Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 85


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This edited volume consists of seven chapters, each describing a recent advancement in the field of environmental research. Chapter One reviews the Brazilian Program for Production and Use of Biodiesel (PNPB) in the 2001-2013 period, considering its effects on social inclusion, its potential direct and indirect influence on deforestation, and associated violence in the definition of land property rights. Chapter Two analyzes the advances and setbacks of Brazilian climate policy. This analysis is fundamental to understanding the turning point in the conduct of this policy, from which some of the setbacks have emerged in fulfilling commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chapter Three in this context, various techniques based on electrochemical principles have been widely used for the detection process using metal and metal oxides as electrode materials. Thus, the current article focuses on the compilation of recent developments in As (III) electrochemical detection and their limit of detections and future scopes. Chapter Four summarizes NO biosynthesis, functions, NO-signaling pathway and final formation of defense response under drought stress in plants. Lastly, Chapter Five discusses the Saharan Morocco comprises two major floristic divisions conventionally indicated under Saharan Atlas (As) and Saharan Morocco (Ms) in key Moroccan botanical references. Knowledge is essential not only for a better understanding of Saharan ecosystems but is vital for the preservation of current plant diversity.

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Chapter 1. Biofuels and Deforestation: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Brazilian Biodiesel Program, 2001-2013
(Carlos Eduardo Frickmann Young, Marcio Alvarenga Junior and André Albuquerque Sant’Anna-Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IE-UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 2. The Brazilian Climate Policy: Advances and Setbacks
(Jonathan G. da Silva, PhD and Roselaine B. de Almeida, PhD-Faculty of Administration, Accounting and Economy, Federal University of Grande Dourados, Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Perils of Arsenic: Electrochemical Perspective for Trace Level Detection
(Priyanka Mukherjee, Sushree Pattnaik, Utpal Adhikari and Mamata Mohapatra-Hydro & Electrometallurgy Department, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. The Role and Signaling of Nitric Oxide in Plants under Drought Stress
(Maryam Rezayian and Fatemeh Zarinkamar-Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 5. Plant Diversity in Saharan Morocco: Preliminary Results and Insights into Its Evolution and Ecological Significance
(Fatima Nassif and Abbes Tanji-National Institute for Agronomic Research, CRRA-Settat, Morocco)


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