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Category: Ecology

Author: David L. Van Tassel, Omar Tesdell, Brandon Schlautman, Matthew J. Rubin, Lee R. DeHaan, Timothy E. Crews, Aubrey Streit Krug
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

The classic domestication scenario for grains and fruits has been portrayed as the lucky fixation of major-effect “domestication genes.” Characterization of these genes plus recent improvements in generating novel alleles…

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Author: Aubrey Streit Krug
Publication: The Ecological Citizen

Caring for other beings – both human and more-than-human – is crucial to our ongoing existence. This article connects an analysis of care work with an ecospheric perspective to conceptualize…

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Author: Sterling A. Herron, Matthew J. Rubin, Claudia Ciotir, Timothy E. Crews, David L. Van Tassel, and Allison J. Miller
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Herbaceous perennial species are receiving increased attention for their potential to provide both edible products and ecosystem services in agricultural systems. Many legumes (Fabaceae Lindl.) are of special interest due…

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Author: Liz Koziol, Timothy E. Crews, James D. Bever
Publication: Restoration Ecology

Ecological restoration efforts can increase the diversity and function of degraded areas. However, current restoration practices cannot typically reestablish the full diversity and species composition of remnant plant communities. Restoration…

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Author: Omar Tesdell, Yusra Othman, Yara Dowani, Samir Khraishi, Mary Deeik, Fouad Muaddi, Brandon Schlautman, Aubrey Streit Krug, David Van Tassel
Publication: Journal of Arid Environments

Abstract: Climatic change will seriously impact Mediterranean areas. Palestine, which has given forth annual grain based agriculture, is particularly vulnerable given its political and economic situation. Research is needed to…

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Author: Thomas P. McKenna, Timothy E. Crews, Laura Kemp, Benjamin A. Sikes
Publication: PLOS One

Abstract The use of perennial crop species in agricultural systems may increase ecosystem services and sustainability. Because soil microbial communities play a major role in many processes on which ecosystem…

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Author: Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Niels Halberg, Mette Nicolaisen, Jørgen Eivind Olesen, Timothy E. Crews, Philippe Hinsinger, John Kirkegaard, Alain Pierret, and Dorte Bodin Dresbøll
Publication: Trends in Plant Science

Recent studies have documented highly significant differences among current and potential crops, as well as genotypic differences, in the ability for deep rooting. Results have shown significant effects of deep…

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Author: Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A.Brunsell, Timothy E.Crews, Lee R.DeHaan, GiuliaVico
Publication: Plant Science

Abstract: Perennial crops have been proposed as a more sustainable alternative to annual crops, because they have extended growing seasons, continuous ground cover, reduced nutrient leakage, and sequester more carbon…

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Author: Ebony G Murrell, Swayamjit Ray, Mary E Lemmon, Dawn S Luthe, Jason P Kaye
Publication: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems

Abstract: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can increase plant nutrient uptake and chemical defense production, both of which can improve plants’ ability to resist insect herbivory. Cover crops—non-commercial species planted in…

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Author: Jacob M. Jungers, Lee H. DeHaan, David J. Mulla, Craig C. Sheaffer, Donald L. Wyse
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment

Abstract: Global expansion of high-input annual grain crops and associated nitrogen (N) fertilizer use can have negative consequences for the environment and human health. Nitrate nitrogen (NO3-N) leaching from fertilized…

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Author: Ebony Murrell
Publication: Science Trends

The impacts of climate change are already being felt by farmers in many parts of the world. As such, it is important for us to determine which strategies may help…

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Author: Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Caitlyn E. Sutherlin, Timothy E. Crews, Lee R. DeHaan.
Publication: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Abstract: The ecological impacts resulting from global warming and conventional agricultural practices are predicted to affect crop productivity and reduce the land area available for agriculture in the near future….

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