Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 72


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 72 begins by examining thr global and regional patterns of climate change, the sensitivity of tree growth to climatic stress, and the effects of competition, which are important considerations during oak savanna restoration.
Next, the authors discuss coniferous forests, which are predominant in the colder northern regions. Boreal forest ecosystems are characterised by thick humus layers, low decomposition rates and strong limitations by nutrients.
One study explores the behavioural changes in the agonistic behaviours of Herring and Lesser black-backed gulls along a rural-to-urban gradient in Liverpool and the Sefton Coast.
A subsequent study evaluates the water quality in maize crop fields using the following physicochemical parameters: turbidity, potential of Hydrogen, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, temperature, total hardness, nitrites, nitrates, iron, soluble reactive phosphate, total chlorine and chemical oxygen demand.
A hydrochemical study is carried out focusing the waters Águas de Santa Bárbara spa at São Paulo State, describing the analytical data obtained for its major constituents, trace elements and dissolved radon.
Later, the authors evaluate the coating aspects to chitosan immobilization on solid matrices. An analysis is conducted in order to choose a suitable support to be studied.
In addition, this compilation aims to delineate the various groundwater potential recharge sites in West Bengal.
The penultimate chapter discusses natural disturbances, which are important drivers of variation in community structure and composition in most ecosystems.
The concluding study presents techniques for monitoring environmental parameters in the process of rock blasting with the use of explosives in order to mitigate the dissipation of the waves in the massif according to governmental regulations. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Historical Ecology to Inform Restoration of Oak Savanna in Michigan
(Isaac Hayford and Sophan Chhin, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Coniferous Forest Ecosystems (With a Reference to Soil Mesofauna): A Literature Review
(Peter Čuchta, Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. City Gulls and Their Rural Neighbours: Changes in Escape and Agonistic Behaviour along a Rural-To-Urban Gradient
(Olga Pavlova and Torsten Wronski, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)

Chapter 4. A Comprehensive Study of the Statistical Effects of Maize Harvesting on Water Quality in Ecuadorian Soils from 2012 to 2016
(Juan Gaibor-Chávez, Elizabeth Bravo-Velásquez, M. Fierro-Bósquez, V. Gonzalez-Rivera, E. Cortez -Rojas,
Diego T. Santos and Daniel Arias-Toro, Simon Bolivar Andean University. Collective Health, Environment and Society Doctorate Program, Sucre, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 5. Hydrochemical Study at Águas De Santa Bárbara Spa, São Paulo State, Brazil
(Daniel Marcos Bonotto and Gabrielle Roveratti, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 6. Chitosan Immobilization on Solid Supports for Waste Water Treatment: Experimental Data and Recent Trends
(Juliana Q. Albarelli, Diego T. Santos, Rodrigo S. Vieira and Marisa M. Beppu, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, Cidade Universitária “Zeferino Vaz”, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 7. An Approach to Depicture Groundwater Recharge Potential Sites in English Bazar Block (Malda District), West Bengal Using GIS Techniques
(Paban Ghosh and Kabita Lepcha, Department of Geography, University of Gour Banga, Malda, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 8. Natural Disturbances (With a Special Reference to Windthrow): A Literature Review
(Peter Čuchta, Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

Chapter 9. Control Measures to Reduce the Environmental Impacts of Rock Blasting in Mines near to Urban Areas
(Leandro de Vilhena Costa, Diego T. Santos and Lais Gonçalves Pereira, Postgraduate Program in Mineral Engineering, Ouro Preto, Brazil)



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