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Herbivores can affect future forest composition by feeding selectivity. At temperature-sensitive treelines, herbivory can exacerbate or constrain climate-driven distributional shifts in tree species. This study analyses the impact of herbivory in a Mediterranean treeline of widespread Pinus sylvestris and P. nigra pinewoods, testing whether herbivory damage(More)
Understorey habitats are optimal ecological structures for natural enemy enhancement in fruit orchards. A large-scale experiment was carried out to establish the effect of resident vegetation cover (VC) on green lacewings as compared to bare soil, the dominant soil management strategy used in Spanish olive orchards. Lacewings were sampled using baited(More)
For croplands, controversy persists concerning the adequacy of the soil use and the management of environmental problems such as soil erosion and fertility in a context of climate change. In this study, we used the RothC model to evaluate the capacity of carbon fixation by the soil in a Mediterranean olive grove for two different scenarios: the land-use(More)
Allergy is on the rise worldwide. Asthma, food allergy, dermatitis, and systemic anaphylaxis are amongst the most common allergic diseases. The association between allergy and altered behavior patterns has long been recognized. The molecular and cellular pathways in the bidirectional interactions of nervous and immune systems are now starting to be(More)
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