Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries (with Biographical Sketches). Volume 10

Lucille T. Cacioppo (Editor)

Series: Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries
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)


Part I. Researcher Biographical Sketches

Chapter 1. Refat Moustafa Hassan

Chapter 2. Ankica Jelenković

Chapter 3. Sang Hoon Jung

Chapter 4. Carlos Adam Conte-Junior

Chapter 5. Davie Kadyampakeni

Chapter 6. Pushpinder Kaur

Chapter 7. Héctor Alejandro Keller

Chapter 8. Tae-Jin Kim

Chapter 9. Bao-Shiang Lee

Chapter 10. Qingjun Liu

Chapter 11. Tingguang Ma

Chapter 12. Esteban Ismael Meza Torres

Chapter 13. Reza Farrahi Moghaddam

Chapter 14. Hiroshi Mori

Chapter 15. Muhammad Aziz

Chapter 16. Laura Nabors

Chapter 17. Kouichi Nakagawa

Chapter 18. Oscar Núñez

Chapter 19. Ramesh Prasad Pandey

Chapter 20. Carmen Lucia de Olivera Petkowicz

Part II. Research Summaries

Chapter 21. Sustainable Rangeland Management: An Ecological and Economic Imperative
(Victor R. Squires)

Chapter 22. On the Failure to Control Overgrazing and Land Degradation in China’s Pastoral Lands: Implications for Policy and for the Research Agenda
(Victor R. Squires and Hua Limin)

Chapter 23. Small Holders, the Key to Successful Implementation of Integrated Ecosystem Management: A Case Study from North West China’s Pastoral Zone
(Hua Limin and Victor R. Squires)

Chapter 24. Comparative Sustainability Assessment of Extensive Beef Cattle Farms in a High Nature Value Agroforestry System
(A. J. Escribano, P. Gaspar1, F. J. Mesías, M. Escribano and F. Pulido)

Chapter 25. Changes in Vegetation and in the Organic Soil Fractions Related with Grazing and Fire Histories in the Patagonian Monte, Argentina
(Guadalupe Peter, Flavia Alejandra Funk, Martín Alejandro Luna and Silvia Susana Torres Robles)

Chapter 26. Working with Land Users in Mongolia to Arrest and Reverse Desertification and Capture Conservation Benefits
(Banzaragch Tsesed, Chantsallkham Jamsranjav, D. Bolormaa, S. Terendash and Ts. Sukhtulga)

Chapter 27. Pastureland Management in Tajikistan’s Rural Regions for Ecological Sustainability, Economic Profit and Social Equity
(Victor R. Squires, Barno Kurbanova and A. A. Madaminov)

Chapter 28. Preliminary Investigation of the Decomposition of Feral Camel Carcasses in Central Australia
(Benxiang Zeng)

Chapter 29. Resilience Management of Alpine Rangeland Ecosystems under Climate Change in North-West China
(Victor R. Squires, Hua Limin and Zhang Degang)

Chapter 30. Unifying Perspectives: Ensuring Conservation Benefits through Better Rangeland Management
(Victor R. Squires)

Chapter 31. Needs, Sustainable Development and Well-Being within a Social-Ecological Perspective of Resilience
(Erika Quendler)

Chapter 32. Halting Deforestation to Advance Sustainable Development: Progress, Prospects and Challenges of REDD+ Readiness in Ghana
(Albert A. Arhin)

Chapter 33. Renewed Consideration on Natural Rubber Yielding Plants: A Sustainable Development Standpoint
(Yuko Ikeda, Atitaya Tohsan and Shinzo Kohjiya)

Chapter 34. Sustainable Management as a Key to Sustainable Development
(Guennady A. Ougolnitsky)

Chapter 35. Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the Covenant Signatories: The Choice of Emission Factors
(Vangelis Marinakis, Charikleia Karakosta, Alexandra G. Papadopoulou and John Psarras)

Chapter 36. New Perspectives towards Ergonomics in Sustainable Development
(Ayubkhon Radjiyev, Shuping Xiong and KwanMyung Kim)

Chapter 37. Embarking on Second Green Revolution by Vermiculture for Production of Chemical-free Organic Foods, Protection of Crops and Farm Soils and Elimination of Deadly Agrochemicals from Earth: Meeting the Challenges of Food Security of 21st Century by Earthworms - Sir Charles Darwin’s ‘Friends of Farmers’
(Rajiv K. Sinha, George Hahn, Upendra Patel, Brijal K. Soni Dalsukh Valani and Chandrajeet Kumar)

Chapter 38. Effect of Organic Sources of Insect Pest Management Strategies and Nutrients on Cotton Insect Pests
(Nabil E. El Wakeil, Adly M.M. Abd-Alla, Talaat N. El Sebai and Nawal M. F. Gaafar)

Chapter 39. In Vitro Culture Techniques: A Tool for the Development of New Genetic Architecture in Vegetatively Propagated (Sugarcane) Crop
(Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Saboohi Raza and Nighat Seema)

Chapter 40. Nanoscience Applied in Agriculture for Food Production
(Javier Piloni Martini, Otilio A. Acevedo Sandoval and Norma Guemes Vera)

Chapter 41. Retrosynthetic Strategies for the Preparation of Heterocyclic Rings Present in Pesticides
(Mario Perez-Venegas and Marco Brito-Arias)

Chapter 42. Application of Soil and Water Assessment Modeling Tools in Agricultural Research
(Lubos Matejicek)

Chapter 43. Potato Peels in the Treatment of Burn Wounds
(M. Subrahmanyam)

Chapter 44. Enzymatic Saccharification of Lemon Peel and Antioxidative Ability of Saccharified Peel Solution
(Norihiro Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Natsumi Furutsuka, Taihei Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Okada and Masato Nomura)

Chapter 45. Sustainable Agricultural Development and the Environment: New Perspectives and Policy Proposals – An Assessment
(Clem Tisdell)

Chapter 46. Impacts Assessment of Success Stories in Natural Resources Management in Togo (West Africa)
(Kokou Kouami, Kamana Pouwisawè, Tebonou Ganiou, Adjonou Kossi, Kombate Yendouhame, Dimizou K. Aoufoh, Tchakorom Ouro-Yodou, Bindaoudou Issa Abdou-Kérim and Fontodji Kokou)

Chapter 47. Cultural Predictors of Perceived Environmental Responsibility and Sustainable Behavior: A Country Analysis
(María Isabel González-Bravo and Eva Lahuerta-Otero)

Chapter 48. Degraded Karst Relief: Waste-filled Dolines
(Mateja Breg Valjavec and Matija Zorn)

Chapter 49. Erosion Dynamics in Lateritic Santiniketan Badland, West Bengal, India
(Swades Pal)

Chapter 50. Study of Oil Recovery in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Considering Impact of Parameters Included in Performance of Spontaneous Imbibition Mechanism
(Mojgan Ebrahiminejad, Mohammad R. Ehsani, Mohammad Nikookar, Amir H. Mohammadi and Arash Kamari)

Chapter 51. Prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Chile and Potential Use of Antagonistic Bacterial Strains for Its Control in Aquaculture
(E. García-Bartolomei, M. Hengst, Y. Leyton and C. Riquelme)

Chapter 52. The Environmental Perception amongst the Inhabitants of Taperoá, an Urban Area in the State of Paraiba (Brazil)
(A. Aires, I. G. Abreu, P. S. A. Morais, J. S. Souto, J. Sánchez-Martín, and E. Costillo-Borrego)

Chapter 53. Ecosystem’s Role in Empowering Communities to Face Global Environmental Change: Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration in Thailand
(Pei-Shan Sonia Lin)

Chapter 54. Bowalization: Its Impact on Soil, Biodiversity, and Human Livelihoods in West Africa
(Elie Antoine Padonou, Anne Mette Lykke, Yvonne Bachmann and Brice Sinsin)

Chapter 55. Evaluation of Comfort in Indoor Spaces
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição and Ma Manuela J. R. Lúcio)

Chapter 56. The Impact of Forest Canopy Structure on Simulations of Atmosphere-Biosphere NOX Exchange
(Ana Firanj, Branislava Lalic, Laurens Ganzeveld and Zorica Podrascanin)

Chapter 57. Numerical Simulation of CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifer Influenced by Heterogeneous Capillary Pressure and Wettability
(Sung Soo Park and Kun Sang Lee)

Chapter 58. Estimation of Riverine Nutrient Fluxes from an Urban Watershed in New Jersey
(Yunfang Li, David Colombini, Yu Qian, Benjamin B. Witherell and Huan Feng)

Chapter 59. Residual Environmental Impacts in Post-Mining Site: A Field Survey on the Iberian Peninsula
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi and Romeu Gerardo)

Chapter 60. Pollution Characteristics and Potential Ecological Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in River Sediments Based on Calculation of Pollution Indices
(Sanja M. Sakan, Nenad M. Sakan and Dragana S. Đorđević)

Chapter 61. Rainfall Patterns and the Relation to Atmospheric Circulation in Northern Patagonia (Argentina)
(M. H. González, E. M. Garbarini and P. E. Romero)

Chapter 62. Forest Management to Prevent Crown Fires: A Case Study of a Dry Deciduous Forest in Kratie, Cambodia
(Koji Tamai)

Chapter 63. Stakeholder Inclusion in Design and Planning - A Case Study on Wastewater Management in Nepal
(Martina Maria Keitsch and Udhab Nepal)

Chapter 64. Methane Interactions with an Atmospheric Moisture
(Alexander Y. Galashev)

Chapter 65. Lanthanides and Actinides in Soils of Khibiny-Lovozero Province
(Yu. N. Vodyanitskii, A. T. Savichev and N. V. Kosareva)

Chapter 66. Safer Irrigation Technology Adoption under Uncertainty Perception in Ghana
(Victor Owusu)

Chapter 67. Nano Biomaterial for Decontamination of Carcinogenic Metal from Waste Water
(Pritee Goyal and Dhanraj T. Masram)

Chapter 68. Coastal Wetlands and Their Role in Human Health
(Jacqueline Q. McComb, Fengxiang X. Han, Lonnie Gonsalves and Paul B. Tchounwou)

Chapter 69. Electro-Kinetic Enhanced Phytoremediation for the Restoration of Multi-Metal(loid) Contaminated Soils
(Xinyu Mao2, Fengxiang X. Han, Xiaohou Shao, Kai Guo, Jacqueline McComb and Stephanie Njemanze)

Chapter 70. French Neotropical Solanum Genus
(Cesar Delnatte)

Chapter 71. Advances in Production of Value-Added Products from Sugarcane Straw Ash
(Denise Alves Fungaro, Thais Vitória da Silva Reis, Marco Antonio Logli and Nara Andrea de Oliveira)

Chapter 72. Influence of Organic Load, Fill Time and Cycle Length on Biohydrogen Production in an AnSBBR Treating Glucose-Based Wastewater
(B. F. Gerosa, S. M. Ratusznei, J. A. D. Rodrigues1 and M. Zaiat)

Chapter 73. AnSBBR Operated in Batch and Fed-Batch Modes Applied to Biohydrogen Production Treating Lactose-Based Wastewater
(A. P. Alves, D. M. F. Lima, R. K. Inoue, S. M. Ratusznei, J. A. D. Rodrigues, and M. Zaiat)

Chapter 74. Impact Assessment of Mining and Metallurgical Activities on the Distribution of Trace Elements in the Stavnja Valley, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Jasminka Alijagić, Robert Šajn and Duška Rokavec)

Chapter 75. Authenticity of Cheeses Concerning Differentiation of Milk Species and Recognition of Geographical Origin by Physicochemical Analysis
(Joana Santos Guerreiro, Paulo Fernandes and Ronald G. Bardsley)

Chapter 76. Smart Utilisation of Enzymatic Reactions in Wellness Food Product Development
(Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Mouming Zhao and Guowan Su)

Chapter 77. Polymorphic Behavior and Industrial Applications As Trans Fat Alternatives of Two Stearins Coming from a New Sunflower Oil Variety
(Juan Manuel Montes de Oca-Ávalos, Cristián Huck-Iriart, Jaime Alberto Rincón-Cardona, Roberto Jorge Candal and María Lidia Herrera)

Chapter 78. The Effects of Food Processing and Canning Technologies on the Nutritional Value of Foods
(K. G. Raptopoulou, I. N. Pasias, N. S. Thomaidis and Ch. Proestos)

Chapter 79. Physicochemical and Gelling Properties of Ferulated Arabinoxylans from Different Maize Cultivars
(P. Silva-Escalante, E. Carvajal-Millán, V. Santana-Rodríguez, A. Rascón-Chu, J. A. Márquez Escalante, A. L. Martínez-López and A. C. Campa Mada)

Chapter 80. Seeds from Mesquite (Prosopis spp) As Source of Protein
(Yolanda L. López-Franco, Luis A. García-Beltrán, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza and Alma R. Toledo-Guillén)

Chapter 81. Advances in Research on Tropical Horticulture in Sugarcane Crop Fields from Veracruz, Mexico
(María Elena Galindo-Tovar, Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Martin Roberto Gámez Pastrana, Otto Raúl Leyva-Ovalle and Joaquín Murguía-González)

Chapter 82. Growing Scarcity of Water for Irrigation in World: Earthworms As a Nature’s Bio-filter (Vermi-filter) to Purify Human Wastewater (Sewage) into Clean Nutritive Water for Reuse in Agriculture, Saving Groundwater and Also Removing the Deadly Agrochemicals: Some Agronomic Studies on Rice (Oryza sativa) Crops in India
(Chandrajeet Kumar, Ashok K. Ghosh, Sushmita and Rajiv K. Sinha)

Chapter 83. Learning to Co-Exist with Environmental Hazards: Community and Societal Perspectives and Strategies
(Douglas Paton, Petra T. Buergelt and Andrew Campbell)

Chapter 84. Biomonitoring and Bioindicators for Environmental Pollution with Heavy Metals
(Mohamed Nageeb Rashed)

Chapter 85. Impact of Climate Change on Urban Water Demand in Future Decades: An Australian Case Study
(Md Mahmudul Haque, Ataur Rahman, Ashantha Goonetilleke, Dharma Hagare and Golam Kibria)

Chapter 86. Application of Renewable Energy in Buildings
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição)

Chapter 87. An Evaluation of SRCs as a Potential Carbon Neutral Source of Biomass for Energy and Chemicals
(Abel Rodrigues, João Bordado and Margarida Mateus)

Chapter 88. Variability Assessment for Lithogenic and Anthropogenic Distribution of Trace and Macroelements in Water, Sediment and Soil Samples. Case Study: Bregalnica River Basin, Republic of Macedonia
(Trajče Stafilov, Biljana Balabanova, Robert Šajn and Duška Rokavec)

Chapter 89. Dynamic Linear Modeling of Homogenized Monthly Temperature in Lisbon
(Marco Costa and Magda Monteiro)

Chapter 90. Economics of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures in Canada
(Suren Kulshreshtha, Joe Thomsen and Carlos Monreal)

Chapter 91. An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Co-Grazing Sheep and Beef in Western Canadian Rangeland
(James A. Dyer, Xavier P. C. Vergé, Raymond L. Desjardins and Devon E. Worth)

Chapter 92. Agricultural Practices to Improve Energy Input and Resource Efficiency in Cropping Systems
(Mohammad Khakbazan, Jianzhong Huang, Marcia A. Monreal, Cynthia A. Grant, Aaron J. Glenn and Nathan J. Berry)

Chapter 93. Agricultural Practices to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cropping Systems
(Mohammad Khakbazan, Jianzhong Huang, Marcia A. Monreal, Cynthia A. Grant, Aaron J. Glenn and Nathan J. Berry)

Chapter 94. A Rural Bioeconomic Strategy to Redefine Primary Production Systems within the Australian Innovation System: Productivity, Management, and Impact of Climate Change
(Mark P. McHenry)

Chapter 95. A Statistical Approach to Evaluating ‘Crop Switching’ as a Response to Climate Change
(Kamleshan Pillay)

Chapter 96. Co-Production of High-Protein Feed and Bio-oil for Poultry Protein Productivity and Fuel Switching in Mozambique: Avoiding Transesterification and Food Insecurity
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Karne de Boer and Emerson Zhou)

Chapter 97. A PV-Battery-Powered 12V Gas Membrane with Wood Desiccants for Postharvest Hermetic Grain Storage
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Ben O. Onyango, Silvia Lac and Karne de Boer)

Chapter 98. Waste Rice Husk Continuous Carbonizers for Carbon Sequestration and Energy in Rural Philippine Regions
(Ricardo F. Orge, Mark P. McHenry and Edwin N. Quiros)

Chapter 99. Index Based Agricultural Insurance As a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Africa
(Joab J. L. Osumba and Alice A. Kaudia)

Chapter 100. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Reducing Canada’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gases - A Review
(Aston Chipanshi, Nathaniel K. Newlands, Harvey Hill, Allan Howard and Patrick Cherneski)

Chapter 101. Numerical Simulation of Chemical Spills and Assessment of Environmental Impacts
(Xiaobo Chao, Yafei Jia and Tingting Zhu)

Chapter 102. Making Room for Policy Research in EJ Movement: Some Ontological Reflections on Current Environmental Justice Research
(Morgan Chih-Tung Huang)

Chapter 103. Nudges As an Alternative to Economic Market-Based Instruments in Environmental Regulation Policies
(Benjamin Ouvrard and Sandrine Spaeter)

Chapter 104. Potentialities of Biochars from Different Biomasses for Climate Change Abatement by Carbon Capture and Soil Amelioration
(Ana L. Cukierman1 and Pablo R. Bonelli)

Chapter 105. Electrospun Nanofibers Affinity Membranes for Water Hazards Remediation
(Sajjad Haider, Adnan Haider, Ashfaq Ahmad, Salah Ud-Din Khan, Waheed A. Almasry and Mansoor Sarfarz)

Chapter 106. Hydrogeochemical and Stable Isotope Monitoring and Numerical Modelling of Groundwater Resource in Eastern Georgia to Secure Stability and Quality of Water Supply
(George Melikadze, Natalia Jukova, Mariam Todadze, Sopio Vepkhvadze and Tamaz Chelidze)

Chapter 107. Gully Erosion in the Cold Environment: Risks and Hazards
(Aleksey Sidorchuk)

Chapter 108. Wheat Rusts in Azerbaijan: Effective Genes for Resistance
(I. M. Huseynova, S. M. Rustamova, F. B. Guliyeva and J. A. Aliyev)

Chapter 109. Nanostructured Porous Semiconductors As Emerging Materials in Environmental Technology: Synthesis, Property and Applications
(Hiesang Sohn and Kimoon Lee)

Chapter 110. Contrasting Fish Assemblages in Free-Flowing and Impounded Tributaries to the Upper Delaware River: Implications for Conserving Biodiversity
(Barry P. Baldigo, Mari-Beth DeLucia, Walter T. Keller, George E. Schuler and Colin D. Apse)

Chapter 111. When Cultivation of a Religious Sacrament Equals Manufacturing a Controlled Substance: Effects of the Absence of Adequate Regulatory Structure on the Conservation of Peyote
(Martin Terry, Keeper Trout and Bennie Williams)

Chapter 112. Iridium, the New and More Recent Polluting Metal Linked to Vehicular Traffic. Its Determination in Airborne Particulate Matter, Superficial Waters, Soils/Sediments, Vegetables, Mussels, Clams and Algae by voltammetry and Spectroscopy: Critical Comparison
(Clinio Locatelli and Dora Melucci)

Chapter 113. Combustion of Oil Layer on the Surface of Water
(Z. A. Mansurov, B. T. Lesbaev, B. K. Tuleytaev, Yu. V. Kazakov, N. G. Prikhodko, M. Nazhipkyzy, Zh. Ualiyev and G. T. Smagulova)

Chapter 114. Weathering Effects on the Structure and Thermal Behavior of Bituminous Coal
(Yongseung Yun)

Chapter 115. The Use of Lignite for the Thermal Treatment of Waste-Tyre on a Commercial Scale
(Pavel Straka)

Chapter 116. Cadmium Uptake and Distribution in Tissues of Sea Bream with Different Cadmium Exposure Histories: Correlation with Metallothionein Levels
(Rosaria Scudiero, and Patrizia Cretì)

Chapter 117. Mine Closure Aspects of Balanda Opencast Mine of Jagannath Area, Mahanadi Coal Field - A Case Study
(Paritosh Srivastava, Shambhu Jha and Kaushik Shandilya)

Chapter 118. Bogotá’s Urban Wetlands: Biodiversity, Policy, Threats and Ecotourism
(Fernando Ramírez)

Chapter 119. Endophytic Microorganisms from Amazonia: Diversity and Biological Activities
(Camila Martins de Oliveira)

Chapter 120. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Amazon: An Agronomic Approach
(Maiara de Souza Nunes Ávila)

Chapter 121. Daily Activity and Substrate Selection by the Gastropod Pomacea amazonica (Reeve, 1856)
(Izomar Barbosa Melo, Gustavo Yomar Hattori and Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna)

Chapter 122. Desiccation Tolerance of Two Apple Snails from the Amazon Basin, Pomacea Amazonica and Pomacea Bridgesii
(Timóteo Tadashi Watanabe*, Gustavo Yomar Hattori and Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna)

Chapter 123. Tadpoles of Central Amazonia: Current Knowledge and Perspectives
(Marcelo Menin, Denise de C. Rossa-Feres, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Alexandre P. Almeida, Reysi J. Pegorini and David O. C. Telles)

Chapter 124. Meat Quality of Freshwater Prawns Macrobrachium amazonicum (Heller, 1862)
(Elias Santos da Costa, Bruno Sampaio Sant'Anna and Gustavo Yomar Hattori)

Chapter 125. Plant-Inhabiting Mites (Arachnida: Acari) in Amazonian Agroecosystems
(Geraldo José Nascimento de Vasconcelos and Neliton Marques da Silva)

Chapter 126. Amazon Flora Identification Through Machine Learning Models
(Jorge Kanda, Kátia Moutinho and Rafael Ferreira)

Chapter 127. Aromatic Plants of the Amazon
(Francimauro Sousa Morais, Gisele Fátima Leite de Souza, Anderson Cavalcante Guimarães and Renata Takeara)

Chapter 128. Vermicompost-Derived Liquid Humus in Low-Input and Small-Scale Farming
(Andrés Calderín García, Fernando Guridi Izquierdo, Darielly Martínez Balmori, Maria M. Diaz de Armas, Mayra Artega Barrueta, Saturnina Mesa Rebato and Ricardo Luis Louro Berbara)

Chapter 129. The Production of Liquid Organic Fertilizers Enriched with Humic Substances from Mature Alperujo
(Olive Mill Wastes) Compost (G. Ait Baddi, G. Tortosa, J. A. Alburquerque, B. Antizar-Ladislao and J. Cegarra)

Chapter 130. Mechanisms of Protective Action of the HUMI Preparation on Wheat Plant Response to Toxic Ions
(Farida M. Shakirova, Dilara R. Maslennikova, Marina V. Bezrukova, Alsu R. Lubyanova, Azamat M. Avalbaev and Vyacheslav I. Kuznetsov)

Chapter 131. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Silver Plasmonic Nanoparticles As Innovative Techniques to Study Humic Substances
(Santiago Sanchez-Cortes and Ornella Francioso)

Chapter 132. Influence of Humus Substances Functional Characteristics on the Speciation of Metals in Natural Waters (Model Experiments and Calculations)
(Marina Dinu)

Chapter 133. Evaluation of Vermicomposts for Decontaminating Aqueous Media Containing Metallic Ions and Synthetic Dyes
(Madson de Godoi Pereira, Thaionara Carvalho Matos, Nathália Cardoso Veiga Santos, Ariana Maria dos Santos Lima, Marcia da Guia Ramos, Gabriela Marinho Maciel Paulo, Arnaud Victor dos Santos, Lourdes Cardoso de Souza Neta, Joselito Nardy Ribeiro, Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro, Jairo Pinto de Oliveira, Marco César Cunegundes Guimarães and Marcus Vinícius Vaughan Jennings Licínio)

Chapter 134. Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water: Characterization Methods
(R. F. Vieira, O. M. Freitas, V. F. Domingues and S. A. Figueiredo)

Chapter 135. State of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry in South Asia
(Nalaka Geekiyanage, Raghu Bir Bista, Sarath Nissanka and Sacchidananda Mukherjee)

Chapter 136. Evaluating Biodiversity Values with Choice Experiments: An Application in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
(Huynh Viet Khai)

Chapter 137. Carbon Sequestration Model Using STELLA® for a Forest Ecosystem in Tyrol (Austria) (pp.293-294)
(Juan Diego Berjón and Robert Jandl)

Chapter 138. Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: An Integrated Analysis of Economic-Environmental Trade-Off
(Ahmad Gheidi and Suren Kulshreshtha)

Chapter 139. The Potential of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery in Automated Detection of Forest Degradation Features Using Visual and Semi-Automated Analyses
(John Agbo Ogbodo, David O. Oke and Benjamin I. Dagba)

Chapter 140. Above and Below-Ground Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Acacia Fallows of Ngitiri and Rotational Woodlots in Meatu, Tanzania
(Hilda S. Ngazi, Pantaleo K. Munishi and Johnson M. Semoka)

Chapter 141. Improved Arid/Semi-Arid Ruminant Survival for Southern and Eastern Sub-Saharan Pastoralists: Biochar/High-Tannin Fodder, Bioenergy, and Carbon Sequestration
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel and Ben O. Onyango)

Chapter 142. Enabling Landscape Interventions: Climate Change Programs – The Case of Ethiopia and Zambia
(Andre Rodrigues Aquino, Neeta Hooda, and Donna Lee)

Chapter 143. Land Use Change from Subsistence to Commercial Farmers in Mozambique
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Emerson Zhou, Roy Murray-Prior and John Dixon)

Chapter 144. Agricultural Land Use Changes through Inter-Sectoral and International Engagement: The Interface of Mining and Agriculture in Mozambique
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Emerson Zhou, Roy Murray-Prior and John Dixon)

Chapter 145. Weighted Vector Method for Real-Time Indoor Obstacle Avoidance in Fire Environments
(Jong-Hwan Kim, Rosana K. Lee, Beomjin Yoo and Brian Y. Lattimer)

Chapter 146. Legal Instrument for Climate Change: Challenges and Perspectives
(Luz Angela Patiño Palacios)

Chapter 147. Cellular Level Defense Mechanisms in Plants against Toxic Metals
(Mihiri Seneviratne, H. M. S. P. Madawala, G. Seneviratane and Meththika Vithanage)

Chapter 148. Sustainable Development Framework for Mining Industry in India: A Pragmatic Approach
(Manas K. Mukhopadhyay and A. K. Tyagi)

Chapter 149. Fuzzy Mathematical Modeling in Agricultural Planning
(S. M. N. S. K. Seneviratne, W. B. Daundasekera and J. Obeysekera)

Chapter 150. Interdisciplinary Assessment of Species and Ecosystems Biodiversity in a High Nature Value Low Input Farming Region of Central Hungary
(Katalin Balázs, András Báldi, Csaba Centeri, Zoltán Elek, Eszter Falusi, Viktor Grónás, Eszter Kelemen, Eszter Kovács, Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki, Károly Penksza, László Podmaniczky, Julianna Skutai and Ottó Szalkovszki)

Chapter 151. Assessment of Indoor Environment Quality and Schoolwork Performance in University Buildings
(Ioan Sarbu and Cristian Pacurar)

Chapter 152. Mobility, Sustainable Development and Safety: Stakes to Be Reconciled
(Sandrine Gaymard)

Chapter 153. Industrial Wastewater Purification by Means of Ion Exchange Technology: Olive Mill Effluents Like Case of Study
(M. D. Víctor-Ortega, J. M. Ochando-Pulido and A. Martinez Ferez)

Chapter 154. The Environmental Challenge of the Effluents By-Produced in Olive Oil Industries: A Treatment Solution by the Use of Membrane Technology
(J. M. Ochando-Pulido, M. D. Víctor-Ortega and A. Martinez Ferez)

Chapter 155. The Challenge of Vehicular Emission and Atmospheric Deposition: From Air to Water
(Lakshika Weerasundara and Meththika Vithanage)

Chapter 156. Challenge to Enhance the Value of Eco-Friendly Products Biodegraded from Fishery Waste
(Joong Kyun Kim, Hyun Yi Jung, Hee Jin Lee and Ja Young Cho)

Chapter 157. Vegetative Buffer and Fly Ash Pad Surface Material System Application for Reducing Runoff, Sediment and Nutrient Losses from Livestock Manure Windrow Composting Facilities
(D. Webber, S. K. Mickelson, T. L. Richard and H. K. Ahn)

Chapter 158. An Update on Environmental Stressors and Their Effects on Oxidative Parameters in Limpets
(P. M. González, J. M. Ostera, S. Puntarulo and G. Malanga)

Chapter 159. The Dialog between Rhizosphere Microbes and Plant Root System
(Mihiri Seneviratne and Meththika Vithanage)

Chapter 160. Comparative Study on Gamma Attenuation Coefficients of Soil Samples by MCNP Simulation, XCOM and Experiment Results
(V. P. Singh, A. M. Ali, N. M. Badiger and A. M. El-Khayatt)

Chapter 161. Heavy Metals Export from Plough Layer to Subsoil Strata by Downwash and Clay Migration: True Natural Attenuation Effects in Metalliferous Soils
(Gerhard Gramss, and Klaus-Dieter Voigt)

Chapter 162. The Influence of Shifting Habitat Heterogeneity and Environmental Stressors over Space and Time on Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Upper Olifants River, South Africa
(Paul J. Oberholster, Judy Lai, Arno R. de Klerk, Leanie P. de Klerk, Anna-Maria Botha and Martin C. M. Blettler)

Chapter 163. Biomacromolecules As Effective Green Flame Retardants for Textiles: An Overview
(Giulio Malucelli)

Chapter 164. Intercropping Systems: Principles, Production Practices and Agronomic Benefits
(Željko Dolijanović and Milena Simić)

Chapter 165. Hyperspectral Imaging - A Novel Green Chemistry Technology for the Oenological and Viticultural Sectors
(Julio Nogales-Bueno, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Pulido, Berta Baca-Bocanegra, M. Lourdes González-Miret, Francisco J. Heredia and José Miguel Hernández-Hierro)

Chapter 166. Non-Destructive Prediction of Hardness and Carotenoid Content of Carrots Using Hyperspectral Imaging
(Xujun Ye, Yue Shi and Shuhuai Zhang)

Chapter 167. Hydroxycinnamic Acids in Barley Seed and Barley Hull as Feeds: Interrelationship among Structure, Biodegration, and Nutrition in Ruminants
(Peiqiang Yu)

Chapter 168. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the Assessment of Cotton Fiber Qualities
(Yongliang Liu)

Chapter 169. Volatile Composition of Distillates Produced by Solid-State Fermentation of Five Fruits of the Forest and Subsequent Distillation of the Fermented Pulps
(Elisa Alonso González, Julia Carballo Rodríguez and Nelson Pérez Guerra)

Chapter 170. Milk Naturally Enriched with Bioactive Lipids: Opportunities and Challenges
(Sergio I. Martínez-Monteagudo, and Fabiola Salais-Fierro)

Chapter 171. Bamboo: A New-Old Culture for Construction and Food Industry
(Mária Herminia Ferrari Felisberto, Antonio Ludovico Beraldo and Maria Teresa Pedrosa Silva Clerici)

Chapter 172. Diseases of Sugar Beet in Kazakhstan
(Adilkhan Maui, Kairat Urazaliyev and Alfiya Abekova)

Chapter 173. Cover Crops in Different Production Systems of Southern Africa: Their Roles, Benefits and Constraints
(Blessing Mhlanga and Christian Thierfelder)

Chapter 174. Cover Crops Affecting Soil Phosphorus Dynamics in Brazilian Highly Weathered Soils
(Tales Tiecher, Leandro Bittencourt de Oliveira, Laurent Caner, Gustavo Brunetto, Edson Campanhola Bortoluzzi, Danilo Rheinheimer dos Santos, Carlos Alberto Casali, Mohsin Zafar and Tadeu Luis Tiecher)

Chapter 175. Soil Penetration Resistance in Three Oxisols under Different Cover Crops in the West of São Paulo State, Brazil
(Wander Luis Barbosa Borges, Marlene Cristina Alves and Marco Eustáquio de Sá)

Chapter 176. Plant Strips As a Sustainable Strategy in Reducing Soil Erosion in Rainfed-Tree Crops
(V. H. Durán Zuazo, C. R. Rodríguez Pleguezuelo, B. Cárceles Rodríguez, J. D. Pérez Melgares, J. R. Francia Martínez, S. Cuadros Tavira and I. F. García Tejero)

Chapter 177. Vulnerability Analysis of Mangroves in the West Coast of Baja California Sur, México: An Approach To Identify Local Adaptation Measures
(Karina A. Bautista-González, Miguel Cifuentes-Jara and Alejandro Castillo-López)

Chapter 178. Genetic Analysis for Red Mangrove Reforestation (Rhizophora mangle L.) in Bahía Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico
(Ilse Reyes-Medina, Raquel Muñiz-Salazar, Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango, Juan Manuel López-Vivas and Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez)

Chapter 179. The Link between Critical Habitat for Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and the Mangrove of Ensenada De La Paz: A Case of Study
(Rocío Marcín-Medina, Diane Gendron Laniel, Eleonora Romero-Vadillo, Jorge López-Calderón and Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez)

Chapter 180. Coastal Lagoons of Baja California Sur: An Oceanographic Overview
(Leonardo Álvarez Santamaría, Jorge García Pámanes and Guillermo Gutiérrez de Velasco Sanromán)

Chapter 181. The Contribution of Mangroves Ecosystems to the Replenishment of Reef Fish Populations and Fisheries in the Gulf of California: The Effects of Mangrove Areas and Their Structure
(Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Isaí Dominguez-Guerrero, José Cota-Nieto, Enric Sala and Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango)

Chapter 182. Historical Trends of Mangrove Forest at Two Coastal Lagoons of the Pacific, Baja California Sur
(Tania Cota-Lucero, Jorge M. López-Calderón, Miguel Angel Ojeda Ruiz de la Peña and R. Riosmena-Rodríguez)

Chapter 183. Invasive Species Associated to the Mangrove Forest
(Juan Manuel López-Vivas, Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, María Mónica Lara-Uc, Jorge Manuel López-Calderón, Raquel Muñiz-Salazar, and Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango)

Chapter 184. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Scenarios of Mangrove Community in the Gulf of California Case Study ‘Manglar Enfermería’
(G. Ávila-Flores and R. Riosmena-Rodríguez)

Chapter 185. Spatial Variation in Marine Meiofaunal Communities Along a Contamination Gradient in Bahia Magdalena, Mexico
(A. Perea-Blázquez, M. A. Boudrias, S. C. Gardner and R. Riosmena-Rodríguez)

Chapter 186. Macronutrients of the Main Diet Items of Green Turtles (Chelonia Mydas) at the Foraging Habitat in the Pacific Coast of México
(Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, Elena Villegas-Nava Fabiola and Susan Gardne)

Chapter 187. Crop Productivity and Environment Impact in a Maize-Legume Rotation System: A Review
(Bao-Luo Ma and Wei Wu)

Chapter 188. Crop Rotation Trends: Past, Present and Future Benefits and Drivers
(William Deen, Ralph C. Martin, Dave Hooker and Amélie Gaudin)

Chapter 189. Legume-Cereal Crop Rotation Systems in China
(Zhao-Hai Zeng, Zhan-Yuan Lu, Ying Jiang, Kai Zhang, Ya-Dong Yang and Pei-Yi Zhao)

Chapter 190. Rotation of Peanut and Cotton with Bahiagrass to Improve Soil Quality and Crop Productivity
(Duli Zhao, David Wright, Jim Marois and Diane Rowland)

Chapter 191. Land Use Practices, Cropping Systems and Climate Change Vulnerability to Mountain Agro-Ecosystems of Nepal
(Kalidas Subedi, Netra B. Chhetri and Tika B. Karki)

Chapter 192. Crop Rotation Systems and Their Ecological Impacts in the Loess Plateau of China
(You-Cai Xiong, Feng-Min Li, Muhammad Ashraf, Nudrat Aisha Akram, Sabeeh ur Rasool Sabir, Fei Mo and Xiao-Ling Wang)

Chapter 193. Crop Rotation and Cover Crop in Pest and Disease Management in Sustainable Agriculture
(Qing Yu and Yuejing Qiao)

Chapter 194. Carbon Footprints in Crop Rotation Systems
(Chang B. Liang, Aruna W. Herath and Bao-Luo Ma)

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