Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 89


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This volume includes eight chapters that provide updates in the field of environmental research. Chapter One deals with the subject of applied bioethics, providing historical and contemporary environmental examples. Chapter Two presents different field and experimental studies based on fluorescence spectroscopy addressing the spatio-temporal dynamics of dissolved organic matter in headwaters of North Patagonia. Chapter Three reviews the recent advancements in the field of small RNA delivery in plants and discusses the advantages, limitations and successes of various delivery methods along with their applications in crop improvement. Chapter Four describes the factors that pose threats to floodplain fisheries in Bangladesh and strategies to overcome these threats. Chapter Five explores the preparation and properties of natural fiber-reinforced castor oil-derived polyurethane foams and their applications. Chapter Six discusses the role and long-lasting effect of seasonal flooding in phytoplankton ecology of floodplain lakes along the Middle Daugava River at Daugavpils, South-East Latvia. Chapter Seven evaluates the surface water quality of Küçük Menderes River Basin, located in Turkey, using factor analysis and water quality index methods. Finally, Chapter Eight investigates the effect of nanomagnetite, hydroxyapatite, and nanocomposite particles on wheat.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Applied Bioethics – Historical and Contemporary Environmental Examples
Saša Zavrtnik¹, Lecturer DVM, MTh, Jelena Loborec¹, Assistant Professor, PhD and Damir Žubčić², Full Professor, PhD
¹Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Varaždin, Croatia
²Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Chapter 2. Application of Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Environmental Sciences: A Review of Field and Experimental Assessments in Temperate Aquatic Systems of the Southern Andes (Patagonia, Argentina)
Claudia Queimaliños, PhD, Patricia E. Garcia, PhD, Mariana Reissig, PhD, Carolina Soto Cárdenas, PhD, R. Daniel Garcia, PhD, Marina Gerea, PhD, Gonzalo L. Pérez, PhD, Lucía G. De Stefano, Diamela Gianello and María C. Diéguez, PhD – Grupo de Ecología de Sistemas Acuáticos a escala de Paisaje, Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medioambiente (INIBIOMA), Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina

Chapter 3. Small RNA Delivery in Plants: Recent Advancements and Perspectives
Joshitha Vijayan¹, Soham Ray², Ramawatar Nagar¹, M. S. Nimmy¹, Sandhya Sharma¹, Shivani Nagar² and Rohini Sreevathsa¹
¹ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi, India
²Division of Plant Physiology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Chapter 4. Floodplain Fisheries Management, Restoration and Environmental Impacts: A Bangladesh Perspective
Nirmal Chandra Roy, Md. Atick Chowdhury, and Kazi Rabeya Akther – Department of Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Chapter 5. Eco-Friendly Polyurethane Foam Using Castor Oil: Future and Current Trends and Their Applications
N. G. S. Silva¹, L. S. Maia¹, N. C. Zanini³ L. T. Carvalho4, S. F. Medeiros4, D. S. Rosa³ and D. R. Mulinari²
¹Department of Chemical and Environmental, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Resende, Brazil
²Department of Mechanic and Energy, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Resende, Brazil
³Center for Engineering, Modeling, and Applied Social Sciences (CECS), Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Santo André, Brazil
4Chemical Engineering Department, Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo, Lorena, SP, Brazil

Chapter 6. Role of Seasonal Flooding in Phytoplankton Ecology of Floodplain Lakes: The Case Study of the Middle Daugava River
Dāvis Gruberts¹ and Ivars Druvietis²
¹Department of Environmental Science and Chemistry, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia
²Department of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Chapter 7. Factor Analysis Assisted Water Quality Assessment and Source Identification Process
Hülya Boyacıoğlu1, PhD and Hayal Boyacıoğlu2, PhD
¹Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Engineering Department of Environmental Engineering Tınaztepe Campus Buca Izmir, Turkey
²Ege University Department of Statistics Bornova Izmir, Turkey

Chapter 8. Comparative Phytotoxicological Assessment of Magnetite, Hydroxyapatite, and Magnetite-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite Particles on Wheat
Zeynep Görkem Doğaroğlu and Yağmur Uysal – Mersin University, Environmental Engineering Department, Mersin, Turkey


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