Tag Archives: biodiversity

New paper published – Dispersal limitation determines large-scale dark diversity in Central and Northern Europe

Text by Kersti Riibak The inability of many plant species to disperse to environmentally suitable sites after the Last Glacial Maximum limits plant diversity within Europe. Dispersal may also limit species occupancy of potentially suitable sites within their distribution ranges, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lander Baeten about long-term changes of forest biodiversity

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange + Seminar of Department of Botany and Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology Lander Baeten is professor at the Department of Forest and Water Management, Ghent University, Belgium. He visits Department of … Continue reading

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New publications describing a new method to predict species establishment and invasion

Text by Jon Bennett [This is a repost from Meelis Pärtel´s Macroecology Workgroup blog] Understanding which species are going to establish within a given community (i.e. invasion) is one of the most fundamental pursuits in ecology. In today’s era of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Both spatiotemporal connectivity and habitat quality limit the immigration of forest plants into wooded corridors

Text by Taavi Paal and Jaan Liira What limits forest plant migration along wooded corridors? Europe’s natural forest is heavily fragmented by agricultural land. Such isolation threatens the long-term persistence of forest biodiversity. The concept of patch-corridor-matrix system suggests that … Continue reading

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