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  • First Impact Assessment of Genotoxic Components in the Qatari Marine Environment 

    Hamadou, Alexandra Leitão-Ben; Al-Shaikh, Ismail; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; Al-Ansari, Ebrahim; Hassan, Hassan; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    The Arabian Gulf is a semi-enclosed sea with very high evaporation and low discharge rates resulting in extreme saline and thermal conditions. Additionally the system is characterized by a weak hydrodynamic flushing resulting ...
  • Prevalence of microplastics in the marine waters of Qatar 

    Castillo, Azenith B.; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; Obbard, Jeffrey Philip ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    The issue of plastic pollution in the marine environment is of increasing global concern. As plastics typically have an intrinsic durability, water insolubility and slow degradation rates, debris has now become both ...
  • 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 ...
  • Evaluation Of The Sensitivity Of Qatari Marine Microalgae Synechococcus Sp, To Three Reference Toxicants 

    Bacha, Sarah; Saeed, Suhur; Mahmoud Flamarzi, Mohammad; Mahmoud Hassan Al-shaikh, Ismail; Dupont, Jennifer ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2014 , Conference Paper)
    Background Marine phytoplankton form the basis of the marine food chain and are essential for the normal functioning of ecosystems. Any disturbance to this component, due to the release and accumulation of toxic compounds ...
  • Dangerous anthropogenic climate change. Are we closer than we think? A 2016 update 

    Obbard, Jeff ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2014 , Conference Paper)
    In this presentation, I will outline the fundamentals of climate change science with respect to 'real-world' climate observations, and evidence from the Earth's paleoclimate (climate history) record. In particular, I will ...
  • 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 ...
  • Review of the large branchiopod crustacean fauna of Qatar (Anostraca, Notostraca, Spinicaudata) and adjacent countries 

    Rogers, D. Christopher; Bary, Ekhlas M.M.Abdel; Alatalo, Juha M.; Leitão, Alexandra ( Taylor and Francis , 2022 , Article)
    The large branchiopod crustaceans (Anostraca, Notostraca, and Spinicaudata) of Qatar have only been examined recently. Although 15 nominal species have been reported for the Arabian Peninsula, there is confusion surrounding ...
  • 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 ...

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