Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 49


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 methods for the production of resins using biological materials such as food crops, agri-food wastes, and non-edible materials, along with the versatility of its applications; the extinction reasons of the Atlantic salmon in the Elbe River; the possible use of spider webs as environmental pollution indicators; the production of synthetic wastewater; the growth and development of switchgrass managed for biofuel production; the variations in social discount rate policies of various countries around the world; the Mole National Park experience in Ghana; and the physical planning implication of informal sector activities on built environments in Nigeria. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biological Materials as Precursors for the Production of Resins
Andreia H. Suzuki, Fernando C. Lage, Leandro S. Oliveira and Adriana S. Franca (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil)

Chapter 2. Extinction and Experience with Repatriation of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in the River Elbe Basin (Central Europe)
Lubomír Hanel, Jan Andreska and Tomáš Kava (Faculty of Education, Department of Biology and Environmental Education Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 3. Spider Webs as Pollution Indicators
Justyna Rybak (Department of Environmental Protection, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrze¿e Wyspiañskiego, Wroc³aw, Poland)

Chapter 4. Production of Synthetic Wastewater in Laboratory Scale
Bradley Pillay, Ian Pillay, Elly M Obwaka and Amir H Mohammadi (School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, King George V Avenue, Durban, South Africa)

Chapter 5. Growth and Development of Switchgrass Managed for Biofuel Production in the Mid-South USA: Influences of Variety, Cropping Systems, Fertilization Practices, and Site Conditions
Michael A. Blazier, Lewis A. Gaston, Montgomery W. Alison, William D. Pitman, Hal O. Liechty, Dipesh KC (Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hill Farm Research Station, LA, USA, and others)

Chapter 6. Diagnostic of High Social Discount Rate in Developing Countries and Low Social Discount Rate in Developed Countries
Serkan Gurluk, Assoc. Prof. Dr (Uludag University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Nilüfer/Bursa, Turkey)

Chapter 7. Tour Guides and Ecotourism: the Mole National Park Experience in Ghana
Kuuder Conrad-J. Wuleka, O.I. Aalangdong, Agro Prince Paschal (Dept. of Ecotourism and Environmental Management, University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale, Ghana, and others)

Chapter 8. Physical Planning Implication of Informal Sector Activities on the Built Environment of Osogbo, Nigeria
Oluwole Daramola and Olorunfemi Olojede (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)



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