Global Change Biology

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

Edited by: Steve Long

Impact Factor: 8.224

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/42 (Biodiversity Conservation); 4/216 (Environmental Sciences); 6/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2486

Associated Title(s): GCB Bioenergy


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  1. Primary Research Articles

    1. From forest to cropland and pasture systems: a critical review of soil organic carbon stocks changes in Amazonia

      Kenji Fujisaki, Anne-Sophie Perrin, Thierry Desjardins, Martial Bernoux, Luiz Carlos Balbino and Michel Brossard

      Accepted manuscript online: 26 FEB 2015 08:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12906

    2. Antecedent moisture and temperature conditions modulate the response of ecosystem respiration to elevated CO2 and warming

      Edmund M. Ryan, Kiona Ogle, Tamara J. Zelikova, Dan R. LeCain, David G. Williams, Jack A. Morgan and Elise Pendall

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 FEB 2015 02:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12910

    3. Regional-scale directional changes in abundance of tree species along a temperature gradient in Japan

      Satoshi N. Suzuki, Masae I. Ishihara and Amane Hidaka

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 FEB 2015 02:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12911

    4. Twenty-five years of change in southern African passerine diversity: non-climatic factors of change

      Guillaume Péron and Res Altwegg

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 FEB 2015 02:34AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12909

    5. Lignin decomposition is sustained under fluctuating redox conditions in humid tropical forest soils

      Steven J. Hall, Whendee L. Silver, Vitaliy I. Timokhin and Kenneth E. Hammel

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 FEB 2015 02:33AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12908

    6. Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition enhances carbon sequestration in boreal soils

      Nadia I. Maaroufi, Annika Nordin, Niles J. Hasselquist, Lisbet H. Bach, Kristin Palmqvist and Michael J. Gundale

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 FEB 2015 11:22AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12904

    7. Losses of soil carbon by converting tropical forest to plantations: Erosion and decomposition estimated by δ13C

      Thomas Guillaume, Damris Muhammad and Yakov Kuzyakov

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 FEB 2015 03:27AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12907

    8. The Fate of Amazonian Ecosystems over the Coming Century Arising from Changes in Climate, Atmospheric CO2 and Land-use

      Ke Zhang, Andrea D de Almeida Castanho, David R. Galbraith, Sanaz Moghim, Naomi Levine, Rafael L. Bras, Michael Coe, Marcos H. Costa, Yadvinder Malhi, Marcos Longo, Ryan G. Knox, Shawna McKnight, Jingfeng Wang and Paul R. Moorcroft

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 FEB 2015 09:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12903

    9. Modelling the influence of predicted future climate change on the risk of wind damage within New Zealand's planted forests

      John R. Moore and Michael S. Watt

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 FEB 2015 01:05AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12900

    10. Oxygen limitations on marine animal distributions and the collapse of epibenthic community structure during shoaling hypoxia

      Jackson W.F. Chu and Verena Tunnicliffe

      Accepted manuscript online: 17 FEB 2015 10:21AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12898

    11. Forest transitions in Eastern Europe and their effects on carbon budgets

      Tobias Kuemmerle , Jed O. Kaplan, Alexander V. Prishchepov, Ilya Rylskyy, Oleh Chaskovskyy, Vladimir S. Tikunov and Daniel Müller 

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 FEB 2015 10:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12897

    12. Testing local and global stressor impacts on a coastal foundation species using an ecologically realistic framework

      Brian S. Cheng, Jillian M. Bible, Andrew L. Chang, Matthew C. Ferner, Kerstin Wasson, Chela J. Zabin, Marilyn Latta, Anna Deck, Anne E. Todgham and Edwin D. Grosholz

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 FEB 2015 09:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12895

  2. Original Articles

    1. Stable carbon isotope analysis reveals widespread drought stress in boreal black spruce forests

      Xanthe J. Walker, Michelle C. Mack and Jill F. Johnstone

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 FEB 2015 07:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12893

  3. Response to Editor

    1. Pyrogenic organic matter produced during wildfires can act as a carbon sink – a reply to Billings & Schlesinger (2015)

      Cristina Santín, Stefan H. Doerr, Caroline M. Preston and Gil González-Rodríguez

      Accepted manuscript online: 9 FEB 2015 09:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12892

  4. Primary Research Articles

    1. The contribution of trees to ecosystem methane emissions in a temperate forested wetland

      Sunitha R. Pangala, Edward R.C. Hornibrook, David J. Gowing and Vincent Gauci

      Accepted manuscript online: 9 FEB 2015 02:24AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12891

    2. The timing of autumn senescence is affected by the time of spring phenology: implications for predictive models

      Trevor F. Keenan and Andrew D. Richardson

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 FEB 2015 08:53AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12890

    3. Modelling the impact of agricultural management on soil carbon stocks at the regional scale: the role of lateral fluxes

      Elisabet Nadeu, Anne Gobin, Peter Fiener, Bas van Wesemael and Kristof van Oost

      Accepted manuscript online: 6 FEB 2015 09:48AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12889

    4. Characterizing differences in precipitation regimes of extreme wet and dry years: Implications for climate change experiments

      Alan K. Knapp, David L. Hoover, Kevin R. Wilcox, Meghan L. Avolio, Sally E. Koerner, Kimberly J. La Pierre, Michael E. Loik, Yiqi Luo, Osvaldo E. Sala and Melinda D. Smith

      Accepted manuscript online: 3 FEB 2015 09:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12888

    5. Trait-based analysis of decline in plant species ranges during the 20th century: a regional comparison between the UK and Estonia

      Lauri Laanisto, Marek Sammul, Tiiu Kull, Petr Macek and Michael J. Hutchings

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 FEB 2015 07:08AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12887

    6. Soil carbon dynamics following land-use change varied with temperature and precipitation gradients: Evidence from stable isotopes

      Kerong Zhang, Haishan Dang, Quanfa Zhang and Xiaoli Cheng

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 FEB 2015 07:02AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12886

    7. Landscape fragmentation affects responses of avian communities to climate change

      Marta A. Jarzyna, William F. Porter, Brian A. Maurer, Benjamin Zuckerberg and Andrew O. Finley

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 FEB 2015 06:46AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12885

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      The ecological impact of city lighting scenarios: exploring gap crossing thresholds for urban bats

      James D. Hale, Alison J. Fairbrass, ‎Thomas J. Matthews, Gemma Davies and Jon P. Sadler

      Accepted manuscript online: 2 FEB 2015 06:41AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12884

  5. Opinion

    1. Climate change and shrinking salamanders: Alternative mechanisms for changes in plethodontid salamander body size

      Grant M. Connette, John A. Crawford and William E. Peterman

      Accepted manuscript online: 31 JAN 2015 03:12AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12883

  6. Primary Research Articles

    1. The impact of ENSO on coral heat stress in the western equatorial Pacific

      Joan A. Kleypas, Frederic S. Castruccio, Enrique N. Curchitser and Elizabeth Mcleod

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 10:16AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12881

    2. Nitrogen yield advantage from grass-legume mixtures is robust over a wide range of legume proportions and environmental conditions

      M Suter, J Connolly, J. A Finn, R Loges, L Kirwan, M. T Sebastià and A Lüscher

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 01:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12880

    3. Climate change enhances primary production in the western antarctic peninsula

      Sébastien Moreau, Behzad Mostajir, Simon Bélanger, Irene R. Schloss, Martin Vancoppenolle, Serge Demers and Gustavo A. Ferreyra

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 12:59AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12878

    4. Tree growth variation in the tropical forest: understanding effects of temperature, rainfall and CO2

      Peter Schippers, Frank Sterck, Mart Vlam and Pieter A. Zuidema

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 12:52AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12877

    5. Large amounts of labile organic carbon in permafrost soils of Northern Alaska

      Carsten W. Mueller, Janet Rethemeyer, Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Sebastian Löppmann, Kenneth Hinkel and James Bockheim

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 JAN 2015 07:37AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12876

    6. A pan-Arctic synthesis of CH4 and CO2 production from anoxic soil incubations

      Claire Treat, Susan M. Natali, Jessica Ernakovich, Colleen M. Iversen, Massimo Lupascu, A. David McGuire, Richard J. Norby, Taniya Roy Chowdhury, Andreas Richter, Hana Šantrůčková, Christina Schädel, Edward A.G. Schuur, Victoria L. Sloan, Merritt R. Turetsky and Mark P. Waldrop

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 JAN 2015 06:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12875

    7. Hurricanes accelerated the Florida-Bahamas lionfish invasion

      Matthew W. Johnston and Sam J. Purkis

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 JAN 2015 06:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12874

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      Potential for long-term transfer of DOC from riparian zones to streams in boreal catchments

      José l. J. Ledesma, Thomas Grabs, Kevin H. Bishop, Sherry L. Schiff and Stephan J. Köhler

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 JAN 2015 06:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12872

    9. Change in terrestrial ecosystem water-use efficiency over the last three decades

      Mengtian Huang, Shilong Piao, Yan Sun, Philippe Ciais, Lei Cheng, Jiafu Mao, Ben Poulter, Xiaoying Shi, Zhenzhong Zeng and Yingping Wang

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 JAN 2015 06:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12873

    10. Leaf and stem economics spectra drive diversity of functional plant traits in a dynamic global vegetation model

      B. Sakschewski, W. von Bloh, A. Boit, A. Rammig, J. Kattge, L. Poorter, J. Peñuelas and K. Thonicke

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 JAN 2015 06:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12870

    11. Inclusion of ecologically based trait variation in plant functional types reduces the projected land carbon sink in an earth system model

      L.M. Verheijen, R. Aerts, V. Brovkin, J. Cavender-Bares, J.H.C. Cornelissen, J. Kattge and P.M. van Bodegom

      Accepted manuscript online: 22 JAN 2015 06:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12871

    12. Forecasted coral reef decline in marine biodiversity hotspots under climate change

      Patrice Descombes, Mary S. Wisz, Fabien Leprieur, Valerianio Parravicini, Christian Heine, Steffen M. Olsen, Didier Swingedouw, Michel Kulbicki, David Mouillot and Loïc Pellissier

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2015 11:17PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12868

  7. Research ReviewS

    1. Cascading effects of climate extremes on vertebrate fauna through changes to low-latitude tree flowering and fruiting phenology

      Nathalie Butt, Leonie Seabrook, Martine Maron, Bradley S. Law, Terence P. Dawson, Jozef Syktus and Clive A. McAlpine

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 JAN 2015 09:22AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12869

  8. Primary Research Articles

    1. Calcification is not the Achilles’ heel of cold-water corals in an acidifying ocean

      Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa, Paolo Montagna, Stefano Aliani, Mireno Borghini, Simonepietro Canese, Jason M. Hall-Spencer, Andy Foggo, Marco Milazzo, Marco Taviani and Fanny Houlbrèque

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 JAN 2015 02:32AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12867

    2. Rain events decrease boreal peatland net CO2 uptake through reduced light availability

      Jelmer J. Nijp, Juul Limpens, Klaas Metselaar, Matthias Peichl, Mats B. Nilsson, Sjoerd E.A.T.M. van der Zee and Frank Berendse

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 09:26AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12864

    3. Increased heat requirement for leaf flushing in temperate woody species over 1980-2012: effects of chilling, precipitation and insolation

      Yongshuo H Fu, Shilong Piao, Yann Vitasse, Hongfang Zhao, Hans J. De Boeck, Qiang Liu, Hui Yang, Ulrich Weber, Heikki Hänninen and Ivan A Janssens

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 09:18AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12863

    4. Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to determine stream macroinvertebrate community dynamics

      Jeremy J. Piggott, Colin R. Townsend and Christoph D. Matthaei

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 09:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12861

  9. Opinion

    1. Urgent need for warming experiments in tropical forests

      Molly A. Cavaleri, Sasha C. Reed, W. Kolby Smith and Tana E. Wood

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 08:56AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12860

  10. Primary Research Articles

    1. The linkages between photosynthesis, productivity, growth and biomass in lowland Amazonian forests

      Yadvinder Malhi, Christopher E. Doughty, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Daniel B. Metcalfe, Cécile A.J. Girardin, Toby R. Marthews, Jhon del Aguila-Pasquel, Luiz E.O.C. Aragão, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Paulo Brando, Antonio C. L.da Costa, Javier E. Silva-Espejo, Filio Farfán Amézquita, David R. Galbraith, Carlos A. Quesada, Wanderley Rocha, Norma Salinas-Revilla, Divino Silvério, Patrick Meir and Oliver L. Phillips

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 08:54AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12859

    2. Plant stomatal closure improves aphid feeding under elevated CO2

      Yucheng Sun, Huijuan Guo, Liang Yuan, Jianing Wei, Wenhao Zhang and Feng Ge

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 08:54AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12858

    3. Patterns of bird migration phenology in South Africa suggest northern hemisphere climate as the most consistent driver of change

      Elsa M. S. Bussière, Les G. Underhill and Res Altwegg

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 08:40AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12857

    4. The role of vegetation-microclimate feedback in promoting shrub encroachment in the northern Chihuahuan desert

      Yufei He, Paolo D'Odorico and Stephan F.J. De Wekker

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JAN 2015 08:40AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12856

    5. Design and performance of combined infrared canopy and belowground warming in the B4WarmED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) experiment

      Roy L. Rich, Artur Stefanski, Rebecca A. Montgomery, Sarah E. Hobbie, Bruce A. Kimball and Peter B. Reich

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 08:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12855

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      Decrease in water clarity of the southern and central North Sea during the 20th-century

      E. Capuzzo, D. Stephens, T. Silva, J. Barry and R. M. Forster

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 08:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12854

    7. Greater deciduous shrub abundance extends tundra peak season and increases modeled net CO2 uptake

      Shannan K. Sweet, Kevin L. Griffin, Heidi Steltzer, Laura Gough and Natalie T. Boelman

      Accepted manuscript online: 30 DEC 2014 01:52AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12852

    8. Significant non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Patagonian ombrotrophic bogs

      K.H. Knorr, M.A. Horn and W. Borken

      Accepted manuscript online: 26 DEC 2014 09:26AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12849

    9. Microbial models with data-driven parameters predict stronger soil carbon responses to climate change

      Oleksandra Hararuk, Matthew J. Smith and Yiqi Luo

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 DEC 2014 09:44AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12827

  11. Response to Editor

    1. Resilience and the reliability of spectral entropy to assess ecosystem stability

      Wanda De Keersmaecker, Stef Lhermitte, Laurent Tits, Olivier Honnay, Ben Somers and Pol Coppin

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 NOV 2014 09:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12799

  12. Primary Research Articles

    1. Experimental warming alters spring phenology of certain plant functional groups in an early-successional forest community

      C.R. Rollinson and M.W. Kaye

      Accepted manuscript online: 6 JAN 2012 03:46PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02612.x

  13. Original Articles

    1. Yield vs. quality trade-offs for wheat in response to carbon dioxide and ozone

      Håkan Pleijel and Johan Uddling

      Accepted manuscript online: 6 JUL 2011 02:52AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02489.x


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