Maurizio Campanella

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Porto, the institutional repository of the Politecnico di Torino, is provided by the University Library and the IT-Services. The aim is to enable open access to all the world. Please share with us how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract The use of reflected Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals for sensing the Earth has been(More)
Studying plant responses to environmental variables is an elemental key to understand the functioning of arid ecosystems. We selected four dominant species of the two main life forms. The species selected were two evergreen shrubs: Larrea divaricata and Chuquiraga avellanedae and two perennial grasses: Nassella tenuis and Pappostipa speciosa. We registered(More)
Plant water stress can affect selectivity by insect herbivores. Numerous studies have shown greater insect preference for water-stressed plants, but others have reported the opposite response. We evaluated leaf consumption by adults of Nyctelia circumundata (a chewing insect) in leaves of Larrea divaricata and Prosopis alpataco. Three bioassays (two-way(More)
Patagonian rangelands have been grazed by sheep since early twentieth century. However, there is still a degree of uncertainty regarding how production of grass and shrub species changes along a grazing gradient. The study was undertaken in Northeastern Patagonia, Argentina. The characteristic vegetation in the area is a mosaic of herbaceous steppe with(More)
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