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This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during April 2013. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

In print:

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. T. Maestre, A. Gallardo, J. L. Quero, V. Ochoa, M. García-Gómez, C. Escolar, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, B. Gozalo, Z. Noumi, M. Derak, and M. D. Wallenstein. 2013. Aridity Modulates N Availability in Arid and Semiarid Mediterranean Grasslands. PLoS ONE 8:e59807.

García-Palacios, P. , R. Milla, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, N. Martín-Robles, M. Álvaro-Sánchez, and D. H. Wall. 2013. Side-effects of plant domestication: ecosystem impacts of changes in litter quality. New Phytologist 198:504–513.

Lineal, M., and M. Laituri .  2013. Community-based integrated fire management planning: linking ecology and society in Honduras. Community Development Journal 48:58–74.

Malone, S. L., G. Starr, C. L. Staudhammer, and M. G. Ryan. 2013. Effects of simulated drought on the carbon balance of Everglades short-hydroperiod marsh. Global Change Biology:n/a–n/a.

Monello, R. J., J. G. Powers, N. T. Hobbs, T. R. Spraker, K. I. O’Rourke, and M. A. Wild. 2013. Efficacy of antemortem rectal biopsies to diagnose and estimate prevalence of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging cow elk (cervus elaphus nelsoni). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:270–278.

Soliveres, S., P. García-Palacios, F. T. Maestre, A. Escudero, and F. Valladares. 2013. Changes in rainfall amount and frequency do not affect the outcome of the interaction between the shrub Retama sphaerocarpa and its neighbouring grasses in two semiarid communities. Journal of Arid Environments 91:104–112.