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Integrated soil quality assessment as an indicator for a successful conversion to organic agriculture.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Willekens, K. & Debode, J. & Waeyenberge, L. & Vandecasteele, B.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

The results of an extensive soil quality assessment on conventionally managed fields were compared with the soil quality on a reference field as a res...

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Using Ellenberg indicator values to assess soil quality in British forests from ground vegetation: a pilot study.

Published online: 30 Jul 1997

Authors: Hawkes, J. C. & Pyatt, D. G. & White, I. M. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

As a pilot study, descriptions of the vegetation and soil sampling were carried out on 20 British forest sites to investigate the soil factors likely ...

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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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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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The role of ecosystems and their management in regulating climate, and soil, water and air quality.

Published online: 31 Jul 2013

Authors: Smith, P. & Ashmore, M. R. & Black, H. I. J. & Burgess, P. J. & Evans, C. D. & Quine, T. A. & Thomson, A. M. & Hicks, K. & Orr, H. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecosystems have a critical role in regulating climate, and soil, water and air quality, but management to change an ecosystem process in support of on...

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Archive and refugia of soil organisms: applying a pedodiversity framework for the conservation of biological and non-biological heritages.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Ibáñez, J. J. & Krasilnikov, P. V. & Saldaña, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The pedosphere is a part of our natural heritage. Soils should be considered both for their biological and for their geological resources. During the ...

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Equal yield-scaled and lower area-scaled nitrous oxide emissions in organically managed soils.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Andreas, G. & Skinner, C. & Krauss, M. & Mäder, P.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

Despite the increase in organic cropland, knowledge on the impact of organic farming on soil derived nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions i...

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Legacy effects of diversity in space and time driven by winter cover crop biomass and nitrogen concentration.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plant diversity can increase nitrogen cycling and decrease soil-borne pests, which are feedback mechanisms influencing subsequent plant growth. The re...

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Predicting soil properties from floristic composition in western Amazonian rain forests: performance of k-nearest neighbour estimation and weighted averaging calibration.

Published online: 04 Dec 2013

Authors: Suominen, L. & Ruokolainen, K. & Tuomisto, H. & Llerena, N. & Higgins, M. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Soil quality is an important determinant of primary productivity and species occurrence patterns. Therefore, plant species composition can be used as ...

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Physical-water attributes in the surface layer of soils at different locations in the landscape and sugarcane harvesting systems in Coruripe, AL.

Published online: 31 Jan 2019

Authors: Amaral, A. J. do & Marques, F. A. & Parahyba, R. da B. V. & Oliveira Neto, M. B. de & Silva, A. B. da & Barros, A. H. C. & Nascimento, A. F. do & Ivo, W. M. P. de M.

Content type: Bulletin

This paper presents the results of a study conducted to determine the physical-water attributes in the surface layer of the soil as quality indicators...

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