Biodiversity and ecosystems

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, a field study was conducted in Northern Jordan to assess the influence of combined in-situ water harvesting techniques, micro-catchment and mulching on soil moisture content, plant morphology, gas exchange and midday stem water potential of young pistachio trees.
Advancing SDG 15, this article aims to assess the agro-environmental sustainability of irrigating crops with produced water in hot and hyper-arid climate.
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Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021, 107167

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explores the relationship between pesticides and earthworms.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how rhizosphere can be exploited for novel nematicides.
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Rhizosphere, Volume 16, December 2020, 100271

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores plant growth promoting properties of the fungal endophytes isolated from sunchoke and some medicinal plants.
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30th November 2020

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources for a food-secure future. In support of this year's theme - 'Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity' - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of over 60 journal articles and book chapters to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.
Advancing SDG 15, this article examines high-elevation biocrusts on volcanic tephra in Haleakalā Crater, Maui, Hawaii.
Advancing SDG 15, this article assesses the success of restoration actions performed at a limestone quarry.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how different root categories influence the composition of root and rhizosphere microbial communities in young peach trees.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how common phycophagy is among collembolan species inhabiting extreme habitats and a temperate spruce forest. The authors conclude that soil phototrophic microorganisms should be considered an important channel for nutrient cycling in soil communities.

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