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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

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) Angiosperms versus gymnosperms in the Cretaceous. PNAS 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

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

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

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. (2020) Next‐generation field courses: Integrating Open Science and online learning. Ecology & Evolution 10.1002/ece3.7009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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