Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Leaching of nutrients from agricultural areas is the main cause of water pollution and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. A variety of remedial actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural holdings and cultivated fields have been...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6478
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Objective Correlation analysis and multiple linear regression analysis were conducted to estimate the influence of meteorological factors on road traffic injuries stratified by severity. Crash rate was defined as mean monthly road traffic accidents per 1,000 vectors....

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6438
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This review was initiated by the COST action CA15114 AMICI “Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases,” where one important aspect is to analyze ecotoxicological impacts of antimicrobial coatings (AMCs) to ensure their sustainable use. Scopus...

["Microbiology","Toxicology","Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6315
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Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with a consequent decrease in N deposition. We examined different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6347
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Honey bees directly affect and are influenced by their local environment, in terms of food sources, pollinator densities, pathogen and toxin exposure and climate. Currently, there is a lack of studies analyzing these data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Zoology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6393
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A <5 mm thick volcanic ashfall layer associated with the White River Ash (east lobe [WRAe]) originating from the eruption of Mount Churchill, Alaska (833-850 CE; 1,117–1,100 cal BP) was observed in two freeze cores obtained from Pocket Lake (62.5090°N, −114.3719°W),...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6269
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To ensure the safety of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, insight into the potential impacts of CO2 leakage on the ecosystem is necessary. We conducted a greenhouse experiment to investigate the effects of high soil CO2 on plant growth and the soil environment....

["Biochemistry","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6311
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279 views

Background Conventional river engineering operations have a substantial influence on the fluvial ecosystem. Regulation and channelization generally reduce the physical heterogeneity of river beds and banks and the heterogeneity of habitats. They determine the character,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6282
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Soil salinization is the primary obstacle to the sustainable development of agriculture and eco-environment in arid regions. The accurate inversion of the major water-soluble salt ions in the soil using visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy technique can...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6310
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Soil physical parameter calculation by inverse modelling provides an indirect way of estimating the unsaturated hydraulic properties of soils. However many measurements are needed to provide sufficient data to determine unknown parameters. The objective of this...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6002
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Background Most carabid beetles are particularly sensitive to local habitat characteristics. Although in China grasslands account for more than 40% of the national land, their biodiversity is still poorly known. The aim of this paper is to identify the main environmental...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6197
51 downloads
135 views

Ecological metrics and assemblages of three orders of aquatic insects (Odonata, Coleoptera and Trichoptera—OCT) in an industrial canal system affected by dredging were studied. Five sites (a river as a control site and canals) along the Vistula River in Central...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6215
92 downloads
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Aquatic organisms inhabiting polluted waterways face numerous adverse effects, including physiological disruption by endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). Little is known about how the temperatures associated with global climate change may influence the response...

["Genomics","Toxicology","Climate Change Biology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6156
129 downloads
726 views

Climate change, changing farming practices, social and demographic changes and rising levels of antibiotic resistance are likely to lead to future increases in opportunistic bacterial infections that are more difficult to treat. Uncovering the prevalence and identity...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6150
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Background Insect-proof nets are commonly used in crop production and scientific research because of their environmental, economic, and agronomic benefits. However, insect-proof nets can unintentionally alter the microclimate inside the screenhouse and therefore...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6135

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