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  1. The Ethiopian government has been implementing watershed management mainly through public campaign work. However, its effects have not been evaluated in many micro-watersheds. This study evaluates watershed ma...

    Authors: Kebede Wolka Wolancho
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:6
  2. Increased flooding and newly formed rills and gullies were observed in the Cheleleka wetland watershed, over the past three to five years. These events are due to problems related to land use changes and are a...

    Authors: Kebede Wolka, Habitamu Tadesse, Efrem Garedew and Fantaw Yimer
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:5
  3. Nonlinear relationships are common in the environmental discipline. Spreadsheet packages such as Microsoft Excel come with an add-on for nonlinear regression, but parameter uncertainty estimates are not yet av...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Jing Xie, Henry Wai Chau and Bing Cheng Si
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:4
  4. Land degradation is one of the major threats to food security and natural resources conservation Zikre watershed. The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of land use types, management practic...

    Authors: Yihenew G Selassie, Fentanesh Anemut and Solomon Addisu
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:3
  5. Algal mass occurrences are one of the most distinguishing effects of eutrophication in lakes and the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Algal bloom occurrence in water bodies varies greatly in terms of both spa...

    Authors: Ville Kotovirta, Timo Toivanen, Marko Järvinen, Matti Lindholm and Kari Kallio
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:24
  6. The widespread land degradation in Ethiopia has necessitated extensive soil and water conservation interventions over the last four decades. Despite these the degradation of land continues. The conservation in...

    Authors: Ahmed Amdihun, Ephrem Gebremariam, Lisa-Maria Rebelo and Gete Zeleke
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:23
  7. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has one of the highest waste disposal rates in Canada and it has 200 small communities without access to central composting facilities. During Municipal solid waste (MSW) compost...

    Authors: Khoshrooz Kazemi, Baiyu Zhang, Leonard M Lye and Weiyun Lin
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:22
  8. The aim of this work is to propose a new river water quality index using fuzzy logic. The proposed fuzzy index combines quality indicators’ prescribed thresholds extracted mainly from the Moroccan and the Queb...

    Authors: Asmaa Mourhir, Tajjeeddine Rachidi and Mohammed Karim
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:21
  9. With the characteristics of low pollution and low energy consumption, the magnetohydrodynamics has made widely attention. This paper provides the standard energy method to solve the magnetohydrodynamic equatio...

    Authors: Qing Chen and Zhong Tan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:20
  10. Energy system management is an important tool for regional energy and environmental development, and many parameters and their interrelationships in energy-environmental management model appear complexity and ...

    Authors: Wei Li, Xiaoyu Liu, Guanzhong Sun, Ling Ji and Guohe Huang
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:18
  11. Traditional and indigenous communities in India are of the religious belief that medicinal groves and plants are sacred in nature. Sacred groves (SGs) are patches of trees on forest land that are protected com...

    Authors: Laxman Singh Kandari, Vinod Kumar Bisht, Meenakshi Bhardwaj and Ashok Kumar Thakur
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:16
  12. Waste management problems are subject to uncertainties presented as intervals, random variables and/or fuzzy sets. During the past 20 years, inexact programming methods have been developed and applied increasi...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Chunjiang An, Gongchen Li and Ying Lv
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:15
  13. The integrative assessment of responses to environmental disturbance simultaneously considering multiple taxonomic groups or guilds has become increasingly important in ecological monitoring. The most common s...

    Authors: Melanie Mueller, Joachim Pander and Juergen Geist
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:12
  14. In this study, we applied the geostatistical modeling to analyze an oil field. The reservoir properties, thickness, porosity and permeability, were studied. Data analysis tools, such as histogram, scatter plot...

    Authors: Shan Zhao, Yang Zhou, Mengyuan Wang, Xiaying Xin and Fang Chen
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:7
  15. The Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) has been facing deteriorated water quality issues since the construction of the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) in 1994. However, no previous studies have used a simulation-optimization...

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Shuiyuan Cheng, Lei Liu, Xiurui Guo, Yuan Chen, Cuihong Qin, Ruixia Hao, Jin Lu and Jijun Gao
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:5
  16. Labeling of carbon foot-prints (CFPs) for products and services is regarded as a convenient and effective method for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a useful tool for exam...

    Authors: Wencong Yue, Yanpeng Cai, Qiangqiang Rong, Lei Cao and Xumei Wang
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:4
  17. In the process of decision making to combat heavy metals pollution, it is essential to have accurate quantitative information about heavy metals and their pollution hot-spots. The main purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Alireza Soffianian, Elham Sadat Madani and Mahnaz Arabi
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:3
  18. Anthropological activities could lead to various land use changes. This subsequently exerts impacts on the Ecological status as the land is the carrier of Ecosystems and their services. Ecosystem Services Valu...

    Authors: Jin Si, Fuzhan Nasiri, Peng Han and Tianhong Li
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:2
  19. Based on the monthly data of river runoff and major ion contents of the mainstream of the Yellow River during the period of 1956–2009, the effects of climate change on the trends of water quantity and major io...

    Authors: Qiong Wu and Xinghui Xia
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2014 3:1
  20. This paper provides an advance numerical algorithm to solve both ordinary and partial differential equations of surface water quality models. It uses finite difference methods and structures explicit or implic...

    Authors: Lei Jin, Aili Yang, Li Wang and Haiyan Fu
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:11
  21. Environmental decisions can be complex because of the inherent trade-offs among environmental, social, ecological, and economic factors. This paper presents a novel hybrid fuzzy stochastic analytical hierarchy...

    Authors: Liang Jing, Bing Chen, Baiyu Zhang and Hongxuan Peng
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:10
  22. Water transparency is one indicator of water quality. High water transparency is an indication of clean water. A common method for measuring water transparency is Secchi depth. In this paper, we present an app...

    Authors: Timo Toivanen, Sampsa Koponen, Ville Kotovirta, Matthieu Molinier and Peng Chengyuan
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:9
  23. Sustainable management of mine waste tailings during operation, closure, and reclamation requires a clear understanding of modeling the large-strain consolidation behaviour of these loose and toxic slurries. A...

    Authors: Maki Ito and Shahid Azam
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:7
  24. The purpose of this work was to demonstrate an approach to groundwater remedial design that is automated, cost-effective, and broadly applicable to contaminated aquifers in different geologic settings. The app...

    Authors: Larry M Deschaine, Theodore P Lillys and János D Pintér
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:6
  25. Soil salinity is a critical environmental problem in many countries around the world especially the arid and semi-arid countries like South Africa. The problem has great impact on soil fertility which in turns...

    Authors: George M Ochieng, Olumuyiwa I Ojo, Fredrick AO Otieno and Beason Mwaka
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:4
  26. The management of the health of urban lake systems is often reactive and is instigated in response to poor aesthetic quality or physicochemical measurements, rather than from an overall assessment of ecosystem...

    Authors: Aaron N Wiegand, Christopher Walker, Peter F Duncan, Anne Roiko and Neil Tindale
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:3
  27. This paper examines a serious issue - whether future generations of utility should be discounted. The issue is of vital importance because future generations will never have the opportunity to reveal their pre...

    Authors: Masayuki Otaki
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2013 2:1
  28. The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution methodology is used to formally investigate the nuclear power dispute that took place in the Canadian province of Ontario in order to obtain strategic insights into its ...

    Authors: Motahareh Armin, Keith W Hipel and Mitali De
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2012 1:11
  29. Air pollution represents non uniform trends particularly in dense urban areas which arises the necessity for pollution monitoring at finer resolution. Since recent advancements in electrochemical technology ha...

    Authors: Jahangir Ikram, Amer Tahir, Hasanat Kazmi, Zonia Khan, Rabi Javed and Usama Masood
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2012 1:10
  30. Entropy is a measure of uncertainty and dispersion associated with a random variable. Several goodness-of-fit tests based on entropy are available in literature and the entropy been widely used in many applica...

    Authors: Amer Ibrahim Al-Omari and Abdul Haq
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2012 1:8
  31. The availability and reliability of wind power depend largely on current and future climate conditions, which may vary in the context of climate change. A high resolution regional climate model (PRECIS) was us...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Gordon H Huang and Qianguo Lin
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2012 1:2