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  1. Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology is a promising sustainable future energy source with a renewable and abundant substrate. MFC critical drawbacks are anode surface area limitations and electrochemical loss....

    Authors: Tesfalem Atnafu and Seyoum Leta

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  2. Biofilm communities on intertidal mudflats are recognized as major producers of nutrients, especially fatty acids. The rising threats posed by both climatic and anthropogenic stressors increase the necessity o...

    Authors: Jessica E. Ollinik, Candice C. Chua, Pamela Brunswick, Robert W. Elner, Oxana Blajkevitch, Marcus Kim, Graham van Aggelen, Mark C. Drever and Dayue Shang

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:30

    Content type: Review

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  3. Azo dye effluents cause severe pollution problems in soil and water and affect their flora and fauna throughout the world. The combination of dye degrading bacteria in the gut of freshwater fish has been consi...

    Authors: A. Sankaranarayanan, S. Karthikeyan, Anoop Markande and Abhishek Sharma

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  4. Assessing soil erosion, sediment yield and sediment retention capacity of watersheds is one of the under-researched areas in watersheds of developing countries like Lake Hawassa watershed. The study examined s...

    Authors: Arega Degife, Hailu Worku and Shumete Gizaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:28

    Content type: Research

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  5. Land restoration programs in Tigray, also called integrated watershed management (IWM) practices, were implemented by the government and non–governmental organizations since 1980s. These practices aimed at rev...

    Authors: Tirhas Gebregergs, Kassa Teka, Gebeyehu Taye, Eskinder Gidey and Oagile Dikinya

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:27

    Content type: Research

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  6. Ghana’s agriculture sector has contributed significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past decades even though there has been persistent decline of about 12.8% in the last 7 years. It...

    Authors: Jacob Ankamah, Theophilus Tweneboah Kodua and Mary Addae

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  7. Geologic and geotechnical conditions of soils where Nanka and Ajali Formations outcropped in Anambra Basin, Southeastern Nigeria were investigated and accessed. This was done using detailed mapping and mechani...

    Authors: Azuka Ocheli, Ovie Benjamin Ogbe and Godwin Okumagbe Aigbadon

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:23

    Content type: Research

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  8. Land use land cover (LULC) transformation and ecosystems service valuation (ESVs) play important roles for vegetation restoration and design restoration options such as payment for ecosystems service programs....

    Authors: Hailu Shiferaw, Tena Alamirew, Tibebu Kassawmar and Gete Zeleke

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  9. Below-normal availability of water for a considerable period of time induces occurrence of drought. This paper investigates the Spatio-temporal characteristics of meteorological drought under changing climate....

    Authors: Biniyam Yisehak, Henok Shiferaw, Haftu Abrha, Amdom Gebremedhin, Haftom Hagos, Kelali Adhana and Temesgen Bezabh

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  10. Forests are naturally endowed to combat climate change by protecting people and livelihoods as well as creating a base for sustainable economic and social development. But this natural mechanism is often hampe...

    Authors: Robinson Nghogekeh Tieminie, Chia Eugene Loh, Julius Chepezi Tieguhong, Manyiadieh Frankline Nghobuoche, Piabuo Serge Mandiefe and Mamboh Rolland Tieguhong

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  11. Soil quality, which can be inferred using indicators that interact synergistically, is affected by land use types and agricultural management practices. This study assessed the status of soil quality under thr...

    Authors: Yared Mulat, Kibebew Kibret, Bobe Bedadi and Muktar Mohammed

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  12. Household water storage remains a necessity in many communities worldwide, especially in the developing countries. Water storage often using tanks/vessels is envisaged to be a source of water contamination, al...

    Authors: Musa Manga, Timothy G. Ngobi, Lawrence Okeny, Pamela Acheng, Hidaya Namakula, Elizabeth Kyaterekera, Irene Nansubuga and Nathan Kibwami

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:18

    Content type: Review

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  13. This study provides empirical evidence, for the contribution of forest provisioning ecosystem services to the local communities done on the Afromontum rainforest of southwest Ethiopia which is endowed with man...

    Authors: Ayehu Fekadu, Teshome Soromessa and Bikila Warkineh Dullo

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  14. The Northwestern Escarpment of the Ethiopian Rift Valley has been frequently affected by droughts for decades. The area is among the most drought-prone and chronically food-insecure parts of the country. The s...

    Authors: Jemal Nasir, Engdawork Assefa, Tesfaye Zeleke and Eskinder Gidey

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing play an important role for near real time monitoring of drought condition over large areas. The aim of this study was to assess spatial and temporal varia...

    Authors: Abebe Senamaw, Solomon Addisu and K. V. Suryabhagavan

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  16. Understanding the effects of landscape positions on soil physicochemical properties is crucial for improving the soil productivity and to ensure the environmental sustainability. Three land use types forest la...

    Authors: Belayneh Bufebo, Eyasu Elias and Getachew Agegnehu

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. Urban green spaces are important components, contributing in different ways to the quality of human well-being. In the planning and management of urban centres, attention to the appropriate site selection of u...

    Authors: Eshetu Gelan

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important cereal crops in Ethiopia. The productivity of wheat is markedly constrained by nutrient depletion and inadequate fertilizer application. The experim...

    Authors: Temesgen Godebo, Fanuel Laekemariam and Gobeze Loha

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  19. Production and productivity of potato in Ethiopia is far below the world average because of soil fertility problem, pest, disease, and agronomic factors. Nutrient depletion because of soil erosion is a serious...

    Authors: Workat Sebnie, Tilahun Esubalew and Merse Mengesha

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  20. Land use and land cover changes in urbanized watersheds of developing countries like Ethiopia are underpinned by the complex interaction of different actors, driving forces, and the land itself. Land conversio...

    Authors: Gemechu Shale Ogato, Amare Bantider and Davide Geneletti

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  21. Gas flaring in the Niger Delta releases particles which are dispersed over a wide area and have impacts on the environment and human health. The study aimed at assessing the extent of dispersion of PM10 emitted f...

    Authors: Michael Chukwuemeka Nwosisi, Olusegun Oguntoke and Adewale Matthew Taiwo

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  22. The extensive use and production of PPE, and disposal in the COVID-19 pandemic increases the plastic wastes arise environmental threats. Roughly, 129 billion face masks and 65 billion plastic gloves every mont...

    Authors: Tadele Assefa Aragaw and Bassazin Ayalew Mekonnen

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  23. Rainfall variability exceedingly affects agriculture in Ethiopia, particularly in the eastern region where rainfall is relatively scarce. Hence, understanding the spatiotemporal variability of rainfall is indi...

    Authors: Getachew Bayable, Gedamu Amare, Getnet Alemu and Temesgen Gashaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  24. Climate change has been threatening pastoral communities in Ethiopia as their economy is mainly based on rain-fed agriculture. The study area is one of the climate change prone area affected by climate induced...

    Authors: Muluken Mekuyie and Desta Mulu

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  25. The anthropogenic global climate change has negative impacts on various sectors and communities who particularly rely on rain-fed agriculture. Parkland agroforestry practice can contribute to mitigate and adap...

    Authors: Reta Eshetu Tsedeke, Seid Muhie Dawud and Solomon Mulu Tafere

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  26. The combination of nutrient removal using microalgae from wastewater with carbohydrate production has been considered as a promising approach for sustainable wastewater treatment and production of valuable pro...

    Authors: Zenebe Yirgu, Seyoum Leta, Ahmed Hussen and Mohammed Mazharuddin Khan

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:40

    Content type: Research

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  27. Assessment of suitable lands for irrigation is indispensable to plan and implement different programs in a cost-effective approach for sustainable land use planning and efficient utilization of the land. Hence...

    Authors: Workat Sebnie, Enyew Adgo and Hailu Kendie

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  28. Soybean [Glycine max (L) Merr.] is an annual leguminous crop serving as a source of food and feed, green manure, biodiesel and fiber. It is nodulated by diverse slow growing and fast growing rhizobia belonging to...

    Authors: Diriba Temesgen and Fassil Assefa

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:38

    Content type: Research

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  29. Water erosion, upland degradation and deforestation are key environmental problems in the Meki river watershed. The study assessed the land use land cover change (LULCC) for 30 years and it examined the contri...

    Authors: Alemu Beyene Woldesenbet, Sebsebe Demisew Wudmatas, Mekuria Argaw Denboba and Azage Gebreyohannes Gebremariam

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  30. The arid and semi-arid lands experience inherently unpredictable rainfall and frequent droughts, which are exacerbated by climate change. This consequently leads to deterioration of land resources, and eventua...

    Authors: Alphayo I. Lutta, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Moses M. Nyangito, Falendra Kumar Sudan and Lance W. Robinson

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  31. Soil erosion is one of the major environmental challenges and has a significant impact on potential land productivity and food security in many highland regions of Ethiopia. Quantifying and identifying the spa...

    Authors: Veera Narayana Balabathina, R. P. Raju, Wuletaw Mulualem and Gedefaw Tadele

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:35

    Content type: Research

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  32. There is scarcity of scientific information on stocks and retention rate of soil organic carbon (SOC) among mixed farming systems in humid Western Ethiopia. The objectives of study were to determine the SOC st...

    Authors: Abdenna Deressa, Markku Yli-Halla and Muktar Mohamed

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:34

    Content type: Research

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  33. Ethiopia is gifted with abundant natural resources of adequate landmass, fertile soil, favorable climate, water, wildlife, and others. Many of its resources are not properly identified, well managed, and fully...

    Authors: Simachew Bantigegn Wassie

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:33

    Content type: Review

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  34. Prediction and modeling using integrated datasets and expertise from various disciplines greatly improve the management of invasive species. So far several attempts have been made to predict, handle, and mitig...

    Authors: Nurhussen Ahmed, Clement Atzberger and Worku Zewdie

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:32

    Content type: Review

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  35. The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is the largest lizard native to Sub-Saharan Africa along the Nile River. The species inhabits a wide variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands, mangroves, and swamps...

    Authors: Dessalegn Ejigu and Nega Tassie

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:31

    Content type: Research

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  36. Adequate phosphorus (P) and foliar zinc (Zn) in groundnut required for obtaining Zn-enriched grain and optimum yield. However, it was very low in the area. Due to that objective of the study was to investigate...

    Authors: Hintsa Meresa, Dereje Assefa and Yemane Tsehaye

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  37. The release of hazardous synthetic dyes into industrial effluents has emerged as an environmental problem requiring remediation. The present study focused on the preparation of a new and environmentally-friend...

    Authors: Gietu Yirga Abate, Adugna Nigatu Alene, Adere Tarekegne Habte and Desiew Mekuanint Getahun

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:29

    Content type: Research

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  38. Agro-industrial wastewaters in Ethiopia cause severe environmental pollution problems. Research evidence showed that anaerobic reactors are good options for the treatment of these wastewaters. But, their final...

    Authors: Ermias Alayu and Seyoum Leta

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  39. It is a great challenge to obtain reliable gridded meteorological data in some data-scarce and complex territories like the Himalaya region. Less dense observed raingauge data are unable to represent rainfall ...

    Authors: Tanmoyee Bhattacharya, Deepak Khare and Manohar Arora

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:24

    Content type: Research

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  40. Addis Ababa City’s river ecosystem is under extreme pressure as a result of inappropriate practices of dumping domestic and industrial wastes; thus, threatening its ability to maintain basic ecological, social...

    Authors: Deshu Mamo Mekuria, Alemnew Berhanu Kassegne and Seyoum Leta Asfaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. Climate analysis at relevant time scales is important for water resources management, agricultural planning, flood risk assessment, ecological modeling and climate change adaptation. This study analyses spati...

    Authors: Arragaw Alemayehu, Molla Maru, Woldeamlak Bewket and Mohammed Assen

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:22

    Content type: Research

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