Earth and Environmental Sciences

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  1. Research

    Bacteriological quality evaluation of seawater and oysters from the Hansan-Geojeman area in Korea, 2011–2013: impact of inland pollution sources

    From 2011 to 2013, we conducted a full sanitary survey of pollution sources in proximity to a shellfish growing area in the Hansan-Geojeman region in Korea, which includes a designated shellfish growing area. ...

    Jong Soo Mok, Tae Seek Lee, Poong Ho Kim, Hee Jung Lee, Kwang Soo Ha, Kil Bo Shim, Ka Jeong Lee, Yeoun Joong Jung and Ji Hoe Kim

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1412

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  2. Research

    Phosphorus fractionation distribution in Guapimirim estuary: SE Brazil

    The Guapimirim estuary is the main tributary of Guanabara bay and is located in the northeast portion. Although it is protected, this estuary has been experiencing strong anthropogenic pressure, which has led...

    Michel Arthur Faria Vicente, Gustavo Vaz de Melo, José Antonio Baptista Neto and Allan Sandes de Oliveira

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1406

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  3. Research

    Macrofauna associated with temporary Sabellaria alveolata reefs on the west coast of Cotentin (France)

    The polychaete Sabellaria alveolata (Linnaeus, 1767) is an important ecosystem engineer building reef structures which add to the topographic complexity in colonized areas. In Europe, the most extensive reef form...

    Erika Schlund, Olivier Basuyaux, Billie Lecornu, Jean-Philippe Pezy, Alexandrine Baffreau and Jean-Claude Dauvin

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1260

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  4. Research

    Determination of 226Ra, 232Th, 40K, 235U and 238U activity concentration and public dose assessment in soil samples from bauxite core deposits in Western Cameroon

    Determination of activity concentrations in twenty five (25) soil samples collected from various points in bauxite ore deposit in Menoua Division in Western of Cameroon was done using gamma spectrometry based ...

    Eric Jilbert Mekongtso Nguelem, Maurice Moyo Ndontchueng and Ousmanou Motapon

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1253

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  5. Research

    A chronicle of the changes undergone by a maritime territory, the Bay of Toulon (Var Coast, France), and their consequences on PCB contamination

    This study evaluated the distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 39 surface sediment samples and four cores collected in Toulon Bay, a semiclosed area submitted to various anthropogenic inputs. The...

    Emmanuel Wafo, Lydia Abou, Alain Nicolay, Pierre Boissery, Thierry Perez, Rose Ngono Abondo, Cédric Garnier, Mama Chacha and Henri Portugal

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1230

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  6. Research

    Leaf shrinkage: a predictive indicator of the potential variation of the surface area-to-volume ratio according to the leaf moisture content

    Leaf shrinkage provides insights into the potential variation of foliar SVR, within the same species, when leaf moisture content is changing in response to water deficit. Since SVR is among the most significan...

    Salaheddine Essaghi, M’hamed Hachmi, Mohammed Yessef and Mohammed Dehhaoui

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1229

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  7. Short report

    Anthropogenic platinum group element (Pt, Pd, Rh) concentrations in PM10 and PM2.5 from Kolkata, India

    This study investigates platinum group elements (PGEs) in the breathable (PM10) and respirable (PM2.5) fractions of air particulates from a heavily polluted Indian metro city. The samples were collected from traf...

    Huey Ting Diong, Reshmi Das, Bahareh Khezri, Bijayen Srivastava, Xianfeng Wang, Pradip K. Sikdar and Richard D. Webster

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1242

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  8. Research

    Probabilistic fire spread forecast as a management tool in an operational setting

    An approach to predict fire growth in an operational setting, with the potential to be used as a decision-support tool for fire management, is described and evaluated. The operational use of fire behaviour mod...

    Renata M.S. Pinto, Akli Benali, Ana C. L. Sá, Paulo M. Fernandes, Pedro M. M. Soares, Rita M. Cardoso, Ricardo M. Trigo and José M. C. Pereira

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1205

    Published on: 28 July 2016

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