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Crop photosynthesis and the flux of carbon dioxide below the canopy.

Published online: 30 Dec 1965

Authors: Monteith, J. L. & Szeicz, G. & Yabuki, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bare soil evolved a maximum of 7 g CO2/m2/day in summer and a minimum of 1 g/m2/day in winter; the Q10 was 3. Root respiration, i.e. the difference in...

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Crop traits drive soil carbon sequestration under organic farming.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: García-Palacios, P. & Gattinger, A. & Bracht-Jørgensen, H. & Brussaard, L. & Carvalho, F. & Castro, H. & Clément, J. C. & Deyn, G. de & D'Hertefeldt, T. & Foulquier, A. & Hedlund, K. & Lavorel, S. & Legay, N. & Lori, M. & Mäder, P. & Martínez-García, L. B. & Silva, P. M. da & Muller, A. & Nascimento, E. & Reis, F. & Symanczik, S. & Sousa, J. P. & Milla, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming (OF) enhances top soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks in croplands compared with conventional farming (CF), which can contribute to seque...

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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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Model-based assessment of soil organic carbon dynamics and potentials for carbon sequestration under integrated soil fertility management and conservation agriculture in Western Kenya.

Published online: 10 Oct 2018

Authors: Sommer, R.

Content type: Miscellaneous

A key message of the 2015 International Year of Soils was that 'soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon c...

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Effect of stemflow on beech forest soils and vegetation in southern Sweden.

Published online: 16 Dec 1989

Authors: Falkengren-Grerup, U.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A study of 64 radial transects around individual Fagus sylvatica trees, each extending 250 cm from the stem base. Results suggest that stemflow reduce...

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Charcoal function and management in boreal ecosystems.

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: Hart, S. & Luckai, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Charcoal plays an important role in soil function and carbon storage in fire-prone ecosystems. Charcoal is present in most boreal forest soils as a re...

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Comparisons of understorey vegetation and soil fertility in plantations and adjacent natural forests in the Ethiopian highlands.

Published online: 21 Oct 1996

Authors: Michelsen, A. & Lisanework, N. & Friis, I. & Holst, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Herbaceous plant cover and biomass, species richness, and soil physical and chemical characteristics were analysed in 83 plantations and adjacent natu...

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The added value of including key microbial traits to determine nitrogen-related ecosystem services in managed grasslands.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Pommier, T. & Cantarel, A. A. M. & Grigulis, K. & Lavorel, S. & Legay, N. & Baxendale, C. & Bardgett, R. D. & Bahn, M. & Poly, F. & Clément, J. C. & Isaac, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite playing central roles in nutrient cycles and plant growth, soil microbes are generally neglected in the study of ecosystem services (ES), due ...

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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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Effects of agricultural management practices on earthworm populations and crop yield: validation and application of a mechanistic modelling approach.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Johnston, A. S. A. & Sibly, R. M. & Hodson, M. E. & Alvarez, T. & Thorbek, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is little consensus on how agriculture will meet future food demands sustainably. Soils and their biota play a crucial role by mediating ecosyst...

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