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    Physiographic characteristics of agricultural lands and farmers’ soil fertility management practices in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Understanding the landscape features of agricultural lands and soil management practices is pertinent to verify the potential and limitations of the soil resources; and devise relevant land management strategi...

    Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret, Tekalign Mamo, Erik Karltun and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:24

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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    The effect of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers on grain yield, nutrient uptake and use efficiency of two maize (Zea mays L.) varieties under rain fed condition on Haplic Lixisol in the forest-savannah transition zone of Ghana

    Low soil fertility is recognized as the major constraint to food production and food security in Ghana. An important practice that restores some level of fertility is long fallow, however this is no longer pra...

    Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah and Michael Mensah

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:22

    Published on: 3 October 2016

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    Prevention of stack corrosion under wet flue gas desulfurization conditions in a coal-fired power plant: performance analysis and comparative study

    This study investigated the prevention of stack corrosion under wet flue gas desulfurization conditions in a coal-fired power plant. The performance analysis and comparative studies of six materials for the pr...

    Shan Zhao, Yi Zhao, Yinghui Han, Chunjiang An, Jia Wei and Yao Yao

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:21

    Published on: 31 August 2016

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    Heuristic assessment of bridge scour sensitivity using differential evolution: case study for linking floodplain encroachment and bridge scour

    Stakeholders are often required to make judgments and decisions about the tradeoffs between multiple competing objectives inherent in any engineering design. Design optimization can provide decision support fo...

    Lucas J. Howard, Ian A. Anderson, Kristen L. Underwood, Mandar M. Dewoolkar, Larry M. Deschaine and Donna M. Rizzo

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:20

    Published on: 30 August 2016

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    Monitoring and modeling the dispersion of produced water on the Scotian Shelf

    Produced water from offshore oil and gas platforms is often disposed of directly into the sea, and there has been concern that this discharge might have deleterious effects on the marine environment. To help u...

    Haibo Niu, Kenneth Lee, Brian Robinson, Susan Cobanli and Pu Li

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:19

    Published on: 7 July 2016

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    Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a mining district in Ghana: discerning recent trends from sediment core analysis

    Many years of gold mining in Ghana has generated huge environmental legacy issues, particularly contamination from heavy metals and metalloids. The present study evaluated the contamination from arsenic (As), ...

    Jonathan N. Hogarh, Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Daniel Nukpezah, Osei Akoto and Sam Adu-Kumi

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:15

    Published on: 12 April 2016

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    Factors affecting farmers’ coping and adaptation strategies to perceived trends of declining rainfall and crop productivity in the central Rift valley of Ethiopia

    Farmers apply several and often different farmer-specific strategies to cope with and adapt to the perceived trend of declining rainfall and crop productivity. A better understanding of the factors affecting f...

    Zenebe Adimassu and Aad Kessler

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:13

    Published on: 15 March 2016

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    Water accessibility impact on girl and women’s participation in education and other development activities: the case of Wuchale and Jidda Woreda, Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has huge water resource potential. However, it contributed little to access to clean and safe drinking water supply and socio-economic development. The objective of this study was to assess water acce...

    Getachew Demie, Mulugeta Bekele and Berhanu Seyoum

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:11

    Published on: 5 March 2016

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    Influence of mining related activities on levels of mercury in water, sediment and fish from the Ankobra and Tano River basins in South Western Ghana

    Mercury (Hg) used in gold amalgamation is a major source of contamination in developing countries. The present study evaluates the concentrations of total mercury in water, sediment and fish from the Ankobra a...

    Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor and Anthony Apeke Adimado

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:5

    Published on: 1 February 2016

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    Spectral methods for imputation of missing air quality data

    Air quality is well recognized as a contributing factor for various physical phenomena and as a public health risk factor. Consequently, there is a need for an accurate way to measure the level of exposure to...

    Shai Moshenberg, Uri Lerner and Barak Fishbain

    Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:26

    Published on: 22 December 2015

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