Journal Papers

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Top 10 Featured Publications (First/ Corresponding Author) 

10) Ali, A*. (2022) Restore Pakistan’s forests to prevent floods. Science, 378 (6619), 482-483. DOI:10.1126/science.ade9336

9) Sanaei, A., Sayer, E. J., Yuan, Z.Q., Saiz, H., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Sadeghinia, M., Ashouri, P., Ghafari, S., Kaboli, H., Kargar, M., Seabloom, E. & Ali. A*. (2023) Grazing intensity alters the plant diversity-carbon storage relationship in rangelands across topographic and climatic gradients. Functional Ecology DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.14270

8) Abbasi, U.A., Mattsson. E., Nansanka. S.P. & Ali, A*. (2022) Biological, structural and functional responses of tropical forests to environmental factors. Biological Conservation 76, 109792. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109792

7) Ullah, F., Gilani, H., Sanaei, A., Hussain, K. & Ali. A*. (2021) Stand structure determines aboveground biomass across temperate forest types and species mixture along a local-scale elevational gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 486, 118984. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2021.118984

6) Wang, L.Q.# & Ali. A#*. (2022) Functional identity regulates aboveground biomass better than trait diversity along abiotic conditions in global forest metacommunities. Ecography e05854. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05854 Cover page Paper of the Ecogrpahy, Jan Volume 2022. See here =>

5) Ali, A., Lin, S.L., He, J.K., Kong, F.M., Yu, J.H. & Jiang, H.S. (2019) Big-sized trees overrule remaining trees’ attributes and species richness as determinants of aboveground biomass in tropical forests. Global Change Biology 25(8), 2810-2824. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14707 (F1000Prime Recommended) Schmid B: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Ali A et al., Glob Chang Biol 2019 25(8):2810-2824]. In Faculty Opinions, 14 Sep 2020; DOI:10.3410/f.735819621.793578053

4) Ali, A., Lin, S.L., He, J.K., Kong, F.M., Yu, J.H. & Jiang, H.S. (2019) Climate and soils determine aboveground biomass indirectly via species diversity and stand structural complexity in tropical forests. Forest Ecology and Management 432, 823-831. DOI: 10.​1016/​j.​foreco.​2018.​10.​024 (Highly Cited Paper, Top 1%; Web of Science)

3) Ali, A*. (2019) Forest stand structure and functioning: current knowledge and future challenges. Ecological Indicators 98, 665-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.11.017 (Review Paper).

2) Ali. A*., Sanaei, A., Li, M., Ahmadaali, K., Asadi, O., Javanmiri Pour, M., Valipour, A., Karami, J., Aminpour, M., Kaboli, H. & Askari, Y. (2019) Impacts of climatic and edaphic factors on the diversity, structure and biomass of species-poor and structurally-complex forests. Science of the Total Environment 706, 135719. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135719

1) Ali, A., Yan, E.R., Chen, H.Y.H., Chang, S.X., Zhao, Y.T., Yang, X.D. & Xu, M.S. (2016) Stand structural diversity rather than species diversity enhances aboveground carbon storage in secondary subtropical forests in Eastern China. Biogeosciences 13(16), 4627-4635. DOI:10.5194/bg-13-4627-2016


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