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Alien honeybees increase pollination risks for range-restricted plants (2018)
Journal Article
Norfolk, O., Gilbert, F., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2018). Alien honeybees increase pollination risks for range-restricted plants. Diversity and Distributions, 24(5), doi:10.1111/ddi.12715. ISSN 1366-9516

Aim:Range-restricted species are of high conservation concern and the way in which they interact with more widespread species has implications for their persistence. Here we determine how the specialisation of mutualistic interactions varies with res... Read More

Increased efficiency in the second-hand tire trade provides opportunity for dengue control (2017)
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Pliego Pliego, E., Velázquez-Castro, J., Eichhorn, M. P., & Fraguela Collar, A. (2018). Increased efficiency in the second-hand tire trade provides opportunity for dengue control. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 437, doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.10.025. ISSN 0022-5193

Dengue fever is increasing in geographical range, spread by invasion of its vector mosquitoes. The trade in second-hand tires has been implicated as a factor in this process because they act as mobile reservoirs of mosquito eggs and larvae. Regional... Read More

Relative ranges of mating and dispersal modulate Allee thresholds in sessile species (2017)
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Velazquez-Castro, J., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2017). Relative ranges of mating and dispersal modulate Allee thresholds in sessile species. Ecological Modelling, 359, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.05.025. ISSN 0304-3800

Sessile organisms, including plants and benthic macrofauna, are often restricted in the ranges over which they are able to reproduce and disperse. This leads to spatial patterning within populations, causing the effective population density around ea... Read More

Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning (2017)
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Eichhorn, M. P., Ryding, J., Smith, M. J., Gil, R. M., Siriwardena, G. M., & Fuller, R. J. (2017). Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(6), doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12902. ISSN 0021-8901

1. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) captures the three-dimensional structure of habitats. Compared to traditional methods of forest mensuration, it allows quantification of structure at increased resolution, and the derivation of novel metrics with w... Read More

Too close for comfort: spatial patterns in acorn barnacle populations (2016)
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Hooper, R. C., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2016). Too close for comfort: spatial patterns in acorn barnacle populations. Population Ecology, 58(2), doi:10.1007/s10144-016-0542-5. ISSN 1438-3896

Spatial patterns in aggregations form as a result of the interplay between costs and benefits experienced by individuals. Such self-organisation of aggregations can be explained using a zonal model in which a short-range zone of repulsion and longer-... Read More

Flowering ground vegetation benefits wild pollinators and fruit set of almond within arid smallholder orchards (2016)
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Norfolk, O., Eichhorn, M. P., & Gilbert, F. (2016). Flowering ground vegetation benefits wild pollinators and fruit set of almond within arid smallholder orchards. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9(3), doi:10.1111/icad.12162. ISSN 1752-458X

Pollination studies tend to focus on the conventional agriculture associated with Europe and the USA, leaving a gap in our understanding of how pollination services are maintained in smallholder agricultural systems that dominate much of the developi... Read More

Fruit gardens enhance mammal diversity and biomass in a Southeast Asian rainforest (2016)
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Moore, J. H., Sittimongkol, S., Campos-Arceiz, A., Sumpah, T., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2016). Fruit gardens enhance mammal diversity and biomass in a Southeast Asian rainforest. Biological Conservation, 194, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.015. ISSN 0006-3207

Protected areas are frequently inhabited by people and conservation must be integrated with traditional management systems. Cultivation of fruit gardens is a low-impact agroforestry technique which alters the structure and composition of forest stand... Read More

Asymmetric competition causes multimodal size distributions in spatially structured populations (2016)
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Velázquez, J., Allen, R. B., Coomes, D. A., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2016). Asymmetric competition causes multimodal size distributions in spatially structured populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1823), doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.2404. ISSN 0962-8452

Plant sizes within populations often exhibit multimodal distributions, even when all individuals are the same age and have experienced identical conditions. To establish the causes of this, we created an individual-based model simulating the growth o... Read More

Assessing handheld mobile laser scanners for forest surveys (2015)
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Ryding, J., Williams, E., Smith, M. J., & Eichhorn, M. P. (in press). Assessing handheld mobile laser scanners for forest surveys. Remote Sensing, 7(1), doi:10.3390/rs70101095. ISSN 2072-4292

Abstract: A handheld mobile laser scanning (HMLS) approach to forest inventory surveying allows virtual reconstructions of forest stands and extraction of key structural parameters from beneath the canopy, significantly reducing survey time when comp... Read More

Spatial complementarity and the coexistence of species (2014)
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Velázquez, J., Garrahan, J. P., & Eichhorn, M. P. (2014). Spatial complementarity and the coexistence of species. PLoS ONE, 9(12), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114979. ISSN 1932-6203

Coexistence of apparently similar species remains an enduring paradox in ecology. Spatial structure has been predicted to enable coexistence even when population-level models predict competitive exclusion if it causes each species to limit its own po... Read More

Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions (2014)
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Norfolk, O., Eichhorn, M. P., & Gilbert, F. S. (2015). Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions. Diversity and Distributions, 21(4), doi:10.1111/ddi.12295

Aim: Biogeographers typically assess patterns of diversity across landscapes. As interacting groups often exhibit contrasting trends, this leads to variation in the structure of interaction networks and thereby influences ecosystem processes. Here we... Read More

Migratory bird species benefit from traditional agricultural gardens in arid South Sinai (2014)
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Norfolk, O., Power, A., Eichhorn, M. P., & Gilbert, F. (2015). Migratory bird species benefit from traditional agricultural gardens in arid South Sinai. Journal of Arid Environments, 114, doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.12.004. ISSN 0140-1963

In temperate and tropical regions agricultural conversion of natural habitat typically has negative impacts upon the diversity and functional complexity of bird communities. In arid environments however, the irrigation associated with agricultural ca... Read More

Culturally valuable minority crops provide a succession of floral resources for flower visitors in traditional orchard gardens (2014)
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orchard gardens. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23(13), doi:10.1007/s10531-014-0775-6. ISSN 0960-3115

Agricultural intensification typically has detrimental effects on pollinator communities, but diverse cropping systems that contain sequentially-flowering crops have the potential to benefit pollinators through the provision of additional floral reso... Read More