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TILLAGE EFFECT ON SOIL ORGANIC MATTER, MYCORRHIZAL HYPHAE AND AGGREGATES IN A MEDITERRANEAN AGROECOSYSTEM
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and their product glomalin (GRSP) play a decisive role in the soil aggregation, affecting the carbon (C) dynamics in agroecosystems. Tillage affects the AMF activity and GRSP content, ...
Renal carriage of Leptospira species in rodents from Mediterranean Chile: The Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) as a relevant host in agricultural lands
We evaluated the renal carriage of Leptospira species in rodent communities from Mediterranean Chile using a PCR technique. We found that animals inhabiting agricultural areas were almost three times more infected than in ...
Field margin floral enhancements increase pollinator diversity at the field edge but show no consistent spillover into the crop field: a meta-analysis
Conventional intensification of agriculture has reduced the availability of resources for pollinators, reducing their diversity and affecting plant pollination, both in natural habitats and croplands. Field margin floral ...
Responses of aerial insectivorous bats to landscape composition and heterogeneity in organic vineyards
(Elsevier B.V., 2019)
Landscape composition and heterogeneity are considered important factors for enhancing biodiversity and their associated ecosystem services in human-modified landscapes. Despite their roles in pest suppression in agricultural ...
Migration of coccinellids to alfalfa fields with varying adjacent vegetation in central Chile
(Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, 2010)
Permanent and permeable edges, where natural enemies can feed, overwinter or easily cross over, should enhance the early arrival of these predators to crops. We evaluated the abundance and species richness of coccinellids ...
An Environmental Evaluation of the Cut-Flower Supply Chain (Dendranthema grandiflora) Through a Life Cycle Assessment
(Fondo Editorial EIA - Universidad EIA, 2019-01-20)
Colombia is a major flower exporter of a wide variety of species, among which the chrysanthemum plays a major role due to its exporting volume and profitability on the international market. This study examines the major ...
Agricultural landscapes as habitat for birds in central Chile
(Sociedad de Biología de Chile, 2017-05-31)
Background: Understanding the role of agroecosystems as habitat for wildlife is crucial for long-term conservation planning, as different crop stratification and landscape elements can influence bird communities, which are ...
Estudio de caso: un sistema de producción silvopastoril con enfoque agroecológico, departamento del magdalena, Colombia
(Universidad de Sucre, 2010-01-23)
Las prácticas agroecológicas como contribución a la sustentabilidad de los agroecosistemas. Caso Provincia del Sumapaz
(Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, 2019-05-02)
The sustainability assessment was carried out on 12 agroecosystems in the Sumapaz province in Cundinamarca, through the MESMIS methodology. The attributes evaluated were: productivity, reliability, adaptability, self-management, ...
Bird-friendly wine country through diversified vineyards
Vinecology, the integration of ecological and viticultural practices, focuses on the working landscapes of the Mediterranean-climate biomes to make wine-grape production compatible with species conservation. We examined ...