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Abstract Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are known to affect plants’ germination and seedling establishment in arid ecosystems, but their ecological role in more mesic climates is not so well-known. We tested the effects of moss-crusted versus uncrusted soils on...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v3
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This is a protocol for a rapid review of the effectiveness of soil loosening to ameliorate compaction caused by cattle treading from dairy production on UK dairy farms. The review will synthesise relevant literature that explores the impacts that can be derived...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27180v1
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The note deals with the problem of measurement and variability, along the fluvial reaches of a hydrographic network, of the stream power, according to the original definition provided by Bagnold (1966) “The available power supply, or time rate of energy supply,...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27181v1
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Soil pH is the main factor affecting soil nutrient availability and chemical substances in soil. It is of great significance to study the spatial variability of soil pH for soil nutrient management and soil pollution prediction. In order to explore the causes of...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27156v1
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The article concerns the thermal state of permafrost active layer in unglaciated areas of high latitudes (Brattegg valley, SW Spitsbergen). The basic material are data from a network of thermistors located in adrainage basin, including its highest elevations. Measured...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27119v2
1,824 downloads
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Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v3
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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v2
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Background. Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27012v1
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The contamination of soils and waters with organic pollutants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), affect a large number of sites worldwide that need remediation. In this context soils amendments can be used to immobilise PAHs while maintaining soil...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26984v1
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Background. The Chinese government implemented the largest environmental recovery plan in the 1990s, the Grain for Green Project, on the Loess Plateau to prevent soil erosion. Extensive areas of cultivated land were abandoned and then gradually restored with communities...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26980v1
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Changes in the concentration of soil N or its components of the soil may directly affect forestry ecosystem functioning. Thinning of forest stands, a widely used forestry management practice, may transform soil nutrients directly by altering the soil environment,...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26916v1
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Corn silage is an important feed for intensive ruminant production but the growing of corn has relied heavily on the use of chemical fertilizer. Sustainable crop production requires a careful management of all nutrient sources available in a farm, particularly...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26905v1
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The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26884v1
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Exogenous calcium is able to maintain photosynthesis level under low night temperature (LNT) stress. Nevertheless, the mechanism for supplementary calcium to mitigate photosynthesis barriers under LNT has not been as clear as expected so far. This study mainly...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Soil Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26834v1
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Semi-selective enrichment, followed by PCR screening, resulted in the successful direct isolation of fast-growing Rhizobia from a dryland agricultural soil. Over 50% of these isolates belong to the genus Neorhizobium, as concluded from partial rpoB and near-complete...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26724v1
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