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Reducing soil erosion by improving community functional diversity in semi-arid grasslands.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Zhu HuoXing & Fu BoJie & Wang Shuai & Zhu LinHai & Zhang LiWei & Jiao Lei & Wang Cong

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Great efforts have been made to control soil erosion by restoring plant communities in degraded ecosystems world-wide. However, soil erosion has not b...

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Effect of biodiversity on economic benefits from communal lands in Namibia.

Published online: 13 Apr 2011

Authors: Naidoo, R. & Weaver, L. C. & Stuart-Hill, G. & Tagg, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The conservation of biodiversity is increasingly justified by claims that human livelihoods are improved through its protection. Nature's ecosystem se...

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Restoring an ecosystem unique in Europe: private-sector leverage for a land-use plan based on the restoration of biodiversity: lessons from "Opération Cossure", the first trial of an offset supply scheme in France.

Published online: 25 Jan 2017

Authors: Rouvière, L. & Thiévent, P.

Content type: Bulletin article

Located between the Rhone and the Alpilles mountains in the south of France, the Crau Plain comprises the only semi-arid steppe in western Europe. Tho...

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Changes in the biomass and productivity of woodlands in the Sengwa wildlife research area, Zimbabwe.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Guy, P. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Changes in biomass and annual production measured from 1972 to 1976 in four woodlands, the miombo, the Sengwa/Lutope riverine, the Manyoni riverine an...

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Climate adaption and post-fire restoration of a foundational perennial in cold desert: insights from intraspecific variation in response to weather.

Published online: 12 Apr 2017

Authors: Brabec, M. M. & Germino, M. J. & Richardson, B. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The loss of foundational but fire-intolerant perennials such as sagebrush due to increases in fire size and frequency in semi-arid regions has motivat...

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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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The influence of flooding regimes on forest distribution and composition in the Tana river floodplain, Kenya.

Published online: 20 Apr 1991

Authors: Hughes, F. M. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Different forest types, related to frequency and duration of flooding on the Tana river floodplain, are described: active levee evergreen forest (Ficu...

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Decline in alkali meadow vegetation cover in California: the effects of groundwater extraction and drought.

Published online: 11 Oct 2006

Authors: Elmore, A. J. & Manning, S. J. & Mustard, J. F. & Craine, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Throughout arid regions of the world, groundwater is extracted for human population centres. In the Great Basin and Range region of the USA, we lack b...

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The effects of trees on their physical, chemical, and biological environments in a semi-arid savanna in Kenya.

Published online: 21 May 1990

Authors: Belsky, A. J. & Amundson, R. G. & Duxbury, J. M. & Riha, S. J. & Ali, A. R. & Mwonga, S. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Isolated mature trees of Acacia tortilis and Adansonia digitata in Tsavo National Park were studied for herbaceous-layer composition and productivity,...

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Morphoecological characteristics of grasses used to restore degraded semi-arid African rangelands.

Published online: 26 May 2022

Authors: Mganga, K. Z. & Kaindi, E. & Ndathi, A. J. N. & Bosma, L. & Kioko, T. & Kadenyi, N. & Wambua, S. M. & Steenbergen, F. van & Musimba, N. K. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Progressive loss of productivity and plant diversity is a concern in global rangelands. In African rangelands, this process is partly attributed to he...

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