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Elsevier, Geography and Sustainability, Volume 1, December 2020
The Baltic Sea is essential for marine ecosystem services (MES) provision and the region's socio-economic dynamics. It is considered one of the busiest and most polluted regional seas in Europe. In recent years a collective effort in enforcing European and regional environmental policies and directives (e.g. Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, 2000; Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC, 2008; Maritime Spatial Planning Directive 2014/89/EU, 2014) has been carried out. Ecosystem Services assessment and mapping is integrated into these directives.
Energy transition finance in Europe - mitigation pathways.
This article studies the connection between wellbeing and disability among adults in the UK showing people with disabilities to have lower wellbeing scores. Part of the special issue for International Day of People with Disabilities, this articles advances goal 10, reduced inequalities and goal 3, good health and wellbeing.
Advancing SDG 15, this article assesses the success of restoration actions performed at a limestone quarry.
It ties to goal 12 and goal 7 by focusing on how energy consumption can be reduced in Europe.
This journal article addresses SDG 6 by explaining how the European Water Framework Directive is reviewed through the prism of the UN SDGs. Selected EU river basins are reviewed,and complementarities/discrepancies to global sustainable development are identified. There is a need to improve EU policy implementation with the use of economic instruments, and recommendations for use of scenarios, infrastructure and knowledge transfer are discussed.
The biochemical effects of trees may significantly influence local pedogenesis as well as pedocomplexity, biodiversity and forest dynamics on both stand and landscape scales. One such effect is the decay of tree trunks, which is driven by organisms, and especially by the microbiome. Decomposition modifies soil formation, which due to the existence of many feedbacks affects the composition of the decomposer community. Advancing SDG 15, this article aimed to uncover general trends in the evolution of Entic Podzols as well as individual trajectories of soil properties below decaying beech trunks in an old-growth mountain forest.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the effects of pasture diversification with herbs and tree legumes on soil properties.
Advancing SDG 2 and 15, this article explores whether cover crops might enhance entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) presence in vineyards.
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Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 149, October 2020, 107948

Fire is an ecological disturbance that alters soil microbiomes and the functions they mediate in terrestrial ecosystems. Soil microbial diversity in Mediterranean Basin ecosystems shows resilience to fire following the restoration of plant-soil feedbacks. Advancing SDG 15, this article explores whether microbial functions related to organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling might show similar patterns of recovery.

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