Vegetation Ecology Lab / 植群生態研究室

Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

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Publications

Below are SCI and non-SCI articles, preprints, conference presentations and defended theses related to the research done in the Vegetation Ecology Lab; members of the lab are highlighted in bold. For all papers by David Zelený, see his personal website.

Preprints

  • Chen T., Lee Y.-N., Lin P.-Y., Wu K.-S. & Zelený D.* (submitted): Vegetation of Chamaecyparis montane cloud forest in Lalashan Forest Dynamics Plot. bioRχiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.04.565604
  • Wei S., Tseng Y.-P. & Zelený D.* (resubmitted): The ecological characteristics of the safe sites for early-stage establishment of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana seedlings in Taiwan. bioRχiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.15.540728
  • Zelený D., Helsen K. & Lee Y.-N. (resubmitted): Extending the CWM approach to intraspecific trait variation: how to deal with overly optimistic standard tests? bioRχiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.09.459685

Journal articles

  • Huang C.-L., Zelený D.* & Chang-Yang C.-H. (2023): Integrating several analytical methods to assess strength of ecological processes behind metacommunity assembly. Oikos, e10166, https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.10166, free-to-read pdf
  • Helsen K., Viana J.L., Lin T.-Y, Kuo L.-Y. & Zelený D.* (2023): Comparing trait syndromes between Taiwanese subtropical terrestrial and epiphytic ferns and lycophytes at the species and community level. Journal of Vegetation Science, 34:e13220, https://doi.org/10.1111/JVS.13220, free-to-read pdf, preprint on bioRχiv
  • Chao A., Chiu C.-H., Hu K.-H., Zelený D. (2023): Revisiting Alwyn H. Gentry’s forest transect data: latitudinal beta diversity patterns are revealed using a statistical sampling-model-based approach. Japanese Journal of Statistics and Data Science, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42081-023-00214-1
  • Chao A., Thorn S., Chiu C.-H., Moyes F., Hu K.-H., Chazdon R.L., Wu J., Magnago L.F.S., Dornelas M., Zelený D., Colwell R.K. and Magurran A.E. (2023): Rarefaction and extrapolation with beta diversity under a framework of Hill numbers: The iNEXT.beta3D standardization. Ecological Monographs, e1588, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1588
  • Helsen K., Shen Y.-C., Lin T.-Y., Chen C.-F., Huang C.-M., Li C.-F. & Zelený D.* (2022): Climate and soil differentially affect species, trait and diversity patterns of woody overstory and fern understory in a subtropical forest along an elevation gradient in Taiwan. Journal of Vegetation Science, 33:e13130. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13130, free to read pdf
  • Chen C.-F., Li C.-F., Huang C.-M., Lin H.-Y. and Zelený D.* (2022): Secondary succession on landslides in submontane forests of central Taiwan: environmental drivers and restoration strategies. Applied Vegetation Science, 25: e12635. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12635, free to read pdf
  • Zelený D. & Lin P.-Y. (2020): Using tea bags to estimate the rate of soil organic matter decomposition in a Taiwanese forest. IAVS Bulletin, 2020/3, 31-33. https://doi.org/10.21570/BUL-202003-5, pdf, video from the field
  • Chao A., Kubota Y., Zelený D., Chiu C.-H., Li C.-F., Kusumoto B., Yasuhara M., Thorn S., Wei C.-L., Costello M.J. & Colwell R.K. (2020): Quantifying sample completeness and comparing diversities among assemblages. Ecological Research, 35, 292–314. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12102
  • Zelený D. (2018): Which results of the standard test for community weighted mean approach are too optimistic? Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 953–966. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12688, read-only pdf, preprint on BioRxiv, Plain language summary on vegsciblog.org, blog post on blog.davidzeleny.net

Conference presentations

  • Lin S.-I. & Zelený D. (2023): Patterns of intra/interspecific trait variation of trees along fog gradient in Taiwan (International Association for Vegetation Science, 65th Annual Symposium, Coffs Harbour, Australia, September 3-8, 2023, poster presentation) - awarded by Honorable Mention by the IAVS
  • Viana J.L., Huang C.-L. & Zelený D. (2023): Factors shaping functional and evolutionary patterns of fern communities in Taiwanese cloud forest (International Association for Vegetation Science, 65th Annual Symposium, Coffs Harbour, Australia, September 3-8, 2023, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D. (2023): Cloud forest vegetation along fog frequency gradient in Taiwan: diversity and environment (International Association for Vegetation Science, 65th Annual Symposium, Coffs Harbour, Australia, September 3-8, 2023, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D. (2023): How to study the effect of fog frequency on vegetation: a case study from Taiwan's cloud forest (Plant Ecology Workshop, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, August 19-20, 2023, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D. & Sekerková H. (2023): Extinction of rare species on smaller islands is the key mechanism behind the species-area relationship on acidophilous habitat patches: an empirical study from the Czech Republic (Society for Island Biology, 4th Island Biology Conference, Lipari, Italy, July 3-7, 2023, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D., Lee Y.-N. & Wei S. (2022): “Sun leaves” not always so sunny: light as confounding factor in intra-specific trait studies focused on woody species (International Association for Vegetation Science, 64th Annual Symposium, Madrid, Spain, June 27-July 1, 2022, oral presentation)
  • Wei S. & Zelený D. (2022): The influence of environmental factors and biotic interactions on the early-stage establishment of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana seedlings in Taiwan. (International Association for Vegetation Science, 64th Annual Symposium, Madrid, Spain, June 27-July 1, 2022, oral presentation, virtually)
  • Zelený D., Lin P.-Y., Huang C.-L., Li C.-F. & Hsieh C.-F. (2022): A consistent hump-shaped pattern of diversity-elevation relationship observed at different grain scales: a case study using woody species in Taiwan. (International Biogeography Society, 10th Biennial Conference, hybrid meeting on June 2-6 in Vancouver, Canada; oral presentation provided on demand virtually)
  • Tseng Y.-P. & Zelený D. (2022): Do subtropical montane cloud forests in Taiwan act as insular systems for woody species? (International Biogeography Society, 10th Biennial Conference, hybrid meeting on June 2-6 in Vancouver, Canada; oral presentation provided virtually, live)
  • Lin P.-Y., Li C.-F. & Zelený D. (2022): Possible mechanisms explaining hump-shaped richness-elevation pattern of woody species in Taiwan. (International Biogeography Society, 10th Biennial Conference, hybrid meeting on June 2-6 in Vancouver, Canada; oral presentation provided on demand virtually)
  • Huang C.-L. & Zelený D. (2022): How well do available methods quantify the importance of assembly processes in ecological community data: a simulation approach (International Biogeography Society, 10th Biennial Conference, hybrid meeting on June 2-6 in Vancouver, Canada; oral presentation provided on demand virtually)
  • Zelený D., Helsen K. & Lee Y.-N. (2021): Extending the community-weighted mean approach to intraspecific trait variation: how to deal with overly optimistic standard parametric tests? (International Association for Vegetation Science, 63rd Annual Symposium, hosted virtually, September 20-23, 2021, oral presentation by David Zelený)
  • Lee Y.-N. & Zelený D. (2021): Effect of wind and soil conditions on inter- and intraspecific leaf trait variation of broadleaf trees in the cloud forest: a case study from Taiwan (International Association for Vegetation Science, 63rd Annual Symposium, hosted virtually, September 20-23, 2021, poster with a lightning talk by Yi-Nuo Lee)
  • Lin P.-Y., Zelený D. & Li C.-F. (2021): Woody species richness along elevation in Taiwan: patterns and mechanisms (International Association for Vegetation Science, 63rd Annual Symposium, hosted virtually, September 20-23, 2021, oral presentation by Po-Yu Lin)
  • Tseng Y.-P. & Zelený D. (2021): Do subtropical montane cloud forests in Taiwan act as insular systems for woody species? (International Association for Vegetation Science, 63rd Annual Symposium, hosted virtually, September 20-23, 2021, poster with lightning talk by Yu-Pei Tseng)
  • Chen C.-F. & Zelený D. (2021): Changes in species composition and plant functional traits during the landslide succession in high-mountain coniferous forest in central Taiwan (International Association for Vegetation Science, 63rd Annual Symposium, hosted virtually, September 20-23, 2021, oral presentation by Chien-Fan Chen)
  • Zelený D., Shen Y.-C. & Li C.-F. (2019): Effect of cloud frequency on the forest vegetation in Taiwan: what can we learn from the trait-based approach using evergreen broadleaf species? (International Association for Vegetation Science, 62th Annual Symposium, Bremen, Germany, July 14-19, 2019, oral presentation by David Zelený)
  • Lin P.-Y., Li C.-F. & Zelený D. (2019): Diversity pattern of woody species along elevation in Taiwan: does the sample standardisation matter? (International Association for Vegetation Science, 62th Annual Symposium, Bremen, Germany, July 14-19, 2019, poster presentation by Po-Yu Lin)
  • Lin T.-Y. & Zelený D. (2019): Changes of community-level leaf traits of terrestrial and epiphytic ferns along an elevation gradient in Northeastern Taiwan. (International Association for Vegetation Science, 62th Annual Symposium, Bremen, Germany, July 14-19, 2019, poster presentation by Tsung-Yi Lin)
  • Chen C.-F., Li C.-F. & Zelený D. (2019): Spontaneous regeneration of vegetation on landslides in low-elevation region in Central Taiwan. Environmental drivers and recommendations for restoration strategy. (International Association for Vegetation Science, 62th Annual Symposium, Bremen, Germany, July 14-19, 2019, poster presentation by Chien-Fan Chen)
  • Zelený D. & Lin T.-Y. (2018): Changes in leaf traits along the elevation gradient in Taiwan: using ferns as a model plant group. Asian Symposium of Ferns & Lycophytes, Taipei, Taiwan, 16-18 October 2018, oral presentation by David Zelený) www
  • Zelený D. (2018): To test or not to test, that is the question: relating mean Ellenberg indicator values to ordination axes is an example of spurious correlation (International Association for Vegetation Science, 61th Annual Symposium, Bozeman, Montana, USA, July 22-27, 2018, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D. (2018): Importance of environment evaluated by constrained ordination depends on the completeness of sampling (Ecological Society of Japan, 65th Annual Meeting, Sapporo, March 15-18 2018, oral presentation) www
  • Zelený D. (2017): Community assembly along stress gradients: effect of cloud frequency and chronic-wind intensity on forest vegetation in Taiwan (Symposium of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, November 17 2017, oral presentation) www
  • Zelený D. (2017): Bias in community-weighted mean analysis of plant functional traits and species indicator values (International Association for Vegetation Science, 60th Annual Symposium, Palermo, Italy, June 20-24 2017, oral presentation)
  • Zelený D. (2016): Jumping on the bandwagon of beta diversity partitioning (NTU & NTNU Joint Symposium on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Taipei, Taiwan, 22 May 2016, oral talk)
  • Zelený D., Li C.-F. et al. (2016): Beta diversity pattern of forest vegetation along elevation in Taiwan: what have we learned so far? (Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Ecological Research Network in JiJi, Taiwan, 15-16 April 2016, oral presentation by David Zelený)

Master theses (defended)

  • Shu-I Lin/林書逸 (2023): Relationships of environmental factors and plant traits to fog frequency gradient in cloud forest of Northern Taiwan [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU20230436
  • Yi-Mei Wu/吳奕媺 (2023): Is decreasing richness of alien plant species along elevation in Taiwan caused by species temperature preference or intensity of human activities? [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202300700
  • Shuo Wei/魏碩 (2023): The ecological characteristics of the safe sites for early-stage regeneration of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana seedlings in Taiwan [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202300650
  • Ting Chen/陳婷 (2023): Woody species composition of the Lalashan Forest Dynamics Plot and its relationship to environment [in English] (co-advised bu K.-F. Chung) https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202300621
  • Ching-Lin Huang (Andy)/黃敬麟 (2023): Disentangling ecological processes underlying the metacommunity by integrating several analytical methods [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202300163
  • Yu-Pei Tseng/曾宇霈 (2022): Landscape effects on local species richness of woody specialists in Subtropical Montane Cloud Forest of Taiwan [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202204126
  • Hsin-Yen Teng/鄧信彥 (2022), Phytosociological study of natural forest vegetation in Lalashan and Tamanshan regions, northern Taiwan [in English] (co-advised by K.-F. Chung) https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202202203
  • Kuan-Fu Lin/林冠甫 (2022): The relationship between understory species composition and environmental factors in the Lalashan Forest Dynamics Plot [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202200877
  • Yi-Nuo Lee (Enoch)/李以諾 (2021), Importance of interspecific and intraspecific variation of plant functional traits: a case study in the Lalashan Forest Dynamics Plot [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202104070
  • Po-Yu Lin/林柏佑 (2021): Woody species richness along elevation in Taiwan: patterns and mechanisms [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU202101126
  • Tsung-Yi Lin/林宗儀 (2019): The pattern of fern and lycophyte species composition and community-level fern leaf functional traits along an elevation gradient in Northeastern Taiwan [in English] https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU201903764
  • Kenneth Huang/黃駿鏹 (2019): Mean family age and community phylogenetic structures of Taiwanese woody vegetation along elevation [in English] (co-advised together with Dr Chun-Neng Wang, 王俊能) http://dx.doi.org/10.6342/NTU201902042
  • Yen-Cheng Shen/沈彥成 (2019): Relationship between functional traits of woody species and elevation gradient: a case study from forest vegetation in Northern Taiwan [in English] (co-advised together with Prof Wen-Yuan Kao, 高文媛) https://doi.org/10.6342/NTU201900071