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Rare soil microbial taxa regulate the negative effects of land degradation drivers on soil organic matter decomposition.

Published online: 13 Oct 2021

Authors: Wu Ying & Chen DiMa & Saleem, M. & Wang Bing & Hu ShuiJin & Delgado-Baquerizo, M. & Bai YongFei

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land degradation drivers, including loss in vegetation and eutrophication, are expected to impact soil biodiversity and functions in drylands world-wi...

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Unpacking land degradation and the thorny issue of woody plant encroachment in South Africa.

Published online: 13 Oct 2021

Published by: British Ecological Society

Authors: Mani, S. & Osborne, C. P. & Cleaver, F.

Content type: Miscellaneous

In this work, the situation of land degradation in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa was analysed by adapting a natural resource governance fram...

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A multi-dimensional assessment of ecosystems and ecosystem services in Taplejung, Nepal.

Published online: 22 Aug 2018

Authors: Thapa, S. & Poudel, S. & Aryal, K. & Kandel, P. & Uddin, K. & Karki, S. & Sharma, B. & Chettri, N.

Content type: Bulletin

Excessive demand for ecosystem services arising from rapidly growing human population and several anthropogenic activities have led to the extensive m...

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Biocrust morphogroups provide an effective and rapid assessment tool for drylands.

Published online: 14 Jan 2015

Authors: Read, C. F. & Duncan, D. H. & Vesk, P. A. & Elith, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) occur across most of the world's drylands and are sensitive indicators of dryland degradation. Accounting for shift...

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A degradation threshold for irreversible loss of soil productivity: a long-term case study in China.

Published online: 12 Oct 2011

Authors: Gao Yang & Zhong BingLin & Yue Hui & Wu Bin & Cao ShiXiong

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

During the past three decades, conservation and restoration biologists have increasingly recognized that ecological communities are likely to exhibit ...

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Long-term degradation of Sahelian rangeland detected by 27 years of field study in Senegal.

Published online: 26 May 2010

Authors: Miehe, S. & Kluge, J. & Wehrden, H. von & Retzer, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Sustainable management of rangelands will become increasingly important as the climate changes, yet rangeland dynamics are still a challenge to drylan...

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Estimating the effects of land degradation and rainfall variation on productivity in rangelands: an approach using remote sensing and models of grazing and herbage dynamics.

Published online: 13 Nov 1996

Authors: Pickup, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land degradation in non-equilibrium rangelands may be defined in terms of loss of resilience and is linked with lower economic productivity through r...

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The spatial configuration of vegetation as an indicator of landscape degradation due to livestock enterprises in Argentina.

Published online: 14 Mar 1996

Authors: Pietri, D. E. de

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The spatial configuration characteristics of vegetation were studied in the Los Alerces National Park (LANP) in order to develop ecological indicators...

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Land health surveillance for identifying land constraints and targeting land management options in smallholder farming systems in Western Cameroon.

Published online: 22 Mar 2017

Authors: Takoutsing, B. & Ayenkulu, E. & Tchoundjeu, Z. & Coe, R. & Denis, N. & Shepherd, K.

Content type: Bulletin

Quantitative and up-to-date information on ecosystem characteristics and land health constraints are needed to understand land degradation trends and ...

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A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands.

Published online: 12 Jun 2013

Authors: James, J. J. & Sheley, R. L. & Erickson, T. & Rollins, K. S. & Taylor, M. H. & Dixon, K. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Drylands support over 2 billion people and are major providers of critical ecosystem goods and services across the globe. Drylands, however, are one o...

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