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  1. Ecologists have achieved much progress in the study of mechanisms that maintain species coexistence and diversity. In this paper, we reviewed a wide range of past research related to these topics, focusing on ...

    Authors: Daehyun Kim and Sewon Ohr

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:19

    Content type: Research

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  2. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), which has never been recorded in South Korea, appeared on Jeju Island in 2018 and re-emerged in the inland area of Seocheon-gun (South Chungcheong Province) and in Goyang-si (G...

    Authors: Sang-Yeon Lee, Ha-Cheol Sung, Donguk Han and Jin-Yeol Cha

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:18

    Content type: Short communication

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  3. Korean wild boars (Sus scrofa coreanus Heude), because of their adaptability, are a widespread large mammal; however, they sometimes cause problems by invading farms and eating the crops, creating insufficiencies...

    Authors: Hyung-Min Shin, Jihee Kim, Seon Deok Jin, Ho-Yeon Won and Sangkyu Park

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:17

    Content type: Research

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  4. Most of the Pinus densiflora forests, occupying the largest area, have been restored in South Korea since the 1970s. As young pioneer forests, the succession process is under way. Since the forests are distribute...

    Authors: Yeonsook Choung, Jongsung Lee, Soyeon Cho and Jaesang Noh

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:16

    Content type: Review

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  5. The phenomenon of tree dieback in forest ecosystems around the world, which is known to be associated with high temperatures that occur simultaneously with drought, has received much attention. Korea is experi...

    Authors: Nanghyun Cho, Eunsook Kim, Jong-Hwan Lim, Bumsuk Seo and Sinkyu Kang

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. Natural forests are generally considered to be less prone to biological invasions than other modified ecosystems, particularly when canopy cover is high. Few decades of management of degraded forests by local ...

    Authors: Laxmi Khaniya and Bharat Babu Shrestha

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:12

    Content type: Research

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  7. Most fish undergo prey switch from juvenile to adult. It is thought that slightly different feeding habits occur among adult fishes due to growth, spawning, habitat change, and so on. Therefore, the diet of th...

    Authors: Han Ju Kim, Hyeong-Gi Kim and Chul-Woong Oh

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:8

    Content type: Short communication

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  8. The black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is gaining attention as an efficient decomposer of food waste. However, recalcitrant compounds such as plastics mixed into food waste may have negative effects on its gro...

    Authors: Sam Cho, Chul-Hwan Kim, Min-Ji Kim and Haegeun Chung

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. The Chinese many-toothed snake (Sibynophis chinensis) is an endangered species in South Korea. To determine its reproductive activity, here we captured a gravid S. chinensis from Mulyeongari Oreum Wetland Conserv...

    Authors: Maniram Banjade, Young-Hun Jeong, Sang-Hyun Han, Yoo-Kyung Kim, Byung Soo Kim and Hong-Shik Oh

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:6

    Content type: Short communication

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  10. Understanding the geographical distribution of a species is a key component of studying its ecology, evolution, and conservation. Although Schlegel’s Japanese gecko (Gekko japonicus) is widely distributed in Nort...

    Authors: Dae-In Kim, Il-Kook Park, So-Yeon Bae, Jonathan J. Fong, Yong-Pu Zhang, Shu-Ran Li, Hidetoshi Ota, Jong-Sun Kim and Daesik Park

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:5

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pollen is an important source of protein and lipids for many animals including honey bees. In order to understand the foraging behaviour of honey bee colonies and preference among the available floral resource...

    Authors: Sampat Ghosh, Hyejin Jeon and Chuleui Jung

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:4

    Content type: Research

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  12. Species of the genera Eucalyptus, Cupressus, and Pinus are the most widely planted tree species in the country in general and in Chilimo dry Afromontane forest in particular. Eucalyptus covers 90% of the total pl...

    Authors: Mehari Alebachew Tesfaye, Oliver Gardi, Tesfaye Bekele Anbessa and Jurgen Blaser

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:3

    Content type: Research

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  13. Fish body size is a major determinant of freshwater trophic interactions, yet only a few studies have explored the relationship between the fish body size and trophic interactions in river upstream. In this st...

    Authors: Jong-Yun Choi, Seong-Ki Kim, Jeong-Cheol Kim and Jung-Do Yoon

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2020 44:2

    Content type: Note

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  14. This study aimed to identify NO3-N sources using the stable isotope δ15N in Chydorus sphaericus (OF Müller), to investigate hydrological characteristics and nutrient states in artificial wetlands near the Nakdon...

    Authors: Jong-Yun CHOI, Seong-Ki KIM, Jeong-Cheol KIM and Geung-Hwan LA

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 44:1

    Content type: Note

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  15. Ikonnikov’s whiskered bat (Myotis ikonnikovi) is found throughout the Korean Peninsula, as well as in Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, and Japan. It is small-sized and primarily inhabits old-growth forests. T...

    Authors: Soyeon Park, Pureum Noh, Yu-Seong Choi, Sungbae Joo, Gilsang Jeong and Sun-Sook Kim

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:45

    Content type: Research

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  16. To investigate the trends of succession occurring at the Pinus thunbergii forests on the lowlands of Jeju Island, we quantified the species compositions and the importance values by vegetation layers of Braun-Bla...

    Authors: Yongsik Hong, Euijoo Kim, Eungpill Lee, Seungyeon Lee, Kyutae Cho, Youngkeun Lee, Sanghoon Chung, Heonmo Jeong and Younghan You

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:44

    Content type: Research

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  17. Climate change is believed to be continuously affecting ticks by influencing their habitat suitability. However, we attempted to model the climate change-induced impacts on future genus Rhipicephalus distribut...

    Authors: Meseret Hadgu, Habtamu Taddele Menghistu, Atkilt Girma, Haftu Abrha and Haftom Hagos

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:43

    Content type: Research

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  18. Wolbachia are among the most prevalent endosymbiotic bacteria and induce reproductive anomalies in various invertebrate taxa. The bacterium has huge impacts on host reproductive biology, immunity, evolution, and ...

    Authors: Gilsang Jeong, Taeman Han, Haechul Park, Soyeon Park and Pureum Noh

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:42

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aims of the study were to analyze (1) the effects of Prosopis juliflora (Prosopis) on the spatial distribution and soil seed banks (SSB) diversity and density, (2) the effects of environmental factors on SSB ...

    Authors: Wakshum Shiferaw, Tamrat Bekele, Sebsebe Demissew and Ermias Aynekulu

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:41

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Northern Hemisphere forest ecosystem is a major sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide, and the subalpine zone stores large amounts of carbon; however, their magnitude and distribution of stored carbon are st...

    Authors: Rae-Ha Jang, Seung-Yeon Lee, Eung-Pill Lee, Soo-In Lee, Eui-Joo Kim, Sang-Hun Lee and Young-Han You

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:40

    Content type: Research

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  21. Knowledge of abundance, or population size, is fundamental in wildlife conservation and management. Camera-trapping, in combination with capture-recapture methods, has been extensively applied to estimate abun...

    Authors: Heebok Park, Anya Lim, Tae-Young Choi, Seung-Yoon Baek, Eui-Geun Song and Yung Chul Park

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:39

    Content type: Short communication

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  22. Ecologists continue to investigate the factors that potentially affect the pattern and magnitude of tree damage during catastrophic windstorms in forests. However, there still is a paucity of research on which...

    Authors: Daehyun Kim, Andrew C. Millington and Charles W. Lafon

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:37

    Content type: Research

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  23. Invasive plant species are considered a major threat to biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing worldwide. Climatically suitable ranges for invasive plant species are expected to expand due to...

    Authors: Pradeep Adhikari, Ja-Young Jeon, Hyun Woo Kim, Man-Seok Shin, Prabhat Adhikari and Changwan Seo

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:36

    Content type: Research

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  24. Standing biomass, litter production, rate of litter decomposition, amount of litter on forest floor, and amount of soil organic carbon distribution were investigated from March 2016 to November 2018 in order t...

    Authors: Eung-Pill Lee, Soo-In Lee, Heon-Mo Jeong, Young-Sub Han, Seung-Yeon Lee, Jae-Hoon Park, Rae-Ha Jang, Youg-Sik Hong, Young-Ho Jung, Eui-Joo Kim, Sang-Hun Lee and Young-Han You

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:35

    Content type: Research

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  25. Studies of morphological variation within and among populations provide an opportunity to understand local adaptation and potential patterns of gene flow. To study the evolutionary divergence patterns of Schle...

    Authors: Dae-In Kim, Il-Kook Park, Hidetoshi Ota, Jonathan J. Fong, Jong-Sun Kim, Yong-Pu Zhang, Shu-Ran Li, Woo-Jin Choi and Daesik Park

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:34

    Content type: Research

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  26. Dioecious plant species having both male and female plants have been investigated regarding sex-related characteristics such as sex ratio, sex-differential resource requirements, and spatial segregation of the...

    Authors: Sookyung Shin, Hakbong Lee, Jei-Wan Lee and Hyesoon Kang

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:33

    Content type: Research

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  27. The dramatic worldwide decline in the butterfly species Leptalina unicolor (Bremer & Grey) is largely the result of continuous habitat decline and disturbance by humans. The discovery of a narrow habitat in river...

    Authors: Jong-Yun Choi, Seong-Ki Kim, You-Hyune Back, Ju-A Jeon, Jeong-Cheol Kim and Jong-Hak Yun

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:32

    Content type: Research

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  28. This research aims to study the effect of climate change on the phenology, growth, and physiological traits of Silene capitata Kom., a Korean endangered species II. This study increased CO2 concentration in a clo...

    Authors: Jae-Hoon Park, Young-Sub Han, Eung-Pil Lee, Seung-Yeon Lee, Heon-Mo Jeong and Young-Han You

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:31

    Content type: Research

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  29. We investigated the changes in the population size and inter-specific space usage for breeding in mixed breeding sites of the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), grey heron (Ardea cinerea), great egret (Ardea ...

    Authors: Hyun-Jeong Lee, Jin-Hee Yi and Ha-Cheol Sung

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:28

    Content type: Research

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  30. The plant communities within reservoir drawdown zones are ecologically important as they provide a range of ecosystem services such as stabilizing the shoreline, improving water quality, enhancing biodiversity...

    Authors: Hyunsuk Cho, Rob H. Marrs, Josu G. Alday and Kang-Hyun Cho

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:27

    Content type: Research

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  31. The gelada baboon, Theropithecus gelada Ruppell, 1835, is an endemic primate of the central and western highlands of Ethiopia occurring between altitudes of 1800–4400 m. Variability in activity time budget betwee...

    Authors: Mandefero Mamo and Tilaye Wube

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:26

    Content type: Research

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  32. To exploit the ornamental and medicinal purposes of Lonicera harae Makino, L. subsessilis Rehder, L. praeflorens Batalin, and L. insularis Nakai, native to Korea, it is necessary to understand their seed ecology ...

    Authors: HyungBin Park, ChungHo Ko, SeungYoun Lee, SangYong Kim, JongCheol Yang and KiCheol Lee

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:25

    Content type: Research

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  33. To understand the dynamics of radial growth of trees and micro-climate at a site of Korean fir (Abies koreana Wilson) forest on high-altitude area of Mt. Hallasan National Park, Jeju Island, Korea, high precision...

    Authors: Eun-Shik Kim, Hong-Bum Cho, Daeyoung Heo, Nae-Soo Kim, Young-Sun Kim, Kyeseon Lee, Sung-Hoon Lee and Jaehong Ryu

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. Allelopathy has been suggested as one potential mechanism facilitating the successful colonisation and expansion of invasive plants. The impacts of the ongoing elevation in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on the...

    Authors: Jichul Bae, Chaeho Byun, Yun Gyong Ahn, Jung Hyun Choi, Dowon Lee and Hojeong Kang

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:21

    Content type: Research

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  35. In the Philippines, the practice of planting mangroves over seagrass has been a practice done to promote coastline protection from damages done by storms. Despite the added protection to the coastline, the add...

    Authors: Ayana Rose R. Mendoza, Jenny Marie R. Patalinghug and Joshua Ybañez Divinagracia

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:18

    Content type: Research

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  36. Quantifying the amount of carbon pools in forest ecosystems enables to understand about various carbon pools in the forest ecosystem. Therefore, this study was conducted in the Chilimo dry afromontane forest t...

    Authors: Mehari A. Tesfaye, Oliver Gardi, Tesfaye Bekele and Jürgen Blaser

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:17

    Content type: Research

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  37. Following publication of the original article [1], it was reported that in the Background section, paragraph 4, the word “habitat presences” should be “habitat preferences”. The sentence should read: “In addition...

    Authors: Solomon Tesfay, Mekonen Teferi and Haileselasie Hadush Tsegazeabe

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:16

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:9

  38. Characterizing and describing soils and land use and make a suggestion for sustainable utilization of land resources in the Ethiopian Rift valley flat plain areas of Lake Chamo Sub-Basin (CSB) are essential.

    Authors: Degife Asefa Zebire, Tuma Ayele and Mekonen Ayana

    Citation: Journal of Ecology and Environment 2019 43:15

    Content type: Research

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