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17. Gao Y, Borden KA, Brown SE, Wagner-Riddle C (2023) Non-growing season soil nitrous oxide emissions as influenced by cover crops and fall tillage termination. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. e-First

16. de la Riva E, Borden KA, Ostonen I, Saengwilai P, Prieto I. (2023) Editorial: Root functional traits: from fine root to community-level variation. Frontiers in Plant Science 14: 1152174. doi:10.3389/fpls.2023.1152174

  • Editorial for our special issue

15. Norgaard A, Lewis D, Borden KA, Krzic M, Carillo J, Smukler SM. (2023) Trade-offs in organic nutrient management strategies across mixed vegetable farms in southwest British Columbia. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 6: 706271. doi:10.3389/fsufs.2022.706271

  • Special issue: Ecological nutrient management as a pathway to zero hunger


14. Mafa-Attoye, TG; Borden, KA; Alvarez, D; Thevathasan, NV; Isaac, ME; Dunfield, KE (2022) Roots alter soil microbial diversity and interkingdom interactions in diversified agricultural landscapes. Oikos. doi:10.1111/oik.08717

  • Special issue: Root traits and functioning: from individual plants to ecosystems


13. Bargaz A, Elhaissoufi W, Khourchi S, Benmrid B, Borden KA, Rchiad, Z (2021) Benefits of phosphate solubilizing bacteria on belowground crop performance and P-fertilizers profitability for improved crop eco-acquisition of P. Microbiological Research. 252: 126842. doi:10.1016.j.micres.2021.126842


12. Borden KA, Mafa-Attoye TG, Dunfield KE, Thevathasan NV, Gordon AM, Isaac ME (2021) Root functional trait and soil microbial coordination: implications for soil respiration in riparian agroecosystems. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12: 681113. doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.681113

  • Special issue: Root functional traits: from fine root to community-level variation


11. Borden KA, Anglaaere LCN, Owusu S, Martin AR, Buchanan SW, Addo-Danso SD, Isaac ME (2020) Effects of shade trees on cocoa root functional traits on a climatic gradient are moderated by soil texture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 295: 106915. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2020.106915

  • Invitied article for special issue: Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture: Why agroforestry should be part of the solution

10. Addo-Danso SD, Defrenne C, McCormack LM, Ostonen I, Addo-Danso A, Foli, EG, Borden KA, Isaac ME, Prescott CE (2020) Fine-root morphological trait variation in tropical forest ecosystems. Plant Ecology. 221: 1–13. doi:10.1007/s11258-019-00986-1


9. Borden KA, Thomas SC, Isaac ME (2020) Variation in fine root traits reveals nutrient-specific acquisition strategies in agroforestry systems. Plant and Soil. 453:139–151. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04003-2

  • Special issue: Agroforestry: a belowground perspective


8. Isaac ME & Borden KA (2019) Nutrient acquisition strategies in agroforestry systems. Plant and Soil. [invited Marschner Review] 444: 1-19. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04232-5


7. Martin AR, Hayes FJ, Borden KA, Buchanan SW, Gordon AM, Thevathasan NV, Isaac ME (2019) Integrating nitrogen fixing structures into above- and belowground functional trait spectra in soy (Glycine max). Plant and Soil. 440: 53-69. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04058-1


6. Borden KA & Isaac ME (2019) Management strategies differentially affect root functional trait expression in cocoa agroforestry systems. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 39: 21. doi:10.1007/s13593-019-0567-1


5. Borden KA, Anglaaere LCN, Adu-Bredu S, Isaac ME (2019) Root biomass variation of cocoa and implications for carbon stocks in agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems. 93: 369-381. doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0122-5


2018 and earlier

4. Isaac ME, Isakson R, Levkoe CZ, Dale B, Hargreaves SK, Méndez VE, Wittman H, Hammelman C, Langill JC, Martin AR, Nelson E, Ekers M, Borden KA, Gagliardi S, Buchanan S, Archibald S, Gálvez Ciani A (2018) Agroecology in Canada: Towards an integration of agroecological practice, movement and science. Sustainability.10: 3299. doi:10.3390/su10093299


3. Borden KA, Thomas SC, Isaac ME (2017) Interspecific variation of tree root architecture in a temperate agroforestry system characterized using ground penetrating radar. Plant and Soil. 410: 323-334. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3015-x


2. Borden KA, Isaac ME, Thevathasan NV, Gordon AM, Thomas SC (2014) Estimating coarse root biomass with ground penetrating radar in a tree-based intercropping system. Agroforestry Systems. 88: 657-659. doi:10.1007/s10457-014-9722-5

1. Isaac ME, Anglaaere LCN, Borden K, Adu-Bredu S (2014) Intraspecific root plasticity in agroforestry systems across edaphic conditions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 185: 16–23. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2013.12.004

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