Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 48


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book provides readers with the latest developments in environmental research. Topics covered include the results of various approaches that have been applied to assess the susceptibility of the Greek coasts to long term sea-level rise; water quality vulnerability in Yucatán, Mexico at the end of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”; toxic and potentially toxic diatom blooms in Tunisian waters; acidic waste rock and tailing remediation in Australia; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with the massive mortalities of pearl oysters at the Al-Khiran coast in Kuwait; the employment of the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris as a biosorbent for the extraction of chromium and mercury species from aqueous solutions; the utility of chloroplast petB&D and trnK intron in DNA barcoding of plant species; the future of Zimbabwe‘s small farm peasant sector in relation to changing climatic conditions and recurrent harvest deficits, and the lack of development in small water bodies (SWBs) and irrigation systems to assist farmers to cope with changing precipitation patterns and droughts; and migration caused by climate change in the Shyamnagar region of Bangladesh.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Implications of the Anticipated Sea-Level Rise for the Coastal Zone of Greece: A Review
Efthimios Karymbalis and Asimina Mavromatidi (Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 2. Water Quality Vulnerability in Yucatán, Mexico at the end of the Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’
Nancy ArandaCirerol (Water & Environment Studies, Mérida, Yucatán, México)

Chapter 3. Toxic and Potentially Toxic Diatom Blooms in Tunisian (SW Mediterranean) Waters: Review of Ten Years of Investigations
Asma Sakka Hlaili, Inès Sahraoui Khalifa, Donia Bouchouicha-Smida, Sondes Melliti Garali, Jamel Ksouri, Mohamed Chalghaf, Stephen S. Bates, Nina Lundholm, Wiebe H. C. F. Kooistra, Pablo de la Iglesia and Jorge Diogène (Laboratoire de Phytoplanctonologie, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Université de Carthage, Bizerte, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 4. Acidic Waste Rock and Tailings Remediation in Australia
L. Fergusson (Chief Executive Officer, Prana World Consulting Pty Ltd, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 5. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with the Massive Mortalities of Pearl Oyster Pinctada radiata at Al-Khiran Coast in Kuwait During November 2013
Mona A. Al-Hashem, and Manaf I. Behbehani (Kuwait University, Safat, State of Kuwait)

Chapter 6. Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris as Biosorbent for Extraction of Metallic and Organometallic Species
Elisa Beceiro-González, Pilar Tajes-Martínez and Diego Zas-Gayoso (Grupo Química Analítica Aplicada, Instituto Universitario de Medio Ambiente, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas Avanzadas, Departamento de Química Analítica, Facultade de Ciencias, Universidade da Coruña, Campus de A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain)

Chapter 7. Evaluation of the Utility of Chloroplast petB&D and trnK Intron in DNA Barcoding of Plant Species (British Native Grasses as a Model)
Nadia Haider (Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, AECS, Damascus, Syria)

Chapter 8. Half a Century of Agrarian Reform under Threat: Climate Change and the Future of Zimbabwe’ Small Farm Empire
Vusilizwe Thebe (Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Development Studies, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa)

Chapter 9. Climate Impact on Migration Processes in the Shyamnagar Region of Bangladesh
Jurij Kocar (Biotechnical Educational Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)



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