Recent Submissions

  • A Comprehensive Literature Review on Cadmium (Cd) Status in the Soil Environment and Its Immobilization by Biochar-Based Materials 

    Ur Rahim, Hafeez; Akbar, Waqas Ali; Alatalo, Juha M. ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    Cadmium, Cd(II) pollution of soils is a serious environmental and agricultural issue, posing a threat to crop production, environmental quality, food safety, and human health. Therefore, immobilization of Cd(II) in soils ...
  • Impacts of environment and human activity on grid-scale land cropping suitability and optimization of planting structure, measured based on the MaxEnt model 

    Shiliang, Yang; Wang, Huimin; Tong, Jinping; Bai, Yang; Alatalo, Juha M.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Making full use of agricultural resource endowment, determining the planting suitability of areas for different crops according to the environment and human activities, and optimizing planting structure are important ways ...
  • Impact of ambient temperature, precipitation and seven years of experimental warming and nutrient 

    Alatalo, Juha; Dai, Junhu; Pandey, Rajiv; Erfanian, Mohammad Bagher; Ahmed, Talaat; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
    Global change is causing changes in temperature, precipitation, and nutrient availability. Alpine and polar regions are predicted to be among the most vulnerable for these changes. We applied a seven-year factorial experiment ...
  • Quantification of ecosystem services providing socio-economic benefits to customary owners of natural resources in Pauri, western Himalaya 

    Shashidhar Kumar, Jha; Negi, A.K.; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Climate change has negative consequences for the biophysical environment and an observable impact on flows of ecosystem services. Considering the high relevance of ecosystem services, it is imperative to analyze the present ...
  • Distribution, pollution, and human health risks of persistent and potentially toxic elements in the sediments around Hainan Island, China 

    Zhiwei, Che; Ahmed, Waqas; Weng, Jiechang; Wenjie, Liu; Mahmood, Mohsin; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Human activities have changed the global concentration of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) and significantly altered the marine ecosystem. Little is known about the concentrations of these PTEs around Hainan Island in ...
  • Target gastropods for standardizing the monitoring of tar mat contamination in the Arabian Gulf 

    Bruno Welter, Giraldes; Al-Thani, Jassem Abdulaziz K.H.; Dib, Samah; Engmann, Amanda; Alsaadi, Hamood Abdulla; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    This study proposes a standardization process for the monitoring the level of tar mat contamination in the Arabian Gulf. In the study, we selected target gastropod species and evaluated the ecological and ecotoxicological ...
  • Winters are changing: snow effects on Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystems 

    Rixen, Christian; Høye, Toke Thomas; Macek, Petr; Aerts, Rien; Alatalo, Juha; ... more authors ( Canadian Science Publishing , 2022 , Article)
    Snow is an important driver of ecosystem processes in cold biomes. Snow accumulation determines ground temperature, light conditions and moisture availability during winter. It also affects the growing season’s start and ...
  • Effects of Coupling Water and Fertilizer on Agronomic Traits, Sugar Content and Yield of Sugarcane in Guangxi, China 

    Wu, Weixiong; Fu, Wuxiang; Alatalo, Juha M.; Ma, Zhanxia; Bai, Yang ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    This work is a contribution to applied water and fertilizer coupling efforts aiming at increasing crop productivity on sugarcane plantations through the analysis of average cane yields obtained following main agronomic ...
  • Spatial‐temporal Pattern of Cultivated Land Productivity Based on Net Primary Productivity and Analysis of Influencing Factors in Songhua River Basin 

    Yang, Shiliang; Bai, Yang; Alatalo, Juha M.; Wang, Huimin; Tong, Jinping; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2022 , Article)
    The inefficient utilization of cultivated land puts the productivity of cultivated land in a low development state. The key challenge for the efficient utilization of cultivated land is to clarify how various ...
  • Global maps of soil temperature 

    Lembrechts, Jonas J.; van den Hoogen, Johan; Aalto, Juha; Ashcroft, Michael B.; De Frenne, Pieter; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2022 , Article)
    Research in global change ecology relies heavily on global climatic grids derived from estimates of air temperature in open areas at around 2 m above the ground. These climatic grids do not reflect conditions below vegetation ...
  • Assessment of leaf morphological, physiological, chemical and stoichiometry functional traits for understanding the functioning of Himalayan temperate forest ecosystem 

    Rawat, Monika; Arunachalam, Kusum; Arunachalam, Ayyandar; Alatalo, Juha M.; Pandey, Rajiv ( Nature Research , 2021 , Article)
    Leaf functional traits support plant survival and growth in different stress and disturbed conditions and respond according to leaf habit. The present study examined 13 leaf traits (3 morphological, 3 chemical, 5 physiological, ...
  • Socio-ecological vulnerability and resilience of mountain communities residing in capital-constrained environments 

    Jha, Shashidhar Kumar; Negi, A. K.; Alatalo, Juha M.; Negi, R. S. ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    The study evaluated perceived reactions and counter-actions of Himalayan communities to climate change. The evaluation was conducted through identification and characterization of 62 socio-environment-specific indicators ...
  • The Global Soil Mycobiome consortium dataset for boosting fungal diversity research 

    Tedersoo, Leho; Mikryukov, Vladimir; Anslan, Sten; Bahram, Mohammad; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Fungi are highly important biotic components of terrestrial ecosystems, but we still have a very limited understanding about their diversity and distribution. This data article releases a global soil fungal dataset of the ...
  • Coupling phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) with inorganic phosphorus fertilizer improves mungbean (Vigna radiata) phosphorus acquisition, nitrogen fixation, and yield in alkaline-calcareous soil 

    Hamid, Khan; Akbar, Waqas Ali; Shah, Zahir; Rahim, Hafeez Ur; Taj, Ali; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    To overcome the problems associated with soil phosphorus (P) insolubility, soil inoculation with phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) can be used. In a field experiment, we evaluated the efficacy of PSB in enhancing ...
  • Herbal plants- and rice straw-derived biochars reduced metal mobilization in fishpond sediments and improved their potential as fertilizers 

    Sajid, Mehmood; Ahmed, Waqas; Alatalo, Juha M.; Mahmood, Mohsin; Imtiaz, Muhammad; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Fishpond sediments are rich in organic carbon and nutrients; thus, they can be used as potential fertilizers and soil conditioners. However, sediments can be contaminated with toxic elements (TEs), which have to be immobilized ...
  • Screening Of Some Qatari Plant Extracts For Anti Fungal Activities Of Plant Pathogenic Fungi 

    Mohamed, Ibtihal; Ahmad, Talaat ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2014 , Conference Paper)
    The present study aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of three desert plants extracts grown naturally in Qatar: (Al-rayhan) Ocimum basilicum, Shafallah (Capparis spinosa) and Qwaif(Prosopis juliflora)to study their ...
  • Chemical Characterization and Source Identification of Beached Oil from Two Areas Along the North-Western Coast of Qatar 

    Alkaabi, Nasser; Alghouti, Mohammad; Zouari, Nabil; Solling, Theis; Bach, Steffen; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference paper)
    Over the years there have been several reports of oil spills affecting particularly the northern coast of Qatar. In most cases, the source of oil spills is not identified. The spilled oils are very resistant to degradation ...
  • Enhancement in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum l.) plants with application of roholtiella sp. (nostocales) under soilless cultivation 

    Bello, Adewale Suraj; Saadaoui, Imen; Ahmed, Talaat; Hamdi, Helmi; Cherif, Maroua; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2021 , Article)
    Cyanobacteria are found to be renewable and sustainable additives for growth improvement in crops. Extracts and biomass of three nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria namely, Roholtiella sp. (QUCCCM97), Nostoc ellipsosporum ...
  • Environmental impacts of using municipal biosolids on soil, plant and groundwater qualities 

    Ali, Majeed; Ahmed, Talaat; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed; Al-Ghouti, Mohammad ( MDPI , 2021 , Article)
    This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of three different rates of municipal biosolids produced in Qatar on plant characteristics and soil texture and its potential impacts on groundwater. Petunia atkinsiana, was ...
  • Investigating the quality and efficiency of biosolid produced in qatar as a fertilizer in tomato production 

    Ali, Majeed; Ahmed, Talaat; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed; Al-Ghouti, Mohammad A. ( MDPI , 2021 , Article)
    This study evaluated biosolid quality over time and the efficiency of using amounts (5 and 7 kg/m2) of municipal class A biosolids in Qatar to fertilize tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum). Random samples were subjected ...

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