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  1. Pressures on limited resources of water and energy in agriculture forced researchers to look for alternative approaches towards the solutions integrating the resources. Since the development of the water–energ...

    Authors: Yusuf Kedir, Belete Berhanu and Tena Alamirew
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:17
  2. Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Roberty) is one of the most studied and applied species in soil bioengineering techniques all over the world, but there are technical information related to its root syst...

    Authors: Francisco Sandro Rodrigues Holanda, Luiz Diego Vidal Santos, Alceu Pedrotti, Renisson Neponuceno de Araújo Filho, Lucas Resmini Sartor, Valter Rubens Alcantara Santos-Sobrinho, Rayssa Juliane Souza de Jesus, Priscila Angel de Oliveira Silva and Keila Maria Araújo Andrade
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:16
  3. Excess accumulation of heavy metals in frequently consumed food (e.g., vegetables, fruits) is a serious threat to human health. The concentration of heavy metals in four root vegetables and five leafy vegetabl...

    Authors: Romana Sultana, Rahamat Ullah Tanvir, Kazi Albab Hussain, Afrose Sultana Chamon and Md. Nadiruzzaman Mondol
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:15
  4. Artisanal gold mining has been one of the major contributors to soil pollution. These types of soil have potential environmental implications and varying degrees of health risk due to agricultural product cult...

    Authors: Aminu Darma, Sani Ibrahim, Ali Sani, Peiman Zandi and Jianjun Yang
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:14
  5. Ethiopian government is investing in a wide range of pro-poor sectors but the economic effects of public investment widely vary across sectors. With a limited public resource, public investment across sectors ...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Abdulsemed Mosa
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:13
  6. Public space development is important for the socio-economic and ecological conditions of cities. This study evaluated the publicness of riversides as public space development on the Kebena River in Addis Abab...

    Authors: Abebe Getachew, Kalkidan Asnake and Hayal Desta
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:12
  7. Land use, land cover, and climate change impacts are current global challenges that are affecting many sectors, like agricultural production, socio-economic development, water quality, and causing land fragmen...

    Authors: John Peter Obubu, Robinson Odong, Tena Alamerew, Tadesse Fetahi and Seyoum Mengistou
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:11
  8. For sustainable climate hazard management, climate information at the local level is crucial for developing countries like Ethiopia, which has an exceptionally low adaptive capacity to changes in climate. As a...

    Authors: Mezgebu Mewded, Adane Abebe, Seifu Tilahun and Zeleke Agide
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:10
  9. Nitrate contamination of groundwater often occurs in urban and industrial areas due to point and non-point sources of anthropological activities. Groundwater constitutes a a significant portion of the water su...

    Authors: Samuel B. Alamne, Tewodros T. Assefa, Sisay A. Belay and Misbah A. Hussein
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:8
  10. Drought is a recurrent phenomenon emerging from an inter-annual and intra-seasonal deficit of water across the atmosphere-to-aquifer continuum and these events are reported to be very severe in regions of Ethi...

    Authors: Estifanos Lemma, Shruti Upadhyaya and Raaj Ramsankaran
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:7
  11. One of the common toxic compound groups in crude oils are the polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles (PASHs) and their related alkylated forms (APASHs). Unlike commonly investigated polycyclic aromatic hydroc...

    Authors: Taylor Filewood, Honoria Kwok, Pamela Brunswick, Jeffrey Yan, Jessica E. Ollinik, Christopher Cote, Marcus Kim, Graham van Aggelen, Caren C. Helbing and Dayue Shang
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:6
  12. Modeling the current distribution and predicting suitable habitats of threatened species support proper planning processes for conservation and restoration. The aim of this study was thus to model the actual d...

    Authors: Birhane Gebrehiwot Tesfamariam, Berhan Gessesse and Farid Melgani
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:4
  13. Drought is one of the leading destructive natural disasters adversely affecting natural resources and livelihoods. Thus, this study evaluated the spatial and temporal meteorological drought characteristics and...

    Authors: Fikru Abiko Anose, Kassahun Ture Beketie, Tadesse Terefe Zeleke, Desalegn Yayeh Ayal, Gudina Legese Feyisa and Bereket Tesfaye Haile
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:9

  14. Understanding the climate variability at local scale could help suggest local adaptation responses to manage climate associated risks. This paper analyzed the variability and trend of climate in semi-arid Bora...

    Authors: Mitiku Adisu Worku, Gudina Legese Feyisa and Kassahun Ture Beketie
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2022 11:2
  15. Urban flood susceptibility evaluation (FSE) can utilize empirical and rational procedures to focus on the urban flood evaluation using physical coefficients and land-use change ratios. The main aim of the pres...

    Authors: Elham Heidari, Amir Mahmoudzadeh and Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:41
  16. Low soil fertility and reduced seasonal rainfall contribute to low potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield in Kenya. Nitrogen (N) deficiency is the major problem facing by the smallholder farmers of Kenya due to lack...

    Authors: Felix Satognon, Seth F. O. Owido and Joyce J. Lelei
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:38
  17. The increasing oil demand and busy waterways highlight the importance of oil spill preparedness and responses. Dispersants attract attention as an effective response tool to manage the impacts of major spill i...

    Authors: Francois Merlin, Zhiwen Zhu, Min Yang, Bing Chen, Kenneth Lee, Michel C. Boufadel, Lisa Isaacman and Baiyu Zhang
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:37
  18. Detailed field surveys and geotechnical evaluation of soils in Iguosa and its environs, Southern Nigeria, were undertaken to determine the root causes, mechanisms, and impacts of landslides and gully erosion. ...

    Authors: Godwin Okumagbe Aigbadon, Azuka Ocheli and Ernest Orji Akudo
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:36
  19. Rainfall is the key contributor to provide soil moisture for wet season rice (T. Aman) cultivation. Erratic rainfall often causes water shortage resulting negative impact on plant growth and grain yield. The s...

    Authors: Md. Belal Hossain, Debjit Roy, Mir Nurul Hasan Mahmud, Priya Lal Chandra Paul, Mst. Shetara Yesmin and Palash Kumar Kundu
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:34
  20. High-strength wastewater defined by elevated levels of hazardous pollutants measured in BOD, heavy metals, nutrients and other toxic substances. This kind of wastewater discharged to water body without treatme...

    Authors: Mekonnen Birhanie Aregu, Seyoum Leta Asfaw and Mohammed Mazharuddin Khan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:33
  21. Understanding the dependence of ecological land and dynamics of the human-nature-coupled landscape is crucial for urban ecosystem resilience. In this study, we characterized and compared the Spatio-temporal re...

    Authors: Mekonnen Amberber Degefu, Mekuria Argaw, Gudina Legese Feyisa and Sileshi Degefa
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2021 10:32
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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