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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Road deicing salts are impacting freshwater ecosystems in snowy regions worldwide. Rock salt (typically sodium chloride) is transported to and stored in regional facilities that operate year-round and are cont...

    Authors: Rebecca Tharp and Dana Allen

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:21

    Content type: Research

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  33. Water fetching and firewood collection are among home activities that are part of the daily routine of many households in rural Ethiopia. Households travel long distances and spend large amounts of time every ...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Mosa, Harald Grethe and Khalid Siddig

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:20

    Content type: Research

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  34. Soil degradation due to soil erosion is one of the major environmental threats in developing countries. In resource limited conditions, computing the spatial distribution of soil erosion risk has become an es...

    Authors: Rediet Girma and Eshetu Gebre

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  35. For manipulating N2 fixation and improve the N benefits to agricultural legumes, there is a need to reduce the inhibitory effect of applied N on Rhizobia inoculant. The optimum level of inorganic N as starter fer...

    Authors: Zerihun Getachew Gebrehana and Lijalem Abeble Dagnaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  36. Agriculture remains to be the leading sector that contributes enormously to economic development in Ethiopia. Despite its significant contribution to livelihoods, the sector faces persistent challenges due to ...

    Authors: Muluken G. Wordofa, Eric N. Okoyo and Eliso Erkalo

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  37. Stone mining is one of the main livelihood activities in areas close to major cities in Ethiopia. Mining tends to make a notable impact on woody plant species and soil properties. Information regarding the eff...

    Authors: Leake Belay, Emiru Birhane, Amanuel Zenebe, Askal Weldu, Stella Nwawulu Chiemela and Negasi Solomon

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:12

    Content type: Research

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  38. Litterfall input and associated nutrient flux are critically important in the restoration of soil in degraded landscapes through exclosures. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of exclosure on sea...

    Authors: Fikrey Tesfay, Kibebew Kibret, Aster Gebrekirstos and Kiros Meles Hadgu

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  39. The export drive for watermelon production is huge and so is pesticide usage. However, the health and safety of the farmers, as well as threat to the environment lie in the shadow. The purpose of the study is ...

    Authors: Michael K. Miyittah, Moses Kwadzo, Abigail Peprah Gyamfua and Daniel E. Dodor

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2020 9:10

    Content type: Research

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