Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group

Ammann, B. & Birks, H.J.B. 2016. In memoriam Herbert E. Wright, Jr. 1917-2015. Palynos

Baker, A.G., Cornelissen, P., Bhagwat, S.A., Vera, F.W.M. & Willis, K.J. 2016. Quantification of population sizes of large herbivores and their long-term functional role in ecosystems using dung fungal spores. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 1273-1281. 10.1111/2041-210X.12580

Baker, A.G., Zimny, M., Keczynski, A., Bhagwat, S.A., Willis, K.J. & Latałowa, M. 2016. Pollen productivity estimates from old-growth forest strongly differ from those obtained in cultural landscapes: evidence from the Białowieza National Park, Poland. The Holocene 26: 80-92. 10.1177/0959683615596822

Bargmann, T., Heegaard, E., Hatteland, B.A., Chipperfield, J.D. & Grytnes, J.-A. 2016. Species trait selection along a prescribed fire chronosequence. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9: 446-455. 10.1111/icad.12182

Barsoum, N., Coote, L., Eycott, A.E., Fuller, L., Kiewitt, A. & Davies, R.G. 2016. Diversity, functional structure and functional redundancy of woodland plant communities: Ho do mixed tree species plantations compare with monocultures? Forest Ecology and Management 382: 244-256. 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.005

Birks, H.H. 2016. My life with macrofossils. Journal of Paleolimnology 10.1007/s10933-015-9869-8

Birks, H.J.B. 2016. Biodiversity dynamics (IGNEX). PAN European Networks: Science & Technology 20: 312-313.

Birks, H.J.B. & Birks, H.H. 2016. How have studies of ancient DNA from sediments contributed to the reconstruction of Quaternary floras? New Phytologist 209: 499-506. 10.1111/nph.13657

Birks, H.J.B. & Birks, H.H. 2016. Herbert E. Wright Jr. (1917-2015). Quaternary Newsletter 139: 3-14.

Birks, H.J.B. & Tinner, W. 2016. Past forests of Europe. In: European Atlas of Forest Tree Species (eds. San Miguel Ayans, J., de Rigo D, Caudulio G, Houston Durrant, G. & Mauri, T.). Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, pp. 36-39.

Birks, H.J.B. & Tinner, W. 2016. European tree dynamics and invasions during the Quaternary. In: Introduced Tree Species to European Forests: Challenges and Opportunities (eds. Krumm, F. & Quadt, V.). Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, pp. 20-42.

Birks, H.J.B., Ammann, B. & Stefanova, I. 2016. In memoriam, Herbert E Wright Jr 1917-2015. The Holocene 26: 507-510. 10.1177/0959683616634176

Birks, H.J.B.,  Birks, H.H. & Ammann, B. 2016. The fourth dimension of vegetation. Science 354: 412-413. 10.1126/science.aai8737

Birks, H.J.B., Felde, V.A. & Seddon, A.W.R. 2016. Biodiversity trends within the Holocene. The Holocene 26: 994-1001. 10.1177/095968361562256

Birks, H.J.B., Felde, V.A., Bjune, A.E., Grytnes, J.-A., Seppä, H. & Giesecke, T. 2016. Does pollen-assemblage richness reflect floristic richness? A review of recent developments and future challenges. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 228: 1-25. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.12.011

Daleszczyk, K., Eycott, A.E. & Tilmann, J.E. 2016. Mammal species extinction and decline: some current and past case studies of the detrimental influence of man. In: Problematic Wildlife (ed. Angelici, F.M.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 21-44. 10.1007/978-3-319-22246-2_2

Davies, G.M., Kettridge, N., Stoof, C.R., Gray, A., Ascoli, D., Fernandes, P.M., Marrs, R., Allen, K.A., Doen, S.H., Clay, G.D., McMorrow, J. & Vandvik, V. 2016. The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150342. 10.1098/rstb.2015.0342

Davies, G.M., Kettridge, N., Stoof, C.R., Gray, A., Marrs, R., Ascoli, D., Fernandes, P.A., Allen, K.A., Doerr, S.H., Clay, G.D., McMorrow, J. & Vandvik, V. 2016. The peatland vegetation burning debate: keep scientific critique in perspective. A response to Brown et al. And Douglas et al. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20160434. 10.1098/rstb.2016.0434

Engstrom, D., Birks, H.H. & Battarbee, R.W. 2016. In memoriam: Herbert Edgar Wright, Jr. 13 September 1917 - 12 November 2015. Journal of Paleolimnology 56: 73-78. 10.1007/s10933-016-9885-3

Eycott, A.E., Esaete, J., Reiniö, J., Telford, R.J. & Vandvik, V. 2016. Plant functional group responses in an African tropical forest recovering from disturbance. Plant Ecology & Diversity 9: 69-80. 10.1080/17550874.2016.1143535

Felde, V.A., Hooghiemstra, H., Torres, V. & Birks, H.J.B. 2016. Detecting patterns of change in a long pollen-stratigraphical sequence from Funza, Colombia – a comparison of new and traditional numerical approaches. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 234: 94-109. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.08.003

Felde, V.A., Peglar, S.M., Bjune, A.E., Grytnes, J.-A. & Birks, H.J.B. 2016. Modern pollen-plant richness and diversity relationships exist along a vegetational gradient in southern Norway. The Holocene 26: 163-175. 10.1177/0959683615596843

Figueroa-Rangel, B.L., Olvera-Vargas, M., Vázquez-López, J.M., Willis, K.J. & Lozano-García, S. 2016. Modern and fossil pollen assemblages reveal forest taxonomic changes in the Mexican subtropics during the last 1300 years. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 231: 1-13. 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.04.007

Foit, F.F. & Mehringer, P.J. 2016. Holocene tephra stratigraphy in four lakes in southeastern Oregon and northwester Nevada, USA. Quaternary Research 85: 218-226. 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.12.008

Gandouin, E., Rioual, P., Pailles, C., Brooks, S.J., Ponel, P., Guiter, F., Djamali, M., Andrieu-Ponel, V., Birks, H.J.B., Leydet, M., Belkacem, D., Haas, J.N., van der Putten, N. & de Beaulieu, J.L. 2016. Envrionmental and climate reconstruction of the late-glacial - Holocene transition from a lake sediment seqence in Aubrac, French Massif Central: Chironomid and diatom evidence. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 461: 292-309. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.08.039

Gohli, J., Selvarajah, T., Kirkendall, L.R. & Jordal, B.H. 2016. Globally distributed Xyleborus species reveal recurrent intercontinental dispersal in a landscape of ancient worldwide distributions. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 37. 10.1186/s12862-016-0610-7

Guittar, J., Goldberg, D., Klanderud, K., Telford, R.J. & Vandvik, V. 2016. Can trait patterns along gradients predict plant community responses to climate change? Ecology 97: 2791-2801. 10.1002/ecy.1500

Hannemann, H. Willis, K.J. & Macias Fauria, M. 2016. The devil is in the detail: unstable response functions in species distribution models challenge bulk ensemble modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 26-35. 10.1111/geb.12381

Herzschuh, U., Birks, H.J.B., Laepple, T., Andreev, A., Melles, M. & Brigham-Grette, J. 2016. Glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation at the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition in Asia. Nature Communications 7: 11967. 10.1038/ncomms11967

Holden, P.B., Birks, H.J.B., Brooks, S.J., Bush, M.B., Hwang, G.M., Matthews-Bird, F., Valencia, B.G. & van Woesik, R. 2016. BUMPER v1.0: A Bayesian user-friendly model for palaeo-environmental reconstruction. Geoscientific Model Development Discussion 10.5194/gmd-2016-227

Ibanez, T., Grytnes, J.-A. & Birnbaum, P. 2016. Rarefaction and elevational richness pattern: a case study in a high tropical island (New Caledonia, SW Pacific). Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 441-451. 10.1111/jvs.12396

Jeffers, D. & Willis, K.J. 2016. Landscape erosion, karstic activity and the development of a wetland in the southern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon during the last glacial period. Wetlands 36: 593-605. 10.1007/s13157-016-0761-8

Mehl, I.K. & Hjelle, K. 2016. From deciduous forest to open landscape: application of new approaches to help understand cultural landscape development in western Norway. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 25: 153-176. 10.1007/s00334-015-0539-6

de Nascimento, L., Nogué, S., Criado, C., Ravassi, C., Whittaker, R.J., Willis, K.J. & Fernández-Palacios, J.M. 2016. Reconstructing Holocene vegetation on the island of Gran Canaria before and after human colonization. The Holocene 26: 113-125. 10.1177/0959683615596836

Natlandsmyr, B. & Hjelle, K.L. 2016. Long-term vegetation dynamics and land-use history: Providing a baseline for conservation strategies in protected Alnus glutinosa swamp woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 372: 78-92. 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.049

Nielsen, A., Finne, M.A., Asmyhr, M.G., Gjershaug, J.O., Kirkendall, L.R., Vandvik, V. & Velle, G. 2016. Assessment of risks to Norwegian biodiversity from the import and keeping of terrestrial arachnids and insects. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), 434 pp.

Nogué, S., Long, P.R., Eycott, A.E., de Nascimento, L., Frenández-Palacios, J.M., Petrokofsky, G., Vandvik, V. & Willis, K.J. 2016. Pollination service delivery for European crops: Challenges and opportunities. Ecological Economics 128: 1-7. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.03.023

Olsen, S.L., Töpper, J.P., Skarpaas, O., Vandvik, V. & Klanderud, K. 2016. From facilitation to competition: temperature-driven shift in dominant plant interactions affects population dynamics in semi-natural grasslands. Global Change Biology 22: 1915-1926. 10.1111/gcb.13241

Payne, R.J., Babeshko, K.V. and 18 co-authors including Telford, R.J. 2016. Significance testing testate amoeba--water-table reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 138: 131-135. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.030

Pulg, U., Vollset, K.W., Velle, G. & Stranzl, S.F. 2016. First observations of saturopeaking: Characteristics and implications. Science of the Total Environment 573: 1615-1621. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.143

Ross, J.L., Ivanova, E.S., Hatteland, B.A., Brurberg, M.B. & Haukeland, S. 2016. Survey of nematodes associated with terrestrial slugs in Norway. Journal of Helminthology 90: 583-587. 10.1017/S0022149X15000784

Salonen, J.S., Verster, A.J., Engels, S., Soininen, J., Trachsel, M. & Luoto, M. 2016. Calibrating aquatic microfossil proxies with regression-tree ensembles: Cross-validation with modern chironomid and diatom data. The Holocene 26: 1040-1048. 10.1177/0959683616632881

Seddon, A.W.R., Macias Fauria, M., Long, P.R., Benz, D. & Willis, K.J. 2016. Sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability. Nature 531: 229-232. 10.1038/nature16986

Sharma, L.N., Grytnes, J.-A., Måren, I.E. & Vetaas, O.R. 2016. Do composition and richness of woody plants vary between gaps and closed canopy patches in subtropical forests? Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 1129-1139. 10.1111/jvs.12445

Skarpaas, O., Meineri, E.P., Bargmann, T.B., Pötsch, C., Töpper, J.P. & Vandvik, V. 2016. Biomass partitioning in grassland plants along independent gradients in temperature and precipitation. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 19: 1-11. 10.1016/j.ppees.2016.01.006

Steinbauer, M.J., Field, R., and 33 co-authors including Grytnes, J.-A., Birks, H.J.B. & Vetaas, O.R. 2016. Topography-driven isolation, speciation and a global increase of endemism with elevation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 1097-1107. 10.1111/geb.12469

Tao, H.-H., Slade, E.M., Willis, K.J., Caliman, J.-P. & Snaddon, J.L. 2016. Effects of soil managment practices on soil fauna feeding activity in an Indonesian oil palm plantation. Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment 218: 133-140. 10.1016/j.agee.2015.11.012

Telford, R.J., Chipperfield, J.D., Birks, H.H. & Birks, H.J.B. 2016. How foreign is the past? (brief communication arising from Lyons et al. 2016). Nature 538: E1-E2. 10.1038/nature20096

Thorn, J.P.R., Friedman, R., Benz, D., Willis, K.J. & Petrokofsky, G. 2016. What evidence exists for the effectiveness of on-farm conservation land management strategies for preserving ecosystem services in develping countries? A systematic map. Environmental Evidence 5: 13. 10.1186/s13750-016-0064-9

Trachsel, M. & Telford, R.J. 2016. Technical note: Estimating unbiased transfer-function performances in spatially structured environments. Climate of the Past 12: 1215-1223. 10.5194/cp-12-1215-2016

Vandvik, V., Berge, A., Klanderud, K., Meineri, E.P.F., Måren, I.E. & Töpper, J.P. 2016. Seed banks are biodiversity reservoirs: species–area relationships above versus below ground. Oikos 125: 218-228. 10.1111/oik.02022

Velle, G., Mahlum, S. and 22 co-authors including Telford, R.J. 2016. Biodiversity of macro-invertebrates in acid-sensitive waters: trends and relations to water chemistry and climate (ICP Waters Report 127). NIVA, Norway, 38 pp.