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Our goal is to understand the processes that drive biodiversity patterns and their spatio-temporal dynamics across scales, the assembly of ecological communities, the factors that determine the value of landscapes for ecosystem service provision

By observing and predicting the long-term effects of global change and of socio-economic activities (including climate and landuse change, landscape fragmentation and habitat loss, biological invasions) on biodiversity patterns, we want to provide the knowledge basis for sound conservation management and ecological restoration.

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2020

Vinogradova Y., Pergl J., Essl F., Hejda M., van Kleunen M. & Pyšek P. (2020): Correction to Invasive alien plants of Russia: insights from regional inventories (Biological Invasions, (2018), 20, 8, (1931-1943), 10.1007/s10530-018-1686-3)
22: 1219https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02162-y
Liedtke R., Barros A., Essl F., Lembrechts J. J., Wedegärtner R. E., Pauchard A. & Dullinger S. (2020): Hiking trails as conduits for the spread of non-native species in mountain areas
Biological Invasions 22: 1121–1134 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02165-9
Dengler J., Matthews T. J., Steinbauer M. J., Wolfrum S., Boch S., Chiarucci A., Conradi T., Dembicz I., Marcenò C., García-Mijangos I., Nowak A., Storch D., Ulrich W., Campos J. A., Cancellieri L., Carboni M., Ciaschetti G., De Frenne P., Dolezal J., Dolnik C., Essl F., Fantinato E., Filibeck G., Grytnes J. A., Guarino R., Güler B., Janišová M., Klichowska E., Kozub Ł., Kuzemko A., Manthey M., Mimet A., Naqinezhad A., Pedersen C., Peet R. K., Pellissier V., Pielech R., Potenza G., Rosati L., Terzi M., Valkó O., Vynokurov D., White H., Winkler M. & Biurrun I. (2020): Species–area relationships in continuous vegetation Evidence from Palaearctic grasslands
Journal of Biogeography 47 (1): 72-86 https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13697
Aboal J. R., Concha-Graña E., De Nicola F., Muniategui-Lorenzo S., López-Mahía P., Giordano S., Capozzi F., Di Palma A., Reski R., Zechmeister H., Martínez-Abaigar J. & Fernández J. A. (2020): Testing a novel biotechnological passive sampler for monitoring atmospheric PAH pollution
Journal of Hazardous Materials 381 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.120949
van der Sande M. T., Bruelheide H., Dawson W., Dengler J., Essl F., Field R., Haider S., van Kleunen M., Kreft H., Pagel J., Pergl J., Purschke O., Pyšek P., Weigelt P., Winter M., Attorre F., Aubin I., Bergmeier E., Chytrý M., Dainese M., De Sanctis M., Fagundez J., Golub V., Guerin G. R., Gutiérrez A. G., Jandt U., Jansen F., Jiménez-Alfaro B., Kattge J., Kearsley E., Klotz S., Kramer K., Moretti M., Niinemets Ü., Peet R. K., Penuelas J., Petřík P., Reich P. B., Sandel B., Schmidt M., Sibikova M., Violle C., Whitfeld T. J., Wohlgemuth T. & Knight T. M. (2020): Similar factors underlie tree abundance in forests in native and alien ranges
Global Ecology and Biogeography 29 (2): 281-294 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13027
Noroozi J., Pirani A., Moazzeni H., Mahmoodi M., Zare G., Noormohammadi A., Barfuss M. H. J., Suen M. & Schneeweiss G. M. (2020): The new locally endemic genus Yazdana (Caryophyllaceae) and patterns of endemism highlight the high conservation priority of the poorly studied Shirkuh Mountains (central Iran)
Journal of Systematics and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12575

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