|Ash buds and flowers
Image courtesy of John Crellin/Floral Images
One paper likely to make a bit of a stir is by Ruth Mitchell et al. on the potential impacts of the loss of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), due to ash dieback, on woodland vegetation in Great Britain.
This paper will be of interest to anybody concerned about ash dieback - especially people who have taken part in the SPLASH project to record the plants, mosses and lichens associated with Ash. The authors' results suggest that ash dieback could drive substantial changes in the ground flora community composition of woodlands currently dominated by ash.