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  • Community perspectives on conservation of water sources in Tarkeshwar sacred groves, Himalaya, India 

    Jana, Purna; Pandey, Rajiv; Semeraro, Teodoro; Alatalo, Juha M.; Areteno, Roberta; ... more authors ( IWA PUBLISHING , 2021 , Article)
    Sacred groves have significance in socio-culture and biodiversity conservation. This study evaluated local people's perceptions regarding conservation of sacred groves for water services, through willingness-to-pay (WTP), ...
  • Climate Warming Consistently Reduces Grassland Ecosystem Productivity 

    Wu, Gao-Lin; Zheng, Zhen; Alatalo, Juha Mikael; Zhao, Jingxue; Liu, Yu ( Advanced Earth And Science , 2021 , Article)
    Future climate may profoundly impact the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. However, we do not know well how the functioning of different types of grassland ecosystems is associated with variation in temperature and ...
  • The tundra phenology database: More than two decades of tundra phenology responses to climate change 

    Prevéy, Janet; Elmendorf, Sarah; Bjorkman, Anne; Alatalo, Juha; Ashton, Isabel; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
    Observations of changes in phenology have provided some of the strongest signals of the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX), initiated in the early 1990s, established ...
  • A new method for broad-scale modeling and projection of plant assemblages under climatic, biotic, and environmental cofiltering. 

    Ferrarini, Alessandro; Bai, Yang; Dai, Junhu; Alatalo, Juha M ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    There is increasing interest in broad-scale analysis, modeling, and prediction of the distribution and composition of plant species assemblages under climatic, environmental, and biotic filtering, particularly for conservation ...
  • The therapeutic effects of Ficus carica extract as antioxidant and anticancer agent 

    Raoufa, Abdel-Rahman; Ghoneimy, Eglal; Abdel-Wahab, Abeer; Eldeeb, Nehal; Salem, Marwa; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
    Natural extracted ingredients are evolutionarily selected molecules and are used to control inflammation, and cancerous progression and transformation. Several studies have evaluated the beneficial properties of certain ...
  • Facies architecture and depositional model for a fine-grained hybrid-energy delta: An example from the Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician Barik Formation, Central Oman 

    Shelukhina, Olga I.; El-Ghali, Mohamed A.K.; Abbasi, Iftikhar Ahmed; Khan, Junaid Ahmed; Khalifa, Mohamed Kh; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    Recognizing ancient deltas' depositional architecture is challenging due to the complex interplay of the fluvial, waves, and tidal processes. The integration of field-based sedimentological and trace fossils studies of the ...
  • Vegetation responses to 26 years of passive warming at Latnjajaure Field Station, Northern Sweden 

    Scharn, Ruud; Brachmann, Cole G.; Patchett, Aurora; Reese, Heather; Bjorkman, Anne; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
    Climate change is rapidly warming high latitude and high elevation regions influencing plant community composition. Changes in vegetation composition have motivated the coordination of ecological monitoring networks across ...
  • Scale dependence of species–area relationships is widespread but generally weak in Palaearctic grasslands 

    Zhang, Jinghui; Gillet, François; Bartha, Sándor; Alatalo, Juha Mikael; Biurrun, Idoia; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    Questions: Species–area relationships (SARs) are fundamental for understanding biodiversity patterns and are generally well described by a power law with a constant exponent z. However, z-values sometimes vary across spatial ...
  • Benchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats 

    Biurrun, Idoia; Pielech, Remigiusz; Dembicz, Iwona; Gillet, François; Kozub, Łukasz; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
    Aims Understanding fine-grain diversity patterns across large spatial extents is fundamental for macroecological research and biodiversity conservation. Using the GrassPlot database, we provide benchmarks of fine-grain ...
  • Experimental warming differentially affects vegetative and reproductive phenology of tundra plants 

    Collins, Courtney G.; Elmendorf, Sarah C.; Hollister, Robert D.; Henry, Greg H.R.; Clark, Karin; ... more authors ( Nature Research , 2021 , Article)
    Rapid climate warming is altering Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystem structure and function, including shifts in plant phenology. While the advancement of green up and flowering are well-documented, it remains unclear ...
  • Decreased soil moisture due to warming drives phylogenetic diversity and community transitions in the tundra 

    Scharn, Ruud; Little, Chelsea J.; Bacon, Christine D.; Alatalo, Juha M.; Antonelli, Alexandre; ... more authors ( IOP Publishing , 2021 , Other)
    Global warming leads to drastic changes in the diversity and structure of Arctic plant communities. Studies of functional diversity within the Arctic tundra biome have improved our understanding of plant responses to ...
  • Do changes in ace-2 expression affect sars-cov-2 virulence and related complications: A closer look into membrane-bound and soluble forms 

    Yalcin, Huseyin C.; Sukumaran, Vijayakumar; Al-Ruweidi, Mahmoud Khatib A.A.; Shurbaji, Samar ( MDPI , 2021 , Article Review)
    The SARS-CoV-2 virus utilizes angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE-2) for cell entry and infection. This enzyme has important functions in the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system to preserve cardiovascular function. In ...
  • Zebrafish as a Model for Anticancer Nanomedicine Studies. 

    Al-Thani, Hissa F; Shurbaji, Samar; Yalcin, Huseyin C ( MDPI , 2021 , Article Review)
    Nanomedicine is a new approach to fight against cancer by the development of anticancer nanoparticles (NPs) that are of high sensitivity, specificity, and targeting ability to detect cancer cells, such as the ability of ...
  • Age and sport intensity-dependent changes in cytokines and telomere length in elite athletes 

    Sellami, Maha; Al-Muraikhy, Shamma; Al-Jaber, Hend; Al-Amri, Hadaia; Al-Mansoori, Layla; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2021 , Article Review)
    Background: Exercise-associated immune response plays a crucial role in the aging process. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of sport intensity on cytokine levels, oxidative stress markers and telomere ...
  • Cryopreservation of microalgae from desert environments of Qatar 

    Saadaoui, Imen; Al Emadi, Maryam; Bounnit, Touria; Schipper, Kira; Al Jabri, Hareb ( Springer Netherlands , 2016 , Article)
    The Qatar University Culture Collection of Cyanobacteria and Microalgae (QUCCCM) is a unique resource containing a diverse collection of microalgae and cyanobacteria, isolated from the Qatar desert environment. In order ...
  • Correlating the physical solubility of CO2 in several amines to the concentrations of amine groups 

    El-Naas, Muftah H.; Ismail, Zahoor M.; Al-Marzouqib, Mohamed H. ( Elsevier B.V. , 2016 , Article)
    In this study, the physical solubilities of CO2 in several amine solutions at different concentrations and pressures were determined using the nitrous oxide N2O analogy. The solubilities of N2O in four aqueous amine ...
  • Aberrant sialylation of a prostate-specific antigen: Electrochemical label-free glycoprofiling in prostate cancer serum samples 

    Pihikova, Dominika; Kasak, Peter; Kubanikova, Petra; Sokol, Roman; Tka, Jan ( Elsevier B.V. , 2016 , Article)
    Electrochemical detection method allowing to detect prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a biomarker of prostate cancer (PCa), with PSA glycoprofiling was applied in an analysis of PCa serum samples for the first time. ...
  • Heat transfer enhancement of nanofluids using iron nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotubes 

    Manasrah, Abdallah D.; Al-Mubaiyedh, Usamah A.; Laui, Tahar; Ben-Mansour, Rached; Al-Marri, Mohammed J.; ... more authors ( Elsevier Ltd , 2016 , Article)
    Enhancing heat transfer in thermal fluid systems can contribute significantly towards the improvement of thermal efficiency resulting in reducing energy consumption and hence carbon emission. Conventional fluids like water ...
  • Heat transfer performance of paraffin wax based phase change materials applicable in building industry 

    Sobolciak, Patrik; Abdelrazeqa, Haneen; Ozerkan, Nesibe Gozde; Ouederni, Mabrouk; Nogellova, Zuzana; ... more authors ( Elsevier Ltd , 2016 , Article)
    Thermal characterization of phase change materials (PCMs) compose of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), paraffin wax (W) with a melting point of 25 °C, and expanded graphite (EG), that are highly effective in thermal ...
  • Unveiling the sodium intercalation properties in Na1.86?0.14Fe3(PO4)3 

    Essehli, R.; Ben Yahia, H.; Maher, K.; Sougrati, M. T.; Abouimrane, A.; ... more authors ( Elsevier B.V. , 2016 , Article)
    The new compound Na1.86□0.14Fe3(PO4)3 was successfully synthesized via hydrothermal synthesis and its crystal structure was determined using powder X-ray diffraction data. Na1.86Fe3(PO4)3 was also characterized by operando ...

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