Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries. Volume 4

Lucille T. Cacioppo (Editor)

Series: Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries
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This book compiles research summaries from a number of different focuses in the important field of environment and agriculture. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Generation of Information in Biological Systems: A Short Epistemological Essay
(I. Balaž and D. T. Mihailović)

Monte Carlo Ray-Tracing Method for Use in the Calculation of the Albedo for Different Geometries
(D. Kapor, D. T. Mihailović, A. Ćirišan and A. Firanj)

Limitations and Uncertainties in the Logarithmic Wind Profile above very Rough Surfaces
(B. Lalić, D. T. Mihailović and D. Kapor)

Non-Local Eddy Diffusion and Vertical Mixing Schemes for Use in Chemical Transport Models
(D. T. Mihailović, Z. Podraščanin and I. Arsenić)

Effect of Permeability on Hyporheic Flows Across a Triangular Dune
(C. Gualtieri)

Dynamical Downscaling: Monthly, Seasonal and Climate Case Studies
(B. Rajković, K. Veljović and V. Djurdjević)

Moss Biomonitoring Technique Used to Study the Spatial and Temporal Atmospheric Deposition of Heavy Metals and Airborne Radionuclides in Serbia
(M. Krmar, D. Radnović and M. V. Frontasyeva)

Surveillance of Mosquito Populations: A Key Element to Understanding the Spread of Invasive Vector Species and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe
(D. Petrić, M. Zgomba, R. Bellini and N. Becker)

Predominant Enterovirus Serotypes in the Vojvodina Region (Serbia)
(I. Hrnjaković Cvjetković, J. Radovanov and V. Milošević)

Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems in Serbia
(S. Orlović, Z. Galić, S. Stojnić and B. Klašnja)

The Impact of Climate Change on Diseases and Pests of Small Grains and Sunflowers in the Vojvodina Region (Serbia)
(R. Jevtić, S. Maširević and D. Vajgand)

Climate Change Impact on Water River Flow: A Case Study for the Sarajevo Valley (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(E. Hadžić and N. Drešković)

Nongovernmental Organizations and the Local Environmental Policy: A Case Study for the City of Novi Sad (Serbia)
(J. Čikić and Ž. Petrović)

Introduction to Estuaries
(Stephen J. Jordan)

Classification for Estuarine Ecosystems: A Review and Comparison of Selected Classification Schemes
(Janis C. Kurtz and James D. Hagy III)

Tagus Estuary Salt Marsh Structure and Dynamics: A Historical Perspective
(Isabel Caçador and Bernardo Duarte)

Habitat Function of a Restored Salt Marsh: Post-larval Gulf Killifish as a Sentinel
(Deborah N. Vivian, Chet F. Rakocinski and Mark S. Peterson)

Contributions of Estuarine Habitats to Major Fisheries
(Stephen J. Jordan and Mark S. Peterson)

Mechanisms of Transformation of Various Forms of Carbon and Cycling Pathways in the Hooghly Estuarine System
(Joyita Mukherjee, Madhumita Roy and Santanu Ray, Phani Bhusan Ghosh and Angshuman Sarkar)

Long Term Nitrate Transport through Watersheds to Estuaries on Cape Cod: Climate and Transient Scales
(George A. Seaver)

Contaminants in Estuaries in Relation to Human Activities
(Luis Bartolomé, Nestor Etxebarria and Juan Carlos Raposo)

Long-term Monitoring of Trace Elements in Estuarine Waters, a Case Study: The Estuary of the Nerbioi-ibaizabal River (Bilbao, Basque Country)
(Ainara Gredilla, Silvia Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, Gorka Arana, Alberto de Diego and Juan Manuel Madariaga)

Modeling an Estuarine Ecosystem: How Tidal Flats and Benthic Ecosystems Affect the Eutrophic Estuary
(Akio Sohma)

Monitoring the Condition of the Estuaries of the United States: The National Coastal Assessment Experience
(J. Kevin Summers, Virginia D. Engle, Lisa M. Smith, Linda M. Harwell, John M. Macauley and James E. Harvey )

Impacts of Floods and Sea-level Rise on Coasts and Estuaries: A Probabilistic Bayesian Modeling Strategy
(M. Rajabalinejad and Z. Demirbilek)

Restoring and Managing Gulf of Mexico Fisheries: A Path toward Creative Decision-making
(John F. Carriger and William H. Benson)

Synthesis: Estuaries under Stress
(Stephen J. Jordan)

Micrometeorology Tools for Measuring Evapotranspiration from the Leaf to the Region
(S. Er-Raki, J. Ezzahar, S. Khabba, L. Jarlan, M. H. Kharrou and G. Chehbouni)

Yield and Physiological Responses of Citrus to Limiting Evapotranspiration Conditions: Environmental Benefits of Deficit Irrigation
(Iván Fco. García-Tejero, Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo and Jose Luis Muriel Fernández)

Measuring Evapotranspiration of Hardy Ornamental Nursery Stock: A Hurdle for Irrigation Management
(Olga M. Grant)

Evapotranspiration Process under Seawater Irrigation Salinity of Different Meteorological Conditions
(Ahmed Al-Busaidi and Satoshi Yamada)

Modeling of Evapotranspiration: Photosynthesis-Based (Ball-Berry) Stomatal Resistance versus Jarvis Stomatal Resistance Formulation
(Anil Kumar)

Comparison of Actual Evapotranspiration Estimation Methods: Application to Korisos Basin, NW Greece
(K. S. Voudouris, P. E. Georgiou, Th. Mavromatis and Ch. Gianneli)

Sensible Heat and Latent Heat Fluxes Dependence on the Net Radiation in Slovakia for Summer and Vegetation Season for the Period 1951-2010
(Ján Hrvoľ and Martin Gera)

Estimation of the Evapotranspiration over Sparse and Tall Vegetation Using the Large Aperture Scintillometer
(J. Ezzahar, S. Er-Raki, W. Bouarifi, L. Jarlan, H. Marah, S. Khabba, M. Ed Dabdouby and G. Chehbouni)

Overview on Current Remote Sensing Algorithms for Estimating Land Surface Evapotranspiration
(Zhigang Sun, Bunkei Matsushita, Qinxue Wang and Zhu Ouyang)

Spatial Mapping of Evapotranspiration Using the Complementary Relationship in the Natural Ecosystems
(Venkataramana Sridhar,Warnakula T. A. Jaksa and Justin L. Huntingon)

Evergreen Conifer Forests in Hokkaido and Sakhalin: Distribution, Ecology, and History since the Last Glacial Period
(Yaeko Igarashi and Tsuneo Igarashi)

Light Responses and Gender Issues in the Domestication Process of Yerba-mate, a Subtropical Evergreen
(Miroslava Rakocevic, Marc Janssens and Rafael Schere)

Spatio-Temporal Variation in Edge Effects on the Herpetofauna of a Mexican Tropical Rain Forest
(José Nicolás Urbina-Cardona, Rodolfo Dirzo and Victor Hugo Reynoso)

Conservation of the Cathay Silver Fir, Cathaya Argyrophylla: A Chinese Evergreen ‘Living Fossil’
(Hua-Feng Wang, Zhao-Shan Wang, Cynthia Ross Friedman and Jordi López-Pujol)

Floristic Similarity between Seasonal and Ombrophilous Forests in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil
(Clarissa Gomes Reis Lopes, Elba Maria Nogueira Ferraz and Elcida de Lima Araújo)

Ecological Significance of Leaf Longevity of Cerrado Woody Species
(João Paulo Souza)

Temperature and Transpiration Effects of Selective Cutting of Large Trees in a Broad-Leaved Evergreen Forest in Central Cambodia
(Koji Tamai)

Plastic Materials from E-Waste: Classification, Processing and Reuse
(Marianna I. Triantou and Petroula A. Tarantili)

Challenges and Opportunities of E-Waste Management
(A. Bazargan, K. F. Lam and G. McKay)

Bridging the Digital Divide and Creating an ICT Dump: An Overview of the Unsustainability of Exporting Used and End-of-Life ICT-Wares to Developing Countries
(Nnorom Innocent Chidi)

What do E-Waste Quantification Studies of the People’s Republic of China Tell Us?
(Chung Shan-shan)

E-Waste Environmental Contamination and Public Health Effects in Guiyu, Southeast China
(Hao Ban, Xijin Xu, Kusheng Wu, Di Sun, Jian Zhang, Okunola Adenrele Alabi and Xia Huo)

Recovery of Valuable Metals from Flat Panel Displays of Spent Liquid Crystal and Plasma Televisions
(Katsutoshi Inoue, Biplob Kumar Biswas, Hidetaka Kawakita and Keisuke Ohto)

Electronic Waste Treatment by Thermal Plasma
(Imed Ghiloufi)

An Overview of Toxic Environmental Releases from E-Waste
(M. Mosharraf Hossain, Ismail M. M. Rahman, Zinnat A. Begum and Hiroshi Hasegawa)

Mercury Speciation and Bioavailability in Floodplain Soils of East Fork Poplar Creek, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
(Fengxiang X. Han, Yi Su and David L. Monts)

Floodplains of Regulated Rivers: Plant-Soil Interactions in Changing Ecosystems
(Takashi Asaeda and M.H. Rashid)

Earthworm Communities as Indicators for Evaluating Floodplain Restoration Success
(Renée-Claire Le Bayon, Géraldine Bullinger-Weber, Jean-Michel Gobat and Claire Guenat)

Three Main Stages of Floodplain Evolution in Northern Eurasia and their Ecological Significance
(Aleksey Sidorchuk, Olga Borisova, Aleksey Chernov and Andrey Panin)

The Importance of Spatial and Local Environmental Factors to Structuring Phytoplankton Community in the Floodplain Lakes of Cuiabá River (Northern Pantanal, Brazil)
(Simoni Maria Loverde-Oliveira, Simone Jaqueline Cardoso and Ibraim Fantin-Cruz)

Survey-Based Influence of Storage and Release of Water from Floodplain Lakes on the Main River in the Sparse-DataArea of the Lower Amur, Russia
(Vladimir V. Shamov)

Hydrogenic Heavy Metals Pollution of Alluvial Soils in the City of Perm (The Middle Cis-Urals Region, Russia)
(Yu. N. Vodyanitskii and A. T. Savichev)

The Role of Overbank Deposition in Floodplain Formation and Catastrophic Floods in Floodplain Destruction in South Eastern Australia
(Wayne D. Erskine)

Effect of Hydrodynamics on the Water Quality of Lakes and Reservoirs
(Javier Vidal and Xavier Casamitjana)

Water and People in the Yaere Floodplain (North Cameroon)
(F. Delclaux, C. Seignobos, G. Liénou and P. Genthon)

Designing Actions for Bird Conservation at the “Yuriria” Lagoon, its Associated Floodplain and Terrestrial Habitats in Michoacán, Mexico
(Leonardo Chapa-Vargas, Javier Salgado-Ortiz and Karina Monzalvo-Santos)

The ‘Floodplain Burning’ Approach for Digital Elevation Model Processing in Flat and Flooded Areas
(Augusto C. V. Getirana, Otto C. Rotunno Filho, Webe J. Mansur and Marie-Paule Bonnet)

Temporal and Spatial Variability of Water and Sediment Composition in the Middle Paraná River System
(María Alejandra Maine, Hernán Ricardo Hadad, Gabriela Sánchez, Sandra Caffaratti and María del Carmen Pedro)

Benthic Invertebrates in the Middle Paraná River Floodplain (Argentina)
(Florencia Zilli and Luciana Montalto)

Flood Inundation and the Temporal Dynamics of Floodplain Waterholes in an Australian Dryland River
(E. S. F. Medeiros and A. H. Arthington)

Metapopulations of Decapods in the Floodplain of Parana River, South America
(V. Williner, F. Giri and P. Collins)

A Successful Combined Use of Telemetric Monitoring System and Spatial Data Modeling to Study the Turbidity Behavior in the Amazon Floodplain
(Enner H. Alcântara, Evlyn M.L.M. Novo, José L. Stech, Cláudio C.F. Barbosa, João A. Lorenzzetti, Arcilan T. Assireu, Marie P. Bonnet and Arley F. Souza)

Characterization of Geometric Properties of Simulated Droughts and Floods of Water Bodies
(Dinesh Sathyamoorthy)

Disaster-resilient Subdivision Design: Evaluating the Potential and Performance of New Urbanism for Reducing Flood Risks
(Mark R. Stevens, Philip R. Berke and Yan Song)

Recent Evolution of the Jourdain River Braidplain on Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu
(James P. Terry)

Restoration of Channelized Fluvial Systems and Their Floodplains
(Aaron R. Pierce )

Generation, Characterization and Extracting of Silicon and Aluminum from Coal Fly Ash
(Zhi-tong Yao)

Experimental Characterization and Hydrodynamic Behavior of Fly
(Javier R. Sánchez, Audelino Álvaro and Jesús Ma. Rodríguez)

Physical and Flow Properties of Fly Ash from Biomass Combustion
(Christof Lanzerstorfer)

Fly Ash Resistivity: Influencing Factors, Predicting Models and its Impacts on Electrostatic Precipitator Performance
(Shuran Li, Xiaoying Li, Yifan Huang, Zhen Liu and Keping Yan)

Coal Fly Ash from Brazilian Power Plants: Chemical and Physical Properties and Leaching Characteristics
(Denise A. Fungaro, Juliana C. Izidoro, Fernando S. Santos and Shaobin Wang)

Characterization and Utilization of Coal Combustion by Products in Mongolia
(Jadambaa Temuujin)

Utilization of Fly Ash in the Construction Industry
(Salim Barbhuiya)

Properties of High Strength Concrete Containing Class F Fly Ash
(Pradip Nath and Prabir K. Sarker)

Use of Fly Ash in Combination with Bauxite Residue in Sustainable Concrete Manufacture
(Ade Sri Wahyuni and Hamid Nikraz)

The Use of Alkali-Activated Fly Ash in the Production of Cement with Reduced Environmental Impact
(Alexandre Silva de Vargas, Angela Borges Masuero, Denise C. C. Dal Molin and Antônio C. F. Vilela)

Geopolymer Concrete Using Fly Ash
(Prabir K. Sarker and B. Vijaya Rangan)

Composite Materials Based on Polypropylene (PP) Reinforced with Fly Ash: Rheological, Mechanical and Thermal Properties
(Santiago García Pardo, Ana Ares, María José Abad and Celina Bernal)

Technological Initiatives and Status of Fly Ash in India
(Anjan K. Chatterjee)

Oxygen Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function in the Lung and Heart after Exposure to Residual Oil Fly Ash
(Pablo Evelson, Natalia Magnani, Timoteo Marchini and Silvia Alvarez)

Incinerated Sewage Sludge Ashes – Potential and Challenges
(Paula Guedes, Nazaré Couto, Lisbeth M. Ottosen and Alexandra B. Ribeiro)

Fly Ash and the Use of Bioleaching for Fly Ash Detoxification
(Thulasya Ramanathan and Yen-Peng Ting)

Assessment of Potential Impacts of Fly Ash Utilization in the Slovak Road Engineering
(Marcela Ondova and Nadezda Stevulova)

Ciguatera Shellfish Poisoning (CSP): A New Ecotoxicological Phenomenon from Cyanobacteria to Humans via Giant Clams
(Dominique Laurent, Anne Sophie Kerbrat, H. Taiana Darius, Fanny Rossi, Being Yeeting, Mohamed Haddad, Stjepko Golubic, Serge Pauillac, and Mireille Chinain)

Survival Domain of the Top-Predator in Lattice Ecosystem
(Minori Nagata and Hiroyasu Nagata)

Contaminants in the Soil Can Accumulate into the Vegetables and Translocate into our Organism through the Food Chain
(Elena Comino, Fabienne Cerise and Stefania Menegatti)

Azorean Traditional Cheesemaking: A Case Study Pertaining to a Unique Food Chain
(J. Marcelino Kongo and F. Xavier Malcata)

Evidences of Trophic Interactions on Holocene Ostracod Populations of Southwestern Spain
(M. Abad, F. Ruiz, M. L. González-Regalado, J. Civis, J. A. González Delgado, E. X. García and A. Toscano)

Arsenic Exposure through the Food Chain
(Marta López-Alonso and Marta Miranda)

Biotechnological Approaches for the Conservation of Some Forest Tree Species
(M. Anis, N. Ahmad, I. Siddique, A. Varshney, R. Naz, S. Perveen, Md. Imran Khan, Md. Rafique Ahmed, M. K. Husain, Perviaz R. Khan and I. M. Aref)

Mangrove Swamps: Causes of Decline and Mortality
(Joanna C. Ellison)

Ectomycorrhizas and Forest Decline: How Symbiosis Improves Tree Resistance and Resilience
(François Rineau and Natalia Ladygina)

Tree Growth Decline on Relict Western-Mediterranean Mountain Forests: Causes and Impacts
(Juan Carlos Linares, Pedro Antonio Tíscar, Jesús Julio Camarero, Lahcen Taïqui, Benjamín Viñegla, Jose Ignacio Seco, José Merino and Jose Antonio Carreira)

Decline in Physical Structure of Deciduous Hardwood Forests due to Deer Grazing: Assessment of its Impact on a Regional Scale Using Shrub-Layer Decline Rank
(Daisuke Fujiki, Yasutaka Kishimoto and Hiroshi Sakata)

Socioeconomic Context of Mangrove Loss: A Cross-Country Analysis
(M. S. Iftekhar and Morshedul Mahmud)

Drought and Forest Decline in the Iberian Peninsula: A Simple Explanation for a Complex Phenomenom?
(E. Gil-Pelegrín, J. J. Peguero-Pina, J. J. Camarero, A. Fernández-Cancio and R. Navarro-Cerrillo)

Limits to Tree Growth and the “Age-Related Decline” in Aboveground Forest Productivity
(Titus Fondo Ambebe and Qing-Lai Dang)

Forests in the Mediterranean Region
(M. Masiero, R. Calama, M. Lindner and D. Pettenella)

Climate Change and the Need for Adaptation in Mediterranean Forests
(Marcus Lindnerand Rafael Calama)

Forest Fuel Management for Fire Mitigation under Climate Change
(P. M. Fernandes)

Genetic Aspects of Forest Ecosystem Management under the New Conditions of Climate Change
(László Nyári)

Natural Regeneration and Drought Effects in the Mediterranean Basin
(B. Viñegla, V. Lechuga and J. C. Linares)

Forest Management of European Interesting Habitats under the New Context of Climate Change: The Case of Spanish Black Pine Forests
(D. Candel-Pérez, M. E. Lucas-Borja, O. Botella, J. A. Monreal, A. Rubio3, O. Ahrazem and M. L. Gómez)

Chilean Mediterranean Forests, Their Value and Destiny Facing Global Change
(J. Pablo Cruz, D. C. Carlos Schulze and L. Pablo Honeyman)

Traditional Markets for Mediterranean Forest Products
(Davide Pettenella and Mauro Masiero)

Environmental Services under Climate Change: Better Income from Forests?
(E. Vidale and L. Brotto)

Adaptation to Climate Change in Forest Management: What Role Does National Context and Forest Management Tradition Play?
(E. C. H. Keskitalo, S. Nocentini and F. Bottalico)

A Social Perspective on Adaptation in Forest Management
(Julia Wesely and Ines Omann)

Extreme Fire Behaviour
(Domingos Xavier Viegas)

What Do the Critics of Conservation Want?
(Thorkil Casse)

Effects of Land Use Changes and Management Practices on Water Yield in Native Forests and Exotic Plantations in Southern Chile
(Carlos E. Oyarzún, Pedro Hervé-Fernandez and Cristián Frêne)

Effect of Land Use Planning on Forest Conservation in Kilosa District, Tanzania
(Abrahaman Hassan Mndeme, Emmanuel F. Nzunda and Emmanuel J. Luoga)

Wildlife Corridors: Conceptualization, Valuation as an Environmental Management Tool and Applicability on Forest Ecosystems
(Roberto Moreno, Ricardo Zamora and Miguel Ángel Herrera)

The Total Optimization of Forestry Profits Based on Joint Implementation Silvicultural Practices
(Tohru Nakajima)

Spanish Black Pine (Pinus Nigra Arn. Ssp Salzmannii) Seedling Growth under Different Soils Treatments: Implications for their Forest Management in Mediterranean Areas
(Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja)

Development of Carbon Sequestration Models and the Management of Coniferous Forests in China: Assessment of Carbon Sequestration for Pines, Firs, Abies, Picea and Larch Species
(Zhang Ying and Haron Jeremiah)

Environmental Problems of Extraction, Transportation, and Use of Fossil Fuels
(S. M. Govorushko)

Current Issues of Fossil Fuels and Their Future Prospects
(Kelvii Wei Guo)

Co-Processing of Coal and Hydrochar Produced from Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) of Waste Biomass
(Zhengang Liu and R. Balasubramanian)

Modified Biomass-Based Alternative Fuels
(Rakesh Kumar)

Almost Zero Emissions in Energy Production from Coal
(Filomena Pinto and Rui Neto André)

Carbon Neutral Materials from Co2 Sequestration: The Mineral Carbonation Option
(Aimaro Sanna)

Geoengineering and Carbon Sequestration: Solutions for Fossil Fuel Emissions?
(Patrick Moriarty and Damon Honnery)

Role of Remote Sensing in Forest Carbon Sequestration with Special Emphasis on Fossil Fuel Combustion
(Abhisek Santra)

Steam Reforming of Ethanol at Low Temperature for Hydrogen Production
(Vincenzo Palma, Filomena Castaldo, Paolo Ciambelli and Gaetano Iaquaniello)

The Second Half of the Fossil Fuel Age: Environmental Externalities, Net Energy and Energy Security Concerns
(Antonio García-Olivares and Antonio Turiel)

From Seed to Seedling: An Ecophysiological Point of View
(María Ruiz, Alberto Golberg and María Lía Molas)

Greening and the Influence of Light on the Enzyme Activity of Cucumis sativus Seedlings
(Peter Siekel, Ján Stano, Karol Mičieta and Marcela Koreňová)

Light-Induced Exaggeration of the Hypocotyl Hook: Its Developmental Basis and Significance
(Chizuko Shichijo and Tohru Hashimoto)

ROS Generation in Willow Seeds: A Delicate Equilibrium between Seed Ageing and Normal Seedling Growth
(Humberto Causin, Gonzalo Roqueiro and Sara Maldonado)

The Role of Root Border Cells in the Formation of a Root-Microenvironment System in Wheat Seedlings
(Anatoly I. Bozhkov, Yuliia A. Kuznetsova, Nataliia G. Menzyanova and Marina K. Kovaleva)

Substrate Properties Affect the Recovery of Spartina alterniflora from Drought and Herbivory
(Stephen M. Smith)

Effects of Microsite Conditions on Seedling Emergence at Grazed and Ungrazed Sites in Mountain Pampean Grasslands, Argentina
(Alejandro Loydi and Guadalupe Peter)

Physiological Processes of Adaptation to Water Deficit on Seedlings of Three Native Grasses in Semiarid Argentina
(Roberto Brevedan, María Fioretti, Sandra Baioni and Claris Cabeza)

Plant Traits Contributing to the Performance of Native and Introduced Rangeland Grasses in Arid Argentina
(Yanina Torres, Carlos Busso, Oscar Montenegro, Hugo Giorgetti, Gustavo Rodríguez and Leticia Ithurrart)

Seedling Dynamics in an Environmental Gradient of Andean Patagonia, Argentina
(Pablo Martín López Bernal, María Florencia Urretavizcaya and Guillermo E. Defossé)

Water Stress and Temperature Effects on Germination and Early Seedling Growth of Digitaria eriantha
(Roberto Brevedan, Carlos Busso, María Fioretti, Mirta Toribio, Sandra Baioni, Yanina Torres, Osvaldo Fernández, Hugo Giorgetti, Diego Bentivegna, José Entío, Leticia Ithurrart, Oscar Montenegro, María Mujica, Gustavo Rodríguez and Guillermo Tucat)

Effect of Salinity Stress on Germination of Woody Species in the Santa Fe Forest Wedge (Humid Chaco Region), Argentina
(Nélida Carnevale, Claudia Alzugaray and Rodrigo Freire)

Effects of pH, Light and Exogenous Plant Growth Regulators on Seed Germination and Early Seedling Growth of Native Shrubs from High Mediterranean Mountains
(Francisco Serrano-Bernardo, José de la Torre-Betts, María Beltrán-Hermoso, Kelly Garcete and José Rosúa-Campos)

Early Growth Improvement on Endemic Tree Species by Soil Mycorrhizal Management in Madagascar
(H. Ramanankierana, R. Baohanta, J. Thioulouse, Y. Prin, H. Randriambanona, E. Baudoin, N. Rakotoarimanga, A. Galiana, E. Rajaonarimamy, M. Lebrun and Robin Duponnois)

Tropical Seedling-Insect Interactions: The Importance of Herbivory from the Individual to the Community Level in Natural Forests and Restoration
(Tara Joy Massad)

Environmental Conditions after Seed Dispersal of Spring Ephemeral Species at the Floor of Deciduous, Broad-Leaved Forests
(Kojiro Suzuki)

Mycorrhizal Fungi from Mine Sites and Rehabilitation of Marginal and Mine Sites in Surigao, Philippines
(Nelly S. Aggangan, Ma. Ruth R. Edradan, Grace B. Alvarado, PrexyPearl C. Macana, Lafayette Kirsi S. Noel and Debra Ruth R. Edradan)

Gut Fungi: Classification, Evolution, Life Style and Application
(K. Fliegerova, J. Mrazek and K. Voigt)

Carbohydrate Uptake and Catabolism in Fungi. Importance of Sugar Trafficking during Plant-Host Interactions
(Walter A. Vargas and Charles M. Kenerley)

Fungi: Types, Environmental Impact and Role in Disease
(Gabriela Moreno-Coutiño and Roberto Arenas)

Candida Species as Causative Agents in Infections with Special Emphasis on Candida Albicans
(Jack Ho Wong and Tzi Bun Ng)

Effect of Polyene Antibiotics on the Potential Pathogenicity Factors in Saprophytic Micromycetes
(I. L. Kuzikova, N. G. Medvedeva, V. I. Sukharevich and T. D. Trosheva)

Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and their Role in Symbiosis
(Minna J. Kemppainen and Alejandro G. Pardo)

Effects of Organic P and Soil Disturbance on Symbiotic Efficiency of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Morphological Characteristics of the Regeneration Mycelia after Abscission
(Wen Ke Liu)

The Value of Mycorrhizal Fungi for Sustainable and Durable Soils
(Jacqueline Baar)

Fungi as Contributors to Cycling of Radionuclides in Forest Ecosystems
(J. Guillén and A. Baeza)

Fundamental Fungal Strategies in Restoration of Natural Environment
(M. A. Karaman, M. S. Novaković and M. N. Matavuly)

Arbuscular and Ectomycorrhiza Fungi: Useful Biological Tool to Promote Establishment of Exotic Trees in Arid and Semi-Arid African Areas
(Nathalie Diagne, Diegane Diouf, Sergio Svistoonoff, Aboubacry Kane, Kandioura Noba, Laurent Laplaze, Claudine Franche, Didier Bogusz and Robin Duponnois)

Disentangling Functions of Fungal Endophytes in Forest Trees
(B. R. Albrectsen and J. Witzell)

Fungal Disease and the Diversity and Long-Term Dynamics of Forest Communities
(Takashi Osono)

The Role of Fungi in the Control of Animal Parasites – Classification, Mode of Action and Practical Applications
(L. M. Madeira de Carvalho, F. A. Bernardo and A. Paz-Silva)

Biological Control of Parasites in Veterinary Medicine
(Silvina Fernández and Carlos Saumell)

Restoration of Fungal Biota in the Soil is Essential to Prevent Infection by Endoparasites in Grazing Animals
(M. Arias, J. Suárez, F. J. Cortiñas, I. Francisco, J. L. Suárez, A. Romasanta, C. Cazapal-Monteiro, R. Sánchez-Andrade and A. Paz-Silva)

Nematophagous Fungi as Control Agents of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants
(C. Gómez-Rincón, J. Valderrábano and J. Uriarte)

Helminthosis Control of Domestic Animals, a New Approach to an Old Problem
(Fabio Ribeiro Braga and Jackson Victor de Araújo)

Biotechnological Use of Fungi in the Control of Ruminant Parasitic Nematodes
(P. Mendoza-de-Gives and J. F. J. Torres-Acosta)

Fundamentals, Diversity and Application of White-Rot Fungi
(G. M. Maciel, A. Bracht, C. G. M. Souza, A. M. Costa and R. M. Peralta)

Contributions to Research on White-Rot Fungi, Lignin-Degrading Enzymes, and Their Industrial and Environmental Applications
(L. Levin and F. Forchiassin)

White-Rot Fungi as Promising Bioremediation Agents
(Margarida S. Roriz and Susana Rodríguez-Couto)

Genetic Diversity of Human and Animal Papilloma Viruses
(Antonio Carlos de Freitas, Ana Pavla Almeida Diniz Gurgel, Bárbara Simas Chagas, Valdir de Queiroz Balbino and Marcus Vinicius Aragão Batista)

Genetic Diversity and Phylogeny of Wild Specie Teosinte (Zea Nicaraguense, Iltis and Benz) within Genera Zea
(Carlos Henry Loáisiga Caballero, Alvaro Nicolas Benavides Gonzales, Pernilla Ellneskog-Staam, Oscar Rocha, Agnese Brantestam, Mulatu Geleta, Salomon Björn and Arnulf Merker)

Conservation Genetics of the Lion: New Approaches to Species Conservation
(Laura Bertola, Klaas Vrieling and Hans de Iongh)

Genetic Diversity for Quality Traits in Wild and Ancient Wheats
(Juan B. Alvarez and Carlos Guzmán)

The Genetic History of Morocco
(Kaoutar Bentayebi, Antònia Picornell and Saaïd Amzazi)

Different Approaches to Assess Structure and Genetic Diversity in Forest Species
(M. A. Martín and L. M. Martín)

New Genetic Provisions for the Reinstatement of the Ginseng Natural Populations
(Yuriy Zhuravlev, Galina Reunova, Irina Kats and Tamara Muzarok)

Genetic and Epigenetic Variations in Disease and Drug Response
(Barkur S. Shastry)

New Research on the Genetic Diversity of Non-Rhizobial Endophytes Inhabiting Legume Nodules
(Alvaro Peix, Lorena Carro, Eugenia Cerda-Castillo, Carmen Tejedor, Martha Helena Ramírez-Bahena and Encarna Velázquez)

Genetic Diversity and Genetic Rescue within Wildlife Populations
(Shawn Larson)

The Genus Cunila D. Royen Ex. L. (Lamiaceae): A Review on Genetic Variability and Advances in Taxonomy
(G. Agostini, T. S. Ribeiro, S. Echeverrigaray and T. T. Souza-Chies)

Modelling Minimization of Genetic Diversity Loss in Japanese Marine Finfish Stock Enhancement
(Maria del Mar Ortega-Villaizan and Nobuhiko Taniguchi)

GIS and Spatial Decision Support
(Xuan Zhu)

Data Base Management System, G.I.S. and Forestry
(Meliadis Ioannis and Miltiadis Meliadis)

GIS and Spatial Decision Making
(Khalid A. Eldrandaly)

Using Geographic Information Systems for Range-Wide Species Conservation Planning
(Kathy A. Zeller and Alan Rabinowitz)

Geological Information System in Rainwater Harvesting
(Saumitra Mukherjee)

Estimating the Environmental Effects on Residential Property Value with GIS
(Lubos Matejicek)

Modeling of Traffic-Related Environmental Pollution in the GIS
(Lubos Matejicek and Zbynek Janour)

The Coastal Zone and its Classification for Geospatial Analysis
(Colin D. Woodroffe and Javier Leon)

Coral Bleaching Alert And Mapping In Reunion Island (SWIO): A Remote Sensing Contribution
(Pennober Gwenaëlle and Borius Alice)

Mapping Mangrove Forest with Multispectral Images: Contribution of Spectral Unmixing Technique and Object Based Image Analysis
(M. Robin, F. Debaine, E. Renoux and D. Rakotonavalona)

Hyperspectral Imaging for Mapping Microphytobenthos in Coastal Areas
(V. Méléder, P. Launeau, L. Barillé, J-P. Combe, V. Carrère, B. Jesus and Ch. Verpoorter)

Acoustic Imagery for Benthic Habitats Mapping and Monitoring
(Jérôme Fournier, Agnès Baltzer, Laurent Godet, and Andrea Panizza)

Coastline Dynamics in Polar Systems Using Remote Sensing
(Hugues Lantuit, Pier Paul Overduin, Steven Solomon and Denis Mercier)

Airborne LIDAR in Support of Coastal Mapping and Hydrodynamic Modelling
(B. Hitier, J. Populus, H.Oger-Jeanneret, I. Benyoucef)

Morphodynamic Modeling of Tidal Inlets and Embayments
(Xavier Bertin, André Bustorff Fortunato and Dano Roelvink)

Coastal Area Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Numerical Modelling
(Ph. Larroudé and M. Maanan)

Computation of Transport Time Scales through Numerical Modeling
(Georg Umgiesser and Andrea Cucco)

Assessment of Coastal Water Contamination Due to Land-Based Sources Coupling Watershed and Hydrodynamic Modelling
(Nicolas Rollo, Marc Robin, Hélène Oger-Jeanneret, and Franck Dumas)

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: A GIS-Based Vulnerability and Impact Assessment, the Case of the Moroccan Coast
(Maria Snoussi, Saïda Niazi, Abdou Khouakhi and Otmane Raji)

A GIS Analysis for Heavy Metal Assessment of Sediment in Coastal Lagoon
(Mohamed Maanan, Marc Robin, Mehdi Maanan and Bendahhou Zourarah)

Modelling Nature-Society Interactions and Spatial Use Conflicts in Coastal Areas Coupling MAS With GIS
(I. Tillier, C.Tissot and M. Robin)

Geographic Information System for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Developing Countries: Cases Studies in Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Morocco
(F. Gourmelon, M. Robin, M. Maanan, J. Georis Creuseveau, G. Pennober, A. Simao da Silva, P. Fattal, B. Zourarah, K. Affian, C. Houhouot and P. Pottier)

Global Food Security: Facts, Issues, Interventions and Public Policy Implications
(Munir A. Hanjra, Tadele Ferede, John Blackwell, Tamara M. Jackson and Akhtar Abbas)

From Resource Transfer Programs to a Systemic Approach to Food Security in Agrarian Societies: Issues and Economic Implications
(Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi and Suresh Moktan)

Agroecology Matters: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Its Implications for Food Security in Ethiopia
(Tadele Ferede, Ashenafi Belayneh Ayenew and Munir A. Hanjra)

Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries: Implications for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Essam Yassin Mohammed and Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi)

Beyond Crop Holidays: Emerging Issues of Food Security in India
(A. Narayanamoorthy and P. Alli)

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Food and Nutrition Security: The Case of Dire Dawa City Administration, Ethiopia
(Melak Yizengaw, Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu and Munir A. Hanjra)

Micro Irrigation-Based Vegetable Farming for Income, Employment and Food Security in West Africa
(Saa Dittoh, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Margaret Atosina Akuriba)

Informal Sector Employment, Food Security and Vulnerability of Households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(Samrawit Seleshi, Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu and Munir A. Hanjra)

Adoption of Wheat Production Technologies in Pakistan: Implications for Food Security and Agricultural Policy
(Maqsood Hussain and Abdul Ghafoor)

Gender Mainstreaming for Food Security and Poverty Reduction Programs in Asia and Africa
(Munir A. Hanjra, M. Iqbal Zafar, Zahira Batool, Naima Nawaz, Ashfaq A. Maann, Zewdu Ayalew and Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu)

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