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  • 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 ...
  • Prevalence of microplastics in the marine waters of Qatar 

    Castillo, Azenith B.; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; Obbard, Jeffrey Philip ( Elsevier Ltd , 2016 , Article)
    Microplastics are firmly recognized as a ubiquitous and growing threat to marine biota and their associated marine habitats worldwide. The evidence of the prevalence of microplastics was documented for the first time in ...
  • Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Ambient Air Quality in Northwest China (NWC) 

    Zaib, Shah; Lu, Jianjiang; Shahid, Muhammad Zeeshaan; Ahmar, Sunny; Shahid, Imran ( MDPI , 2021 , Article)
    SARS-CoV-2 was discovered in Wuhan (Hubei) in late 2019 and covered the globe by March 2020. To prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, China imposed a countrywide lockdown that significantly improved the air quality. ...
  • Pollution Characteristics of Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and Constituent Carbonaceous Aerosols in a South Asian Future Megacity 

    Aslam, Afifa; Ibrahim, Muhammad; Shahid, Imran; Mahmood, Abid; Irshad, Muhammad Kashif; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2020 , Article)
    The future megacity of Faisalabad is of prime interest when considering environmental health because of its bulky population and abundant industrial and anthropogenic sources of coarse particles (PM10) and fine airborne ...
  • Salt tolerance of selected halophytes at the two initial growth stages for future management options 

    Alhaddad, Fedae A.; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed H.; ElAzazi, El-Sayed Mohamed; Ahmed, Talaat A. ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Scarcity of water and the small area of the agricultural land are considered as the crucial environmental issues challenged the Arabian Gulf countries. In this study, experiments were conducted to identify the salt tolerance ...
  • Genetic Engineering Approaches for Enhanced Insect Pest Resistance in Sugarcane 

    Iqbal, Aneela; Khan, Raham Sher; Khan, Mubarak Ali; Gul, Karim; Jalil, Fazal; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), a sugar crop commonly grown for sugar production all over the world, is susceptible to several insect pests attack in addition to bacterial, fungal and viral infections leading to substantial ...
  • The efficacy data of two household cleaning and disinfecting agents on Lens culinaris Medik and Vicia faba seed germination 

    Abou Elezz, Ahmed; Ahmed, Talaat ( ELSEVIER , 2021 , Article)
    A germination test of Vicia faba and Lens culinaris seeds under the effect of bleach and vinegar was conducted for seven days, and the observations were recorded daily. The completely randomized design (CRD) was used to ...
  • Hitchhiking of encrusting organisms on floating marine debris along the west coast of Qatar, Arabian/Persian Gulf 

    Jassim A., Al-Khayat; Veerasingam, S.; Aboobacker, V.M.; Vethamony, P. ( ELSEVIER , 2021 , Article)
    The floating marine debris (FMD) and the associated rafting communities are one of the major stressors to ecosystem services, global biodiversity and economy and human health. In this study, assemblages of encrusting ...
  • Observed variability in physical and biogeochemical parameters in the central Arabian Gulf 

    Fazle, Rakib; Al-Ansari, Ebrahim M.A.S.; Husrevoglu, Yusuf Sinan; Yigiterhan, Oguz; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; ... more authors ( ELSEVIER , 2021 , Article)
    In situ measurements of physical and biogeochemical variables were conducted along a transect in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar during late summer (September 2014) and winter (January 2015) to investigate their ...
  • Factors influencing the vertical distribution of microplastics in the beach sediments around the Ras Rakan Island, Qatar 

    Veerasingam, Subramanian; Vethamony, Ponnumony; Aboobacker, Valliyil Mohammed; Giraldes, Amanda Engmann; Dib, Samah; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Microplastic (MP) pollution is an emerging environmental problem, particularly in the marine environment, and nations are concerned about this issue. In this study, an attempt has been made to investigate the vertical ...
  • Formation and weathering assessment of oil-suspended sediment aggregates through a laboratory investigation. 

    Suneel, V; Sathish Kumar, S; Balaji, R; Vethamony, P ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    Formation of oil-suspended sediment aggregates (OSAs) is believed to be one of the natural cleaning processes in the marine environment. In this study, we have investigated the formation processes of OSAs under different ...
  • Molluscan diversity influenced by mangrove habitat in the khors of Qatar 

    Al-Khayat, Jassim A.; Vethamony, P.; Nanajkar, Mandar ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
    The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar is a rapidly developing region within the Arabian Gulf, where monitoring of changes in benthic biodiversity and its functioning is needed. The influence of mangroves and seasonality ...

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