Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 77


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 77 opens with a focus on the impact and direct effects of toxicant exposure, viruses, and parasitism on individual honey bee survival, foraging behavior, and colony survival.
The authors discuss how habitat fragmentation and biological invasions, considered the primary cause for biodiversity loss and the biggest threats to the conservation of ecosystems and their environmental services, interact in the presence of a natural disturbance.
Experimental and evidence-based knowledge of application of burning in European grasslands is examined, as grasslands are vital elements of the historical landscape and are of crucial importance in biodiversity conservation.
Continuing, this compilation demonstrates a promising methodology for gaining a better understanding of specific interrelations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in biomatrices.
In addition, the authors aim to demonstrate the usefulness of the methodology of total health approach to study the vulnerability and effects of persistent organic pollutants in the lower basin of the Coatzacoalcos river.
The domestication and basic genetics of field pea are discussed, along with current initiatives in organic production and breeding and progress related to biofortification.
In closing, a brief review of the determination of programmed cell death signals during plant development or biotic-abiotic stress conditions is provided, and the reader will be informed with comparative considerations to use these methods for reliable detection.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Impact of Environmental Toxicants, Viruses and Parasitism on Honey Bees
(Amanda Somers, KiriLi N. Stauch, Timothy E. Black and Charles I. Abramson, Laboratory of Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Biology, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, US)

Chapter 2. Synergistic Interactions of Grassland Fragmentation, Fire and Invasive Woody Plants in the Argentine Pampas
(Alejandra L. Yezzi, Ana J. Nebbia and Sergio M. Zalba, GEKKO [Grupo de Estudios en Conservación y Manejo], Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Chapter 3. Fire in European Grasslands: A Management Tool or a Threatening Factor?
(Orsolya Valkó, MTA-ÖK Lendület Seed Ecology Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary)

Chapter 4. Advanced Modeling of Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Patterns in Biomatrices
(Gordana Jovanović, Snježana Herceg Romanić and Andreja Stojić, Institute of Physics Belgrade, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 5. “The One Health” a Methodological Approach to Study the Vulnerability and Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Coatzacoalcos Veracruz, Mexico
(Donaji J. Gonzalez-Mille, Omar Cruz-Santiago, César A. Ilizaliturri-Hernández, Guillermo Espinosa-Reyes, Nadia A. Pelallo-Martínez, Antonio Trejo-Acevedo, Marco Sánchez-Guerra, Jesús Mejía-Saavedra and Fernando Díaz-Barriga, Cátedras Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología [CONACyT], Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México, and others)

Chapter 6. Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.): Potential for Nutritional Breeding
(Sarah E. Powers and Dil Thavarajah, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Biosystems Research Complex, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US)

Chapter 7. Identification of Plant Programmed Cell Death
(Aslıhan Çetinbaş-Genç and Filiz Vardar, Marmara University, Science and Arts Faculty, Department of Biology, Göztepe Campus, İstanbul, Turkey)


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