Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries (with Biographical Sketches). Volume 11


Lucille T. Cacioppo (Editor)

Series: Environmental and Agricultural Research Summaries
BISAC: SCI026000

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



Table of Contents


Part I. Researcher Biographical Sketches

Chapter 1. Xiaofa Qin

Chapter 2. Dolores Eliche Quesada

Chapter 3. Paul G. Ranky

Chapter 4. M. Victoria Ruiz-Méndez

Chapter 5. Alessandro Saccà

Chapter 6. Ana Paula Amaral de Alcântara Salim

Chapter 7. Olga Sánchez

Chapter 8. Virginia Sarropoulou

Chapter 9. Cristina Sgherri

Chapter 10. Jae Kyung Sohng, PhD

Chapter 11. Milan Terzic

Chapter 12. Natalija Uršulin-Trstenjak

Chapter 13. Celia Vazquez Boucard

Chapter 14. Fernanda Medeiros Viana

Chapter 15. David Franklin Webber

Chapter 16. Xingping Wen

Chapter 17. Gilvan Wosiacki

Chapter 18. Angela Wei Hong Yang

Chapter 19. Takuyuki Yoshioka

Chapter 20. Nikolay P. Zapivalov

Chapter 21. Matija Zorn

Part II. Research Summaries

Chapter 22. Biological Diversity and Current Threats of Lotic Ecosystems
(Roberto Cazzolla Gatti)

Chapter 23. The Science of Mapping Riparian Areas Utilizing GIS and Open Source Geospatial Data
(S. A. Abood)

Chapter 24. The New Brazilian Forest Law and Its Ecological Impact on Riparian Forests: An Example Not to Be Followed
(Vinícius Londe)

Chapter 25. Biogeochemical Functioning of Amazonian Floodplains: The Case of Lago Grande de Curuai
(M-P. Bonnet, J. Garnier, G. Barroux, G. R. Boaventura and P. Seyler)

Chapter 26. An Approach to the Integrated Management of Exotic Invasive Weeds in Riparian Zones
(J. Jiménez-Ruiz and M. I. Santín-Montanyá)

Chapter 27 Landscape Dynamics and Lakes Hydrology of Kerzhenets River Floodplain
(L. E. Efimova, O. V. Korabliova and D. V. Lomova)

Chapter 28. Colloidal Speciation and Size Fractionation of Dissolved Organic Matter and Trace Elements in Small Subarctic Watershed and Its Riparian Zone
(S. M. Ilina, S. A. Lapitskiy, Yu. V. Alekhin, O. Yu. Drozdova, J. Viers and O. S. Pokrovsky)

Chapter 29. Barrier Function of Floodplain and Riparian Landscapes in River Runoff Formation
(I. A. Avessalomova, A. V. Khoroshev and A. V. Savenko)

Chapter 30. Dynamics of the Irtysh River Floodplain Hydrology and Vegetation in the Pavlodar Region of the Republic of Kazakhstan
(M. A. Beisembayeva, V. A. Zemtsov, V. A. Kamkin and K. U. Bazarbekov)

Chapter 31. Biogeochemistry of Organic Carbon, Major and Trace Elements in the Flooded and Riparian Zone of the Ob River
(S. N. Vorobyev, V. V. Drozdov, A. V. Sorotchinskiy, S. N. Kirpotin, L. G. Kolesnichenko, L. S. Shirokova, R. M. Manasypov and O. S. Pokrovsky)

Chapter 32. Alluvial Soils of the Ob River Floodplain and Their Significance in the Formation of Geochemical Flow from Western Siberia
(S. N. Vorobyev, S. N. Kirpotin, T. Е. Vorobyeva, L. G. Kolesnichenko and L. A. Izerskaya)

Chapter 33. Spatial Structure and Dynamics of Tom River Floodplain Landscapes Based on GIS, Digital Elevation Model and Remote Sensing
(Vadim Khromykh and Oxana Khromykh)

Chapter 34. Benthic Invertebrate Community Floodplain-River System Basin Vasyugan (Middle Ob): Consequences of Oil Field Exploration
(D. S. Vorobiev, Y. A. Noskov, V. K. Popkov and A. I. Ruzanova)

Chapter 35. Dynamics of Floodplain Landscapes
(V. S. Khromykh)

Chapter 36. Implications of the Anticipated Sea-Level Rise for the Coastal Zone of Greece: A Review
(Efthimios Karymbalis and Asimina Mavromatidi)

Chapter 37. Water Quality Vulnerability in Yucatán, Mexico at the End of the Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’
(Nancy ArandaCirerol)

Chapter 38. Toxic and Potentially Toxic Diatom Blooms in Tunisian (SW Mediterranean) Waters: Review of Ten Years of Investigations
(Asma Sakka Hlaili, Inès Sahraoui Khalifa, Donia Bouchouicha-Smida, Sondes Melliti Garali, Jamel Ksouri, Mohamed Chalghaf, Stephen S. Bates, Nina Lundholm, Wiebe H. C. F. Kooistra, Pablo de la Iglesia6 and Jorge Diogène)

Chapter 39. Acidic Waste Rock and Tailings Remediation in Australia
(L. Fergusson)

Chapter 40. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with the Massive Mortalities of Pearl Oyster Pinctada radiata at Al-Khiran Coast in Kuwait during November 2013
(Mona A. Al-Hashem, and Manaf I. Behbehani)

Chapter 41. Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris as Biosorbent for Extraction of Metallic and Organometallic Species
(Elisa Beceiro-González, Pilar Tajes-Martínez and Diego Zas-Gayoso)

Chapter 42. Evaluation of the Utility of Chloroplast petB&D and trnK Intron in DNA Barcoding of Plant Species
(British Native Grasses as a Model) (Nadia Haider)

Chapter 43. Half a Century of Agrarian Reform under Threat: Climate Change and the Future of Zimbabwe’s Small Farm Empire
(Vusilizwe Thebe)

Chapter 44. Climate Impact on Migration Processes in the Shyamnagar Region of Bangladesh
(Jurij Kocar)

Chapter 45. Biological Materials as Precursors for the Production of Resins
(Andreia H. Suzuki, Fernando C. Lage, Leandro S. Oliveira and Adriana S. Franca)

Chapter 46. Extinction and Experience with Repatriation of Atlantic Salmon

(Salmo salar) in the River Elbe Basin (Central Europe) (Lubomír Hanel, Jan Andreska and Tomáš Kava)

Chapter 47. Spider Webs as Pollution Indicators
(Justyna Rybak)

Chapter 48. Production of Synthetic Wastewater in Laboratory Scale
(Bradley Pillay, Ian Pillay, Elly M Obwaka and Amir H Mohammadi)

Chapter 49. Title Growth and Development of Switchgrass Managed for Biofuel Production in the Mid-South USA: Influences of Variety, Cropping Systems, Fertilization Practices, and Site Conditions
(Michael A. Blazier, , Lewis A. Gaston, Montgomery W. Alison, William D. Pitman, Hal O. Liechty4 and Dipesh K.C. )

Chapter 50. Diagnostic of High Social Discount Rate in Developing Countries and Low Social Discount Rate in Developed Countries
(Serkan Gurluk)

Chapter 51. Tour Guides and Ecotourism: The Mole National Park Experience in Ghana
(Kuuder Conrad-J. Wuleka, O. I. Aalangdong and Agro Prince Paschal)

Chapter 52. Physical Planning Implication of Informal Sector Activities on the Built Environment of Osogbo, Nigeria
(Oluwole Daramola and Olorunfemi Olojede)

Chapter 53. Innovative Bio-Products for Agriculture: Pig Manure Utilization and Treatment

Chapter 54. Musa spp. – Functional Properties, Biofortification, and Bioavailability
(C. V. Borges, and M. Maraschin)

Chapter 55. Chemical Composition and Bioactive Compounds in Bananas and Postharvest Alterations
(Raquel P. F. Guiné and Daniela V. T. A. Costa)

Chapter 56. Banana Pseudostem Sap: An Important Agro-Waste for Diversified Applications Including Textile
(S. Basak, S. K. Chattopadhyay and Kartick K. Samanta)

Chapter 57. Sustainable Management of Banana Waste through Renewable Energy and Bio-Fertilizer Generation
(Chao Li, Ivo Achu Nges, Jun Fang and Jing Liu )

Chapter 58. Banana as a Food Allergen Source
(Jasna Nikolić, Milica Popović and Marija Gavrović-Jankulović)

Chapter 59. Organophosphorus Insecticides: Toxic Effects and Detoxification
(Tamara D. Lazarević-Pašti and Mirjana B. Čolović)

Chapter 60. Organophosphorus Pesticides in Agricultural Products and Potential Ways for Reduction of Their Levels Relating to Improvement of People’s Health
(Rada Ðurović-Pejčev and Tijana Ðorđević)

Chapter 61. Fenitrothion: Structural Features, Applications, Toxicity Mechanisms and Effects of Exposure on Human Health – A Review
(M. T. Beleño, M. Stoytcheva, R. Zlatev, G. Montero, R. Torres and L. Toscano)

Chapter 62. Particulate Matter and Its Consequences in Ambient Air: The Current Scenario
(A. S. Pipal, H. Rohra, A. Taneja and P. G. Satsangi)

Chapter 63. Biochemical Modification and Changes in Antioxidant Enzymes in Triticum durum L by Seaweed Liquid Extract of Ulva rigida Macroalgae under Salt Stress Condition
(Salma Latique, Halima Chernane, Mounir Mansori and Mimoun El Kaoua)

Chapter 64. PCBs Transfer in Marine Trophic Webs: From Fish to Top Predators
(Andrés H. Arias, Ana Laura Oliva, Ana C. Ronda, Melina Orazi, and Jorge E. Marcovecchio)

Chapter 65. A Review of Community Residents and Green Community Development: A MCDM Approach
(Sung-Lin Hsueh)

Chapter 66. Evaluation of Energy Efficient Residential Renovations Based on Natural Environmental Factors in Taiwan
(Sung-Lin Hsueh)

Chapter 67. Biological Transformation among Historical Populations That Inhabited the Syrian Lower Euphrates Valley: From the Early Bronze Age to the Modern Period
(Jacek Tomczyk)

Chapter 68. Perfluoroalkylation of Organic Compounds by Photoredox Catalysis with Organic Dyes
(Al Postigo)

Chapter 69. Management and Mitigation Strategies for Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in New Zealand
(Kerry C. Harrington and Hossein Ghanizadeh)

Chapter 70. Bacterial Endophytes and Plant Growth Promotion
(Esther Menéndez, Rebeca Mulas, Fernando González-Andrés and Encarna Velázquez)

Chapter 71. Production, Purification and Functional Properties of Bioactive Peptides from Soybean
(Arijit Nath, Andras Koris, Nebeyu E. Zewdie and Tsega Yenew Melesse)

Chapter 72. Wheat Germ: Protein Contents and Their Dietary Benefits
(João Albuquerque, Ana Rute Neves and Salette Reis)

Chapter 73. Fatty Acids, Fructans, Lipids and Lipopolysaccharides in Barley Grain and Malt
(Daniel Cozzolino)

Chapter 74. Genetic Transformation of Wheat: Current Status and Futures Challenges
(Faiçal Brini)

Chapter 75. Modification of Barley by Binary Acrylic Monomers and Its Applications
(Kartick Prasad Dey and Sumit Mishra)

Chapter 76. Adaptive Responses to Water Stress in Phalaris arundinacea, an Invasive Wetland Grass
(Michael F. Nelson and Neil O. Anderson)

Chapter 77. Should I Collate or Should I Flow? Invasion of a Top Predator
(Alastair T. Gibbons and Sara L. Goodacre)

Chapter 78. Management Strategy of an Invasive Woody Plant Species through Conversion into Adsorbents for Remediation of Polluted Water
(G. V. Nunell, P. R. Bonelli, and A. L. Cukierman)

Chapter 79. Invasive Weeds, a Serious Threat in Climate Changing Conditions and Cases of Various Management Strategies
(I. S. Travlos, D. Bilalis, A. Akoumianaki, D. Papadimitriou, I. Tabaxi and S. Patsiali)

Chapter 80. Wind Erosion in the Dinaric Karst: An Example of the Sinjsko Polje
(Igor Ljubenkov)

Chapter 81. Analysis for Sediment Formation by Model Experiments in Karstic Depressions
(Márton Veress, Zoltán Unger, Zoltán Mitre, István Gárdonyi and György Deák)

Chapter 82. Water Pollution and Genotoxicity Assessment
(Ana Letícia Hilario Garcia, Cristina Araujo Matzenbacher, Clarice Torres de Lemos and Juliana da Silva)

Chapter 83. The Contribution of Spatial Analysis to Water Management: A Case Study of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
(Juliane Haensch, Sarah Ann Wheeler and Alec Zuo)

Chapter 84. Impact of Climatic Variation on Reference Crop Evapotranspiration in the North-East Hydrological Region of Bangladesh
(M. A. Mojid, M. A. Kader and N. N. Karim)

Chapter 85. A National Review of Land Degradation in Pakistan
(Said Qasim, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha and Mohammad Qasim)

Chapter 86. Harvest Intensity of Lavender in the Mediterranean Mountains (SE Spain): Consequences for Soil Erosion and Nutrient Losses
(C. R. Rodríguez Pleguezuelo, J. R. Francia Martínez, B. Cárceles Rodríguez, S. Cuadros Tavira and V. H. Durán Zuazo)

Chapter 87. Green Roof Installation Based on Governments’, Developers’ and Owners’ Economic Perspectives
(Amir Mahdiyar, Arham Abdullah, Mohammad Reza Vafaei and Sanaz Tabatabaee)

Chapter 88. Preliminary Assessment of Secondary Contamination Associated with Food Waste Treatment
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi and Kenta Tanimoto)

Chapter 89. Ecophysiology of Entomopathogenic Fungi Used against Insect Pests of Storage Maize
(Paula Barra, Miriam Etcheverry and Andrea Nesci)

Chapter 90. The Role of Intercropping in Plant Biofortification
(Aleksandra Głowacka)

Chapter 91. Phosphorus Dynamic in the Soil-Plant System under Different Management Practices in Semiarid Pampas
(Liliana Suñer and Juan Galantini)

Chapter 92. Long-Term Winter Wheat Cropping Influence on Soil Quality and Yield Stability
(Srđan Šeremešić, Ivica Đalović and Dragiša Milošev)

Chapter 93. Gender Analysis of Cassava Farmers’ Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
(Joseph Omotoso Ajayi)

Chapter 94. Increased Soil Fertility in a Long-Term Rice-Oilseed Rape Cropping System and Its Potential Roles in Reducing Nitrogen Inputs and Environmental Impacts
(Min Huang, Xuefeng Zhou, Xiaobing Xie, Jiana Chen, Fangbo Cao and Yingbin Zou)

Chapter 95. Toxicological Tests Implemented to Evaluate the Toxicity of Alternative Textile Effluent Treatments
(J. R. Moraes, E. D. Bidoia, G. M. Quiterio, R. N. Montagnolli, J. M. Cruz, A. P. J. Régo, E. M. T. Claro, A. B. Mauro and P. R. M. Lopes)

Chapter 96. Exploring Marketing and Technical Challenges and Opportunities of Eco-Friendly Strategies
(Amber A. Smith-Ditizio, Terry Damron, and Amye Melton)

Chapter 97. Improving Drinking Water Quality by Recarbonization
(Anna Luptáková, Ján Derco, Jozef Dudáš and Martin Vrabe)

Chapter 98. Improving the Management of Ecosystem Services by Means of Stakeholder Perceptions: Lessons from Three Southern European Multifunctional Irrigation Systems
(Sandra Ricart)

Chapter 99. Community Involvement in River Management for Ecosystem Services and Livelihood: A Case Study of Halda River in Bangladesh
(Md. Humayain Kabir, Md. Manzoorul Kibria, Mohammed Jashimuddin, and Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain)

Chapter 100. Effect of Some Environmental Factors on Milk Production of Primiparous Holstein Raised in the Souss-Massa Region in Morocco
(Abdeslem Talbi and Said El Madidi)

Chapter 101. ENSO Influence over Precipitation in Argentina
(E. Garbarini, M. M. Skansi, M. H. Gonzalez, and A. Rolla)

Chapter 102. Kinematics of Ice-Cores Near Divides and Inferences from Age/Depth Data
(L. W. Morland)

Chapter 103. Mango: Production, Properties and Health Benefits are Approaching
(Marcela Zonta Rodrigues, Aline Inacio Alves, Érica Nascif Rufino Vieira and Afonso Mota Ramos)

Chapter 104. Mango: Chemical Composition and Health Benefits
(Gisela Palma-Orozco, Obed Osorio-Esquivel and Hugo Nájera)

Chapter 105. Recovery of Valuable Compounds from Mangifera indica L. Using High-Pressure Techniques
(Mª Teresa Fernández-Ponce, Lourdes Casas, Casimiro Mantell and Enrique J. Martínez de la Ossa)

Chapter 106. Studies of Mango Seed Kernels: Technological Application
(Musa Umaru, Ibrahim Aris Mohammed, Ibrahim Shaba Mohammed, Aliyu Mohammed, Bilyaminu Suleiman and Alfa Amina)

Chapter 107. Fruit Yield of Mango Irrigated with Saline Waters
(V. H. Durán Zuazo, C. R. Rodríguez Pleguezuelo, D. Franco Tarifa, I. García Tejero and J. R. Francia Martínez)

Chapter 108. Maize Fertilization, Its Agro-Ecological and Human Health Implications
(Vesna Dragičević)

Chapter 109. Maize Protection: The Integrated Weed Management System Benefits
(Milena Simić, PhD and Željko Dolijanović, PhD)

Chapter 110. The Role of the Crop Rotation in Maize Agroecosystem Sustainability
(Željko Dolijanović, PhD and Milena Simić, PhD)

Chapter 111. Growing Techniques for Raspberry Plants Suitable for Subtropical Areas
(Jaqueline Visioni Tezotto-Uliana, Natalia Dallocca Berno and Ricardo Alfredo Kluge)

Chapter 112. Postharvest and Nutritional Aspects of Raspberries
(Jaqueline Visioni Tezotto-Uliana, Natalia Dallocca Berno and Ricardo Alfredo Kluge)

Chapter 113. Methane Emissions Arising from the Production of Edible Protein with Holstein Cattle in Northern Germany – A Detailed Analysis of Reduction Potentials
(U. Dämmgen, W. Brade, U. Meyer, J. Webb, C. Rösemann, H. Flessa and M. Strogies)

Chapter 114. Farm Management and Feeding Strategies for Donkey Milk Production
(Paolo Polidori and Silvia Vincenzetti)

Chapter 115. Genetic Basis of ß-Casein Variants in Cow Milk and Its Role on Human Health
(Gyanendra S. Sengar, V. Bhanuprakash, Ashish, Rani Singh, Rani Alex, R. R. Alyethodi, T. V. Raja, Umesh Singh, A. K. Das and Rajib Deb)

Chapter 116. Organic Fertilizer Substantial Effects on Plant Nitrogen Uptake as a Result of Soil Fertility
(Ziliang Zhao, Qian Wang,, Hongbin Liu, Jizong Zhang, and Zhifang Li)

Chapter 117. Influence of Climate Change on Grass Phenology
(Herminia García-Mozo)

Chapter 118. Recovering Heat from Rice Hull Carbonization: Applications in Climate Smart Agriculture
(Ricardo F. Orge, and Derose A. Sawey)

Chapter 119. Recent Advances in Biocontrol of Stored-Grain Insects Using Entomopathogenic Fungi
(Yacoub A. Batta)

Chapter 120. The Role of the Cuticle in Postharvest
(Eva Domínguez and Antonio Heredia)

Chapter 121. Emergent Extraction Technologies to Valorize Fruit and Vegetable Residues
(Elisabete M. C. Alexandre, Silvia A. Moreira, Manuela Pintado and Jorge A. Saraiva)

Chapter 122. The Effect of Exogenous Abscisic Acid Spray on Phenolics and Scavenging Free Radical Activity of Olives During Storage
(Gema Flores, Gracia Patricia Blanch and María Luisa Ruiz del Castillo)

Chapter 123. Sustainable Production of Maguey Agave salmiana to Improve the Mezcal Agroindustry Competitiveness
(Christian Michel-Cuello, PhD, and Noé Aguilar-Rivera, PhD)

Chapter 124. Cereal Arabinoxylans: Bioactive Polysaccharides and Potential Additives in Foods and Pharmaceutical Products
(Ana M. Morales-Burgos, Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, Yolanda L. López-Franco, Norberto Sotelo-Cruz, Agustín Rascón-Chu, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza and Alma C. Campa Mada)

Chapter 125. Biodegradation of Drugs in Agricultural Soil Amended with Sewage Sludge from Wastewater Treatment Plants. An Overview
(Sergio López-Martínez, Alberto Zafra-Gómez, María Teresa García-Córcoles and José Luís Vílchez)

Chapter 126. Production of a New Biofertilizer from Shrimp Exoskeletons Using a Microwave-Assisted Alkaline Hydrolysis
(John Rojas, Yhors Ciro and Julian Quintero)

Chapter 127. Irreversibility of Deforestation (Igor Popov)

Chapter 128. Perception and Attitude of Indigenous Population around Protected Areas and Impact on Land Cover Change: CASE study of the Bakossi National Park, Cameroon
(Ajonina P. Usongo, Ediamam E. Guy, Tepoule N. Joseph, Dongang C. Mangwa and Fombe L. Fon)

Chapter 129. The State of Deforestation in Zambia: Causes, Effects and Possible Solutions
(Saverio Ragazzi)

Chapter 130. Differences in Soil Carbon, Nutrients and Their FTIR Functional Groups, XRD Mineral Traits in Plantation Forests of 14 Tree Species in Northeastern China
(Chenhui Wei, Lu Xiao, Guang Shen, Hailiang Lv, Qiong Wang, Manli Ren and Wenjie Wang)

Chapter 131. Providing Data to Guide Environmental Health Education: Using Cross-Sectional Data from an Arsenic Biomonitoring Study to Improve Environmental Health Interventions
(Junu Shrestha and Catherine Zeman, PhD)

Chapter 132. The Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution and Diversity of Soil Microorganisms and Their Adaptation Mechanisms
(Alemayehu Getahun, Diriba Muleta, Fassil Assefa and Solomon Kiros)

Chapter 133. Smectite-Salt Soil Formations In Situ and Ex Situ
(Galina Kharitonova, Evgeny Shein, Maksim Pugachevskii and Natalya Konovalova)

Chapter 134. Development of an Automated Water Treatment System
(Nicole Lafitte, Palendren Pillay, Elly M. Obwaka and Amir H. Mohammadi)

Chapter 135. Coastal Wetlands: Integrated Ecosystem Management Strategy using Payment of Environmental Services in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria
(Egbuche Christian Toochi)

Chapter 136. Modeling Urban Dynamics, with Cellular Automata: Land Use Simulation Model of Heraklion Crete Greece
(Emmanuel Verigos and Arnaldo Cecchini)

Chapter 137. The Rhizome Oils of Cyperus distans and Cyperus rotundus: Antimicrobial and Insecticidal Activities
(Oladipupo A. Lawal, Isiaka A. Ogunwande, Moses S. Owolabi, Kehinde O. Amisu and Andy R. Opoku)

Chapter 138. Visible from Above: How Satellite Imagery Can Help Investigating the Life of Insects
(Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, and Mauro Maria Baldi)

Chapter 139. Priming Crops to Cope with Stress: Advances in Seed-Priming Approach
(D. Jiménez-Arias, E. Carrillo-Perdomo, F. J. García-Machado, J. C. Luis Jorge and A. A. Borges)

Chapter 140. Production and Quality Improvement Systems of Vines by Green Pruning
(Isabel López-Cortés, PhD, Borja Velázquez Martí, PhD and Domingo M. Salazar, PhD)

Chapter 141. Plant-Fungi Symbiosis Nexus to Agroecosystems’ Variables in Crop Production
(Omorefosa O. Osemwegie, John A. Okhuoya, Abbot O. Oghenekaro, and Theophilus A. Dania)

Chapter 142. Microbial Interactions and Biocontrol in the Rhizobacteria Bacillus
(Juan Campos Guillen, PhD, Juan R. Pacheco Aguilar, PhD, George H. Jones, PhD, Yara S. Juárez Campusano, Ivan Arvizu Hernández, Erika Alvarez Hidalgo and Ana G. Estrada Martínez)

Chapter 143. The Addition of Leonardites, an Alternative Organic Amendment to Manures, Increases Soil Available Phosphorus Levels in Vineyard Calcareous Soils
(M. A. Olego, M. J. Quiroga, M. Sánchez-García, J. E. Medina and J. E. Garzón-Jimeno)

Chapter 144. Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Sugar Beet Osmotic Dehydration
(Aleksandar JokićMarija Božin-Dakić, Nemanja Milović, Nataša Lukić, Jovana Grahovac, Jelena Dodić and Zita Šereš)

Chapter 145. Microwave Assisted Air Drying of Sugar Beet Pulp
(Aleksandar JokićNemanja Milović, Nataša Lukić, Jovana Grahovac, Jelena Dodić, Zita Šereš and Dragana Šoronja-Simović)

Chapter 146. Changes in the Environment: Implications on Vegetation
(Bhupinder Dhir)

Chapter 147. Transformative Adaptation Under Climate and Global Change Along the Silk Road: Challenges and Potentials
(V. R. Squires, Z. Shang and A. Ariapour)

Chapter 148. Rangeland and Grassland in the Region of Former Soviet Union: Future Implications for Silk Road Countries
(Victor R. Squires and Haiying Feng)

Chapter 149. Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plants of Relevant Territory Along the Silk Road
(Zhijia Cui and Xuelin Chen)

Chapter 150. Rangeland and Grassland in Inner- Mongolia, China and Its Function in Ecology and Economics of the New Silk Road
(Gao Kai and Zhu Tie Xia)

Chapter 151. Rangelands and Grasslands in the Tibetan Plateau of China: Ecological Structure and Function at the Top of the World
(Zhanhuan Shang, Rui Zhang, Allan Degen and Ruijun Long)

Chapter 152. Rangeland and Grassland in Gansu-Xinjiang China, and Its Function in Silk Road and Future
(Limin Hua)

Chapter 153. Rangeland and Pastureland in Iran: Potentials, Problems and Prospects (
Ali Ariapour, Hossein Badripour and Mohammad Hassan Jouri)

Chapter 154. Rangeland and Pastureland in Afghanistan: Its Current Status and Future Prospects
(Yasin Safar and Victor R. Squires)

Chapter 155. Pakistan: Status and Perspective Functions of Rangeland Resources in a Changing World under One Belt, One Road Initiative
(Muhammad Khalid Rafiq, Jamila Sharirf, Abdul Wahid Jasra and Ruijun Long)

Chapter 156. Rangeland and Grassland in Nepal’s Alpine Regions: Problems and Prospects
(Dil Kumar Limbu)

Chapter 157. Rangeland and Grassland in Mongolia: Land and People in Transition
(Dorligsuren Dulamsuren and Dulmaa Dorjgotov)

Chapter 158. Uzbekistan-Rangelands and Pasturelands: Problems and Prospects
(Tolib Mukimov)

Chapter 159. Rangelands and Pasturelands of Tajikistan: Problems and Prospects
(Barno A. Kurbanova and Victor Squires)

Chapter 160. Assessment of the Scale, Geographical Distribution and Diversity of Pastures Along the Kazakhstan’s Part of the Route of the Great Silk Road
(F. Zh. Akiyanova, R. K. Temirbayeva, A. K. Karynbayev and K. B. Yegemberdiyeva)

Chapter 161. Transformation in Pasture Use in Kyrgyzstan. What Are the Costs of Pasture Degradation?
(Rebecka Ridder, Isakov Azamat and Kasymov Ulan)

Chapter 162. Turkmenistan – Rangelands and Pasturelands: Problems and Prospects
(Jamal Annagylyjova and Victor R. Squires)

Chapter 163. Unifying Perspectives: Future Problems and Prospects for People and the Natural Resource Base on which they Depend
(V. R. Squires, Zhanhuan Shang and Ali Ariapour)

Chapter 164. Managing Protected Areas in a Changing World: New Insights and Opportunities
(A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid and Sharif Ahmed Mukul)

Chapter 165. Governing the Accessibility of Protected Areas
(Christopher M. Fleming)

Chapter 166. Shifting Paradigm of Governance in the Natural Resources Management of Bangladesh: A Centralist to Pluralistic Approach in the Forest Protected Areas Management
(A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid, Donna Craig and Sharif Ahmed Mukul)

Chapter 167. Conservation without Participation: Detrimental Effect of Escaping People’s Participation in Protected Area Management in Nepal
(Sushma Bhattarai, Basant Pant and Niroj Timalsina)

Chapter 168. Contested Forests: Insights from the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (India) Regarding the Utilisation of Forest Resources
(Elisabeth Anne-Sophie Mayrhuber)

Chapter 169. Local Level Policies for Tourism Management in Protected Areas: Experiences from Costa Rica
(Carlos Morera Beita, and Marta Nel-lo Andreu)

Chapter 170. Forest Protected Area Systems and Biodiversity Conservation in Bangladesh
(Sharif Ahmed Mukul,, A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid4 and Niaz Ahmed Khan)

Chapter 171. Conversion of Native Vegetation in Protected Areas Fuels CO2-Equivalent Losses in Uganda
(Giregon Olupot, John R. Otukei, Vincent B. Muwanika, Josephine Esaete4 and John R.S. Tabuti)

Chapter 172. Vascular Plants at the Protected Areas Network of the Republic of Mordovia: Present Status and Prospects
(Anatoliy A. Khapugin,, Gennadiy G. Chugunov,, Elena V. Vargot, and Tatyana B. Silaeva)

Chapter 173. Impact of Cyclone Sidr on Rural Communities: A Socio-Economic Analysis
(Masudur Rahman, Sayed Mohammad Nazim Uddin, Md. Munsur Rahman and Yokoyama Kohei)

Chapter 174. Impact of the Leaf Beetle Herbivory on Ragweed
(Koichi Tanaka, PhD)

Chapter 175. Seed Dispersal Systems in the Regeneration of Semiarid Mediterranean Forests
(Víctor M. Zapata, Vicente Martínez-López, Vicente Ramos and Francisco Robledano)

Chapter 176. Adaptive Forest Management Practices Promoting Resilience of Oak Forests to Future Climate Change
(Sophan Chhin)

Chapter 177. Numerical Simulation of Technogenic and Climatic Influence on Permafrost
(Mikhail Filimonov and Nataliia Vaganova)

Chapter 178. Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Solutions Evaluation in Cold Climates: A Case of Montreal
(Yupeng Wang, and Hashem Akbari)

Chapter 179. Distribution Characteristics of Permafrost in Permafrost Degradation Regions of the Lesser Khingan Mountains, China
(Wei Shan, Chunjiao Wang, Ying Guo, Zhaoguang Hu and Chengcheng Zhang)

Chapter 180. Metal and Metalloids in Sediments from the Estuary of the Nerbioi-Ibaizabal River (Bilbao, Basque Country): Evolution in Time (2005-2014)
(A. Rodriguez-Iruretagoiena, S. Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, A. Gredilla, G. Arana, A. de Diego and J. M. Madariaga)

Chapter 181. Transitory Interruption of the Suess Effect during the 1990s: A 25-Year-Long Study using Tree-Ring 13C Records from Spanish Forests
(Ana Cabaneiro and Irene Fernandez)

Chapter 182. Applications and Potential of Sugarcane as an Energy Crop
(Muhammad Tahir Khan, Nighat Seema, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan and Shafquat Yasmine)

Chapter 183. Humic Substances for Soil Quality and Plant Protection
(Jader Galba Busato, Tairone Paiva Leão, Leonardo Barros Dobbss and Cícero Célio de Figueiredo)

Chapter 184. Corn Production Intercropping with Urochloa brizantha in Different Production Systems
(Wander Luis Barbosa Borges, PhD, Giane Serafim da Silva, PhD, Adelina Azevedo Botelho, Maria Luiza Franceschi Nicodemo, PhD and Carlos Eduardo Silva Santos, MD)

Chapter 185. Potential of the Hydrolysates of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Fuel and Chemical Production
(Huiling Li,, Changyu Liu, Xiaohui Wang, Qixuan Lin, Yuhuan Yan, Aimin Wu and Junli Ren)

Chapter 186. Characteristics and Management of “Rainbow Red” Kiwifruit
(Satoru Murakami)

Chapter 187. Importance and Methods for the Valorization of Red Raspberry, Arbutus Berry, Black Mulberry, Blueberry and Black Currant
(Elisa Alonso González, Julia Carballo Rodríguez and Nelson Pérez Guerra)

Chapter 188. Coping with Water Scarcity in Rice-Based Farms: Development of a Capillary Irrigation System for Small Holder Farmers in the Philippines
(Ricardo F. Orge and Derose A. Sawey)

Chapter 189. Advances in the Life Cycle Assessment of Biorenewable Technologies
(Qi Dang, Longwen Ou, Amanda Thomas, Robert Brown, and Mark Mba Wright)

Chapter 190. The Life Cycle Assessments of an Optical Network Terminal and a Tablet: Experiences of the Product Environmental Footprint Methodology
(Anders S. G. Andrae, and Mikko Samuli Vaija)

Chapter 191. Service Life, Reliability and Their Role in the Life Cycle Analysis of Concrete Structures
(Břetislav Teplý and Jan Podroužek)

Chapter 192. Land-Use Changes and Site Variables on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool: The Potential Application for the MENA Region
(Mohamed Abu-hashim, Elsayed Mohamed and Abd-ElAziz Belal)

Chapter 193. Characterization of Biliary Caseinolytic Proteases in Two Environmental Contamination Sentinel Fish Species with an Emphasis on Metalloproteinases
(Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, PhD)

Chapter 194. A Review of Sustainable Water Management for Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Production under Drought Conditions
(Iván Francisco García-Tejero, Almudena Hernández-Cotán, José Luis Muriel-Fernández, Francisco García-Valverde and Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo)

Chapter 195. Worse Than a Tiger’s Grip: The Case of Household Water Supply and Sanitation Practices in Osogbo Nigeria
(Oluwole Daramola, Oluwaseun Olowoporoku, and Adewale Popoola)

Chapter 196. Corporate Reporting on Climate Change and Global Warming Issues: A Literature Survey and Agenda for Future Research
(Dewan Mahboob Hossain, Mohammad Badrul Haider and Amirus Salat)

Chapter 197. Gender Justice in International Environmental Law
(Hitomi Kimura)

Chapter 198. Sugarcane Bagasse: Production, Composition, Properties, and Feedstock Potential
(Ranieri Bueno Melati, Alison Andrei Schmatz, Fernando Carlos Pagnocca, Jonas Contiero, and Michel Brienzo)

Chapter 199. The Mexican Sugarcane Production System: History, Current Status and New Trends
(Héctor Emmanuel Sentíes-Herrera, Libia Iris Trejo-Téllez and Fernando Carlos Gómez-Merino)

Chapter 200. Methane Emissions and Productivity Index in the Mexican Sugarcane Crop Fields
(David E. Flores-Jiménez, Marcos Algara-Siller, , Noé Aguilar-Rivera and Cristóbal Aldama-Aguilera)

Chapter 201. Sugarcane Fiber for Engineering Applications
(Shamim A. Begum and Mohammad K. Hossain)

Chapter 202. Key Challenges and Trends in the Value Chain of Sugarcane Agribusiness System: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach
(Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Hugo Daniel Herrera-Paz and Teresita de Jesús Debernardi-Vázquez)

Chapter 203. Sugar and Ethanol Production Process from Sugarcane
(Erika Squisato Fernandes, Rosângela Cristina Alves, Fernando Carlos Pagnocca, Jonas Contiero and Michel Brienzo)

Chapter 204. Performance of Sugarcane Processing through an Integrated Biorefinery
(Yessica Chacón Pérez, Johnny A. Tamayo and Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate)

Chapter 205. Foreknowledge Concerning the Effects of Straw Removal on the C-Footprint of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol
(Dener Márcio da Silva Oliveira and Laisa Gouveia Pimentel)

Chapter 206. Observations of Sugarcane and Knowledge Specificity in Traditional Hawaiian Cropping Systems
(Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Kehau Marshall and Peter M. Vitousek)


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