollen sequences in Europe. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 29: 101-109. 10.1007/s00334-019-00726-5

Flantua, S.G.A., Payne, D., Borregaard, M.K., Beierkuhnlein, C., Stenbauer, M.J., Dullinger, S., Essl, F., Irl, S.D.H., Kienle, D., Kreft, H., Lenzner, B., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Rumpf, S.B., Weigelt, P. & Field, R. (2020) Snapshot isolation and isolation histroy challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 1651-1673. 10.1111/geb.13155

Gallagher, R.V., Falster, D.S., Maitner, B.S. and 54 co-authors including Vandvik, V., Halbritter, A.H. & Telford, R.J. (2020) Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 294-303. 10.1038/s41559-020-1109-6

Gaüzère, P., Iversen, L.L., Seddon, A.W.R., Violle, C. & Blonder, B. (2020) Equilibrium in plant functional trait responses to warming is stronger under higher climate variability during the Holocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 2052-2066. 10.1111/geb.13176

Guittar, J., Goldberg, D.E., Klanderud, K., Berge, A., Boixaderas, M.R., Meineri, E.P., Töpper, J. & Vandvik, V. (2020) Quantifying the roles of seed dispersal, filtering, and climate on regional patterns of grassland biodiversity. Ecology 101: e03061 10.1002/ecy.3061

Halbritter, A.H., De Boeck, H.J., Eycott, A.E. and the CliMani Working group including Gya, R. & Vandvik, V. (2020) The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11: 22-37. 10.1111/2041-210X.13331

Hindar, K., Hole, L.R., Kausrud, K., Malmström, M., Rimstad, E., Tobertson, L., Sandlund, O.T., Thorstad, E.B., Vollset, K., de Boer, H., Eldegard, K., Järnegren, N.J., Kirkendall, L.R., Måren, I.E., Nielsen, A., Nilsen, E.B., Rueness, E.K. & Velle, G. (2020) Assessment of the risk to Norwegian biodiversity and aquaculture from pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report 1: 157 pp.

Jakobsson, S., Töpper, J.P., Evju, M., Framstad, E., Lyngstad, A., Pedersen, B., Sickel, H., Sverdrup-Thygeson, A., Vandvik, V., Velle, L.G., Aarrestad, P.A. & Nybø, S. (2020) Setting reference levels and limits for good ecological condition in terrestrial ecosystems - insights from a case study based on the IBECA approach. Ecological Indicators 116: 106492. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106492

Jeno, L.M., Dettweiler, U. & Grytnes, J.-A. (2020) The effects of a goal-framing and need-supportive app on undergraduates' intentions, effort, and achievement in mobile science learning. Computers & Education 159: 104022. 10.1016/j.compedu.2020.104022

Leunda, M., Gil-Romera, G., Daniau, A.-L., Benito, B.M. & González-Sampériz, P. (2020) Holocene fire and vegetation dynamics in the Central Pyrenees (Spain). Catena 188: 104411. 10.1016/j.catena.2019.104411

Log, T., Vandvik, V., Velle, L.G. & Metallinou, M.-M. (2020) Reducing wooden structure and wildland-urban interface fire disaster risk through dynamic risk assessment and management. Applied System Innovation 3: 16. 10.3390/asi3010016

Lu, J., Liu, J., Huang, W., Hu, G., Zhang, D. & Birks, H.J.B. (2020) Transgressive events since the Late Plesistocene in the Yellow River Delta: grain-size distribution and palynological results. Acta Geological Sinica 94: 1194-1206. 10.1111/1755-6724.14567

Mackay, A.W., Felde, V.A., Morley, D.W., Piotrowska, N., Rioual, P., Seddon, A.W.R. & Swann, G.E.A. (2020) Long-term trends in aquatic diversity, productivity and stability: a 15,800 year multidecadal diatom study from Lake Baikal, southern Siberia. Climate of the Past Discussions 10.5194/cp-2020-70

Meineri, E.P.F., Klanderud, K., Guittar, J., Goldberg, D.E. & Vandvik, V. (2020) Functional traits, not productivity, predict openness to seedling recruitment in alpine plant communities under climatic warming. Oikos 129: 13-23. 10.1111/oik.06243

Mottl, O., Fibich, P. et al. (2020) Spatial covariance of herbivorous and predatory guilds of forest canopy arthropods along a latitudinal gradient. Ecology Letters  23: 1499-1510. 10.1111/ele.13579

Muthreich, F., Zimmermann, B., Birks, H.J.B., Vila‐Viçosa, C.M. & Seddon, A.W.R. (2020) Chemical variations in Quercus pollen as a tool for taxonomic identification: implications for long-term ecological and biogeographical research. Journal of Biogeography 47: 1298-1309. 10.1111/jbi.13817

Nürk, N.M., Linder, H.P. and 16 co-authors including Flantua, S.G.A. (2020) Diversification in evolutionary arenas - assessment and synthesis. Ecology & Evolution 10: 6163-6182. 10.1002/ece3.6313

Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N., Veen, J., Barratt, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2020) Palm fruit colours are linked to the broad-scale distribution and diversification of primate colour vision systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192731. 10.1098/rspb.2019.2731

Patrick, L., Thompson, S., Halbritter, A.H., Enquist, B.J., Vandvik, V. & Cotner, S. (2020) Adding value to a field-based course with a science communication module on local perceptions of climate change. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101: e01680. 10.1002/bes2.1680

Payne, D., Hoorn, C., Randin, C. & Flantua, S.G.A. (2020) Past changes in species diversity: a view from the mountains. PAGES Magazine 28: 18-19. 10.22498/pages.28.1.18

Rokaya, M.B., Parajuli, B., Bhatta, K.P. & Timsina, B. (2020) Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora (Pennell) Hong: A comprehensive review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and safety. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 247: 112250. 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112250

Rueness, E.K., Asmyhr, M.G., de Boer, H., Eldegard, K., Hole, L.R., Hindar, K., Järnegren, J., Kausrud, K., Kirkendall, L.R., Måren, I.E., Nilsen, E-B-, Nielsen, A., Thorstad, E.B. & Velle, G. (2020) A CITES risk assessment for polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report 6: 85 pp.

Sandvik, H., Hilmo, O., and 49 co-authors including Vandvik, V. & Hatteland, B.A. (2020) Alien species in Norway: results from quantitative ecological impact assessments. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 1: e12006. 10.1002/2688-8319.12006

Sporbert, M., Kiel, P. and 24 co-authors including Vandvik, V. (2020) Testing macroecological abundance patterns: The relationship between local abundance and range size, range position and climatic suitability among European vascular plants. Journal of Biogeography 47: 2212-2222. 10.1111/jbi.13926

Tingstad, L., Grytnes, J.-A., Sætersdal, M. & Gjerde, I. (2020) Using Red List species in designating protection status to forest areas: a case study on the problem of spatio-temporal dynamics. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 3429-3443. 10.1007/s10531-020-02031-4

Valencia, E., de Bello, F., and 44 co-authors including Vandvik, V. (2020) Synchrony matters more than species richness in plant community stability at a global scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117: 24345-24351. 10.1073/pnas.1920405117

Valencia, E., de Bello, F., and 44 co-authors including Vandvik, V. (2020) Directional trends in species abundance over time can lead to a widespread overestimation of asynchrony. Journal of Vegetation Science 31: 792-802. 10.1111/jvs.12916

Vandvik, V., Halbritter, A.H. and 29 co-authors including Telford, R.J., Althuizen, I.H.J., Erazo Garzia, W.F., Gya, R., Jaroszynska, F., Nesheim-Hauge, E., Nordås, L.H. & Tjendra, J. (2020) Plant traits and vegetation data from climate warming experiments along an 1100 m elevation gradient in Gongga Mountains, China. Scientific Data 7: 189. 10.1038/s41597-020-0529-0

Vandvik, V., Skarpaas, O., Klanderud, K., Telford, R.J., Halbritter, A.H. & Goldberg, D.E. (2020) Biotic rescaling reveals importance of species interactions for variation in biodiversity responses to climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117: 22858-22865. 10.1073/pnas.2003377117

Voldstad, L.H., Alsos, I.G., Farnsworth, W.R., Heintzman, P.D., Håkansson, L., Kjellman, S.E., Rouillard, A., Schomacker, A. & Eidesen, P.B. (2020) A complete Holocene lake sediment ancient DNA record reveals long-standing high Arctic plant  diversity hotsport in northern Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews 234: 106207. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106207

Zajac, K.S., Hatteland, B.-A., Feldmeyer, B., Pfenninger, M., Filipiak, A., Noble, L.R. & Lachowska-Cierlik, D. (2020) A comprehensive phylogeographic study of Arion vulgaris Moquin-Tandon, 1855 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Arionidae) in Europe. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 20: 37-50. 10.1007/s13127-019-00417-z

Zhao, Y., Tzedakis, P.C., and 19 co-authors including Birks, H.J.B. & Felde, V.A. (2020) Evolution of vegetation and climate variability on the Tibetan Plateau over the past 1.74 million years. Science Advances 6: eaay6193. 10.1126/sciadv.aay6193