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Globally, scientists explained, wetlands are rich in biodiversity and provide various services including water supply for agricultural use and carbon storage. Photo: Kelly Fike/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region PUBLIC DOMAIN MARK 1.0 UNIVERSAL PDM 1.0 DeedPhoto: Kelly Fike/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region PUBLIC DOMAIN MARK 1.0 UNIVERSAL PDM 1.0 Deed

Here is how the climate will affect the wetlands in North America

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Wetlands, a study from the US explains, will experience substantial drying during the summer. Impacting habitat and biodiversity from Florida to Mississippi to southeastern Canada
In larch and broad-leaf forests, nitrogen deposition has no significant impact on soil chemistry. Photo: olive jion ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE 3.0 UNPORTED CC BY-SA 3.0 Deedolive jion ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE 3.0 UNPORTED CC BY-SA 3.0 Deed

Mixed forests are less vulnerable to soil acidification

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The Chinese study: in larch and broad-leaf forests, nitrogen deposition has no significant impact on soil chemistry. Therefore, in the fight against acidification, the creation of mixed forests could be effective
Gli incendi forestali in Australia impattano anche sul sottobosco nascosto e la biodiversità. Foto: New Matilda from Brisbane Australia, Australia ATTRIBUTION 2.0 GENERIC CC BY 2.0 Deed

The impact of wildfires on understorey and biodiversity rises in Australia

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In areas affected by wildfires, which are increasingly severe and frequent in Australia as in the rest of the planet, there is a decrease in plant diversity
Some sunflower varieties have genetically adapted to increase the number of disease-fighting microbes in the soil. Photo: T. R. Shankar Raman CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International T. R. Shankar Raman CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Plant genetics influences the presence of beneficial microbes in the soil

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A study from the University of Colorado shows a correlation between a number of genetic traits in sunflowers and a set of microbes capable of fighting plant diseases
Bees, both domestic and wild, play a crucial role in pollinating 70 percent of the Planet's plant species and contribute 35 percent of global food production. Photo: Rhododendrites CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalPhoto: Rhododendrites CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

A step forward in the fight of bees against mites

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Canadian study provides new details on the interaction between bees in their post larval stage and the Varroa destructor, a mite capable of destroying up to 40 percent of pollinator colonies each year
Microbes can protect sorghum from being attacked by parasitic plants. Photo: National Parks Gallery Public Domain DedicationNational Parks Gallery Public Domain Dedication

This is how soil microbes fight plant infections

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According to University of California Davis research, certain strains of soil microbes act on the roots of sorghum plants, protecting them from external threats
Thousand-year-old cedar trees on Yakushima Island, Japan, feature crown soils rich in biodiversity. Photo: KimonBerlin CC BY-SA 2.0 DEEDKimonBerlin CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

In canopy soils there is an undiscovered biodiversity

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A Japanese study highlights the variety of invertebrate species found in canopy soils, the soils created through the transformation of organic matter on branches
The study on microbes was based on an analysis of previous research conducted in the Caatinga forest in eastern Brazil. Photo: Cesar Coelho CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalCesar Coelho CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Return of microbes certifies soil restoration in Brazil

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A study highlights the recovery of microbial diversity in regenerated semi-arid areas in Brazil. Thus confirming the validity of soil regeneration techniques
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have a high iron content and can be used to produce biological fertilizers. Photo: Josef Reischig CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 UnportedJosef Reischig CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Cyanobacteria are amazing biofertilizers for soil

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According to a U.S. study, cyanobacteria or "blue-green algae" can be used to produce a biofertilizer suitable for iron-poor soils, thus turning into a valuable natural resource for farmers
The survey on the effect of biodiversity in countering exotic species was arealized in Chapada dos Veados National Park, west-central Brazil. Photo: Eliane de Castro CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 InternationalEliane de Castro CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

When restoring ecosystems, biodiversity is the key

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Brazilian study highlights how the use of increased biodiversity of reintroduced species in restoration areas limits the colonization of invasive species