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    Authors: 
    Guillaume Lescuyer; Paolo Omar Cerutti; Valentina Robiglio;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Country: France

    Abstract During the last decade, in Central Africa, timber volume of the artisanal chainsaw milling (CSM) sector, mainly for domestic markets, has exceeded that processed by the export-oriented industrial sector. However, due to lack of legal alternatives, CSM is largel...

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    van Terry Dijk;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Country: Netherlands

    Agricultural land is very fragmentated in the Central European countries. This situation hampers the emergence of a private commercial farming structure. Governments and non-governmental organisations debate on programs and instruments, but these far-reaching and costly...

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    L. Machek; H. Militz; Reyes Sierra-Alvarez;
    Country: Netherlands

    This study assesses the changes in elastic behaviour (i.e. modulus of elasticity – MOE) and mass loss of different hardwood and softwood species exposed to decay in laboratory soil-bed tests. Elasticity moduli were determined using conventional static methods as well as...

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    T. Christensen; M. Noergaard; C. Madsen; A. Hoover;
    Publisher: IEEE Comput. Soc
    Country: Denmark

    The dominant architecture for mobile robot perception uses sensors on-board the robot, providing a first-person perspective on the environment. We demonstrate a novel mobile robot architecture that uses an environment-based sensor network, which provides third-person pe...

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    Maité Masciocchi; Romina D. Dimarco; Juan C. Corley;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited
    Country: Argentina

    Pest management of social insects in urban environments is a growing global concern, given the problems that these pests generate and the growth of urban areas worldwide. In this special issue, we present studies on the management and control of ants, wasps and termites...

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    K.O. Asiama; Rohan Bennett; Jaap Zevenbergen;
    Country: Netherlands

    Land consolidation is argued as a tool for increasing food security. However, past attempts to consolidate Sub-Saharan Africa's rural customary lands disregarded the existing land tenure system, and actually undermined food security: land fragmentation, which supported ...

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    Frédéric Lançon; Ludovic Temple; Estelle Biénabe;
    Publisher: Springer
    Country: France

    This chapter traces the genealogy of the concepts of value chain, supply chain, and their French equivalent filiere, and of the analyses based on this concept. It aims at an improved understanding of their scope and limitations in view of the challenges confronting sust...

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    G.I. Nyadzi; Bert H. Janssen; R.M. Otsyina; H.W.G. Booltink; C.K. Ong; Oene Oenema;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
    Country: Netherlands

    The objective of this study was to compare the effects of woodlots of five tree species, continuous maize (Zea mays L.) and natural fallow on soil water and nitrogen dynamics in western Tanzania. The tree species evaluated were Acacia crassicarpa (A. Cunn. ex Benth.), A...

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    Authors: 
    A. Houwers; A.D.L. Akkermans;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
    Country: Netherlands

    The occurrence and the infectivity of Frankia, the root-nodule endophyte ofAlnus glutinosa, were studied in different kinds of soil in the Netherlands. Both field and pot experiments indicated that many soils, on which alders have not been grown before, had low numbers ...

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    Omar Varela; Mariana Marcela Varas; Donna Lucia Rattalino; Franco Crabbè; Mariano Ordano;
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Country: Argentina

    In deserts, shrubs determine landscape structure and influence plant productivity by creating nutrient-enriched environments. Attributes vary among shrub species, thus their contribution to soil characteristics is expected to vary as well, and nutrient input under shrub...