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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

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

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

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., 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 10.1111/1365-2745.13720

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

Velle, G., Skoglund, H. & Barlaup, B.T. (2021) Effects of nuisance submerged vegetation on the fauna in Norwegian rivers. Hydrobiologia 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

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