Vegetation Ecology Lab / 植群生態研究室

Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

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-**Beta-diversity** as a tool to inspect the rules of community assembly (Chang et al. 2013), and **undersampling** as one of the key reasons why results of beta diversity studies are hardly comparable (Zelený et al. //in prep.//, Zukal & Zelený //in prep.//). 
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-Diversity pattern along the gradient of cloud frequency and chronic-wind intensity in forest vegetation of Taiwan (vegetation survey, measurements of species functional traits for cloud and wind indicator species). 
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-**Spatial structure in vegetation** as a surrogate for unmeasured or overlooked environmental factors influencing vegetation (Chang et al. 2013, Chudomelová et al. 2017) 
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-**Vegetation classification** of Czech forest vegetation (pine forest of the alliance //​Dicrano-Pinion//,​ Zelený in Chytrý 2012), contribution to classification of Taiwan forest vegetation (Lin et al. 2012, Li et al. 2013, Li et al. 2015), and theoretical development of classification methods (modified TWINSPAN at Roleček et al. 2009, Cocktail Determination Key at Li et al. 2013). 
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-**Effect of landscape heterogeneity on vegetation diversity** studied in deep river valleys of Bohemian Massif in the Czech Republic (my [[http://​davidzeleny.net/​doku.php/​phd|doctoral thesis]], Zelený & Chytrý 2007, Zelený et al. 2010). 
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-**Ellenberg-like species indicator values** as a useful source of expert knowledge about species ecological requirements,​ pitfalls in their use in data analysis (Zelený & Schaffers 2012), and the potential introduction of the system of indicator values in new regions (like East Asia). 
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-Co-occurrence method of estimating species **ecological specialization** (Zelený 2009, Fajmonová et al. 2013, Carboni et al. 2016, Zelený //in prep.//​) ​ 
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-Bias in using **community-weighted means of species attributes** (like traits or species indicator values) in the analysis of community ecology data (Zelený //​submitted//​).