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Quantifying changes in abundance of food plants for butterfly larvae and farmland birds.

Published online: 28 Jul 2000

Authors: Smart, S. M. & Firbank, L. G. & Bunce, R. G. H. & Watkins, J. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent changes in population size of butterflies and farmland birds across north-west European landscapes have been linked to the effects of agricultu...

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The effect of forage structure and availability on food intake, biting rate, bite size and daily eating time of reindeer.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Trudell, J. & White, R. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Factors influencing the food intake of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) on tundra were studied using tame animals. Food intake was estimated from...

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Analysis of plant epidermis in faeces: a technique for studying the food preferences of grazing herbivores.

Published online: 13 Jan 1968

Authors: Stewart, D. R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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Differences in nutritional quality between herbaceous plants and bark of conifers as winter food for the vole Microtus pennsylvanicus.

Published online: 01 May 1993

Authors: Bucyanayandi, J. D. & Bergeron, J. M. & Soucie, J. & Thomas, D. W. & Jean, Y.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

During winter 1987-88 and 1988-89 in Quebec, food quality (protein, total non-structural carbohydrates (TNC) and phenolics) was much greater, and vari...

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The state of the world's biodiversity for food and agriculture.

Published online: 19 Jun 2019

Authors: Bélanger, J. & Pilling, D.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA). It complements other global assessments prepared unde...

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Less visible but yet vital for human health: nutrient-dense indigenous vegetables and their need for urgent promotion in balanced diets.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Keatinge, J. D. H. & Holmer, R. J. & Ebert, A. W. & Hughes, J. A.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

This paper describes the importance of indigenous vegetables in traditional food systems with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. Many indigenous ve...

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Wild foods from forests: quantities collected across Zambia.

Published online: 23 Nov 2022

Authors: Steel, E. A. & Bwembelo, L. & Mulani, A. & Siamutondo, A. L. M. & Banda, P. & Gumbo, D. & Moombe, K. & Ickowitz, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

Forests provide an immense range of benefits to people, many of which are not prioritized by forest policy because they are difficult to quantify. Wil...

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Response of slugs to unacceptable food items.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Whelan, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Each of 2 species of slug ate more of 'unacceptable' plants to which they were not normally exposed in the first trial, but less in a second trial sug...

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Even short-term revegetation complicates soil food webs and strengthens their links with ecosystem functions.

Published online: 21 Sep 2022

Authors: Wang Bing & Zhu YuHe & Chen Xiang & Chen DiMa & Wu Ying & Wu LiJi & Liu ShengEn & Yue LinYan & Wang Yang & Bai YongFei

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Degradation of dryland ecosystems is a worldwide problem caused by climate change and human activities. To restore these degraded ecosystems, governme...

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Production and diversity of enchytraeids, earthworms and plants in fertilized hay meadow plots.

Published online: 10 Jun 1986

Authors: Standen, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Random soil samples were used to estimate the number and weight of each species of enchytraeid and lumbricid at fourteen long-established experimental...

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