Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 86


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This volume includes seven chapters and presents some of the latest advancements in environmental research. Chapter One describes the ecological resources of forests and their ability to absorb greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change. Chapter Two highlights the procedure of using eutectic solvents in the extraction of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants. Chapter Three suggests a holistic framework for assessing the environmental sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture. Chapter Four investigates the accountability profile for environmental sustainability of maritime protected areas. Chapter Five discusses the main urban parameters existing in regional models developed at the beginning of the 21st century: The Single-Layer Urban Canopy Model (UCM), the Town Energy Balance (TEB), and the Building Effect Parameterization (BEP). Chapter Six aims to provide information about phytoestrogens and their beneficial and adverse effects. Finally, Chapter Seven proposes two new indexes for measuring particular aspects of environmental stability and sustainable development: the available resource sustainability index and the natural green surface replacement index.


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Chapter 1. Boreal Forest Resources in the System of Regulating of the Carbon Cycle and Mitigating of the Climate Fluctuations (Predictive Empirical-Statistical Modeling)
(Erland G. Kolomyts – Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin, Branch of Samara Research Center, Russian Academy of Siences, Togliatty, Russia)

Chapter 2. Application of Eutectic Solvents in the Extraction of Bioactive Components from Medicinal Plants: Procedure, Possibilities, Advantages and Limitations of the Process
(Martina Jakovljević and Maja Molnar – University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)

Chapter 3. Level, Factors and Importance of Environmental Sustainability of Bulgarian Agriculture
(Hrabrin Bachev – Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 4. Trends of Accountability Management for Environmental Sustainability: Evidence from the Italian Maritime Protected Areas (MPAs)
(F. De Matteis, S. Lippolis and G. Notaristefano – Ionian Department of Law, Economics and Environment, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

Chapter 5. Urban Canopy-Atmosphere Interaction Parameterization Applied to Regional Atmospheric Models
(Marcos Vinicius Bueno de Morais and Viviana Vanesa Urbina Guerrero – Departamento de Obras Civiles, Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile, et al.)

Chapter 6. Phytoestrogens and Their Effects
(Merve Bacanlı and Hatice Gül Anlar – University of Health Sciences Turkey Gülhane Pharmacy Faculty Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology Ankara, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 7. The Introduction of Indexes to Measure Environmental Sustainability. The Cases of the Available Resource Sustainability Index and Natural Green Surface Replacement Index
(Rubén D. Piacentini – Institute of Physics Rosario (CONICET – National University of Rosario), Rosario, Argentina)


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