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Barraclough, A.D., Måren, I.E. & MAB Youth Consortia (2021) The spotlight on youth: young people as key stakeholders in Biosphere Reserves and the Man and the Biosphere Programme. International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves 5: 17-28. 10.25316/IR-15907

Barraclough, A.D., Sakiyama, M., Schultz, L. & Måren, I.E. (2021) Stewards of the future: accompanying the rising tide of young voices by setting youth-inclusive research agenda in sustainability research. Sustainable Earth 4: 2. 10.1186/s42055-021-00041-w

Barraclough, A.D., Schultz, L. & Måren, I.E. (2021) Voices of young biosphere stewards on the strengths, weaknesses, and ways forward for 74 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves across 83 countries. Global Environmental Change 68: 102273. 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102273

Bastesen, E., Haave, M., Andersen, G.L., Velle, G., Bødtker, G. & Krafft, C.G. (2021) Rapid landscape changes in plastic bays along the Norwegian coastline. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 579913. 10.3389/fmars.2021.579913

Bhatta, K.P., Robson, B.A., Suwal, M.K. & Vetaas, O.R. (2021) A pan-Himalayan test of predictions on plant species richness based on primary production and water-energy dynamics. Frontiers of Biogeography 13.3: e49459. 10.21425/F5FBG49459

Bhatarai, P., Zheng, Z., Bhatta, K.P., Adhikari, Y.P. & Zhang, Y. (2021) Climate-driven plant response and resilience on the Tibetan Plateau in space and time: a review. Plants 10: 480. 10.3390/plants10030480

Birks, H.J.B. (2021) High-elevation limits and the ecology of high-elevation vascular plants: legacies from Alexander von Humboldt. Frontiers of Biogeography 13.3: e53226. 10.21425/F5FBG53226

Bista, R., Chhetri, P.K., Johnson, J.S., Sinha, A. & Shrestha, K.B. (2021) Climate-driven differences in growth performance of cohabitant fir and birch in a subalpine forest in Dhorpatan, Nepal. Forests 12: 1137. 10.3390/f12091137

Biurrun, I., Pielech, R. & 221 co-authors including Reitalu, T., Bhatta, K. & Grytnes, J.-A. (2021) Benchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e13050. 10.1111/jvs.13050

Bjune, A.E. & Gya, R. (2021) Skap ditt eget laboratorium med frø fra kjøkkenskuffen! Forskersonen.no 1 March.

Bradshaw, R.H.W., Styles, B., Giesecke, T., Flantua, S.G.A., Bittmann, F. & Williams, J.W. (2021) Eric C. Grimm (1951-2020). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 30: 305-312. 10.1007/s00334-021-00828-z

Brovkin, V., Brook, E., Williams, J.W. and 28 co-authors including Seddon, A.W. R. (2021) Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system. Nature Geoscience 14: 550-558. 10.1038/s41561-021-00790-5 

Camarero, J.J., Gazol, A. & 23 co-authors including Shrestha, K.B. (2021) Global fading of the temperature-growth coupling at alpine and polar treelines. Global Change Biology 27: 1879-1889. 10.1111/gcb.15530

Chacon-Labella, J., Boakye, M., Enquist, B.J., Farfan-Rios, W., Gya, R., Halbritter, A.H., Middleton, S.L., von Oppen, J., Pastor-Ploskonka, S., Strydom, T., Vandvik, V., Geange, S.R. (2021) From a crisis to an opportunity: eight insights for doing science in the COVID-19 era and beyond. Ecology & Evolution 11: 3588-3596. 10.1002/ece3.7026

Cutts, V., Hanz, D.M., Paola Barajas-Barbosa, M., Algar, A.C., Steinbauer, M.J., Irl, S.D.H., Kreft, H., Weigelt, P., Fernández Palacios, J.M. & Field, R. (2021) Scientific floras can be reliable sources for some trait data in a system with poor coverage in global trait databases. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e12996. 10.1111/jvs.12996

Dembicz, I., Dengler, J., Steinbauer, M. J. and 54 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A. (2021) Fine‐grain beta diversity of Palaearctic grassland vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e13045. 10.1111/jvs.13045

Di Musciano, M., Zannini, P., Ferrara, C., Spina, L., Nascimbene, J., Vetaas, O.R., Bhatta, K.P., d'Agostino, M., Peruzzi, L., Carta, A. & Chiarucci, A. (2021) Investigating elevational gradients of species richness in a Mediterranean plant hotspot using a published flora. Frontiers of Biogeography 13.3: e50007. 10.21425/F5FBG50007

Diazgranados, M., Tovar, C., Etherington, T.R., Rodríguez-Zorro, P.A., Castellanos-Castro, C., Galvis Rued, M. & Flantua, S.G.A. (2021) Ecosystem services show variable responses to future climate conditions in the Colombian páramos. Peer J 9: e11370. 10.7717/peerj.11370

Ely, K.S., Rogers, A. and 80 co-authors including Halbritter, A.H. & Vandvik, V. (2021) A reporting format for leaf-level gas exchange data and metadata. Ecological Informatics 61: 101232. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101232

Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Otto, R., Borregaard, M.K., Kreft, H., Price, J.P., Steinbauer, M.J., Weigelt, P. & Whittaker, R.J. (2021) Evolutionary winners are ecological losers among oceanic island plants. Journal of Biogeography 10.1111/jbi.14143

Geange, S.R., Arnold, P.A., Catling, A.A., Coast, O., Cook, A.M., Gowland, K.M., Leigh, A., Notarnicola, R.F., Posch, B.C., Venn, S.E. & Nicotra, A.B. (2021) The thermal tolerance of photosynthetic tissues: a global systematic review and agenda for future research. New Phytologist 229: 2497-2513. 10.1111/nph.17052

Geange, S.R., von Oppen, J., Strydom, T., Boakye, M., Gauthier, T.-L.J., Gya, R., Halbritter, A.H., Jessup, L.H., Middleton, S.L., Pierfederici, M.E., Chacón-Labella, J., Cotner, S., Farfan-Rios, W., Maitner, B.S., Michaletz, S.T., Telford, R.J., Enquist, B.J. & Vandvik, V. (2021) Next‐generation field courses: Integrating Open Science and online learning. Ecology & Evolution 10.1002/ece3.7009

Gya, R. & Bjune, A.E. (2021) Taking practical learning in STEM education home: examples from do-it-yourself experiments in plant biology. Ecology & Evolution 10.1002/ece3.7207

Happonen, K., Muurinen, L., Virtanen, R., Kaakinen, E., Grytnes, J.-A., Kaarlejärvi, E., Parisot, P., Wolff, M. & Maliniemi, T. (2021) Trait-based responses to land use and canopy dynamics modify long-term diversity changes in forest understoreys. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1863-1875. 10.1111/geb.13351

Haugum, S.V., Thorvaldsen, P., Vandvik, V. & Velle, L.G. (2021) Coastal heathland vegetation is surprisingly resistant to experimental drought across successional stages and latitude. Oikos 10.1111/oik.08098

Hennessey, E.A., Acabchuk, R.L., Arnold, P.A., Dunn, A.G., Foo, Y.Z., Johnson, B.T., Geange, S.R., Haddaway, N.R., Nakagawa, S., Mapanga, W., Mengersen, K., Page, M.J., Sanchez-Tojar, A., Welch, V. & McGuinness, L.A. (2021) Ensuring prevention science research is synthesis-ready for immediate and lasting scientific impact. Prevention Science 10.1007/s11121-021-01279-8

Jakobsson, S., Evju, M., Framstad, E., Imbert, A., Lyngstad, A., Sickel, H., Sverdrup-Thygeson, A., Töpper, J.P., Vandvik, V., Velle, L.G., Aarrestad, P.A. & Nybø, S. (2021) Introducing the index-based ecological condition assessment framework (IBECA). Ecological Indicators 124: 107252. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107252

Jeno, L.M., Diseth, Å. & Grytnes, J.-A. (2021) Testing the METUX model in higher education: interface and task need–satisfaction predict engagement, learning, and well-being. Frontiers in Psychology 12: 631564. 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.631564

Kemppinen, J., Niittynen, P., le Roux, P.C., Momberg, M., Happonen, K., Aalto, J., Rautakoski, H., Enquist, B.J., Vandvik, V., Halbritter, A.H., Maitner, B. & Luoto, M. (2021) Consistent trait-environment relationships within and across tundra plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5: 458-467. 10.1038/s41559-021-01396-1

Klanderud, K., Meineri, E.P.F., Goldberg, D.E., Michel, P., Berge, A., Guittar, J.L. & Vandvik, V. (2021) Vital rates in early life history underlie shifts in biotic interactions along bioclimatic gradients: an experimental test of the Stress Gradient Hypothesis. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e13006. 10.1111/jvs.13006

Leo, M., Steinbauer, M.J., Borges, P.A., de Azevedo, E.B., Gabriel, R., Schaefer, H. & Santos, A.M. (2021) Dispersal syndromes are poorly associated with climatic niche differences in the Azorean seed plants. Journal of Biogeography 48: 2275-2285. 10.1111/jbi.14151

Leponce, M., Dejean, A., Mottl, O. & Klimes, P. (2021) Rapid assessment of the three-dimensional distribution of dominant arboreal ants in tropical forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 426-438. 10.1111/icad.12486

Lynn, J.S., Klanderud, K., Telford, R.J., Goldberg, D.E. & Vandvik, V. (2021) Macroecological context predicts species' responses to climate warming. Global Change Biology 10.1111/gcb.15532

Lynn, J.S., Miller, T.E.X. & Rudgers, J.A. (2021) Mammalian herbivores restrict the altitudinal range limits of alpine plants. Ecology Letters 24: 1930-1942. 10.1111/ele.13829

Mahlum, S., Vollset, K.W., Barlaup, B.T., Skogland, H. & Velle, G. (2021) Salmon on the lam: drivers of escaped farmed fish abundance in rivers. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 550-561. 10.1111/1365-2664.13804

Maliniemi, T. & Virtanen, R. (2021) Anthropogenic disturbance modifies long-term changes of boreal mountain vegetation under contemporary climate warming. Applied Vegetation Science 24: e12587. 10.1111/avsc.12587

Mathes, G.H., van Dijk, J., Kiessling, W. & Steinbauer, M.J. (2021) Extinction risk controlled by interaction of long-term and short-term climate change. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5: 304-310. 10.1038/s41559-020-01377-w

Mathes, G.H., Kiessling, W. & Steinbauer, M.J. (2021) Deep-time climate legacies affect origination rates of marine genera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 18: e2105769118. 10.1073/pnas.2105769118

Mayfield, R.J., Langdon, P.G. Doncaster, C.P., Dearing, J.A., Wang, R., Velle, G., Davies, K.L. & Brooks, S.J. (2021) Late Quaternary chironomid community structure shaped by rate and magnitude of climate change. Journal of Quaternary Science 36: 360-376. 10.1002/jqs.3301

McMichael, C.N.H., Witteveen, N.H., Scholz, S., Zweir, M., Prins, M.A., Lougheed, B.C., Mothes, P. & Gosling, W.D. (2021) 30,000 years of landscape and vegetation dynamics in a mid-elevation Andean valley. Quaternary Science Reviews 258: 106866. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106866

Mitterwallner, V., Steinbauer, M.J., Besold, A., Dreitz, A., Karl, M., Wachsmuth, N., Zügler, V. & Audorff, V. (2021) Electrically assisted mountain biking: riding faster, higher, farther in natural mountain systems. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 36: 100448. 10.1016/j.jort.2021.100448

Moros, M., de Dekker, P., Perner, K., Ninnemann, U.S., Wacker, L., Telford, R.J., Jansen, E., Blanz, T. & Scneider, R. (2021) Hydrographic shifts south of Australia over the last deglaciation and possible interhemispheric linkages. Quaternary Research 102: 130-141. 10.1017/qua.2021.12

Mottl, O., Flantua, S.G.A., Bhatta, K.P., Felde, V.A., Giesecke, Goring, S., Grimm, E.C., Haberle, S., Hooghiemstra, H., Ivory, S., Kuneš, P., Wolters, S., Seddon, A.W.R. & Williams, J.W. (2021) Global acceleration in rates of vegetation change over the past 18,000 years. Science 372: 860-864. 10.1126/science.abg1685  Erratum

Mottl, O., Grytnes, J.-A., Seddon, A.W.R., Steinbauer, M.J., Bhatta, K.P., Felde, V.A., Flantua, S.G.A. & Birks, H.J.B. (2021) Rate-of-change analysis in palaeoecology revisited: a new approach. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 293: 104483. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104483

Mottl, O., Yombai, J., Novotný, V., Leponce, M., Weiblen, G.D. & Klimeš, P. (2021) Inter‐specific aggression generates ant mosaics in canopies of primary tropical rainforest. Oikos 10.1111/oik.08069

Münzbergová, Z., Vandvik, V. & Hadincová, V. (2021) Evolutionary rescue as a mechanism allowing a clonal grass to adapt to novel climates. Frontiers in Plant Science 12: 659479. 10.3389/fpls.2021.659479

Måren, I.E. & Sharma, L.N. (2021) Seeing the wood for the trees: carbon storage and conservation in temperate forests of the Himalaya. Forest Ecology and Management 487: 119010. 10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119010

Nielsen, A., Måren, I.E., Rosef, L., Kirkendall, L.R., Malmstrøm, M., de Boer, H., Eldegard, K., Hindar, K., Hole, L.R., Järnegren, J., Kausrud, K.L., Nilsen, E.B., Rueness, E.K., Thorstad, E.B. & Velle, G. (2021) Assessment of possible adverse consequences for biodiversity when planting vascular plants outside their natural range in Norway. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). VKM Rapport 15: 1-97.

Nieto-Lugilde, D., Blois, J.L., Bonet-García, F., Giesecke, T., Gil-Romera, G. & Seddon, A.W.R. (2021) Time to better integrate paleoecological research infrastructures with neoecology to improve understanding of biodiversity long-term dynamicss and to inform future conservation. Environmental Research Letters 16: 095005. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac1b59

Nilsen, E.B., Austrheim, G., Gjøen, T., Kvie, K.S., Malmstrøm, M., Ytrehus, B., Eldegard, K., Hindar, K., Järnegren, J., Nielsen, A., Kausrud, K., Kirkendall, L.R., Rueness, E.K., Thorstad, E.B. & Velle, G. (2021) Assessment of the risk to Norwegian biodiversity from import and keeping of American bison, European bison, domesticated water buffalo and domesticated yak. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). VKM Rapport 20: 1-77.

Nogué, S., Santos, A.M.C., Birks, H.J.B. and 19 co-authors including Felde, V.A. & Steinbauer, M.J. (2021) The human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands. Science 372: 488-491. 10.1126/science.abd6706

Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N., Veen, J., Barratt, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2021) Understanding the relationship between fruit colour and primate vision requires multiple lines of evidence. A reply to Heymann & Fuzessy. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 228: 20202981. 10.1098/rspb.2020.2981

Paus, A. (2021) Lake Heimtjønna at Dovre, mid-Norway, reveals remarkable late-glacial and Holocene sedimentary environments and the early establishment of spruce (Picea abies), alder (Alnus cf. incana), and alpine plants with present centric distributions. Quaternary International 580: 38-52. 10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.008

Plue, J., van Calster, H. and 23 co-authors including Måren, I. & Vandvik, V. (2021) Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 128-139. 10.1111/geb.13201

Robson, T.M., Bernhard, G.H., Bais, A.F., Seddon, A.W.R. & Barnes, P.W. (2021) Floral bullseyes and stratospheric ozone. Current Biology 31: R885-R887. 10.1016/j.cub.2021.06.019

Sabatini, F.M., Lenoir, J., and 159 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A. (2021) sPlotOpen - an environmentally balanced, open-access global dataset of vegetation plots. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1740-1764. 10.1111/geb.13346

Schweizer, A.-M., Höschler, L. & Steinbauer, M.J. (2021) The physical damage of climbing activity on sandstone lichen cover. Sustainability 13: 13590. 10.3390/su132413590

Schweizer, A.-M., Leiderer, A., Mitterwallner, V., Walentowitz, A., Mathes, G.H. & Steinbauer, M.J. (2021) Outdoor cycling activity affected by COVID-19 related epidemic control decisions. PLoS ONE 16: e0249268. 10.1371/journal.pone.0249268

Seddon, A.W.R. (2021) Measuring components of ecological resilience in long-term ecological datasets. Biology Letters 17: 20200881. 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0881

Seddon, A.W.R., Festi, D., Nieuwkerk, M., Gya, R., Hamre, B., Krüger, L.C., Östman, S.A.H. & Robson, T.M. (2021) Pollen-chemistry variations along elevation gradients and their implications for a proxy for UV-B radiation in the plant-fossil recod. Journal of Ecology 109: 3060-3073. 10.1111/1365-2745.13720

Solheim, J.H.,  Borondics, F., Zimmermann, B., Sandt, C., Muthreich, F. & Kohler, A. (2021) An automated approach for fringe frequency estimation and removalin infrared spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging of biological samples. Journal of BioPhotonics 14: e202100148. 10.1002/jbio.202100148

Sporbert, M. & 30 co-authors including Vandvik, V. (2021) Different sets of traits explain abundance and distribution patterns of European plants at different spatial scales. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e13016. 10.1111/jvs.13016

Sverdrup-Thygeson, A., Hessen, D.O., Teien, K.T. & Vandvik, V. (2021) Klimarkisen og naturkrisen må løses sammen. NRK Ytring 26 March.

Thomson, E.R., Spiegel, M.P., Althuizen, I., Bass, P., Chen, S., Chmurzynski, A., Halbritter, A.H., Henn, J.J., Jónsdóttír, I.S., Klanderud, K., Li, Y., Maitner, B.S., Michaletz, S.T., Niitynen, P., Roos, R.E., Telford, R.J., Enquist, B.J., Vandvk, V., Macias Fauria, M. & Malhi, Y. (2021) Multiscale mapping of plant functional groups and plant traits in the High Arctic using field spectroscopy, UAV imagery and Sentinel-2A data. Environmental Research Letters 16: 055006. 10.1088/1748-9326/abf464

Thorstad, E.B., Garseth, Å.H. and 19 co-authors including Velle, G., Kirkendall, L.R. & Måren, I.E. (2021) Assessment of the risk of negative impact on biodiversity from import and release of eggs or live fish from landlocked Atlantic salmon from Klarälven in Sweden to Trysilelva in Norway. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). VKM Rapport 04: 1-149.

Vandvik, V., Elvevoll, E.O. and 19 co-authors including Velle, G. (2021) Uavhengige kunnskapssynteser: grunnlag for kunnskapsbaserte beslutninger i samfunnet. Uttalelse fra hovedkomiteen i Vitenskapskomiteen for mat og miljø (VKM). VKM Rapport 03: 1-24.

Velle, G., Edsman, L. and 15 co-authors including Måren, I.E. (2021) Assessment of the risk to Norwegian biodiversity from import and keeping of crustaceans in freshwater aquaria. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). VKM Rapport 02: 1-377.

Velle, G., Skoglund, H. & Barlaup, B.T. (2021) Effects of nuisance submerged vegetation on the fauna in Norwegian rivers. Hydrobiologia 849: 539-556. 10.1007/s10750-020-04465-x

Veselá, A., Hadincová, V., Vandvik, V. & Münxbergová, Z. (2021) Maternal effects strengthen interactions of temperature and precipitation, determining seed germination of dominant alpine grass species. American Journal of Botany 108: 798-810. 10.1002/ajb2.1657

Vetaas, O.R., Shrestha, K.B. & Sharma, L.N. (2021) Changes in plant species richness after cessation of forest disturbance. Applied Vegetation Science 24: e12545. doi: 10.1111/avsc.12545

Vilizzi, L., Copp, G.H., Hill, J.E. and 193 co-authors including Velle, G. (2021) A global-scale screening of non-native aquatic organisms to identify potentially invasive species under current and future climate conditions. Science of the Total Environment 788: 147868. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147868

Vuorinen, K.E.M., Austrheim, G., Mysterud, A., Gya, R., Vandvik, V., Grytnes, J.-A. & Speed, J.D.M. (2021) Functional traits of alpine plant communities show long-term resistance to changing herbivore densities. Ecosphere 12: e03887. 10.1002/ecs2.3887

Yombai, J., Klimeš, P., Dargusch, P., Posman, A., Mottl, O., Mani, A. & Novotný, V. (2021) Ant species diversity, distribution and community composition in different forest types in Papua New Guinea. Case Studies in the Environment 5: 1342727. 10.1525/cse.2021.1342727

Zhang, J., Huang, X.Z., Zhang, S., Ren, X., Xiao, Y.L., Wang, J., Xiang, L.X., Xu, Q. & Birks, H.J.B. (2021) Cycles of grazing and agricultural activity during the historical period and their relationship with climatic and societal changes in northern China. Land Degradation & Development 32: 3315-3325. 10.1002/ldr.4007

Zhang, J., Gillet, F., Bartha, S. and 33 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A. & Bhatta, K.P. (2021) Scale dependence of species-area relationships is widespread but generally weak in Palaearctic grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 32: e13044. 10.1111/jvs.13044

Zhao, Y., Liang, C., Cui, Q., Qin, F., Zheng, Z., Xiao, X., Ma, C., Felde, V.A., Liu, Y., Li, Q., Zhang, Z., Herzschuh, U., Xu, Q., Wei, H., Cai, M., Cao, X., Guo, Z. & Birks, H.J.B. (2021) Temperature reconstructions for the last 1.74 Ma on the eastern Tibetan Plateau based on a novel pollen-based quantitative method. Global and Planetary Change 199: 103433. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103433