Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 53


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book provides readers with the latest developments in environmental research. Chapter One provides information that can guide environmental public health education programs. Chapter Two focuses on advancement in understanding of global climate change effects on soils microbial dynamics, the role of soil microbes in enhancing resistance of plants to diverse stressful conditions and biochar as climate change mitigation. Chapter Three examines smectite-salt soil formations in Situ and Ex Situ. Chapter Four details the design, development and construction of an automated water treatment system, including the development of a water treatment chemical. Chapter Five discusses the coastal wetlands’ integrated ecosystem management strategy using payment of environmental services in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Chapter Six discusses urban dynamics with cellular automata. Chapter Seven provides a review of the antimicrobial and insecticidal activities of rhizome oils from Cyperus distans and Cyperus rotundus. Chapter Eight analyzes how satellite imagery can help investigate the life of insects. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Providing Data to Guide Environmental Health Education: Using Cross-sectional Data from an Arsenic Biomonitoring Study to Improve Environmental Health Interventions
Junu Shrestha and Catherine Zeman (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, USA)

Chapter 2. The Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution and Diversity of Soil Microorganisms and their Adaptation Mechanisms
Alemayehu Getahun, Diriba Muleta, Fassil Assefa and Solomon Kiros (College of Natural and Computational Science, Wachemo University, Ethiopia, and others)

Chapter 3. Smectite-Salt Soil Formations in Situ and Ex Situ
Galina Kharitonova, Evgeny Shein, Maksim Pugachevskii and Natalya Konovalova (Institute of Water and Ecological Problems, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 4. Development of an Automated Water Treatment System
Nicole Lafitte, Palendren Pillay, Elly M. Obwaka and Amir H. Mohammadi (Discipline of Chemcal Engineering, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban, South Africa)

Chapter 5. Coastal Wetlands: Integrated Ecosystem Management Strategy using Payment of Environmental Services in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria
Egbuche Christian Toochi (Department of Forestry and Wildlife Technology, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria)

Chapter 6. Modeling Urban Dynamics, with Cellular Automata: Land use Simulation Model of Heraklion Crete Greece
Emmanuel Verigos and Arnaldo Cecchini (GeoDev, Heraklion Crete, Greece, and others)

Chapter 7. The Rhizome Oils of Cyperus distans and Cyperus rotundus: Antimicrobial and Insecticidal Activities
Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Moses S. Owolabi, Kehinde O. Amisu, and Andy R. Opoku (Natural Product Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 8. Visible from Above: How Satellite Imagery Can Help Investigating the Life of Insects
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna and Mauro Maria Baldi (Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, and others)



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