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The effects of land-use change on semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha, Hemiptera) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysia (2024)
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Harianja, M. F., Turner, E. C., Barclay, H., Chey, V. K., Aldridge, D. C., Foster, W. A., & Luke, S. H. (2024). The effects of land-use change on semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha, Hemiptera) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysia. Freshwater Biology, 69(4), 556-572. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.14229

Land‐use change and agricultural expansion have caused marked biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia, but impacts on freshwater communities have been very little studied. Semi‐aquatic bugs are abundant in streams, provide prey for many other animals, an... Read More about The effects of land-use change on semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha, Hemiptera) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysia.

Herbal leys have no effect on soil porosity, earthworm abundance, and microbial community composition compared to a grass-clover ley in a sheep grazed grassland after 2-years (2024)
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Cooledge, E. C., Sturrock, C. J., Atkinson, B. S., Mooney, S. J., Brailsford, F. L., Murphy, D. V., …Jones, D. L. (2024). Herbal leys have no effect on soil porosity, earthworm abundance, and microbial community composition compared to a grass-clover ley in a sheep grazed grassland after 2-years. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 365, Article 108928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.108928

Herbal leys (multispecies swards) can potentially deliver greater agronomic and environmental benefits than conventional grass-clover swards in grazed agroecosystems. However, despite their popularity in agri-environment schemes, little is known abou... Read More about Herbal leys have no effect on soil porosity, earthworm abundance, and microbial community composition compared to a grass-clover ley in a sheep grazed grassland after 2-years.

Root plasticity vs. elasticity – When are responses acclimative? (2024)
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Colombi, T., Pandey, B. K., Chawade, A., Bennett, M. J., Mooney, S., & Keller, T. (2024). Root plasticity vs. elasticity – When are responses acclimative?. Trends in Plant Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2024.01.003

Spatiotemporal soil heterogeneity and the resulting edaphic stress cycles can be decisive for crop growth. However, our understanding of the acclimative value of root responses to heterogeneous soil conditions remains limited. We outline a framework... Read More about Root plasticity vs. elasticity – When are responses acclimative?.

Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status (2024)
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Mutonhodza, B., Dembedza, M. P., Joy, E. J. M., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., …Chopera, P. (2024). Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status. Frontiers in Nutrition, 11, Article 1288748. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2024.1288748

Introduction: The current study investigated the value of urine selenium (Se) concentration as a biomarker of population Se status in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Method: Urine and plasma Se concentrations were measured among children aged 6–59 mont... Read More about Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status.

The impacts of within-stream physical structure and riparian buffer strips on semi-aquatic bugs in Southeast Asian oil palm (2024)
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Harianja, M. F., Luke, S. H., Barclay, H., Chey, V. K., Aldridge, D. C., Foster, W. A., & Turner, E. C. (2024). The impacts of within-stream physical structure and riparian buffer strips on semi-aquatic bugs in Southeast Asian oil palm. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 6, Article 1203513. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2023.1203513

Despite the diverse ecosystem services that forested stream margins (“riparian buffer strips”) can provide in agricultural landscapes, understanding of their biodiversity impacts in the tropics is lacking. Stream invertebrates support many ecosystem... Read More about The impacts of within-stream physical structure and riparian buffer strips on semi-aquatic bugs in Southeast Asian oil palm.

Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia (2024)
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Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E. J. M., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Amede, T., & Broadley, M. R. (2024). Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia. Scientific Reports, 14(1), Article 460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-48749-3

Improved crop genotypes are constantly introduced. However, information on their nutritional quality is generally limited. The present study reports the proximate composition and the concentration and relative bioavailability of minerals of improved... Read More about Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia.

FTIR spectra from grass pollen: A quest for species-level resolution of Poaceae and Cerealia-type pollen grains (2023)
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Katsi, F., Kent, M. S., Jones, M., Fraser, W. T., Jardine, P. E., Eastwood, W., …Lomax, B. H. (2024). FTIR spectra from grass pollen: A quest for species-level resolution of Poaceae and Cerealia-type pollen grains. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 321, Article 105039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2023.105039

Palynological analysis based on spore and pollen morphology is well established in the field of palaeo-environmental reconstruction but is currently not fully exploited for understanding the history and development of cereal cultivation due to diffic... Read More about FTIR spectra from grass pollen: A quest for species-level resolution of Poaceae and Cerealia-type pollen grains.

The effects of soil compaction on wheat seedling root growth are specific to soil texture and soil moisture status (2023)
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Yu, C., Mawodza, T., Atkinson, B. S., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Whalley, R., …Mooney, S. J. (2024). The effects of soil compaction on wheat seedling root growth are specific to soil texture and soil moisture status. Rhizosphere, 29, Article 100838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2023.100838

Soil structure is a crucial soil physical property that determines a soil's ability to support the growth and development of plants. Soil compaction modifies soil structure by reducing pore space between soil particles thereby leading to a denser soi... Read More about The effects of soil compaction on wheat seedling root growth are specific to soil texture and soil moisture status.

A comparison of characterisation and modelling approaches to predict dissolved metal concentrations in soils (2023)
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Garforth, J. M., Tye, A. M., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., & Lofts, S. (2024). A comparison of characterisation and modelling approaches to predict dissolved metal concentrations in soils. Environmental Chemistry, 21, Article EN23075. https://doi.org/10.1071/en23075

Environmental context It is useful to know the concentration of ‘labile’, or chemically active, metal in soils because it can be used to predict metal solubility and environmental impact. Several methods for extracting the labile metal from soils... Read More about A comparison of characterisation and modelling approaches to predict dissolved metal concentrations in soils.

Understanding how management can prevent degradation of the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery (2023)
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de Freitas Nunes, J., Campos, L. S., Ferreira Aguiar, A. D. C., Mooney, S. J., Pimentel, K. A., & Gomes de Moura, E. (2024). Understanding how management can prevent degradation of the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery. European Journal of Agronomy, 153, Article 127037. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2023.127037

The dynamics and responses to mulching management processes, which affect sustainability in tropical agroecosystems, remain poorly understood. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate and distinguish the short-and long-term effects of... Read More about Understanding how management can prevent degradation of the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery.