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  • Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration rates enhanced by microbial community response 

    Karhu, Kristiina; Auffret, Marc D.; Dungait, Jennifer A. J.; Hopkins, David W.; Prosser, James I.; Singh, Brajesh K.; Subke, Jens-Arne; Wookey, Philip A.; Ågren, Göran I.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Gouriveau, Fabrice; Bergkvist, Göran; Meir, Patrick; Nottingham, Andrew T.; Salinas, Norma; Hartley, Iain P. (Springer Nature, 2014-09-03)
    Soils store about four times as much carbon as plant biomass1, and soil microbial respiration releases about 60 petagrams of carbon per year to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide2. Short-term experiments have shown that soil ...
  • Modelling the spatial distribution of aquatic insects (Order Hemiptera) potentially involved in the transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Africa 

    Cano, Jorge; Rodríguez, Antonio; Simpson, Hope; Tabah, Earnest N.; Gómez, Jose F.; Pullan, Rachel L. (BMC, 2018-09-06)
    Background: Biting aquatic insects belonging to the order Hemiptera have been suggested as potential vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in endemic areas for Buruli ulcer (BU). If this is the case, these insects would be ...
  • Accumulation of target gene mutations confers multiple resistance to ALS, ACCase and EPSPS inhibitors in Lolium species in Chile 

    Vazquez-Garcia, José G.; Alcántara-de la Cruz, Ricardo; Palma-Bautista, Candelario; Rojano-Delgado, Antonia M.; Cruz-Hipólito, Hugo E.; Torra Farré, Joel; Barro, Francisco; Prado, Rafael de (Frontiers Media, 2020-10-28)
    Different Lolium species, common weeds in cereal fields and fruit orchards in Chile, were reported showing isolated resistance to the acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase), acetolactate synthase (ALS) and 5-enolpyruvylshikimat ...
  • Germination Patterns in Seeds Produced in Apical and Basal Fruits of Two Thlaspi arvense Populations 

    Edo-Tena, Eva; Gesch, Russell W.; Royo-Esnal, Aritz (MDPI, 2020-05-25)
    The aim of the present work is to study possible differences in the germination behavior of apical and basal seeds (produced in the upper and lower fruits of the infruitescence), of two populations of field pennycress ...
  • Impact of Cruise Activity on Freshwater Use in the Port of Palma (Mallorca, Spain) 

    Garcia, Celso; Mestre-Runge, Christian; Morán-Tejeda, Enrique; Lorenzo-Lacruz, Jorge; Tirado, Dolores (MDPI, 2020-04-11)
    Lack of knowledge about freshwater use in ports of tourist destinations hinders accurate assessment of water availability and water planning. In this study, freshwater use in the Port of Palma (Spain) is analyzed by sector ...
  • Gestión integrada de gramíneas resistentes en maíz 

    Montull Daniel, José María; Torra Farré, Joel (Eumedia, 2020)
    Las malas hierbas continúan siendo el principal problema en el maíz español, situación agravada por la aparición de diversas especies de gramíneas resistentes a herbicidas inhibidores de la ALS. En este artículo se discuten ...
  • Field Survey and Resistance Occurrence to ALS-Inhibiting Herbicides in Glebionis coronaria L. in Tunisian Wheat Crops 

    Hada, Zeineb; Khammassi, Messaad; Jenfaoui, Houda; Menchari, Yosra; Torra Farré, Joel; Souissi, Thouraya (MDPI, 2020-09-16)
    Glebionis coronaria (L.) Cass. ex Spach is a troublesome weed in cereal cropping systems in northern Tunisia. Recently, failures in controlling this weed have been reported by farmers. Field surveys and farmers interviews ...
  • Amaranthus palmeri a New Invasive Weed in Spain with Herbicide Resistant Biotypes 

    Torra Farré, Joel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Romano, Yolanda; Osuna, Maria D.; León, Ramón G.; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (MDPI, 2020-07-10)
    Amaranthus palmeri is the most prominent invasive weed in agricultural land from North America, partly due to its propensity to evolve resistance to multiple herbicide sites of action. In the last two decades, reports of ...
  • Resistance Evolution to EPSPS Inhibiting Herbicides in False Barley (Hordeum murinum) Harvested in Southern Spain 

    Vazquez-Garcia, José G.; Castro, Patricia; Torra Farré, Joel; Alcántara-de la Cruz, Ricardo; Prado, Rafael de (MDPI, 2020-07-10)
    A failure of the EPSPS-inhibiting herbicide glyphosate to control several populations of Hordeum murinum subsp. leporinum (or H. murinum) occurred in southern Spain after more than fifteen applications in both crop (olive, ...
  • Multiple mutations in the EPSPS and ALS genes of Amaranthus hybridus underlie resistance to glyphosate and ALS inhibitors 

    García, María J.; Palma-Bautista, Candelario; Vazquez-Garcia, José G.; Rojano-Delgado, Antonia M.; Osuna, Maria D.; Torra Farré, Joel; Prado, Rafael de (Nature Research, 2019-10)
    Amaranthus hybridus is one of the main weed species in Córdoba, Argentina. Until recently, this weed was effectively controlled with recurrent use of glyphosate. However, a population exhibiting multiple resistance (MR2) ...
  • Phenology and plant functional type dominance drive CO2 exchange in seminatural grasslands in the Pyrenees 

    Ibañez, Mercedes; Altimir, Núria; Ribas Artola, Àngela; Eugster, Werner; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
    Understanding the mechanisms underlying net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) in mountain grasslands is important to quantify their relevance in the global carbon budget. However, complex interactions between environmental ...
  • Cereal-legume mixtures increase net CO2 uptake in a forage system of the Eastern Pyrenees 

    Ibañez, Mercedes; Altimir, Núria; Ribas Artola, Àngela; Eugster, Werner; Sebastià, Ma. T. (European Geosciences UnionCopernicus Publications, 2020-06-11)
    Forage systems are the major land use, and provide essential resources for animal feeding. Assessing the influence of forage species on net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) is key to develop management strategies that can help ...
  • Interactions between biogeochemical and management factors explain soil organic carbon in Pyrenean grasslands 

    Rodríguez, Antonio; Canals, Rosa M.; Plaixats i Boixadera, Josefina; Albanell Trullas, Elena; Debouk, Haifa; García-Pausas, Jordi; San Emeterio, Leticia; Jiménez, Juan José; Sebastià, Ma. T. (European Geosciences UnionCopernicus Publications, 2020-03-17)
    Grasslands are one of the major sinks of terrestrial soil organic carbon (SOC). Understanding how environmental and management factors drive SOC is challenging because they are scale-dependent, with large scale drivers ...
  • Modeling the emergence of North African Knapweed (Centaurea diluta), an increasingly troublesome weed in Spain 

    Sousa Ortega, Carlos; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; DiTommaso, Antonio; Izquierdo i Figarola, Jordi; Loureiro, Iñigo; Marí, Ana Isabel; Cordero, Fernando; Vargas, Manuel; Saavedra, Milagros; Paramio, José Antonio; Fernández, José Luis; Torra Farré, Joel; Urbano, José María (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
    North African knapweed (Centaurea diluta Aiton) is an annual weed that is widespread in southern Spain and is of increasing concern in dryland cropping systems. Despite its expanding range in Spain, there is limited ...
  • Spatial and temporal stability of weed patches in cereal fields under direct drilling and harrow tillage 

    Izquierdo i Figarola, Jordi; Milne, Alice; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Torra Farré, Joel; Webster, R. (Richard); Baraibar Padró, Bàrbara (MDPI, 2020-03-25)
    The adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) techniques by farmers is changing the dynamics of weed communities in cereal fields and so potentially their spatial distribution. These changes can challenge the use of ...
  • Carbon-nitrogen interactions in European forests and semi-natural vegetation – Part 1: Fluxes and budgets of carbon, nitrogen and greenhouse gases from ecosystem monitoring and modelling 

    Flechard, Chris R.; Ibrom, Andreas; Skiba, Ute M.; de Vries, Wim; van Oijen, Marcel; Cameron, David R.; Dise, Nancy B.; Korhonen, Janne F.J.; Buchmann, Nina; Legout, Arnaud; Simpson, David; Sanz, Maria J.; Aubinet, Marc; Loustau, Denis; Montagnani, Leonardo; Neirynck, Johan; Janssens, Ivan A.; Pihlatie, Mari; Kiese, Ralf; Siemens, J.; Francez, André-Jean; Augustin, Jürgen; Varlagin, Andrej; Olejnik, Janusz; Juszczak, Radosław; Aurela, Mika; Berveiller, Daniel; Chojnicki, Bogdan H.; Dämmgen, Ulrich; Delpierre, Nicolas; Djuricic, Vesna; Drewer, Julia; Dufrêne, Eric; Eugster, Werner; Fauvel, Yannick; Fowler, David; Frumau, Arnoud; Granier, André; Gross, Patrick; Hamon, Yannick; Helfter, Carole; Hensen, Arjan; Horváth, László; Kitzler, Barbara; Kruijt, Bart; Kutsch, Werner L.; Lobo-do-Vale, Raquel; Lohila, A.; Longdoz, Bernard; Marek, Michal V.; Matteucci, Giorgio; Mitosinkova, Marta; Moreaux, Virginie; Neftel, Albrecht; Ourcival, Jean-Marc; Pilegaard, K.; Pita, Gabriel; Sanz, Francisco; Schjoerring, Jan K.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Tang, Y. Sim; Uggerud, Hilde; Urbaniak, Marek; van Dijk, Netty; Vesala, Timo; Vidic, Sonja; Vincke, Caroline; Weidinger, Tamás; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sophie; Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus; Nemitz, Eiko; Sutton, Mark A. (European Geosciences UnionCopernicus Publications, 2020-03-26)
    The impact of atmospheric reactive nitrogen (Nr) deposition on carbon (C) sequestration in soils and biomass of unfertilized, natural, semi-natural and forest ecosystems has been much debated. Many previous results of this ...
  • Resistance mechanisms to 2,4-D in six different dicotyledonous weeds around the world 

    Palma-Bautista, Candelario; Rojano-Delgado, Antonia M.; Dellaferrera, Ignacio; Rosario, Jesús; Vigna, Mario R.; Torra Farré, Joel; Prado, Rafael de (MDPI, 2020-04-14)
    2,4-D resistance is increasing around the world due to both transgenic crops and resistance to other herbicides. The objective of the this study was to characterize the currently unknown mechanisms of 2,4-D resistance in ...
  • Efficiency, profitability and carbon footprint of different management programs under no-till to control herbicide resistant Papaver rhoeas 

    Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Valencia-Gredilla, Francisco; Torra Farré, Joel (MDPI, 2020-04-01)
    The present work examines the effects of different integrated weed management (IWM) programs on multiple herbicide-resistant Papaver rhoeas populations in terms of effectiveness, profitability and carbon footprint. With ...
  • Mapping cynodon dactylon infesting cover crops with an automatic decision tree-OBIA procedure and UAV imagery for precision viticulture 

    de Castro, Ana I.; Peña, José M.; Torres-Sánchez, Jorge; Jiménez-Brenes, Francisco M.; Valencia-Gredilla, Francisco; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; López-Granados, Francisca (MDPI, 2019-12-21)
    The establishment and management of cover crops are common practices widely used in irrigated viticulture around the world, as they bring great benefits not only to protect and improve the soil, but also to control vine ...
  • Emergence patterns of rare arable plants and conservation implications 

    Torra Farré, Joel; Forcella, Frank; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Royo-Esnal, Aritz (MDPI, 2020-03-01)
    Knowledge on the emergence patterns of rare arable plants (RAP) is essential to design their conservation in Europe. This study hypothesizes that is possible to find functional groups with similar emergence patterns within ...

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