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Editors: Alisa N. Souter
Book Description:
This book presents important research advances in the study of environmental research, as well as grassland biodiversity, agricultural runoff, biodiversity hotspots, estuaries, freshwater ecosystems and conservation of natural resources. Topics discussed herein include sustainable waste management; carbon sequestration in soil; effects of habitat destruction on populations and communities; natural renewable water resources; economics of fisheries; biodiversity of tropical freshwater plankton; and ecosystem functioning of open/closed estuaries. (Imprint: Nova)

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Short Communications

A: Seasonal Patterns of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Losses in Agricultural Drainage Ditches in Northern Mississippi;pp. 1-11
(Robert Kroger, Marjorie M. Holland, Matt T. Moore, Charlie M. Cooper - Univ. of Mississippi Field Station for Water and Wetland Resources, Abbeville, MS, USA and others)

B: Global Change-induced Agricultural Runoff and Flood Frequency Increase in Mediterranean Areas: An Italian Perspective;pp. 13-24
(Marco Piccarreta and Domenico Capolongo, Dipartimento di Geologia e Geofisica, Università degli Studi di Bari, via Orabona, 4 Bari, Italy)

Research and Review Studies

Soil Organic Matter in an Altitudinal Gradient;pp. 27-36
(Bente Foereid, Kim Harding, The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, UK)

The Biodiversity Potential of Riparian Field Margins in Intensively Managed Grasslands;pp. 37-42
(L. J. Cole, D. I. McCracken, D. Robertson and W. Harrison, SAC, Auchincruive, Ayr, UK)

Chemotaxonomical Analyses of Herbaceous Plants Based on Phenolic Patterns: A Flexible Tool for Survey of Biodiversity in Grasslands;pp. 43-175
(Nabil Semmar, Yassine Mrabet, Muhammad Farman, Mohamed Aouichri, ISSBAT, Institut Supérieur des Sciences Biologiques Appliquées de Tunis, Tunisia, and others)

Framework for Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Ecological Methods for Implementation of Desertification Convention;pp. 177-219
(Hassan G. Roba, Gufu Oba, The National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, and others)

Montane Grasslands of the Udzungwa Plateau, Tanzania: A Study Case about its Herpetological Importance within the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot;pp. 221-242
(Roberta Rossi, Raffaele Barocco, Sebastiano Salvidio, Michele Menegon, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, and others)

Evaluation of Grazing Pressure on Steppe Vegetation by Spectral Measurement;pp. 243-263
(Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Kensuke Kawamura, Ayumi Fukuo, Toru Sakai, Zuozhong Chen, Genya Saito, River Basin Research Center, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan, and others)

South Brazilian Campos Grasslands: Biodiversity, Conservation and the Role of Disturbance;pp. 265-281
(Alessandra Fidelis, Laboratory of Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Department of Ecology, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Relationship of Management Practices to the Species Diversity of Plants and Butterflies in a Semi-Natural Grassland, Central Japan;pp. 283-307
(Masako Kubo, Takato Kobayashi, Masahiko Kitahara and Atsuko Hayashi, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, and others)

Towards the Influence of Plant-Soil-Microbes Feedbacks on Plant Biodiversity, Grassland Variability and Productivity;pp. 309-343
(Sanon, A., Beguiristain, T., Cébron, A., Berthelin, J., Ndoye, I., Leyval, C., Prin, Y., Galiana, A., Baudoin, E. & Duponnois, R., Laboratoire Commun de Microbiologie IRD/ISRA/UCAD. Centre de Recherche de Bel Air. BP 1386. Dakar. Sénégal, and others)

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: A Belowground Regulator of Plant Diversity in Grasslands and the Hidden Mechanisms;pp. 345-358
(Qing Yao, Hong-Hui Zhu, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Carnivorous Mammals in a Mosaic Landscape in Southeastern Brazil: Is it Possible to keep them in an Agro-Silvicultural Landscape?;pp. 359-374
(Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge, Giordano Ciocheti, Leandro Tambosi, Milton César Ribeiro, Vânia Regina Pivello, Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Genetic Diversity of Festuca pratensis Huds and Lolium multiflorum Lam: Ecotype Populations in Relation to Species Diversity and Grassland Type;pp. 375-387
(Madlaina Peter-Schmid, Roland Kölliker and Beat Boller, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon, Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland)

Sustainable Waste Management and Climatic Change;pp. 389-399
(Terry Tudor—School of Applied Sciences, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK)

Environmental Uncertainity and Quantum Knowledge?;pp. 401-411
(Christine Henon—LC – 69260 Charbonnières les Bains)

Soil: a precious natural resource;pp. 413-460
(C. Bini—Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Venezia, Italy)

Carbon Sequestration in Soil: The role of the Crop Plant Residues;pp. 461-482
(Silvia Salati, Manuela Spagnol and Fabrizio Adani—Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale – DiProVe, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)

Collagen waste as secondary industrial raw material;pp. 483-512
(F. Langmaier, P. Mokrejs—Institute of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, T. Bata University, nam. TGM 275, Czech Republic)

Biodiversity conservation and management in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Every fragment must be considered;pp. 513-548
(Roseli Pellens, Philippe Grandcolas, UMR 5202 CNRS Dept. Systematique et Evolution, Museum national d'histoire naturelle,paris,France, Irene Garay, Laboratorio de Gestao da Biodiversidade, Int. de Biologia,Brazil)

Conservation of Araucaria Forest in Brazil: the role of genetics and biotechnology;pp. 549-564
(Valdir Marcos, Stefenon, Leocir, José Welter—Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

Mexican Fish: a fauna in threat;pp. 565-579
(Marina Y. De la Vega-Salazar—A. P.Refugia Concervation ofEecobiodiversity Center A. C. Norte 87-a # 36 Colonia Cleveria Azcapotzalco D.F. Mexico. Cp. 02080)

Application of LCA to a Comparison of the Global Warming Potential of Industrial and Artisanal Fishing in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil);pp. 581-592
(D. P. Souza, K. R. A. Nunes, R. Valle, A. M. Carneiro, F. M. Mendonça, UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) - COPPE – Industrial Engineering ProgramRio de Janeiro - RJ – Brazil, and others)

The Conservation Conundrum of Introduced Wildlife in Hawaii:How to Move from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained;pp. 593-602
(Christopher A. Lepczyk and Lasha-Lynn H. Salbosa—Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI)

Utilization of Bovids in Traditional Folk Medicine and Their Implications for Conservation;pp. 603-618
(Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Wedson de Medeiros Silva Souto, José da Silva Mourão, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Brasil, and others)

Theoretical Perspectives on the Effects of Habitat Destruction on Populations and Communities;pp. 619-636
(Matthew R. Falcy—Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA)

Freshwater ecosystem conservation and management: A control theory approach;pp. 637-681
(Y. Shastri, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Urbana IL)

Science and non-science in the biomonitoring and conservation of fresh waters;pp. 683-695
(Guy Woodward, Nikolai Friberg and Alan G. Hildrew, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, U.K.)

Natural renewable water resources and ecosystems in Sudan;pp. 697-739
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, United Kingdom)

Strategy for Sustainable Management of the Upper Delaware River Basin;pp. 741-756
(Piotr Parasiewicz1, Nat Gillespie, Douglas Sheppard and Todd Walter, Northeast Instream Habitat Program, Mt. Holyoke College, 5 Faculty Lane, South Hadley, MA and others)

Outcomes of invasive plant-native plant interactions in North American freshwater wetlands: a foregone conclusion?;pp. 757-768
(Catherine A. McGlynn, Hudsonia Ltd, Red Hook, NY)

Morphology and biomass allocation of perennial emergent plants in different environmental conditions- A review;pp. 769-798
(Takashi Asaeda, Pattiyage I. A. Gomes, H. Rashid, M. Bahar, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Saitama University)

Life-History Strategies: A Fresh Approach to Causally Link Species and Their Habitat;pp. 799-818
(Wilco C.E.P. Verberk, Department of Animal Ecology / Bargerveen Foundation Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computing Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Nutritional Approaches for the Reduction of Phosphorus Waste from Yellowtail (Seriola Quinqueradiata) Aquaculture Effluents;pp.819-838
(Pallab Kumer Sarker, Department of Animal Sciences, Laval University, Quebec, Cananda and Toshiro Masumoto, Faculty of Agriculture, Kochi University, Nankoku, Japan)

Influence of Vitamin E Supplementation on Dermal Wound Healing in Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus;pp.839-854
(Julieta Rodini Engrácia de Moraes, Marina Keiko Pieroni Iwashita, Rodrigo Otávio de Almeida Ozório, Paulo Rema, Flávio Ruas de Moraes, Aquaculture Centre, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Fisheries Economics Impacts on Cooperative Management for Aquaculture Development in the Coastal Zone of Tabasco, Mexico;pp. 855-869
(Eunice Pérez-Sánchez, James F. Muir, Lindsay G. Ross, José M. Piña-Gutiérrez, Carolina Zequiera-Larios, Tabasco, México, and others)


Aquarium trade as a pathway for the introduction of invasive species into Mexico;pp. 871-887
(Roberto Mendoza Alfaro, Carlos Ramírez Martínez, Salvador Contreras Balderas, Patricia Koleff Osorio and Porfirio Álvarez Torres, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas de la UANL, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, and others)

Biodiversity, succession and seasonality of tropical freshwater plankton communities under semi-field conditions in Thailand;pp. 889-912
(Michiel A. Daam, Paul J. Van den Brink, Instituto Superior de Agronomia / Technical University of Lisbon, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal)

Prospects and Development in Fish Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation;pp. 913-924
(Vanesa Robles, Elsa Cabrita, Vikram Kohli, and M. Paz Herráez, Instituto de Sanidad Animal y Desarrollo Ganadero, University of León, Spain)

Ecosystem Functioning of Temporarily Open/Closed Estuaries in South Africa;pp. 925-993
(R. Perissinotto, D.D. Stretch, A.K. Whitfield, J.B. Adams, A.T. Forbes, N.T. Demetriades, School of Biological & Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa, and others)

Paleoecological Significance of Diatoms in Argentinean Estuaries: What Do They Tell Us About the Environment?;pp. 995-1071
(Gabriela S. Hassan, CONICET - Instituto de Geología de Costas y del Cuaternario, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Anthropogenic Impacts in a Protected Estuary (Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece): Biological Effects and Contaminant Levels in Sentinel Species;pp. 1073-1099
(C. Tsangaris, E. Cotou, I. Hatzianestis, V.A. Catsiki, Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), Anavyssos, Greece, and others)

Santos and São Vicente Estuarine System: Contamination by Chlorophenols, Anaerobic Diversity of Degraders under Methanogenic Condition and Potential Application for Ex-Situ Bioremediation in Anaerobic Reactor;pp. 1101-1124
(Flávia Talarico Saia, Laboratory of Biological Processes, Department of Hydraulic and Sanitation, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Negative Estuaries in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico;pp. 1125-1147
(Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna, Abigail Iris-Maldonado, Paloma Valdivia-Jiménez, Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Oceanos, A.C., Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico)

Implications for the Evolution of the Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits;pp. 1149-1170
(B. Ajaykumar, Joseph Shijo, Mohan Mahesh, P.K.K. Nair, K.S. Unni, A.P. Thomas, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills Kottayam, Kerala, India, and others)

Human Impacts on the Environment of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Estuary;pp. 1171-1186
(Baodong Wang, Linping Xie, Xia Sun, The First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, China)

Integrated Approaches to Estuarine Use and Protection: Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Case Study;pp. 1187-1201
(James Harvey, Marc Russell, Darrin Dantin, Janet Nestlerode, Holly Greening, Suzanne Cooper, US EPA, Office of Research and Development, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, Florida, and others)

Integrative Ecotoxicological Assessment of Contaminated Sediments in a Complex Tropical Estuarine System;pp. 1203-1237
(D.M.S. Abessa, R.S. Carr, E.C.P.M. Sousa, B.R.F. Rachid, L.P. Zaroni, M.R. Gasparro, Y.A. Pinto, M.C. Bicego, M.A. Hortellani, J.E.S. Sarkis, P. Muniz, UNESP Campus Experimental do Litoral Paulista, Praca Infante Dom Henrique, s/n. Parque Bitaru, Sao Vicente, SP, Brazil, and others)

Production fresh water fish with unconventional ingredients in Egypt;pp. 1239-1299
(Magdy M. A. Gaber, National Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries)

The Poultry Litter Land Application Rate Study-Assessing the Impacts of Broiler Litter Application on Surface Water Quality;pp. 1301-1325
(Matthew W. McBroom, J.Leon Young, Assistant Professor of Forest Hydrology, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture)

Agricultural Runoff: New Research Trends;pp. 1327-1349
(Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Granada, Spain, USDA-National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A, Carmen Rocio Rodriguez Pleguezuelo, IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Granada, Spain, USDA-National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A, Dennis C. Flanagan, USDA-National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A, et al.)

Effects of Agricultural Runoff Versus Point Sources on the Biogeochemical Processes of Receiving Stream Ecosystems;pp. 1351-1372
(Gora Merseburger 1, Eugènia Martí2, and Francesc Sabater 1, Jesús D. Ortiz 2, 1 Department of Ecology, University of Barcelona Av. Diagonal, 645. E-08028 Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) 2 Center of Advanced Studies of Blanes-Spanish Council of Research (CEAB-CSIC) Camí d’accés a la Cala St. Francesc, 14, E-17300 Blanes, Girona (Catalonia, Spain)

Processes for the Treatment of Dirty Dairy Water: A Comparison of Intensive Aeration, Reed Beds and Soil-Based Treatment Technologies;pp. 1373-1407
(Joseph Wood, Centre for Formulation Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, Trevor Cumby Fleggdale Nurseries, Bedfordshire)

Evaluation of intertwined Relations between Water stress and crop productivity in grain-cropping plain area by using process-based model;pp. 1409-1438
(Tadanobu Nakayama, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Ibaraki, Japan)

Runoff and ground moisture in alternative vineyard cultivation methods in the center of Spain;pp. 1439-1453
(Marques, M.J. & Bienes R., Agroenvironmental Dept. IMIDRA., Madrid, Spain, (1)Geology Dept. University of Alcalá. 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)

Multi-functional Artificial Reefs for Coastal Protection;pp. 1455-1511
(Mechteld Ten Voorde, Jose S. Antunes Do Carmo, Maria Da Graca Neves - University of Coimbra, IMAR, LNEC, Portugal and others)

Massive Sedimentations at Coastal and Estuarine Harbors: Causes and Mitigating Measures;pp. 1513-1550
(Yu-Hai Wang - China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China)

Relative Sea Level Changes in the Lagoon of Venice, Italy. Past and Present Evidence;pp. 1551-1576
(Rossana Serandrei-Barbero, Laura Carbognin, Sandra Donnici -Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venezia, Italy)

Sediment Dynamics and Coastal Morphology Evolution;pp. 1577-1579
(François Marin - Laboratoire Ondes et Milieux Complexes, UFR des Sciences et Techniques,Le Havre Cedex, France)

Biodiversity of Sourdough Lactic Acid Bacteria;pp. 1581-1623
(Luca Settanni, Giancarlo Moschetti, SENFIMIZO Department, Section of Phytopathology and Agricultural Microbiology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

An Overview of the Biodiversity and Biogeography of Terrestrial Green Algae;pp. 1625-1642
(Fabio Rindi, Haj A. Allali, Daryl W. Lam, Juan M. López-Bautista, Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, and others)

Conservation and Management of the Biodiversity in a Hotspot Characterized by Short Range Endemism and Rarity: The Challenge of New Caledonia;pp. 1643-1655
(Roseli Pellens, Philippe Grandcolas, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France)

Macroinvertebrate Distribution on Erosional and Depositional Areas Including a Former Gravel-Pit: Biodiversity and Ecological Functioning;pp. 1657-1671
(A. Beauger, N. Lair, J. L. Peiry, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique et Environnementale, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Clermont-Ferrand cedex, France)

Plant Biodiversity Hotspots and Biogeographic Methods;pp. 1673-1683
(Isolda Luna-Vega, Raúl Contreras-Medina, Departamento de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico)

Identifying Priority Areas for Biodiversity Conservation in;pp. 1685-1707
(Yongyut Trisurat, Naris Bhumpakphan, Utai Dechyosdee, Boosabong Kachanasakha, Somying Tanhikorn, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)

China: A Hot Spot of Relict Plant Taxa;pp. 1709-1723
(Jordi López-Pujol, Ming-Xun Ren, Botanic Institute of Barcelona (CSIC-ICUB), Barcelona, Spain, and others)

An Assessment of Biodiversity Status in Semen Mountain National Park, Ethiopia;pp. 1725-1736
(Behailu Tadesse, S.C. Rai, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)


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