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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Hemispherical photography (HP) is a popular method to estimate canopy structure and understorey light environment, which analyses photographs acquired with wide view-angle lens (i.e. fisheye lens). To increase...

    Authors: Guo-Zhang M. Song, Kuo-Jung Chao, David Doley and David Yates

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:19

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  2. Content type: Original Article

    The thick and woody shell of the fruit of Adansonia species cannot be explained solely by adaptation to zoochory or hydrochory. Since the trunks of Adansonia possess a thick and fire-resistant bark and wildfires ...

    Authors: Andreas Kempe, Christoph Neinhuis and Thea Lautenschläger

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:7

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    The environmental stresses caused by climate change have become more severe in recent decades, affecting tree growth and physiology. Tropical forests have great potential for global carbon sequestration. Howev...

    Authors: Hong-Chyi Jhou, Ya-Nan Wang, Chung-Shien Wu, Jui-Chu Yu and Chung-I Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:57

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Soil respiration contributes to a large quantity of carbon emissions in the forest ecosystem. In this study, the soil respiration rates at three Taiwanese forest plantations (two lowland and one mid-elevation)...

    Authors: Yu-Hsuan Huang, Chih-Yu Hung, I-Rhy Lin, Tomonori Kume, Oleg V. Menyailo and Chih-Hsin Cheng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:49

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Botanical Studies 2017 58:60

  5. Content type: Original Article

    We studied the life history of Gagea graeca (L.) A. Terracc. (sect. Anthericoides) by field surveys on the Greek island of Crete, including quantitative analyses of 405 individuals, estimation of resource allocat...

    Authors: Martin Schnittler, Akmaral Nursafina, Angela Peterson, Jens Peterson, Carl Barnick and Anja Klahr

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:40

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    Light availability may have direct effects on reproduction through resource availability, and indirect effects on female reproduction by influencing plant-pollinator interactions. Floral display size, pollinat...

    Authors: Guo-Xing Cao, Bi-Xian Wu, Xu-Jian Xu, Xie Wang and Chun-Ping Yang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:24

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) and carbon (C) functional groups in different particle-size fractions are important indicators of microbial activity and soil decomposition stages under wildfire disturbances. This re...

    Authors: Yo-Jin Shiau, Jenn-Shing Chen, Tay-Lung Chung, Guanglong Tian and Chih-Yu Chiu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:23

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  8. Content type: Review

    Globally, ultramafic outcrops are renowned for hosting floras with high levels of endemism, including plants with specialised adaptations such as nickel or manganese hyperaccumulation. Soils derived from ultra...

    Authors: M. L. Galey, A. van der Ent, M. C. M. Iqbal and N. Rajakaruna

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:18

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    The knowledge of the genetic architecture of closely related species and/or populations of a single species can be very useful to shed light on the processes that led to their current distributions. The presen...

    Authors: Anna Maria Palermo, Liliana Bernardo, Domenico Gargano and Giuseppe Pellegrino

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:1

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks can be altered through reforestation and cropping. We estimated the effects of land use on SOC stocks after natural deciduous forests replaced by crops and coniferous plantatio...

    Authors: Chiou-Pin Chen, Kai-Wei Juang, Chih-Hsin Cheng and Chuang-Wen Pai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:32

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    As a highly valued and multiple function tree species, Cyclocarya paliurus is planted and managed for timber production and medical use. However, limited information is available on its genotype selection and cul...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Chenyun Qian, Sihui Ding, Xulan Shang, Wanxia Yang and Shengzuo Fang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:28

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Understanding interspecific associations in old-growth forests will help to reveal mechanisms of interspecific replacement in the process of forest development and provide a theoretical basis for vegetation re...

    Authors: Zongzheng Chai, Caili Sun, Dexiang Wang and Wenzhen Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:23

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    The purpose of this study was to predict culm height development and to evaluate biomass accumulation and carbon storage in the initial growth stage of moso bamboos (Phyllostachys pubescens). A total of 30 bamboo...

    Authors: Tian-Ming Yen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:10

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    Timing of reproductive events has become central in ecological studies linking success in pollination and seed dispersion to optimizing the probability and periods of encounters with pollinators or dispersers....

    Authors: Shang-Yang Lin, Lien-Siang Chou, Bruno Di Giusto and Anthony Bain

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:32

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  15. Content type: Review

    Bioclimatics is an ancient science that was once neglected by many ecologists. However, as climate changes have attracted increasing attention, scientists have reevaluated the relevance of bioclimatology and i...

    Authors: Chyi-Rong Chiou, Tung-Yu Hsieh and Chang-Chi Chien

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:26

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  16. Content type: Research

    The dynamics of cambial activity and xylogenesis provide information on how and to what extent wood formation respond to climatic variability. The Lebanon Cedar (Cedrus libani A.Rich) is a montane tree species wh...

    Authors: Aylin Güney, Danielle Kerr, Ayça Sökücü, Reiner Zimmermann and Manfred Küppers

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:20

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  17. Content type: Research

    Habitat fragmentation and the resulting decline in population size and density commonly reduce the reproduction of rare and threatened species. We investigated the impacts of population size and density on rep...

    Authors: Jie-Cai Zhao, Jun Luo, Chun-Ping Yang and Guo-Xing Cao

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:15

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  18. Content type: Research

    Symphoricarpos, a genus of the Caprifoliaceae family, consists of about 15 species of clonal deciduous shrubs in North America and 1 species endemic to China. In North American tallgrass prairie, Symphoricarpos o...

    Authors: John Derek Scasta, David M Engle, Ryan N Harr and Diane M Debinski

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:80

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  19. Content type: Research

    The bacterial community of forest soils is influenced by environmental disturbance and/or meteorological temperature and precipitation. In this study, we investigated three bacterial communities in soils of a ...

    Authors: Yu-Te Lin, Hsueh-Wen Hu, William B Whitman, David C Coleman and Chih-Yu Chiu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:50

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  20. Content type: Research

    Community structure and species composition are closely related to plant diversity and ecosystem stability. To explore the similarity in vegetation structure of shrub communities under the same temperate clima...

    Authors: Ye Tao, Yuan-Ming Zhang and Alison Downing

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:59

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  21. Content type: Research

    Ferns contain natural products with potential therapeutic applications. Current knowledge of the pharmacological properties of ferns, specifically those growing at high altitudes, is limited. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Tsun-Thai Chai, Sanmugapriya Elamparuthi, Ann-Li Yong, Yixian Quah, Hean-Chooi Ong and Fai-Chu Wong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:55

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  22. Content type: Research

    Very little information is available about soil algae in Taiwan. In this study, we investigated for the first time the soil algae inhabiting five types of farmland in mid-Taiwan: rice paddies, vegetable farms,...

    Authors: Ching-Su Lin, Tsuan-Ling Chou and Jiunn-Tzong Wu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:41

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