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Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from conventional and modified rice cultivation systems in South India
Abstract Rice (Oryza sativa L.) production is facing major challenges, including scarcity of irrigation water and ongoing climate change. Modifications of the current cropping techniques couldExpand
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Multiple factors drive regional agricultural abandonment.
An understanding of land-use change and its drivers in agroecosystems is important when developing adaptations to future environmental and socioeconomic pressures. Agricultural abandonment occursExpand
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Production of Lactosucrose by β-Fructofuranosidase and Some of Its Physical Properties (Studies on β-Fructofuranosidase from Arthrobacter sp. K-1 Part 3)
Arthrobactersp.K-1の生産するβ-フラクトフラノシダーゼの粗酵素液を酵素剤として用い,受容体として乳糖の存在下ショ糖に作用させ転移生成物を得た.転移生成物は非還元性であることおよび酵素分解などの結果より,フラクトシル基が乳糖のグルコース部分の1位にβ-Expand
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Seroepidemiological survey of sheep flocks from Northern Japan for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae and Mycoplasma agalactiae
Sheep flocks from Hokkaido, Iwate and Aomori, three northern prefectures of Japan, were screened for antibodies to Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae and Mycoplasma agalactiae by ELISA. Sixty four animals outExpand
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Many alien invasive plants disperse against the direction of stream flow in riparian areas
Abstract Propagule pressure plays an important role in the invasion of alien plants into riparian areas. In this study, we focused on propagule pressure from both neighboring riparian areas andExpand
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Are both agricultural intensification and farmland abandonment threats to biodiversity? A test with bird communities in paddy-dominated landscapes
We thank Yoshinori Tokuoka, Susumu Yamada, Eun-Young Kim, and Shori Yamamoto for providing land-use data. We also appreciate two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions.Expand
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5- and 10-km mesh datasets of agricultural land use based on governmental statistics for 1970–2005
Land use data serve as an essential part of large-scale ecological research, such as landscape ecology and macroecological studies. For agricultural fields in Japan, existing time series statisticalExpand
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Ecological differentiation and habitat unsuitability maintaining a ground beetle hybrid zone
Abstract Exogenous selection via interactions between organisms and environments may influence the dynamics of hybrid zones between species in multiple ways. Two major models of a hybrid zone allowedExpand
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Management-mediated facilitation : Miscanthus sinensis functions as a nurse plant in Satoyama grassland
Facilitation can occur when one species changes form to function as a nurse plant. Miscanthus sinensis grasslands are one component of the typical Satoyama landscape. Due to dieback, the shootExpand
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Soil erosion alters soil chemical properties and limits grassland plant establishment on an oceanic island even after goat eradication
Soil erosion after vegetation degradation induced by disturbance by feral goats, an invasive mammal, can lead to loss or accumulation of soil at a local scale and can alter soil chemical properties.Expand
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