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Winter cover crop legacy effects on litter decomposition act through litter quality and microbial community changes.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Barel, J. M. & Kuyper, T. W. & Paul, J. & Boer, W. de & Cornelissen, J. H. C. & Deyn, G. B. de

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In agriculture, winter cover crop (WCC) residues are incorporated into the soil to improve soil quality, as gradual litter decomposition can improve f...

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Changes in decomposition rates and Collembola densities during the forestry cycle in conifer plantations.

Published online: 30 Jun 1999

Authors: Butterfield, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conifers have a tendency to produce detrimental changes in the soil that suppress decomposition. It is also possible that clear-felling and the short ...

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Decomposer communities in human-impacted streams: species dominance rather than richness affects leaf decomposition.

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: Tolkkinen, M. & Mykrä, H. & Markkola, A. M. & Aisala, H. & Vuori, K. M. & Lumme, J. & Pirttilä, A. M. & Muotka, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is compelling evidence that anthropogenic disturbance can decrease biodiversity and impair ecological functioning. A major challenge to biodiver...

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Short-term effects of chemical and mechanical cover management and decomposition processes in a grassland soil.

Published online: 22 May 1971

Authors: Malone, C. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In a randomized plot experiment on Festuca arundinacea grassland on alluvial loam soil during 1968, plots were mowed and raked bi-weekly, mowed and sp...

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The effects of decomposing roots on the growth of grassland plants.

Published online: 01 Jan 1980

Authors: Newbery, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Anthoxanthum odoratum, Holcus lanatus, Hypochoeris radicata, Lolium perenne, Plantago lanceolata and Rumex acetosa ('treatment' spp.) were grown separ...

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The effects of decomposing roots on the growth of grassland plants.

Published online: 01 Jan 1980

Authors: Newbery, D. McC.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Anthoxanthum odoratum, Holcus lanatus, Hypochoeris radicata, Lolium perenne, Plantago lanceolata and Rumex acetosa (i.e. 'treatment' species) were gro...

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Activity of the microbial decomposer community in metal-contaminated roadside soils.

Published online: 01 Mar 1997

Authors: Post, R. D. & Beeby, A. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Rates of decomposition were measured in roadside soils of high and low metal concentration in SW London, UK, to determine whether metal contamination ...

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Biomass, production, decomposition of and N release from root nodules in two Casuarina equisetifolia plantations in Sonbhadra, India.

Published online: 01 Apr 1995

Authors: Srivastava, A. K. & Ambasht, R. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Two Casuarina equisetifolia plantation stands of age 5 and 8 yr, located in dry tropical climate of the Vindhyan plateau have been studied in order to...

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Functional diversity loss with increasing livestock grazing intensity in drylands: the mechanisms and their consequences depend on the taxa.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Chillo, V. & Ojeda, R. A. & Capmourteres, V. & Anand, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing is one of the main drivers of desertification in drylands, and livestock production is expected to increase in the next decades. The analy...

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The impact of waterfowl foraging on the decomposition of rice straw: mutual benefits for rice growers and waterfowl.

Published online: 05 Jan 2001

Authors: Bird, J. A. & Pettygrove, G. S. & Eadie, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent legislation in California, USA, has restricted traditional open-field burning of rice straw residues, leading farmers to adopt alternative meth...

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