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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 ...
Monitoring of the energy performance of a district heating CHP plant based on biomass boiler and ORC generator
More than seventy district heating (DH) plants based on biomass are operating in South Tyrol (Italy) and most of them supply heat to residential districts. Almost 20% of them are cogenerative systems, thus enabling primary ...
Variation of agronomic and qualitative traits and local adaptation of mountain landraces of winter rye (Secale cereale L.) from Val Venosta/Vinschgau (South Tyrol)
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015)
Abstract Landraces are thought to be well adapted to the environmental conditions of the region where they have evolved and to be highly tolerant to biotic and abiotic stress. There is indeed experimental evidence of that ...
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 ...
Grazing behaviour and dry matter intake of llamas (Lama glama) and German blackhead mutton sheep (Ovis orientalis forma aries) under Central European conditions
(Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2015)
Effects of weaning beef cattle in two stages or by abrupt separation on nasal abrasions, behavior, and weight gain
(CSIRO Publishing, 2015)
The effects of traditional (n = 103) and two-stage weaning (n = 89) on nasal abrasions, behaviour, and weight gain were evaluated in a total of 192 cow-calf pairs. Two-stage calves were prevented from suckling by fitting ...
Monetizing the impacts of climate change on river uses towards effective adaptation strategies
(Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2015)
This paper examines public preferences for adaptation to climate change of ecosystem services provided by the Piave River in Italy, using the choice experiment method. Climate change projections indicate a considerable ...
Olfactory responses of Drosophila suzukii females to host plant volatiles
(Wiley: 12 months, 2015)
Drosophila suzukii Matsumura, an endemic pest in southeast Asia, has invaded Europe and the U.S.A. Unlike most of its closely related sibling species, the serrated ovipositor of D. suzukii permits ovipositing in undamaged ...
Influence of agricultural residues interpretation and allocation procedures on the environmental performance of bioelectricity production: A case study on woodchips from apple orchards
Agricultural woody residues are available in massive quantities and provide a considerable potential for energy production. However, to encourage environmentally sustainable bioenergy strategies, it is necessary to assess ...
Multilocus genotyping of Amylostereum spp. associated with Sirex noctilio and other woodwasps from Europe reveal clonal lineage introduced to the US.
Sirex noctilio is a woodwasp of Eurasian origin that was inadvertently introduced to the southern hemisphere in the 1900s and to North America over a decade ago. Its larvae bore in Pinus spp. and can cause significant ...