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  • Additional carbon sequestration benefits of grassland diversity restoration 

    De Deyn, Gerlinde B.; Shiel, Robert S.; Ostle, Nick J.; McNamara, Niall P.; Oakley, Simon; Young, Iain M.; Freeman, Christopher; Fenner, Nathalie; Quirk, Helen; Bardgett, Richard D. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011-06)
    Summary 1. In Europe, grassland agriculture is one of the dominant land uses. A major aim of European agri-environment policy is the management of grassland for botanical diversity conservation and restoration, together ...
  • Analysis of fungal fruiting patterns at the Dawyck Botanic Garden 

    Krivtsov, V.; Watling, R.; Walker, S. J. J.; Knott, D.; Palfreyman, John W.; Staines, Harry J. (Elsevier, 2003-12)
    Since 1994 data on fungal fruiting have been gathered in the Dawyck Botanic Garden outside Edinburgh, including that for eight plots within a 7.5 ha wood, which has been left unmanaged in order to investigate relationships ...
  • Biodiversity of yeasts isolated from the indigenous forest of Argan (Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels) in Morocco 

    Ahansal, Lahcen; Ben Sassi, Abdelhadi; Martini, Alessandro; Vaughan-Martini, Anne; Walker, Graeme M.; Boussaid, Abdellatif (Springer Netherlands, 2008-06)
    In this study we have isolated and characterized yeasts from the soil, leaves and fruits of the indigenous Moroccan Argan tree (Argania spinosa) in two locations: the coastal city of Essaouira and a drier, more stressed ...
  • Consequences of intraspecific variation for the structure and function of ecological communities Part 2: Linking diversity and function 

    Pachepsky, Elizaveta; Bown, James L.; Eberst, Alistair; Bausenwein, Ursula; Millard, Peter; Squire, Geoff R.; Crawford, John W. (Elsevier, 2007-10)
    A central aim in ecology is to understand the relation between organism diversity and ecosystem functioning. We investigate this relation using a generic individual-based modelling framework described in part 1, in which ...
  • Consequences of intraspecific variation for the structure and function of ecological communities: Part 1. Model development and predicted patterns of diversity 

    Bown, James L.; Pachepsky, Elizaveta; Eberst, Alistair; Bausenwein, Ursula; Millard, Peter; Squire, Geoff R.; Crawford, John W. (Elsevier, 2007-10)
    Biodiversity is generally accepted to include both within species and between species variation. Consequently, the contribution to the functioning of ecosystems of variation among individuals should be accounted for. ...
  • Crop breeding and intellectual property in the global village 

    Bonadio, Enrico (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)
    The number of countries that grant intellectual property rights (IPRs) to agricultural products and processes is growing. Such a move has been prompted by the adoption of two major international treaties, i.e. the UPOV ...
  • Differential responses to antimycin A and expressions of the crabtree effect in selected kluyveromyces spp. 

    Liti, G.; Wardrop, F. R.; Cardinali, G.; Martini, A.; Walker, Graeme M. (Univ. of Milan Department of Food Science and Microbiology, 2001)
    When cells of selected Kluyveromyces strains were aerobically propagated in batch culture with glucose, cell growth, oxygen uptake and ethanol production exhibited differential responses to the respiratory inhibitor, ...
  • Three-dimensional microorganization of the soil–root–microbe system 

    Feeney, Debbie S.; Crawford, John W.; Daniell, Tim; Hallett, Paul D.; Nunan, Naoise; Ritz, Karl; Rivers, Mak; Young, Iain M. (Springer New York, 2006-07)
    Soils contain the greatest reservoir of biodiversity on Earth, and the functionality of the soil ecosystem sustains the rest of the terrestrial biosphere. This functionality results from complex interactions between ...
  • Towards a general theory of biodiversity 

    Pachepsky, Elizaveta; Crawford, John W.; Bown, James L.; Squire, Geoff (Nature Publishing Group, 2001-04-19)
    The study of patterns in living diversity is driven by the desire to find the universal rules that underlie the organization of ecosystems. The relative abundance distribution, which characterizes the total number and ...
  • Towards an evolutionary ecology of life in soil 

    Crawford, John W.; Harris, J. A.; Ritz, K.; Young, Iain M. (Elsevier, 2005-02)
    The soil-microbe system is one of the most diverse components of the terrestrial ecosystem. The origin of this diversity, and its relation to the life-sustaining processes that are mediated by the resident microbial ...