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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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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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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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Unlocking the potential of soil organic carbon: outcome document.

Published online: 25 Oct 2017

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper reports the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17), which was jointly organized by the: Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...

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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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Changes in soil microbial communities due to biological invasions can reduce allelopathic effects.

Published online: 22 Nov 2017

Authors: Li YangPing & Feng YuLong & Kang ZongLi & Zheng YuLong & Zhang JiaoLin & Chen YaJun

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Soil microbes are important in mediating allelopathic interactions between invasive and native plants in the field. However, it was not known how thes...

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Preparing for the worst: utilizing stress-tolerant soil microbial communities to aid ecological restoration in the Anthropocene.

Published online: 01 Dec 2020

Authors: Valliere, J. M. & Wong, W. S. & Nevill, P. G. & Zhong, H. & Dixon, K. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

1. Multiple drivers of environmental change pose a significant challenge for ecological restoration, including climate change, soil salinization and e...

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Carbon market incentives to conserve, restore and enhance soil carbon.

Published online: 19 Dec 2018

Authors: Unger, M. von & Emmer, I.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This report focuses on carbon finance opportunities for enhancing soil organic carbon stocks across the globe and moving towards low-carbon, sustainab...

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Urban cultivation in allotments maintains soil qualities adversely affected by conventional agriculture.

Published online: 06 Aug 2014

Authors: Edmondson, J. L. & Davies, Z. G. & Gaston, K. J. & Leake, J. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Modern agriculture, in seeking to maximize yields to meet growing global food demand, has caused loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) and compaction, imp...

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Reclaiming contaminated land through biodiversity.

Published online: 16 Sep 2020

Authors: Cadotte, M.

Content type: Blog

This paper focuses on the negative effects of land degradation on the sustainability, biodiversity and global ecosystem functioning and in reducing th...

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