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  1. Elsewhere in other developing countries, and 85% of the Ethiopian population is living in rural part of the country and more than 90% of domestic energy source is dependent of traditional biofuel. Increase in ...

    Authors: Tesfa Worku, S. K. Tripathi and Deepak Khare
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:10
  2. This paper presents a deep-dive examination of the cross-boundary data practices of natural resources and environmental scientists in the context of Virginia Tech’s institutional visioning and strategic develo...

    Authors: Yi Shen
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:9
  3. Soil erosion in the Ethiopian highlands is considered to be one of the major problems threatening agricultural development and food security in the country. However, knowledge about the forces driving the long...

    Authors: Birhan Asmame Miheretu and Assefa Abegaz Yimer
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:7
  4. This research was carried out from October 2013 to May 2014. Hippopotamus amphibious is a mammalian species distributed in different lakes and rivers where ecological requirements are fulfilled for its survival. ...

    Authors: Fentanesh Haile Buruso
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:6
  5. Composting is one of the integrated waste management strategies used for the recycling of organic wastes into a useful product. Composting methods vary in duration of decomposition and potency of stability, ma...

    Authors: Tesfu Mengistu, Heluf Gebrekidan, Kibebew Kibret, Kebede Woldetsadik, Beneberu Shimelis and Hiranmai Yadav
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:5
  6. The appropriate management of oil sand tailings requires a reduced environmental footprint of the waste containment facilities. This study models the short-term dewatering behavior of a 10 m deep deposit.

    Authors: John Owolagba and Shahid Azam
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:3
  7. Faecal matter biochar offers an interesting value proposition where the pyrolysis process guaranties a 100% pathogen elimination, as well as significant reduction in transport and storage weight and volume. Th...

    Authors: Desta Woldetsadik, Pay Drechsel, Bernd Marschner, Fisseha Itanna and Heluf Gebrekidan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:2
  8. Soil erosion is among the most challenging and continuous environmental problems in the highlands of Ethiopia. This study was conducted in the Geleda watershed of the Blue Nile basin in the northwestern highla...

    Authors: Temesgen Gashaw, Taffa Tulu and Mekuria Argaw
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:1
  9. 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...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret, Tekalign Mamo, Erik Karltun and Heluf Gebrekidan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:24
  10. Globalization and rapid industrialization was inevitable during late nineteenth century considering the demand–supply deficit and requirements of evolving societies. However, at later stage these factors were ...

    Authors: Abdul Qayum, Anjana Gupta, Akanksha Gupta and Rakesh Arya
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:23
  11. 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...

    Authors: Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah and Michael Mensah
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:22
  12. 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...

    Authors: Shan Zhao, Yi Zhao, Yinghui Han, Chunjiang An, Jia Wei and Yao Yao
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:21
  13. 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...

    Authors: Lucas J. Howard, Ian A. Anderson, Kristen L. Underwood, Mandar M. Dewoolkar, Larry M. Deschaine and Donna M. Rizzo
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:20
  14. Land use changes from forests to farmland and grazing land and subsequent changes in soil physical and chemical properties that results in soil fertility decline are widespread activities in Ethiopia. Particul...

    Authors: Berhanu Seyoum
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:18
  15. The hazards of pesticide exposure have been a growing concern globally. The increase of susceptibility of farmers to pesticide intoxication is due to lack of knowledge regarding safe and proper pesticide handl...

    Authors: Elvis Dartey Okoffo, Michael Mensah and Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:17
  16. 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), ...

    Authors: Jonathan N. Hogarh, Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Daniel Nukpezah, Osei Akoto and Sam Adu-Kumi
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:15
  17. 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...

    Authors: Zenebe Adimassu and Aad Kessler
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:13
  18. 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...

    Authors: Getachew Demie, Mulugeta Bekele and Berhanu Seyoum
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:11
  19. Pests and diseases are recognised as major factors responsible for the decline in cocoa yield in Ghana. This has resulted in an increased use of pesticides to increase productivity. The regular application and...

    Authors: Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah, Elvis Dartey Okoffo, Godfred Darko and Christopher Gordon
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:10
  20. This study was aimed at examining land use/cover changes over 48 years and its causative factors in the Gumara watershed of Lake Tana basin, Northwestern Ethiopia. Two sets of aerial photograph (1957 and 1985)...

    Authors: Mesfin Anteneh Wubie, Mohammed Assen and Melanie D. Nicolau
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:8
  21. Agriculture is the most susceptible sector to climate change related hazards. Unusual temperature and rainfall occurrence in terms of amount and distribution usually lead to poor harvest and/or complete crop f...

    Authors: Solomon Addisu, Getachew Fissha, Birhanu Gediff and Yemane Asmelash
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:7
  22. 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...

    Authors: Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor and Anthony Apeke Adimado
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:5
  23. Short term current prediction for operational purposes is commonly carried out with the help of numerical ocean circulation models. The numerical models have advantage that they are based on the physics of the...

    Authors: Dauji Saha, M. C. Deo, Sudheer Joseph and Kapilesh Bhargava
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:4
  24. 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...

    Authors: Shai Moshenberg, Uri Lerner and Barak Fishbain
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:26
  25. To identify and quantify the impact of climate change on socio-economic sectors and ecosystems, many global studies have been carried out and policy changes for mitigation and adaptation were recommended. Howe...

    Authors: Solomon Addisu, Yihenew G. Selassie, Getachew Fissha and Birhanu Gedif
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:25
  26. The global changes that are currently threatening the natural environment demand appropriate answers and solutions by the environmental science community. The increasing amount of heterogeneous data—Big Data—n...

    Authors: Denisa Rodila, Nicolas Ray and Dorian Gorgan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:23
  27. This retrospective study was aimed to examine the distribution of some physicochemical parameters and its health impact in selected drinking water sources of Ethiopia. The study used 983 water samples collecte...

    Authors: Zinabu Assefa Alemu, Kirubel Tesfaye Teklu, Tsigereda Assefa Alemayehu, Kifle Habte Balcha and Sisay Derso Mengesha
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:22
  28. Nitrogen is the most limiting nutrient for crop growth and development; and as in most soils of Ethiopia, the soils of the study area are deficient in nitrogen. Therefore, the objective of this research was to...

    Authors: Yihenew G. Selassie
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:21
  29. Groundwater quality is among the most important environmental issues as a result of heavy metals contamination from anthropogenic sources. Concentrations of heavy metals in hand-dug wells from Ejisu-Juaben Mun...

    Authors: Thomas Kwame Boateng, Francis Opoku, Samuel Osafo Acquaah and Osei Akoto
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:18
  30. Land degradation and unsustainable management practices have resulted in soil organic carbon and nutrient depletion, hydrological instability, reduced primary productivity, and low biological diversity. In res...

    Authors: Fantaw Yimer, Getachew Alemu and Abdu Abdelkadir
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:17
  31. Historically human being exist in harmony with their environment. However, the current rapid urbanization, industrialization and expansion of different economic activities were lead to contamination of environ...

    Authors: Getachew Demie
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:15
  32. Recent advances in microbial ecology are providing unprecedented opportunities to test Baas Becking’s oft-cited “everything is everywhere, environment selects” axiom. A number of recent studies have brought t...

    Authors: Jason Raymond and Eric B Alsop
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:14