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Ecology and management of exotic and endemic Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis
(Wiley: 12 months, 2009)
1 The Asian longhorned beetle is native to China and Korea, and was found for the first time outside its native habitat in the U.S.A. in 1996, with subsequent detections being made in Canada and several European countries. 2 ...
Context-dependent assembly rules and the role of dominating grasses in semi-natural abandoned sub-mediterranean grasslands
We investigated fine-scale patterns of trait-based community assembly in calcareous grasslands of the Central Apennines, Italy. We used the habitat template of environmentally contrasting north-facing and south-facing ...
Seed-litter-position drives seedling establishment in grassland species under recurrent drought
Changes in land use and climate interfere with grassland ecosystem processes. Here I experimentally investigated the combined effects of land-use change related litter cover and contrasting water supply on seedling emergence. ...
Development of a digestate treatment’s scheme for nutrients recovery and re-use to apply on alpine small/medium size agricultural plants
(Universität für Bodenkultur, 2014)
One of the problems still open in many anaerobic digestion (AD) projects regards digestate’s management, in order to ensure the environmental sustainability of the production cycle. Digestate flows, as well as the original ...
Application of Axiomatic Design principles to control complexity dynamics in a mixed-model assembly system: A case analysis
(Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2012)
The purpose of this paper is to test the validity of Axiomatic Design (AD)-based complexity theory as an explanatory construct and as a methodological guidance for the early detection of need for change in flexible ...
Biodiversity of Palearctic grasslands: A synthesis
This article introduces a Special Issue on biodiversity of Palaearctic grasslands and provides a synthesis of the current knowledge on this topic. Four major categories of grasslands can be distinguished in the Palaearctic ...
Comparison of Rock Varnish Bacterial Communities with Surrounding Non-Varnished Rock Surfaces: Taxon-Specific Analysis and Morphological Description
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015)
Rock varnish is a thin layer of Fe and Mn oxyhydroxides with embedded clay minerals that contain an increased Mn/Fe ratio compared to that of the Earth's crust. Even if the study of rock varnish has important implications ...
Frankia nodulating Alnus glutinosa and Casuarinaceae in Tunisia
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2002)
Sulfur cycling and methanogenesis primarily drive microbial colonization of the highly sulfidic Urania deep hypersaline basin
(National Academy of Sciences, 2009)
Urania basin in the deep Mediterranean Sea houses a lake that is > 100 m deep, devoid of oxygen, 6 times more saline than seawater, and has very high levels of methane and particularly sulfide (up to 16 mM), making it among ...