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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 ...
Design, development and evaluation of a wireless system for the automatic identification of implements
Monitoring operative conditions is one of the most important aspects of modern agricultural management. In order to improve data collection efficiency, it is necessary to develop an automated system that collects data on ...
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. ...
A methodology for designing and evaluating alternative cropping systems: Application on dairy and arable farms
To improve the sustainability of agricultural systems of the Lombardia region (northern Italy), a mixed indicator-model-expert approach was used. Starting from the results of a previous assessment of current management ...
A comparison of the functional traits of Common reed (Phragmites australis) in Northern China: Aquatic vs. terrestrial ecotypes
(Public Library of Science, 2014)
Common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.) is distributed widely throughout the world with various ecotypes. This research compares the functional traits and biomass allocation patterns of two contrasting ...
Evaluation of vaginal discharge with the Metricheck device and the relationship to reproductive performance in postpartum dairy cows
(Wiley: 12 months, 2014)
Vaginal mucus during estrus was examined with the Metricheck device and the relationship to the reproduction of high-yielding dairy cows was studied. The study was conducted in 99 dairy herds located in Western Germany and ...
Modeling the Reaction Kinetics During Hydrothermal Carbonization of Waste Biomass
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 ...
Dynamics of large wood during a flash flood in two mountain catchments
(European Geosciences Union (EGU) / Copernicus Publications, 2015)
Understanding and modelling the dynamics of large wood (LW) in rivers during flood events has spurred a great deal of research in recent years. However, few studies have documented the effect of high-magnitude flash floods ...