Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 54

Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

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This book provides readers with the latest developments in environmental research. Chapter One provides a socio-economic analysis on the impact of the Cyclone Sidr on rural communities of Southwest Bangladesh. Chapter Two describes the recent status of Ophraella communa and the ragweed in Japan and discusses the changes in the relationship between this herbivore and its host plants. Chapter Three reviews seed dispersal systems in the regeneration of semiarid Mediterranean forests. Chapter Four examines important implications for providing adaptive silvicultural practices under future climate change. Chapter Five presents the mathematical model and results of numerical simulations of long-term thermal influences of different engineering construction on the permafrost in northern oil and gas fields exploitation. Chapter Six discusses the current policies for urban heat island (UHI) mitigation and adaptation in Canada. Chapter Seven examines the Bei’an–Heihe highway, located in northeast China, which goes through a permafrost degradation area in the northwest section of the Lesser Khingan Mountain. Chapter Eight focuses on metal and metalloids in sediments from the estuary of the Nerbioi-Ibaizabal River. Chapter Nine analyzes a 25-year-long study using tree-ring 13C records from Spanish forests, which reveals a transitory interruption of the Suess effect during the nineties of the past century.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Impact of Cyclone Sidr on Rural Communities: A Socio-Economic Analysis
Masudur Rahman, Sayed Mohammad Nazim Uddin, Md. Munsur Rahman, and Yokoyama Kohei (Department of Geography, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2. Impact of the Leaf Beetle Herbivory on Ragweed
Koichi Tanaka (Division of Biodiversity, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan)

Chapter 3. Seed Dispersal Systems in the Regeneration of Semiarid Mediterranean Forests
Víctor M. Zapata, Vicente Martínez-López, Vicente Ramos and Francisco Robledano (Department of Ecology and Hidrology, Biology Faculty, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 4. Adaptive Forest Management Practices Promoting Resilience of Oak Forests to Future Climate Change
Sophan Chhin (Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)

Chapter 5. Numerical Simulation of Technogenic and Climatic Influence on Permafrost
Mikhail Filimonov and Nataliia Vaganova (Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia)

Chapter 6. Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Solutions Evaluation in Cold Climates, A Case of Montreal
Yupeng Wang and Hashem Akbari (School of Human Settlement and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, and others)

Chapter 7. Distribution Characteristics of Permafrost in Permafrost Degradation Regions of the Lesser Khingan Mountains, China
Wei Shan, Chunjiao Wang, Ying Guo, Zhaoguang Hu and Chengcheng Zhang (Institute of Cold Regions Science and Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China)

Chapter 8. Metal and Metalloids in Sediments from the Estuary of the Nerbioi-Ibaizabal River (Bilbao, Basque Country): Evolution in Time (2005-2014)
A. Rodriguez-Iruretagoiena, S. Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, A. Gredilla, G. Arana, A. de Diego and J. M. Madariaga (Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Basque Country)

Chapter 9. Transitory Interruption of the Suess Effect During the 1990s: A 25-Year-Long Study Using Tree-Ring 13C Records from Spanish Forests
Ana Cabaneiro and Irene Fernandez (Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IIAG-CSIC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

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