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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746792/rate-of-warming-affects-temperature-sensitivity-of-anaerobic-peat-decomposition-and-greenhouse-gas-production
#1
Debjani Sihi, Patrick W Inglett, Stefan Gerber, Kanika Sharma Inglett
Temperature sensitivity of anaerobic carbon mineralization in wetlands remains poorly represented in most climate models and is especially unconstrained for warmer subtropical and tropical systems which account for a large proportion of global methane emissions. Several studies of experimental warming have documented thermal acclimation of soil respiration involving adjustments in microbial physiology or carbon use efficiency (CUE), with an initial decline in CUE with warming followed by a partial recovery in CUE at a later stage...
July 26, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745838/first-record-of-epizootic-ulcerative-syndrome-from-the-upper-congo-catchment-an-outbreak-in-the-bangweulu-swamps-zambia
#2
C F Huchzermeyer, K D A Huchzermeyer, K W Christison, B M Macey, P A Colly, B M Hang'ombe, M M Songe
We report on the first outbreak of epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) amongst wild fish populations in the Bangweulu swamps, an inland delta, in the north of Zambia during 2014. The area supports a large and diverse fish fauna related to, but distinct from, that of the Zambezi River system where EUS outbreaks have occurred since 2006. A sizeable artisanal fishery, based on extensive fish weirs, is sustained by the annual flooding of the swamps, and observations of the disease outbreak by fishermen were recorded...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743760/high-growth-temperatures-and-high-soil-nitrogen-do-not-alter-differences-in-co2-assimilation-between-invasive-phalaris-arundinacea-reed-canarygrass-and-carex-stricta-tussock-sedge
#3
Elizabeth F Waring, A Scott Holaday
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Global change in temperature and soil nitrogen availability could affect plant community composition, potentially giving an advantage to invasive species compared to native species. We addressed how high temperatures affected CO2 assimilation parameters for invasive Phalaris arundinacea and a sedge, Carex stricta, it displaces, in natural and controlled environments. METHODS: Photosynthetic parameters were measured in a wetland in Indiana, USA during the abnormally warm year of 2012...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742814/wetlands-wild-bovidae-species-richness-and-sheep-density-delineate-risk-of-rift-valley-fever-outbreaks-in-the-african-continent-and-arabian-peninsula
#4
Michael G Walsh, Allard Willem de Smalen, Siobhan M Mor
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging, vector-borne viral zoonosis that has significantly impacted public health, livestock health and production, and food security over the last three decades across large regions of the African continent and the Arabian Peninsula. The potential for expansion of RVF outbreaks within and beyond the range of previous occurrence is unknown. Despite many large national and international epidemics, the landscape epidemiology of RVF remains obscure, particularly with respect to the ecological roles of wildlife reservoirs and surface water features...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741213/geochemical-fractionation-and-pollution-assessment-of-zn-cu-and-fe-in-surface-sediments-from-shadegan-wildlife-refuge-southwest-of-iran
#5
Behnam Heidari Chaharlang, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Jahangard Mohammadi, Parvin Farshchi
This research focuses on the fractionation and distribution patterns of heavy metals (Zn, Cu, and Fe) in surficial sediments collected from Shadegan Wildlife Refuge, the biggest wetland in southern part of Iran, to provide an overall classification for the sources of metals in the study area using a sequential extraction method. For this purpose, a four-step sequential extraction technique was applied to define the partitioning of the metals into different geochemical phases of the sediment. The results illustrated that the average total level of Zn, Cu, and Fe in surface sediments were 55...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737685/microcystin-prevalence-throughout-lentic-waterbodies-in-coastal-southern-california
#6
Meredith D A Howard, Carey Nagoda, Raphael M Kudela, Kendra Hayashi, Avery Tatters, David A Caron, Lilian Busse, Jeff Brown, Martha Sutula, Eric D Stein
Toxin producing cyanobacterial blooms have increased globally in recent decades in both frequency and intensity. Despite the recognition of this growing risk, the extent and magnitude of cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxin prevalence is poorly characterized in the heavily populated region of southern California. Recent assessments of lentic waterbodies (depressional wetlands, lakes, reservoirs and coastal lagoons) determined the prevalence of microcystins and, in some cases, additional cyanotoxins. Microcystins were present in all waterbody types surveyed although toxin concentrations were generally low across most habitats, as only a small number of sites exceeded California's recreational health thresholds for acute toxicity...
July 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735204/developing-an-ecosystem-model-of-a-floating-wetland-for-water-quality-improvement-on-a-stormwater-pond
#7
Brendan McAndrew, Changwoo Ahn
An ecosystem model was developed to assist with designing and implementing a floating wetland (FW) for water quality management of urban stormwater ponds, focusing on nitrogen (N) removal. The model is comprised of three linked submodels: hydrology, plant growth, and nitrogen. The model was calibrated with the data that resulted from a FW constructed and implemented as part of an interdisciplinary pedagogical project on a university campus, titled "The Rain Project", which raised awareness of stormwater issues while investigating the potential application of green infrastructure for sustainable stormwater management...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734588/high-throughput-sequencing-analysis-of-bacterial-community-spatiotemporal-distribution-in-response-to-clogging-in-vertical-flow-constructed-wetlands
#8
Guofen Hua, Ying Cheng, Jun Kong, Man Li, Zhongwei Zhao
The aim of this study was to characterize bacterial communities in vertical flow constructed wetlands (VFCWs) using Illumina high-throughput sequencing. The bacterial communities developed lower richness and diversity in response to clogging. Bacterial diversity did not overtly decrease with depth. A variety of bacterial phyla were found in VFCWs' bacterial communities, including Bacteroidetes, Actinobacteria and Acidobacteria, among which Proteobacteria was dominant. At the genus level, a spatiotemporal variation was illustrated in the diversity and structure of bacterial communities...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734248/effects-of-constructed-wetland-design-on-ibuprofen-removal-a-mesocosm-scale-study
#9
Liang Zhang, Tao Lv, Yang Zhang, Otto R Stein, Carlos A Arias, Hans Brix, Pedro N Carvalho
This study aimed to investigate the effects of constructed wetland design (unsaturated, saturated and aerated saturated) and plant species (Juncus, Typha, Berula, Phragmites and Iris) on the mass removal and removal kinetics of the pharmaceutical ibuprofen. Planted systems had higher ibuprofen removal rates (29%-99%) than in the unplanted ones (15%-85%) in all designs. The use of forced aeration improved ibuprofen removal only in the unplanted mesocosms. In general, ibuprofen removal followed an area-based first-order removal kinetics model with removal rate coefficients (kA) varying between 3 and 35cm/d...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732171/using-metagenomics-to-show-the-efficacy-of-forest-restoration-in-the-new-jersey-pine-barrens
#10
William D Eaton, Shadi Shokralla, Kathleen M McGee, Mehrdad Hajibabaei
The Franklin Parker Preserve within the New Jersey Pine Barrens contains 5,000 acres of wetlands habitat, including old-growth Atlantic White Cedar (or AWC; Chamaecyparis thyoides) swamps, cranberry bogs, and former cranberry bogs undergoing restoration into AWC forests. This study showed that the C-use efficiency was greater in the old-growth AWC soils than in soils from 8-year old mid-stage restored AWC stands, which were greater than found in soil from 4-year old AWC stands-the latter two stands being restored from long-term cranberry bogs...
July 21, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728131/the-distribution-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-sediments-from-isimangaliso-wetland-park-ecological-risks-and-implications-for-conservation-in-a-biodiversity-hotspot
#11
Archibold Buah-Kwofie, Marc S Humphries
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage site, located on the east coast of South Africa, spans ∼3300 km(2) and constitutes the largest protected estuarine environment for hippopotami, crocodiles and aquatic birds in Africa. Given the ecological importance of this site and continued use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the region, this study focused on the nature, distribution and potential sources of organochlorine contamination within iSimangaliso Wetland Park. OCPs were widely distributed in surface sediment samples obtained from the four main Ramsar wetland systems within the park (Lake St Lucia, Mkhuze, Lake Sibaya and Kosi Bay)...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728124/thin-ferrihydrite-sediment-capping-sequestrates-phosphorus-experiencing-redox-conditions-in-a-shallow-temperate-lacustrine-wetland
#12
Yuanchun Zou, Michael R Grace, Keryn L Roberts, Xiaofei Yu
Synthesized ferrihydrite (Fh) with the dosages of 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 cm thickness (labeled as Fh, 2Fh and 3Fh respectively, equivalent to 248-774 g/m(2)) were deployed to serve as the reactive capping layer covering the Ornamental Lake sediments, the Royal Botanic Garden of Melbourne. The sediments were exposed to an alternating regime of oxic/anoxic conditions using laboratory reactors for 45 days. Dynamics of dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, filterable reactive phosphorus (FRP), filterable ammonium (NH4(+)), nitrate and nitrite (NOx), total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) and dissolved iron (Fe) of overlying water were examined...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728123/analysis-of-sugarcane-herbicides-in-marine-turtle-nesting-areas-and-assessment-of-risk-using-in%C3%A2-vitro-toxicity-assays
#13
Hannah L Allan, Jason P van de Merwe, Kimberly A Finlayson, Jake W O'Brien, Jochen F Mueller, Frederic D L Leusch
Agricultural processes are associated with many different herbicides that can contaminate surrounding environments. In Queensland, Australia, herbicides applied to agricultural crops may pose a threat to valuable coastal habitats including nesting beaches for threatened loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). This study 1) measured concentrations of herbicides in the beach sand of Mon Repos, an important marine turtle nesting beach in Australia that is adjacent to significant sugarcane crops, and 2) investigated the toxicity of these herbicides to marine turtles using a cell-based assay...
July 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727772/description-of-an-establishment-event-by-the-invasive-asian-longhorned-beetle-anoplophora-glabripennis-in-a-suburban-landscape-in-the-northeastern-united-states
#14
Helen Hull-Sanders, Eugene Pepper, Kevin Davis, Robert Talbot Trotter
The establishment of non-native species is commonly described as occurring in three phases: arrival, establishment, and dispersal. Both arrival and dispersal by the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky), a xylophagous Cerambycid native to China and the Korean peninsula, has been documented for multiple locations in both North America and Europe, however the transitional phase, establishment, is not well understood for this species due to the need to rapidly remove populations to prevent dispersal and assist eradication, and the evident variation in the behavior of populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726712/constructed-wetland-integrated-microbial-fuel-cell-system-looking-back-moving-forward
#15
Yae Wang, Yaqian Zhao, Lei Xu, Wenke Wang, Liam Doherty, Cheng Tang, Baiming Ren, Jinhui Zhao
In the last 10 years, the microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been extensively studied worldwide to extract energy from wastewater via electricity generation. More recently, a merged technique of embedding MFC into a constructed wetland (CW) has been developed and appears to be increasingly investigated. The driving force to integrate these two technologies lies in the fact that CWs naturally possess a redox gradient (depending on flow direction and wetland depth), which is required by MFCs as anaerobic anode and aerobic cathode chambers...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726711/the-use-of-constructed-wetlands-for-the-treatment-and-reuse-of-urban-wastewater-for-the-irrigation-of-two-warm-season-turfgrass-species-under-mediterranean-climatic-conditions
#16
Mario Licata, Teresa Tuttolomondo, Claudio Leto, Salvatore La Bella, Giuseppe Virga
Constructed wetlands (CWs) represent low-cost technology for the treatment and reuse of wastewater in urban areas. This study aimed to evaluate the pollutant removal efficiency of a CW system and to assess the effects of irrigation using treated urban wastewater on soil and on two warm-season turf species. The research was carried out in Sicily (Italy) on a pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow system which was fed with treated urban wastewater following secondary treatment from an activated-sludge wastewater treatment plant...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726708/potential-of-integrated-vertical-and-horizontal-flow-constructed-wetland-with-native-plants-for-sewage-treatment-under-different-hydraulic-loading-rates
#17
Xuan Cuong Nguyen, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Loan, Soon Woong Chang
In this study, a pilot-scale integrated constructed wetland with vertical flow (VF) and horizontal flow (HF) in series was designed and investigated to evaluate sewage wastewater treatment capacity. The VF unit was planted with Canna indica and was 1.2 m long, 1.2 m wide, and 1.2 m high; whereas the HF unit contained Colocasia esculenta and was 3.0 m long, 1.0 m wide, and 1.0 m high. The system was operated under different hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) of 0.1, 0.2, and 0.15 m/d. The effluent concentrations differed as HLR changed, and the means were total suspended solids (TSS): 87 mg/L; biological oxygen demand (BOD5): 31 mg/L; chemical oxygen demand (CODCr): 59 mg/L; ammonium nitrogen (NH4-N): 5...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725377/environmental-variability-and-population-dynamics-do-european-and-north-american-ducks-play-by-the-same-rules
#18
Hannu Pöysä, Jukka Rintala, Douglas H Johnson, Jukka Kauppinen, Esa Lammi, Thomas D Nudds, Veli-Matti Väänänen
Density dependence, population regulation, and variability in population size are fundamental population processes, the manifestation and interrelationships of which are affected by environmental variability. However, there are surprisingly few empirical studies that distinguish the effect of environmental variability from the effects of population processes. We took advantage of a unique system, in which populations of the same duck species or close ecological counterparts live in highly variable (north American prairies) and in stable (north European lakes) environments, to distinguish the relative contributions of environmental variability (measured as between-year fluctuations in wetland numbers) and intraspecific interactions (density dependence) in driving population dynamics...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724256/first-study-to-explore-the-feasibility-of-applying-microbial-fuel-cells-into-constructed-wetlands-for-cod-monitoring
#19
Lei Xu, Yaqian Zhao, Chuang Fan, Zhiren Fan, Fangchao Zhao
Chemical oxygen demand (COD) is one of the major targets to remove in constructed wetlands (CWs) system. Traditional method for COD measurement is a complex, time-consuming and highly toxic reagents participated procedure. In this study, microbial fuel cell (MFC) was successfully integrated into CW for indicating COD concentration. Results showed that there are two linear correlations between bioelectrical signals (output voltage from MFC) and COD concentration (acetate), which are COD from 0 to 500mg/L (101...
July 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724244/evaluating-mercury-concentrations-and-body-condition-in-american-alligators-alligator-mississippiensis-at-merritt-island-national-wildlife-refuge-minwr-florida
#20
Frances M Nilsen, Jonathan E Dorsey, Russell H Lowers, Louis J Guillette, Stephen E Long, John A Bowden, Tracey B Schock
Concentrations of mercury (Hg) are not well studied in free-ranging wildlife. Atmospheric deposition patterns of Hg have been studied in detail and have been modeled for both global and specific locations and often correlate to environmental impact. However, monitoring the impact of Hg deposition in wildlife is complicated due to local environmental conditions that can affect the transformation of atmospheric Hg to the biologically available forms (e.g., rainfall, humidity, pH, the ability of the environment to methylate Hg), as well as affect the accessibility to organisms for sampling...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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