Biodiversity and ecosystems

Elsevier,

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 25, October 2020, 100356

This article supports SDGs 2, 9 and 12 by reviewing different side and waste streams, based on their volume and economic importance and relevant valuable compounds, with the focus on recent developments of new food products and ingredients.
This study contributes to the understanding of the most appropriate management scale for the conservation of Pampean plant and flower visitor communities, particularly in homogeneous farmland mosaics intensively managed with annual crops.
Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day on October 16th to commemorate is founding in 1945. World Food Day 2020 is calling for global solidarity to help all populations to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver affordable and sustainable healthy diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers. In support of this years theme - 'Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together' - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of 40 journal articles and book chapters focussed on increasing food security and sustainability. 
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.
Elsevier,

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.
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.
This special issue explores the influence that insects and other invertebrates have on ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and makes a case for insect science to promote a sustainability science approach.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages v-ix, ISSN 2214-5745,

In this editorial overview, we provide mini-reviews of insects' utility to achieve the SDGs, taking examples from both temperate and tropical countries.
Advancing SDG 15, this article aimed to isolate, characterize (biochemically and molecularly) and assess the potential of cowpea nodulating/maize associated rhizobia for plant growth promotion.

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