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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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Effects of roadside conditions on plants and insects. II. Soil conditions.

Published online: 01 Nov 1988

Authors: Spencer, H. J. & Port, G. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The performance of Lolium perenne plants grown in roadside soil in the absence of roadside atmospheric conditions was studied. Significantly fewer pla...

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Comparative size, fecundity and ecophysiology of roadside plants of Banksia hookeriana.

Published online: 15 Apr 1994

Authors: Lamont, B. B. & Rees, R. G. & Witkowski, E. T. F. & Whitten, V. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The use of road verges in SW Australia for conservation of indigenous species was investigated in B. hookeriana, a shrub which is a major food source ...

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Effects of roadside conditions on plants and insects. I. Atmospheric conditions.

Published online: 01 Nov 1988

Authors: Spencer, H. J. & Scott, N. E. & Port, G. R. & Davison, A. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Effects of the roadside atmosphere were investigated by placing pots of Lolium perenne 0.5, 1.5, 3.5 or 9 m from the roadside. At each distance, pots ...

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The effects of de-icing salt on roadside verges. I. Soil and plant analysis.

Published online: 22 May 1971

Authors: Davison, A. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Analyses showed that excess salt persisted throughout the year near roadsides, probably influencing the vigour and species composition due to osmotic ...

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Vegetation-site relationships of roadside plant communities in West Virginia, USA.

Published online: 30 Mar 2005

Authors: Rentch, J. S. & Fortney, R. H. & Stephenson, S. L. & Adams, H. S. & Grafton, W. N. & Anderson, J. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In mountainous regions, road construction is accompanied by large-scale physical disturbance associated with cut and fill operations that drastically ...

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Effects of delayed hay removal on the nutrient balance of roadside plant communities.

Published online: 08 Oct 1998

Authors: Schaffers, A. P. & Vesseur, M. C. & Sýkora, K. V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Weight and nutrient losses from fresh roadside cuttings were studied in the field in the Netherlands during a 6-week period between 24 May and 6 July ...

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The salinity of motorway soils. I. Variation in time and between regions in the salinity of soils on central reserves.

Published online: 10 Jun 1986

Authors: Thompson, J. R. & Rutter, A. J. & Ridout, P. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Sodium chloride is used as the standard de-icing agent on motorways in England at annual application rates varying from 2 to 20 tonnes per lane km. So...

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The salinity of motorway soils. IV. Effects of sodium chloride on some native British shrub species, and the possibility of establishing shrubs on the central reserves of motorways.

Published online: 10 Jun 1986

Authors: Thompson, J. R. & Rutter, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Individuals of eleven native British shrub species growing in containers out of doors were subjected to sodium chloride solutions of different concent...

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The salinity of motorway soils. II. Distance from the carriageway and other sources of local variation in salinity.

Published online: 10 Jun 1986

Authors: Thompson, J. R. & Rutter, A. J. & Ridout, P. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The variation of soil sodium concentration with distance from the carriageway on central reserves and verges was studied on a number of motorway sites...

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