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The contribution of agroforestry systems (AFS) to enhance soil organic carbon (SOC) storage in soil layers due to the presence of deep tree roots are of interest in the context of promoting carbon sinks and greenhouse gas mitigation. To quantify the relative soil C contribution from trees in...

Author(s)
Nilovna Chatterjee; Nair, P. K. R.; Saptarshi Chakraborty; Nair, V. D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2018, 266, pp 55-67
Abstract

This Technical Report contains a description of the activities within the work programme of the EU-FORA Fellowship on the risk assessment of white willow in food. The bark of different varieties of willow has had a long history of medical use as a means to reduce fever and as a painkiller. Willow...

Author(s)
Matyjaszczyk, E.; Schumann, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
EFSA Journal, 2018, 16, s1, pp e16081
Abstract

Restoration is becoming an increasing global priority. Particularly in high impact developments like open cut mining, restoring ecosystems to pre-disturbance states is difficult but essential. Successful restoration of vegetation communities requires complex achievements of cover, density,...

Author(s)
Shackelford, N.; Miller, B. P.; Erickson, T. E.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Land Degradation & Development, 2018, 29, 4, pp 994-1004
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Rocky desertification is a bottleneck issue restricting the safety of ecological environment and social economic development in karst areas. It is helpful for restoring the degraded ecosystem in mountainous areas to carry out technical analysis on vegetation restoration and forest industry...

Author(s)
Zhang Yu; Xiong KangNing; Yu YangHua; Tan DaiJun; Cheng Wen; Xu Min
Publisher
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Beijing), 2018, 20, 7, pp 19-25
Abstract

Wood is an abundant and renewable natural resource. Its use is promoted as a way to reduce the carbon footprint in building construction. Wood structures are degraded by their environment due to weathering. This review is a meta-analysis of the main factors of degradation that belong to this...

Author(s)
Cogulet, A.; Blanchet, P.; Landry, V.
Publisher
North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Raleigh, USA
Citation
BioResources, 2018, 13, 1, pp 2116-2138
Abstract

As has been widely reported, climate change will be felt throughout Europe, though effects are likely to vary dramatically across European regions. While all areas are expected to experience elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations (C) and higher temperatures (T), the north east will get...

Author(s)
Dellar, M.; Topp, C. F. E.; Banos, G.; Wall, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2018, 265, pp 413-420
Abstract

REDD+ programs and projects aim to mitigate climate change by reducing deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks. The viability of REDD+ programs depends in a large part on their opportunity costs (OCs); however, large variation exists in the estimated OC. This study...

Author(s)
Yang HongQiang; Li Xi
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2018, 95, pp 138-146
Abstract

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Ligularia przewalskii (Maxim.) Diels (LP) (called zhangyetuowu in Chinese), is generally found in moist forest areas in the western regions of China. The root, leaves and flower of LP are utilized as a common traditional medicine in China. It has been utilized...

Author(s)
Liu ShiJun; Tang ZhiShu; Liao ZhiXin; Cui ChunLi; Liu HongBo; Liang YanNi; Zhang Yu; Xu HongBo; Zhang DongBo; Zheng YaTing; Shi HuanXian; Li ShiYing
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018, 219, pp 32-49
Abstract

Nutrient resorption before abscission is an important nutrient conservation mechanism regulated by climatic conditions and soil nutrients. However, our current understanding of leaf nutrient resorption is primarily derived from site-specific studies or from the use of green-leaf nutrient...

Author(s)
Yan Tao; Zhu JiaoJun; Yang Kai
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Forestry Research, 2018, 29, 4, pp 905-913
Abstract

Vitex agnus-castus L., known as the chaste tree, is a small deciduous tree which its fruits have been used for more than 2500 years in ancient Egypt, Greece, Iran, and Rome for a variety of gynecologic problems. It has also been used for its claimed activity in the reduction of libido. The German...

Author(s)
Niroumand, M. C.; Heydarpour, F.; Farzaei, M. H.
Publisher
Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India
Citation
Pharmacognosy Reviews, 2018, 12, 23, pp 103-114

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