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  1. Content type: Research

    Levels of naturally occurring radioactive materials prior to processing of gold ore within and around the new eastern concession area of Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited were carried out to ascertain the baseli...

    Authors: A. Faanu, O. K. Adukpo, L. Tettey-Larbi, H. Lawluvi, D. O. Kpeglo, E. O. Darko, G. Emi-Reynolds, R. A. Awudu, C. Kansaana, P. A. Amoah, A. O. Efa, A. D. Ibrahim, B. Agyeman, R. Kpodzro and L. Agyeman

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:98

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  2. Content type: Research

    In 2010, Universitas Indonesia (UI) developed the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking for universities to share information about their sustainability practices. This ranking system was well aligned with ...

    Authors: Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai and Nicholas M. Hollmann

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:84

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    The minimum relative entropy (MRE) method has been applied in a wide variety of fields since it was first introduced. Woodbury and Ulrych (Water Resour Res 29(8): 2847–2860, 1993, Water Resour Res 32(9): 2671–268...

    Authors: Fausto Cupola, Maria Giovanna Tanda and Andrea Zanini

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:656

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  4. Content type: Research

    The practical utilization of available modern as well as traditional weather forecasting systems builds herders’ resiliency capacity to climatic shocks. The precision and reliability of the forecasting system ...

    Authors: Desalegn Yayeh Ayal, Solomon Desta, Getachew Gebru, James Kinyangi, John Recha and Maren Radeny

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:617

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  5. Content type: Research

    The Larsemann Hills is an ice-free area of approximately 50 km2, located halfway between the Vestfold Hills and the Amery Ice Shelf on the south-eastern coast of Prydz Bay, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarcti...

    Authors: Abhishek Chauhan, Pawan K. Bharti, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma and Tanu Jindal

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:582

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  6. Content type: Research

    The population density of Kashmir gray langurs (Semnopithecus ajax) was studied in Dachigam National Park (DNP), Kashmir using distance sampling method. A total of 13 transects (1.5–2.5 km in length) were surveye...

    Authors: Zaffar Rais Mir, Athar Noor, Bilal Habib and Gopi Govindan Veeraswami

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:562

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  7. Content type: Research

    A laboratory study on the bioremediation of diesel contaminated soil with the earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae (Kingberg) was conducted. 5 ml of diesel was contaminated into soils in replicates and inoculated with E. ...

    Authors: Ogheneruemu Abraham Ekperusi and Iruobe Felix Aigbodion

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:540

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  8. Content type: Research

    Pollution by metals may adversely affect organisms through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, we examined the sublethal effects of two metals, copper and cadmium, on horseshoe crab (L...

    Authors: Mary G. Hamilton, Christopher Esposito, Mia Malin, Lucas R. Cusumano and Mark L. Botton

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:504

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  9. Content type: Research

    We measured chlorophyll (chl) concentration and chl a/b ratio in Sphagnum balticum, S. jensenii, and S. lindbergii, sampled after 7 and 8 years of ultraviolet-B (UVB) and temperature manipulation in an open fiel...

    Authors: Anna Hyyryläinen, Pasi Rautio, Minna Turunen and Satu Huttunen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:478

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  10. Content type: Research

    The experimental cage culture was conducted at Shirati bay, Lake Victoria from February to August 2013, to investigate the impacts of the small scale cage culture on the environment. Three locations along the ...

    Authors: Benedicto Boniphace Kashindye, P. Nsinda, R. Kayanda, G. W. Ngupula, C. A. Mashafi and C. N. Ezekiel

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:475

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    A visual census of marine litter on the seafloor of the Saronikos Gulf (Greece) is presented in the current work. The abundance and qualitative composition of benthic marine litter were investigated in two se...

    Authors: C. Ioakeimidis, G. Papatheodorou, G. Fermeli, N. Streftaris and E. Papathanassiou

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:463

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  12. Content type: Research

    Southeast Texas houses a precipitation transition zone between drier conditions to the North and West and some of the wettest parts of the continental U.S. to the East. The Region has seen an increase in its r...

    Authors: Robert Kennedy Smith

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:449

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  13. Content type: Research

    Environmental hazards were shown to have an impact on cell proliferation (CP). We investigated CP of lymphocytes in umbilical cord blood in relation to prenatal environmental exposures in a sample of 346 Arab-...

    Authors: Lena Novack, Esther Manor, Elena Gurevich, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Daniella Landau, Batia Sarov, Reli Hershkovitz, Doron Dukler, Tali Vodonos and Isabella Karakis

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:372

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  14. Content type: Research

    Anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 reacts with water to form carbonic acid (H2CO3) which increases water acidity. While marine acidification has received recent consideration, less attention has been paid to the effec...

    Authors: Hugh Lefcort, David A Cleary, Aaron M Marble, Morgan V Phillips, Timothy J Stoddard, Lara M Tuthill and James R Winslow

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:267

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  15. Content type: Research

    Endophytes colonize an ecological niche similar to that of phytopathogens, which make them candidate for disease suppression. Anthracnose is a disease caused by Colletotrichum spp., a phytopathogen that can infec...

    Authors: Andréa Cristina Bogas, Almir José Ferreira, Welington Luiz Araújo, Spartaco Astolfi-Filho, Elliot Watanabe Kitajima, Paulo Teixeira Lacava and João Lúcio Azevedo

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:258

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  16. Content type: Research

    We used a new data set of relocated earthquakes recorded by the Seismic Network of Northeastern Sonora, Mexico (RESNES) to characterize the attenuation of S-waves in the fault zone of the 1887 Sonora earthquake (

    Authors: Gina P Villalobos-Escobar and Raúl R Castro

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:747

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2015 4:116

  17. Content type: Research

    Here we investigate the allocation of resources between growth and reproduction by surveying the dynamics of natural populations of the aquatic detritivorous mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum from two interconnec...

    Authors: Jaap Dorgelo, Harm G van der Geest and Ellard R Hunting

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:736

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  18. Content type: Review

    Transformation of natural land cover (LC) into modified LC has become inevitable due to growing human needs. Nevertheless, landscape transformational patterns during reclamation of mine damaged lands remain va...

    Authors: Effah K Antwi, John Boakye-Danquah, Stephen B Asabere, Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Gerhard Wiegleb

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:702

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  19. Content type: Short report

    The white-rot fungus Phlebia sp. strain MG-60 was proposed as a candidate for integrated fungal fermentation process (IFFP), which unifies aerobic delignification and semi-aerobic consolidated biological processi...

    Authors: Yumi Yamasaki, Megumi Yamaguchi, Kenji Yamagishi, Hirofumi Hirai, Ryuichiro Kondo, Ichiro Kamei and Sadatoshi Meguro

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:699

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  20. Content type: Research

    Telescopium telescopium, a marine mollusc collected from Sundarban mangrove, belongs to the largest mollusca phylum in the world and exudes a blue secretion when stimulated mechanically. The blue secretion was fo...

    Authors: Bapi Gorain, Sumon Chakraborty, Murari Mohan Pal, Ratul Sarkar, Samir Kumar Samanta, Sanmoy Karmakar and Tuhinadri Sen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:666

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  21. Content type: Research

    The region of Beni-Ilmane (District of M’sila, north-central Algeria) was the site of an earthquake sequence that started on 14 May 2010. This sequence, which lasted several months, was triggered by conjugate ...

    Authors: Issam Abacha, Ivan Koulakov, Fethi Semmane and Abd Karim Yelles-Chaouche

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:650

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Several different classifications to characterize estuarine systems have been proposed. In this present paper, one of the most important estuaries in North Africa, the Oued Loukkos (Morocco), forms a case-stud...

    Authors: Mohamed Ali Geawhari, Lloyd Huff, Nadia Mhammdi, Athena Trakadas and Abdellah Ammar

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:643

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  23. Content type: Research

    A perlite sample representative of an operating mine in Milos was investigated with respect to the type and spatial distribution of water. A set of different methods was used which finally provided a consisten...

    Authors: Stephan Kaufhold, Anke Reese, Werner Schwiebacher, Reiner Dohrmann, Georg H Grathoff, Laurence N Warr, Matthias Halisch, Cornelia Müller, Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera and Kristian Ufer

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:598

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    This study sets out to verify the key predictors of the dynamics of the arable production per capita index, the arable production and permanent crop land and forest area at a national scale in Cameroon. To ach...

    Authors: Epule Terence Epule, Christopher Robin Bryant, Cherine Akkari, Mamadou Adama Sarr and Changhui Peng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:597

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  25. Content type: Research

    El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an important driver of interannual variations in climate and ecosystem productivity in tropical regions. However, detailed information about this important phenomenon of ...

    Authors: Palanisamy Satheesh Kumar, Gopalakrishna N Pillai and Ushadevi Manjusha

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:591

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2014 3:730

  26. Content type: Methodology

    The growing quality and availability of spatial map layers (e.g., climate, geology, and land use) allow stream studies, which historically have occurred over small areas like a single watershed or stream reach...

    Authors: Yin-Phan Tsang, Daniel Wieferich, Kuolin Fung, Dana M Infante and Arthur R Cooper

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:589

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  27. Content type: Research

    This study documents the complete larval development of the Monkey River Prawn Macrobrachium lar using a new greenwater rearing technique. Approximately 6,000 larvae were reared for 110 days at an initial stockin...

    Authors: Monal M. Lal, Johnson Seeto and Timothy D. Pickering

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:568

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  28. Content type: Case study

    Vamizi, an Island located in the Western Indian Ocean, is visited by a small and not fully characterized green turtle (Chelonia mydas (L.)) population. This population is threatened by natural hazards and several...

    Authors: Rita Anastácio, Camila Santos, Cardoso Lopes, Helena Moreira, Luis Souto, Jorge Ferrão, Julie Garnier and Mário J. Pereira

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:540

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  29. Content type: Research

    Endosulfan is an organochloride and persistent pesticide that has caused concern because of its impact in the environment and its toxicity to and bioaccumulation in living organisms. In this study, we isolated...

    Authors: Mariana Romero-Aguilar, Efrain Tovar-Sánchez, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Juan Carlos Sánchez-Meza, María Luisa Castrejón-Godínez, Edgar Dantán-González, Miguel Ángel Trujillo-Vera and Ma Laura Ortiz-Hernández

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:536

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  30. Content type: Research

    Degradation of Petroleum-plastics like Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a budding challenge due to increasing white pollution. The present investigation has focused the aspect through microbial assisted biod...

    Authors: Mayuri Bhatia, Amandeep Girdhar, Archana Tiwari and Anuraj Nayarisseri

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:497

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  31. Content type: Research

    As the cost of mineral fertilisers increases globally, organic soil amendments (OAs) from agricultural sources are increasingly being used as substitutes for nitrogen. However, the impact of OAs on the product...

    Authors: Dai H Nguyen, Johannes Biala, Peter R Grace, Clemens Scheer and David W Rowlings

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:491

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