Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries. Volume 5

Lucille T. Cacioppo (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

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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

Global Biodiversity Loss and Conservation: A Review
(WenJun Zhang and JianFeng Ou)

Indirect Biotic Interactions in the Rhizosphere of Grasslands
(Natalia Ladygina and François Rineau)

Evaluation of Soil Quality on Temperate Grassland Soils Using Biological and Biochemical Properties
(J. Paz-Ferreiro)

Orchardgrass: A Valuable Perennial Pasture Grass Adapted to Different Environmental Conditions
(Pablo Luis Peri)

Grassland Management and Structural Changes in Soil Microbial Communities
(Zabed Hossain and Shu-ichi Sugiyama)

Conservation and management of alkali grassland biodiversity in Central-Europe
(Török Péter, Kapocsi István and Deák Balázs)

The Soil Nematodes in Natural and Semi-natural Grasslands and Their Use as Bioindicators
(Marek Renčo)

Phytoremediation of Phenolic Compounds: Recent Advances and Perspectives
(Elizabeth Agostini, Melina A. Talano, Paola S. González, Ana L. Wevar Oller and María I. Medina)

Phytoremediation: An Option for Removal of Organic Xenobiotics from Water
(Ana Dordio and A. J. Palace Carvalho)

Phytoremediation of Uranium Contaminated Soils
(Mirjana D. Stojanović and Jelena V. Milojković)

A Decade of Research on Phytoremediation in North-East Italy: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
(Luca Marchiol, Guido Fellet, Filip Pošćić and Giuseppe Zerbi)

Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils – Plant Stress Assessment
(Jana Kadukova and Jana Kavuličova)

Reviews on Soil Pollution, Risks, Sources and Phytoremediation Involving Metal Contaminants
(Yan-Ju Liu, Qing-Jun Liu and Hui Ding)

Phyotoremediation: A Promising Technology of Bioremediation for the Removal of Heavy Metal and Organic Pollutants from the Soil
(Sutapa Bose, Vivek Rai, Subarna Bhattacharya, Punarbasu Chaudhuri and A. K. Bhattacharyya)

Looking for Native Hyperaccumulator Species Useful in Phytoremediation
(R. Fernández, I. Carballo, H. Nava, R. Sánchez-Tamés, A. Bertrand and A. González)

Use of X-Ray Fluorescence-Based Analytical Techniques in Phytoremediation
(Marijan Nečemer, Peter Kump and Katarina Vogel-Mikuš)

Sustaining Remediation of Secondary Saline and/or Sodic Soils in Conjunction with Field Management
(Fa Hu Li, Pei Ling Yang and Jin Rong Guo)

Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals Using Poplars (Populus Spp): A Glimpse of the Plant Responses to Copper, Cadmium and Zinc Stress
(Fernando Guerra, Felipe Gainza, Ramón Pérez and Francisco Zamudio)

Phytoremediation Using Constructed Mangrove Wetlands: Mechanisms and Application Potential
(Lin Ke and Nora F. Y. Tam)

Use of Legume-Microbe Symbioses for Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils: Advantages and Potential Problems
(V. I. Safronova, G. Piluzza, S. Bullitta and A. A. Belimov)

Phytoremediation Technologies for the Removal of Textile Dyes - An Overview and Future Prospects
(Sanjay P. Govindwar and Anuradha N. Kagalkar)

Analytical Strategies towards the Study of Metallophytes Plants Growing in Cu-Ni Mining Areas in Botswana
(Dikabo Mogopodi, Kabo Mosetlha, Bonang Nkoane, Edward Mmatli, Nelson Torto and Berhanu Abegaz)

Phytoremediation of Cd, Pb and Cr by Woody Plants
(Alex-Alan F. de Almeida, Marcelo S. Mielke, Fábio P. Gomes, Luana Mahé C. Gomes, Pedro A. O. Mangabeira and Raúl R. Valle)

Impact of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
(T. V. Siunova, T. O. Anokhina, O. I. Sizova, V. V.Kochetkov and A. M. Boronin)

Arsenic in the Environment: Phytoremediation Using Aquatic Macrophytes
(M. Azizur Rahman, M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Ismail M. M. Rahman and Hiroshi Hasegawa)

Hairy Root Studies in Phytoremediation and Phytomining
(Pauline M. Doran)

Application of Phytoremediation from Experimental Stage to Practical Stage: Comparative Study in the Southern Part and the Northern Part of the European Region
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi, Tamara T. Gorbacheva and Romeu Gerardo)

Genetic Biodiversity of Maize and Sunflower Commercial Cultivars, and their Phytoextraction Capability of a Multi-Metal Artificially Polluted Soil
(Daniela Baldantoni, Angela Cicatelli and Stefano Castiglione)

Ecological Aspects of Selenium Phytoremediation
(Colin F. Quinn, Stormy D. Lindblom and Elizabeth A. H. Pilon-Smits)

Experimental Systems in Agrochemicals-Contaminated Soils Phytoremediation Research
(L. J. Merini, V. Cuadrado and A. M. Giulietti)

Silver Nanoparticles Produced by Living Plants and by Using Plant Extracts
(Richard G. Haverkamp)

Eco-Environmental Consequences Associated with Chelant-Assisted Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Soil
(Ismail M. M. Rahman, M. Mosharraf Hossain, Zinnat A. Begum, M. Azizur Rahman and Hiroshi Hasegawa)

Salt Marshes: An Interesting Ecosystem to Study Phytoremediation
(I. Caçador and B. Duarte)

Prior to a Successful Phytoextraction: Pot Experiments and Field Scale Studies on the Total Removal Capacity by Garden Flowers Grown in Cadmium-Contaminated Soils in Taiwan
(Hung-Yu Lai and Zueng-Sang Chen)

The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Phytostabilization and Phytoextraction of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils
(Mehdi Zarei and Jamal Sheikhi)

Bacterial ACC Deaminase and IAA: Interactions and Consequences for Plant Growth in Polluted Environments
(Elisa Gamalero and Bernard R. Glick)

Considerations on Chemically-Enhanced Phytoextraction of Pb Using EDTA under Field Conditions
(Reinhard W. Neugschwandtner, Pavel Tlustoš, Michael Komárek, Jiřina Száková and Lucie Jakoubková)

Field-Scale Rhyzoremediation of a Contaminated Soil with Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Isomers: The Potential of Poplars for Environmental Restoration and Economical Sustainability
(D. Bianconi, M. R. De Paolis, A. C. Agnello, D. Lippi, F. Pietrini, M. Zacchini, C. Polcaro, E. Donati, P. Paris, S. Spina and A. Massacci)

Environmental Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Emitted from Indoor Burning of Fuel Biomass in Poorly Ventilated Households: A Case Study in the Traditional Rural Households in Western Kenya
(Fred Ayodi Lisouza, P. Okinda Owuor and Joseph O. Lalah)

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Foods and Herbal Medicines: Analysis and Occurrence
(Hiroyuki Kataoka and Atsushi Ishizaki)

Biomonitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Pine Needles – Levels and Trends in Southern Europe
(Nuno Ratola, José Manuel Amigo, Silvia Lacorte, Damià Barceló, Elefteria Psillakis and Arminda Alves)

Investigation on Biodegradation of a Model Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Compound Anthracene (ANT) - by Fusarium Solani MAS2 Isolated from Mangrove Sediment
(Yi-Rui Wu, Zhu-Hua Luo and L. L. P. Vrijmoed)

Sources, Distributions and Forensic Applications of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the NigerDelta Region of Nigeria: An Overview
(B. O. Ekpo, E. P. Fubara and V. E. Etuk)

Thermodynamics and Phase Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures
(James W. Rice, Jinxia Fu and Eric M. Suuberg)

Occurrence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Cephalopods
(Simone Morais, Filipa Gomes, Maria João Ramalhosa, Cristina Delerue-Matos and Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira)

Children Environmentally Exposed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Are at Risk of Genotoxic Effects
(M. Sánchez-Guerra and B. Quintanilla-Vega)

Hydroxylated Nitro Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds: Atmospheric Occurrence and Health Impacts
(Takayuki Kameda, Ayuko Akiyama, Akira Toriba, Ning Tang and Kazuichi Hayakawa )

Analysis of PAHs in Environmental Solid Samples
(Nobuyasu Itoh)

Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Associated Health Risks in Schoolchildren: A Review
(Marta Oliveira, Klara Slezakova, C. Delerue-Matos, Maria do Carmo Pereira and Simone Morais)

Chemical and Electronic Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A Review
(Sergio Manzetti)

Mutagenic Potential and Profile of PAHs in Soils Contaminated by Wood Preservatives: Effects on the Environment and on Human Health
(Vera Maria Ferrão Vargas, Roberta de Souza Pohren, Flávio da Silva Júnior Souza, Jorge Willian Moreira, Jocelita Vaz Rocha, Cristiani Rigotti Vaz, Daniel Derrossi Meyer and Karen Leal)

Phase Behavior and Thermochemical Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Their Derivatives
(Jinxia Fu, James W. Rice and Eric M. Suuberg)

PAH-DNA Adducts in Non-Smoking Inhabitants of Mexico City
(W. A. García-Suástegui, A. Huerta-Chagoya, M. M. Pratt, K. John, P. Petrosyan, J. Rubio, M. C. Poirier and M. E. Gonsebatt)

Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Drinking Water Sources
(Sandra Sanches, Joana Ricardo, Maria C. Leitão, Maria T. Barreto Crespo and Vanessa J. Pereira)

Productive Degradation of Dichlorprop by Transconjugant Strains Carrying Plasmid pMC1 of Delftia acidovorans MC1 with Special Focus on the Activity of RdpA
(Sabine Leibeling, Karin Glaser, Monika Neytschev, Hauke Harms and Roland H. Müller)

Weeds and their Mechanisms of Resistance to Herbicides
(Félix Morales-Flores, Beatriz King-Díaz, María Isabel Aguilar and Blas Lotina-Hennsen)

Application of 31P-NMR Spectroscopy to Glyphosate Studies in Plants: Insights into Cellular Uptake and Vacuole Sequestration Correlated to Herbicide Resistance
(Xia Ge, D. André d'Avignon, Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Elizabeth Ostrander and R. Douglas Sammons)

Lethal and Sublethal Glyphosate Effects on Non-Target Fish Species: Biomarkers Responses in Cnesterodon decemmaculatus
(Renata J. Menéndez-Helman, Alfredo Salibián and Maria dos Santos Afonso)

Phenylurea Herbicides: Chemical Properties and Genotoxic Effects
(Concetta Federico, Matteo Pappalardo, Claudia Giovanna Leotta, Zelica Minniti, Vito Librando and Salvatore Saccone)

Action Mode of Triazines and Toxic Effects on Vertebrates
(G. D. C. Severi-Aguiar, E. C. M. Silva-Zacarin, F. D. Campos-Pereira and A. A. Alves)

Photolysis Experiments on Alloxydim Herbicide and Biological Response of its Transformation Product
(P. Sandín-España, B. Sevilla-Morán, M. Villarroya-Ferruz, J. L. Alonso-Prados and I. Santín-Montanyá)

Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds in Southern Europe: Current Status, Control Strategies and Future Challenges
(Demosthenis Chachalis and Ilias S. Travlos)

Herbicide Paraquat Genotoxicity-Enhancement by the Phenolic Antioxidants Dl-α -Tocopherol and 2,6-Di-Tert-Butyl-P-Cresol
(Hideki Hanada)

Glyphosate Adsorption in a Soil Depth Profile
(H. Tévez and M. dos Santos Afonso)

Adsorption-Desorption Processes and Mobility of (4-Chloro-2-Methylophenoxy) Acetic Acid (MCPA) in Irish Grassland Soils
(A. A. Piwowarczyk and N. M. Holden)

Pesticides and Cancer: Studies on the Interaction of Phenoxy acid Herbicides with DNA
(Sofia Benfeito, Jorge Garrido, M. J. Sottomayor, Fernanda Borges and E. Manuela Garrido)

Synthesis, Structure and Herbicidal Activity of Pyrazole Derivatives
(Yuhan Zhou, Xiaoliang Dong and Jingping Qu)

Behavior of Herbicides in Paddy Water and Soil after Application
(Kuniaki Kawata and Tomohiro Kose)

A Laboratory Lysimeter for Pesticide Transport Studies
(A. A. Piwowarczyk and N. M. Holden)

Heavy Metals ─ Functional and Metabolic Interactions between Carbohydrates and Secondary Metabolites in Plants. A Review
(Carolina Prado, Griselda Podazza, Eduardo Pagano, Fernando E. Prado, Mariana Rosa)

Antibiotics as Environmental Contaminants: Risks and European Overview
(L. J. G. Silva, L. H. M. L. M. Santos, C. M. Lino, A. N. Araújo, M. C. B. S. M. Montenegro, L. Meisel and A. Pena)

Devices for Controlling Inorganic and Organic Contaminants in Wastewater Streams
(Jewel Andrew Gomes, Hector Moreno and David L. Cocke)

Hazardous Metals: Sources, Toxicity, and Control
(Umer Shafique, Jamil Anwar, Jesus M. Anzano and Muhammad Salman)

Arsenic, Heavy Metals and SO2 Derived in a Mining-Metallurgical Production Process
(S. M. Serbula, J. Stevanovic and V. Trujic)

Arsenic Poisoning and Remedial Measures: A Global Scenario
(Richa Rathor, M. Verma, Kshipra Misra and Satinder K. Brar)

Surfactants: An Environmental Menace. Removal from Water by Natural Products
(J. Beltrán-Heredia and J. Sánchez-Martín)

Relevance of Using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Biomass in the Bioremediation of Heavy Metals
(Eduardo V. Soares, Manuela D. Machado and Helena M. V. M. Soares)

The Risks and Treatments of Heavy Metals from Electroplating Wastewater
(Tjoon Tow Teng and Siu Hua Chang)

Research Progress on Heats of Formation and Detonation of Energetic Compounds
(Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz)

Fly Ashes Management: Fuel Type, Remediation and Standardization
(A. T. Lima and P. C. Rodrigues)

Treatment of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds by Electrooxidation Using Boron Doped Diamond and Platinum Anodes
(M. Murugananthan, G. Bhaskar Raju and S. Yoshihara)

A Chemical and Structural Study of Sewage Sludges from a Two Phase Anaerobic Digestion Plant
(O. Francioso, M. T. Rodriguez-Estrada, S. Savioli, A. Pisi, C. Salomoni, A. Caputo, M. Bonoli and D. Palenzona)

Removal the Harmful and Hazardous Materials from the Mine Waste Waters Using the Local Available Waste Materials and Different Industrial By-products
(R. Marković, J. Stevanović, Z. Stevanović, Lj. Obradović, M. Bugarin and R. Jonović)

Complete Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds at Moderate Temperatures
(Keisuke Yasuda, Toshiyuki Masui, and Nobuhito Imanaka)

Long Term Effects of Olive Mill Wastes Disposal on Soil Fertility and Productivity
(V. Kavvadias, K. Komnitsas and M. Doula)

Distribution of Heavy Metals and Total Petroleum
(Junhui Li and Hojae Shim)

Heavy Metals in Coastal Sea Sediments of the Eastern Adriatic Sea
(Jasmina Obhodas and Vladivoj Valkovic)

Environmental Assessment of Metal Concentrations in Selected Riverine, Estuarine
(Yu Qian, Huan Feng, Weiguo Zhang, Lizhong Yu, Qingzhi Zhu, Luoping Zhang and Xuchen Wang)

Heavy Metals and Iron Contamination of Superficial Sediments in the Bizerte Lagoon, Northern Tunisia
(Amor Ben Garali)

Correlation between Millennial Mining Activities and Heavy Metal Pollution in Two Southwestern Spanish Estuaries
(M. Abad, F. Ruiz, M. Pozo, M. I. Carretero, J. Rodríguez-Vidal, L. M. Cáceres, J. M. Muñoz, M. L. González-Regalado, J. G. Pendón, A. Toscano, J. Borrego, M. I. Prudêncio and M. I. Dias)

Heavy Metal Contamination Caused by Mining Activities in the Mar Menor Lagoon (SE Spain)
(Héctor M. Conesa-Alcaraz,Francisco J. Jiménez-Cárceles, Antonio María-Cervantes, María Nazaret Gonzalez-Alcaraz, Consuelo Egea-Nicolás and José Álvarez-Rogel)

Heavy Metal Contaminationin Selected Urban Coastal Regions in US and China
(Huan Feng, Weiguo Zhang, Luoping Zhang, Xu-Chen Wang, Lizhong Yu and Danlin Yu)

Bioremediation of Herbicide Contaminated Soil
(Anastasia E. M. Chirnside)

Herbicides: Applications, Degradation, and Environmental Impact
(Susana Silva Martínez and Josefina Vergara Sánchez)

Herbicide Behaviour in Non Tillage Systems
(S. Hang, E. A. Rampoldi and G. J. Negro)

Environmental Fate and Effects of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Herbicide
(Wafa Tayeb, Ikbal Chaieb and Mohamed Hammami)

Integral Approach of Glyphosate-Induced Alterations in a South American Caiman Species
(G. L. Poletta, A. Larriera, P. Siroski, E. Kleinsorge, M. D. Mudry)

Interactions between Herbicides and Humic Acids Present in Soils
(Julieta Soledad Riva, Ana Valeria Juarez and Lidia Mabel Yudi)

Source/Sink Relations in Fruiting Cuttings of Grapevine (VitisVinifera L.) During the Inflorescence Development
(Gaël Lebon, Florence Fontaine, Cédric Jacquard, Christophe Clément and Nathalie Vaillant-Gaveau)

Soil-Dissipation Kinetics of Neutral (Pendimethalin), Basic (Terburyn) and Acidic (2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid) Herbicides Used on a Rain-Fed Barley Crop in Spain
(Cristina Díez, Enrique Barrado and Yolanda Castrillejo)

Environmental Hazards: Herbicide Transport in Claypan Landscapes
(S. H. Anderson)

Square Wave Voltammetry for Analytical Determination of Diquat in Food and Natural Water Using Phosphate Modified Carbon Paste Electrode
(M. A. El Mhammedi, M. Achak and M. Bakasse)

Alteration of Carbohyte Metabolism of Grapevine (Vitis Vinifera L. cv. Pinot Noir) after Herbicide Treatment
(Aurélie Bigot, Christophe Clément and Nathalie Vaillant-Gaveau)

Water Vapour Sorption and Humidity – A Survey on Measuring Methods and Standards
(Erich Robens, Katrin Rübner, Peter Klobes and Devrim Balköse)

Environmental and Bio-Medical Applications Using Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) Humidity Sensors Modified with Nano-Assembled Thin Films
(Serhiy Korposh, Roman Selyanchyn and Seung-Woo Lee)

Holographic Humidity Sensors
(I. Naydenova, J. Raghavendra, S. Martin and V. Toal)

Surface Modified Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes for Humidity Detection Based on Quartz
(Xianfeng Wang, Bin Ding, Jianyong Yu and Gang Sun)

Monitoring Relative Humidity Using Zno Based Film Bulk Acoustic-Wave Resonator
(Xiaotun Qiu and Hongyu Yu)

Ice Sheet Dynamics: Oceans Trapped on Land
(Daniel Winkelmann)

Stratigraphy, Paleoenvironments and Provenance of Late Pleistocene Glacial Sediments in the Southeastern Great Lakes Region:Implications for Ice Sheet Dynamics
(Jeffrey L. Howard, Michael Coram and John M. Zawiskie)

United States Contribution to Antarctic Glaciology: A Personal Perspective
(Terence J. Hughes)

Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics and Glacial Earthquake Activities
(Masaki Kanao, Seiji Tsuboi, Rhett Butler, Kent Anderson, Trine Dahl-Jensen, Tine Larsen, Meredith Nettles, Peter Voss, Dean Childs, John Clinton, Eleonore Stutzmann, Tetsuto Himeno, Genti Toyokuni, Satoru Tanaka and Yoko Tono)

Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheet and Ice Shelves: Assessing the Effects of Uncertainty on the Model
Parameters by Sensitivity Analysis
(Mauro Giudici, Fulvia Baratelli, Giulia Castellani and Chiara Vassena)

Implications of Complex Glacial Deposits for Till Geochemical Exploration: Examples from the Central Fennoscandian Ice Sheet
(P. Sarala and V. J. Ojala)

The Former Tibetan Ice Sheet
(Matthias Kuhle )

Impact of Environmental Pollution
(Yuanzhi Zhang and Yufei Wang)

Environmental Aspects and Impacts of Construction Industry
(Nik Norulaini Nik Ab Rahman, Fatehah Mohd Omar and Mohd Omar Ab Kadir)

Radiation in the Environment: Sources, Impacts and Uses
(Amidu O. Mustapha)

Freshwater Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algae) Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Control
(N. K. Sharma, K. K. Choudhary, Rakhi Bajpai and A. K. Rai)

Avian Immunotoxicology: Current Trends and Future Directions
(Michael J. Quinn, Jr.)

Unplanned Urbanization and Associated Risk on Human Exposure and Sustainable Development: A Case Study
(Md. Jahir Bin Alam)

Toxic Effects of Lead and Cadmium as Industrial Pollutants on the Chromosome Structure in Model Mammalian Species
(M. Topashka-Ancheva and S. E. Teodorova)

Marine Pollution in Water, Sediment and Biota
(Qing Xu, Hongyan Xi and Yuanzhi Zhang)

Heavy Metal Pollution in Aquatic Environments
(Ayse Bahar Yilmaz)

Heavy Metal Contaminations in Mediterranean Sediments
(Amany El-Sikaily, Azza Khaled and Ahmed El Nemr)

Cadmium and Organotin Pollution in an Estuarine Environment from Argentina: An Overview
(S. Botté , F. Delucchi , R. H. Freije and J. E. Marcovecchio)

Antimony in Urban Roadside Surface Soils: Concentration, Source and Mode of Occurrence
(Xue Song Wang)

Organochlorine Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Fresh Water Fish Species
(Özlem Turgay)

Atmospheric Pollution by Airborne Particle Dynamics in the Brussels Urban Environment
(Z. Y. Offer, D. Carati, L. Brenig, P. Vanderstraeten, Y. Lénelle and A. Meurrens)

A Cadmium Standard Regression Line: A Possible New Index for Biological Monitoring
(Mariko Mochizuki, Makoto Mori, Ryo Hondo and Fukiko Ueda)

Ecological Monitoring of Coastal Marine Environment at Kalpakkam, Southeast Coast of India
(K. K. Satpathy, A. K. Mohanty, Gouri Sahu, M.V.R. Prasad, S. K. Sarkar, S. Biswas and M. Selvanayagam)

The Use of Biomarkers in Bivalve Molluscs for the Evaluation of Marine Environment Pollution
(Juan Fernández-Tajes, Blanca Laffon and Josefina Méndez)

Biomarkers Overview and Environmental Applications
(Vincent Leignel and Justine Marchand)

Bioaccumulation of Some Heavy Metals in Freshwater Crayfish
(Utku Güner)

Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metal by Microbes
(Nermeen A. El-Sersy, Gehan A. Abou-Elela and Hanan M. Abd- Elnaby)

The Aromatic Hydrocarbon Receptor Mediated Cytochrome P450 1a Induction in Aquatic Animals: Biomonitoring of Organic Pollution in an Aquatic Environment
(S. Arun )

Heuristics Approach: Towards Sustainable Control of Environmental Pollution
(Nik Norulaini Nik Ab Rahman, Anees Ahmad, Fatehah Mohd Omar and Mohd Omar Ab Kadir)

Application of Bioreactor Landfill Technology to Municipal Solid Waste Management: Asian Perspective
(Chart Chiemchaisri, Ruwini Weerasekara, Kurian Joseph, Sunil Kumar and Chettiyappan Visvanathan)

A New Theoretical Basis for Description of Living Matter
(Svetla E. Teodorova)

Modelling Local and Regional Boundary Conditions of the Geographical Distribution of Mosses and their Metal Loads in Germany
(Roland Pesch and Winfried Schröder)

Thermochemical Processing of Wood from Invasive Arboreal Species for Sustainable Bioenergy Generation and Activated Carbons Production
(A. L. Cukierman, G. V. Nunell, M. E. Fernández, J. De Celis, M. R. Kim, L. Gurevich Messina and P. R. Bonelli)

Invasive Rodents in the United States: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
(Gary W. Witmer and William C. Pitt)

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Developing Tools to Monitor Invasive Buprestid Beetle Species
(Michael J. Domingue and Thomas C. Baker)

The Invasive Beaver in the Tierra Del Fuego Archipelago: A Mitochondrial DNA and Spatial Genetic Structure Analysis for Controlling Population Expansion
(Mariana Fasanella and Marta Susana Lizarralde)

Leaf Cutting-Ants: Control Methods and Sustainability
(Gabriela Ortiz and Maria Izabel Camargo Mathias)

Freshwater Pollution and Biological Water Quality Monitoring: The Increasing Problem of Invasive Species and Accurate Ecological Assessment
(Calum MacNeil )

Aquarium Trade as a Pathway for the Introduction of Invasive Species into Mexico
(Roberto Mendoza Alfaro, Carlos Ramírez Martínez, Salvador Contreras Balderas, Patricia Koleff Osorio and Porfirio Álvarez Torres)

Irrigation Management of Field Crops: Rice
(M. Maniruzzaman and Debjit Roy)

The Sap Flow Technique: A Precise Means to Estimate Water Consumption of Young Olive Trees (Olea Europaea L.)
(Chiraz Charfi Masmoudi, Moncef Masmoudi, Jihène Abid Karray and Nétij Ben Mechlia)

Responses of Apple to Partial Root-zone Drying: A Review
(Riccardo Lo Bianco)

Field Studies on the Use of Saline Water for Deficit Irrigation in Arid Tunisia
(Kamel Nagaz, Mohamed Moncef Masmoudi and Netij Ben Mechlia)

Water Conservation Interventions in Pakistan Agriculture for Achieving Food Security: Synthesis and New Evidence
(Rai Niaz Ahmad, M. Arshad and Munir A. Hanjra)

Assessing Suitability of Groundwater for Irrigation Purpose in Coastal Jorf Aquifer, Southeastern Tunisia: Geostatistical Approach
(Belgacem Agoubi, Adel Kharroubi and Habib Abida)

Assessing the Factors Influencing Groundwater Irrigation Technology Adoption in Ghana
(Victor Owusu, Alberta Vincentia Asante and Paul Pavelic)

Irrigation Management: Effects of Soybean Diseases on Seed Composition in Genotypes Differing in Disease Resistance under Irrigated and Nonirrigated Conditions
(Nacer Bellaloui, Alemu Mengistu, Daniel K. Fisher, L. H. S. Zobiole and Hamed K. Abbas)

Micro-irrigation Scheduling Using Clean Energy
(Ahmed Al-Busaidi and Tahei Yamamoto)

Multiple Use of Irrigation Reservoir Water Resource in the Upper East Region of Ghana
(Makarius V. Mdemu)

Capital Budgeting Methods for Irrigation Technology Adoption Decisions: A Review
(Chi Huu Truong)

Irrigation with Wastewater: Impacts, Scope and Challenges
(M. G. Mostofa Amin, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman and Moudud Hasan)

Metabolic and Structural Role of Major Fish Organs as an Early Warning System in Population Assessment
(C. Fernandes, A. Afonso and M.A. Salgado)

Benthic Foraminifera in Coastal Lagoons: Distributional Patterns and Biomonitoring Implications
(F. Frontalini, E. Armynot du Châtelet, J. P. Debenay, R. Coccioni and G. Bancalà)

Coastweb, a Foodweb Model Based on Functional Groups for Coastal Areas Including a Mass-Balance Model for Phosphorus
(Lars Håkanson and Dan Lindgren)

Form and Functioning of Micro Size Intermittent Closed Open Lake Lagoons (ICOLLs) in NSW, Australia
(W. Maher, K. M. Mikac, S. Foster, D. Spooner and D. Williams)

Waterbirds as Bioindicators in Coastal Lagoons: Background, Potential Value and Recent Research in Mediterranean Areas
(Francisco Robledano Aymerich and Pablo Farinós Celdrán)

How Important are Local Nutrient Emissions to Eutrophication in Coastal Areas Compared to Fluxes from the Outside Sea? A Case-Study Using Data from the Himmerfjärden Bay in the Baltic Proper
(Lars Håkanson and Maria I. Stenström-Khalili)

Environmental Consequences of Innovative Dredging in Coastal Lagoon for Beach Restoration
(Emmanuel Lamptey)

State of Knowledge of the Trophic State of Worldwide Lagoon Ecosystems: Leading Fields and Perspectives
(Monia Renzi, Antonietta Specchiulli, Raffaele D’Adamo and Silvano E. Focardi)

Treatment of Contaminated Sediments by Chemical Oxidation
(Sabrina Saponaro, Alessandro Careghini, Kevin Gardner and Scott Greenwood)

Reconstruction of the Eutrophication in the Gulf of Finland Using a Dynamic Process-Based Mass Balance Model
(Lars Håkanson)

Environmental Management and Sustainable Use of Coastal Lagoons Ecosystems
(Rutger de Wit, Behzad Mostajir, Marc Troussellier and Thang Do Chi)

Involvement of Local Users is the Overlooked Background Information for Improving Implementation of Conservation Solutions in Coastal Lagoon Management: The Case of the Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia)
(Caterina Casagranda)

Birth, Evolution and Death of a Lagoon: Late Pleistocene to Holocene Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Doñana National Park (SW Spain)
(F. Ruiz, M. Pozo, M. I. Carretero, M. Abad, M. L. González-Regalado, J. M. Muñoz, J. Rodríguez-Vidal, L. M. Cáceres, J. G. Pendón, M. I. Prudêncio and M. I. Dias)

The Alvarado Lagoon – Environment, Impact, and Conservation
(Jane L. Guentzel, Enrique Portilla-Ochoa, Alejandro Ortega-Argueta, Blanca E. Cortina-Julio and Edward O. Keith)

Adaptive Lagoon Fishery Development through Sustainable Livelihoods Approach: A Case Study of Chilika Lagoon, India
(Shimpei Iwasaki)

Vertical Flux of Ice Algae in a Shallow Lagoon, Hokkaido, Japan
(Yoko Niimura, Hiroaki Saito and Satoru Taguchi)

The Evaluation of Some Limnological Features of the Lagoon Lakes in European Part of Turkey
(Belgin Çamur-Elipek and Timur Kırgız)

Interactions Between Species in Coastal Lagoons: Predation on Recent Brackish Ostracod Populations of the Lagoon of Venice (NE Italy)
(F. Ruiz, M. Abad, M. L. González-Regalado, A. Toscano, L. Menegazzo, E. Molinaroli, G. Rampazzo, M. Pistolato and E. X. García)

Dynamics of Harmful Dinoflagellates and Ciliates in the Ghar El Melh Lagoon (Tunisia)
(Amel Dhib, Souad Turki, Fourat Akrout and Lotfi Aleya)

New Caledonia Lagoon: A Threatened Paradise under Anthropogenic Pressure?
(C. Grenz, R. Le Borgne, J.-P. Torréton and R. Fichez)

Lagoons as a Waterbird Habitat: Response of Communities to Human Impact and Management across Space and Time Scales
(Pablo Farinós, Francisco Robledano, Carmen Perona and Antonio J. Soto)

Multi-Biomarker Approach as an Integrative Tool for the Evaluation of Human Impacts in the Lagoon of Venice, Italy
(Vanessa Moschino, Nicoletta Nesto and Luisa Da Ros)

Lagoons Fish Communities in Flood-Pulsed Floodplains: Heterogeneity in a Highly Dynamic System? The Case of the Okavango Delta
(K. Mosepele, M. Murray-Hudson, I. Mosie and K. Sethebe)

Vegetation and Habitat Ecology of Lagoons in North Egypt: Role of Edaphic and Anthropogenic Factors
(Mohamed A. El-Sheikh)

Coastal Sand Dunes and Freshwater Ponds in Kolkheti: Threats and Needs for Conservation
(Izolda Matchutadze, Tamar Bakuradze, Mamuka Gvilava, Bulbuli Bolkvadze and David Baratashvili)

Review of Man-made Lagoons for Tannery Waste Management
(Mwinyikione Mwinyihija)

The UK Approach to Contaminated Land Management
(A. Bello-Dambatta* and A. Akbar Javadi)

Application of Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in Watershed Management: A Case Study in a Tropical Agricultural Catchment of the Panama Canal Watershed
(J. S. Oestreicher)

Organic Amendments for Agriculture Land Restoration Practices
(Surendra Suthar, Sushma Singh and Pravin Mutiyar)

Comparative Effect of Composts and Vermicomposts on P-Mineralization in Lateritic Soil: Factors Affecting the Process
(P. Pramanik and G. K. Ghosh)

Sustainable Management of Land and People’s Forests in the Indian Eastern Himalaya: A C&I Approach
(G. Pangging, Kusum Arunachalam and A. Arunachalam)

Landscape Stability Evaluation by Landscape Geomorphologic Dynamics (LGD) Assessment: Planning and Managing Landscapes
(Selma Beatriz Pena and Maria Manuela Abreu)

Restoration and the Sustainable Use of Complex Landscapes: An Integrative Conceptual Model
(Roberto Lindig-Cisneros, Ian MacGregor-Fors, Rubén Ortega-Álvarez and Arnulfo Blanco-García)

Reclamation of Degraded Land through Forestry Practices
(Rajeev Pratap Singh, Sonu Singh, Anita Singh and Puneet Singh Chauhan)

Green Technology to Accelerate Ecosystem Development Process on Limestone Mine Degraded Land
(Anuj Kumar Singh)

Contributions to Better Cities by Making Complex Matters Understandable
(M. Schrenk, J. Neuschmid and D. Patti)

Gray or Green Infrastructure Approaches: Regulating Stormwater Management in Land Use Development
(Andy Szatko, Zhenghong Tang, Shaojing Tian and Steven Rodie)

The Community Watershed Planning Approach to Local Environmental Land Use Management: Its History and Emerging Approaches
(Kenneth L. Weaver, Mark E. Burbach and Zhenghong Tang)

Conflict Resolution in Forest Land Use Planning and Management: The Use of Multi-Stakeholder Analysis
(Jayanath Ananda)

Land Use Planning, Sustainabilityand Risk Mitigation: Towards an Integration
(Adriana Galderisi and Andrea S. Profice )

Incorporating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation into Local Land Use Planning in the US
(Himanshu Grover, Zhenghong Tang and Nan Zhao)

Modeling of the Effects of Land-Use Change and Irrigation on Local Climate
(Jiming Jin, Norman L. Miller and Bo Yang)

Integrated Coastal Land Use Planning Using Analytic Network Process
(Sharareh Pourebrahim and Mehrdad Hadipour)

Improving Simulation of Land Use Change in a Region of the Rocky Mountain West
(Tony Prato, Yan Barnett, Anthony Clark and Travis Paveglio)

Land Use Change and Soil Degradation in a Nature Protected Area of East-Central Europe
(C. Centeri, A. Akác and G. Jakab)

Oxidative Treatment of Landfill Leachate
(Jan Derco, Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn and Angelika Mencáková)

Landfill Leachate Treatment: A Portuguese Case Study
(Susana Cortez, Pilar Teixeira, Rosário Oliveira and Manuel Mota)

Groundwater Protection by Permeable Adsorbing Barriers at Solid Waste Landfills
(I. Bortone, S. Chianese, A. Di Nardo, M. Di Natale, A. Erto and D. Musmarra)

Technological Advancements for Waste Management in Valley Fills/Landfills
(Innocent Pumure, John J. Renton and Ronald B. Smart)

Reduction of Environmental Impact of Municipal Landfill Leachate during Oxidative Treatment: The Importance of Phytotoxicity Assessment
(Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn, Gabriela Kalčíková and Jana Zagorc-Končan)

Polymers Recycling: A Review of Recent Works
(Kotiba Hamad and Fawaz Deri)

Valorisation of Regenerated LDPE by Blending with Other Thermoplastic Polymers
(N. Belhaneche-Bensemra, R. Irinislimane, S. A. Kabdi, C. C. Chouiref and N. Guerfi)

Management of Electronic Waste in Basque Country: Experiences of Collecting and Treatment with New
Technologies
(A. Renteria and E. Alvarez)

Toxicity of Landfills Assessed by Plant Cytogenetic Approaches
(Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieira)

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