Questions related to Environmental Science
I have read some articles on this, but reagents to increase the floatability of microplastics are not commonly used. Is it feasible to use biodegradable organic reagents to separate microplastics from soils by flotation? What would be the drawbacks or disadvantages?
Ph.D. students have performed exceptional research. When it came to publication, they had trouble sending the manuscript. Many scholars are conducting research without any funding. This question is for those who want to publish their work without paying an article processing fee. Can anyone list the journals published by Elsevier, Springer, or any other publisher that does not charge an APC? It will be extremely beneficial to the research community. Thank you ahead of time.
As i am a undergraduate final year student, I have interest in fields like ecological restoration, G.I.S , urban ecology so i needed a suggestion about how i can narrow down my research topic in these fields ?
Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!
There are several definitions and/or descriptions of metals/metalloids (e.g. Arsenic, Cadmium, & Lead) according to different authors. Authors mostly lend toward different academic backgrounds, for example, chemistry, ecotoxicology, environmental science, health, etc. yet they are discussing in a similar context. But what are the most appropriate terms that define/describe metals/metalloids in the environment and why should we use them uniformly in this context?
1. Heavy metals
2. Potentially toxic metals
3. Potentially toxic elements
4. Toxic metals/elements
Fire is an important part of many ecosystems, as it is a driver of change, of renewing or of maintenance of their balance. Natural or anthropogenic with a short-term or a long-term cycle, fire is an integrated part of their survival. But for how many of them? If you had to give a proportion of vegetated ecosystems in the world dependent on fire, what would it be?
I want to conduct rainfall disaggregation using Hyetos package in R. Any one having experience with hyetos in R ? I am confused with how to find the parameters (lambda,phi,kappa,alpha,v,mx,sx) that i need to enter in the function DisagSimul. Is it through the excel sheet or R code ?
hello, everyone. I am a freshman in the environment science. I plan to dig into the field of electrochemical advanced oxidaiton process. I would like to read some book for the electrode material in the EAOP. Would you please introduce some useful book?
or if someone know some book about the electrochemical process in environment science, I would be very happy. I tride to read the ”Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications“ written by Bard, but it was so difficult for me.
While many businesses are aiming for net-zero goals, do we have sound evidence that net-zero farming is possible or has already been achieved?
In the preparation of g-C3N4/BiFeO3 photocatalyst, a number of papers mention words like 'certain/appropriate' amount for chemical agents. Can anyone tell what this amount actually is?
1. Wang, X., Mao, W., Zhang, J., Han, Y., Quan, C., & Zhang, Q. et al. (2015). Facile fabrication of highly efficient g-C3N4/BiFeO3 nanocomposites with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activities. Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science, 448, 17-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.01.090
2. An, J., Zhang, G., Zheng, R., & Wang, P. (2016). Removing lignin model pollutants with BiFeO 3 –g-C 3 N 4 compound as an efficient visible-light-heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst. Journal Of Environmental Sciences, 48, 218-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2016.01.024
Since our targeted species is found only in the 2 km region of the study site, we are planning to use 30 m spatial resolution climate data on our Species Distribution Model. But the problem is that my local weather station is capable of providing 20 km resolution data. On the other hand, if I use WorldClim data that is also 1 km.
My questions are
1. Can I use these downscaled data (from 1 km or 20 km) on my local study on SDM, which will be on 30 m resolution?
2. If I downscale, will be there any variational changes on climate data? Is it acceptable to do so?
Please note that I'm new to this field.
Thank you for your valuable time.
My study site is relatively small and the targeted species is found as continuous patches. Do I need to consider Patch size/area in the MaxEnt model?
Does patch size have any meaningful measurable values that can be included in the MaxEnt model?
I'm curious about knowing the potential to reduce GHG / increase C sequestration across different cropland uses (for example, dairy, wheat, corn).
Have you heard of reliable and attainable targets for different agricultural commodities and locations?
And to anticipate some answers, I know that it depends on a lot of factors.
Hello everyone, I recently received an email from, what appears as, the organizers of the "2nd International Conference on Environmental Science & Green Energy", which is a section of the Pride Conferences. Now, I noticed that another section of the Pride Conferences, relating microbiology and infectious diseases, has been flagged in the Research Gate community.
What struck me initially is the fact that they have quoted one of my papers, which is not even remotely related to Green Energy and the topics listed in the conference website. Has anyone else received this email?
Data are overflown nowadays with the advent of the internet and social media. Researchers are utilizing the availability of the data with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for their research. In Environmental Science, what are the cutting edge research areas where AI can be implemented? Especially the countries in south Asia where the latest technologies are not being practised yet as Bangladesh.
I'm writing a paper for an EIP-AGRI Focus Group on the value of organic soil improvers for soil (e.g. compost).
One of the topics is the ability of compost to sequester organic matter in soil and in this way reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate global warming.
I have discussions whether this is actually happening, there are different opinions. Are there any overview/review papers that address this topic?
And of course, what is your opinion on this?
We are at the beginning of making predictive modelling of an invasive plant species using MaxEnt. The species is found as a patch over the study area. I am new at using this model, have a piece of limited knowledge about it. I have reviewed several papers where only point locations of the present occurrence had been used.
Since my target species occurs as a patch, How can I take the polygonal area of the species where it occurs, instead of point location data?
Or are there any other methods to cover the whole patch of the species into SDM?
I have just been accepted in a PhD program in Environmental Science. After the first meeting with the program coordinator, I have been informed that I have to perform an 'Experiential learning' for one semester in order to 'learn how to do research'. Based on the explanation I received It's a kind of internship, like the compulsory academic internship I did some years ago at undergraduate level but here it will be in a research institution or lab. And what's very surprising for me is that during this internship-like semester what I will be doing should not have any link with my research interest nor with my PhD project. So dear friends, my questions are:
- Has anyone of you ever heard about this kind of "internship" at PhD level?
- Do you think I could get any benefit from this kind of "internship" or it is a pure waste of time?
I'm now wondering if I would change a program or university. Please I need your comments to help make this issue clear.
I am looking for collaborations in environmental sciences. Especially in Water technologies (Water quality, Water treatment, Water management....)
There are numerous books are available in the market to crack ugc net in environmental science. Which book is best for cracking ugc net in environmental science? Let's have a discussion
Research within the environmental science is pretty interesting and practical in nature. The journals focusing on environmental studies often have very high impact factor compared to other journals in social sciences. What is the secret?
I want to know how to assign score to different variables and what is the basis for giving score for assessment ot intengible benefits.
I'm looking for data (mainly related to management: growth rate, canopy size, soil and climate preferences, etc.) about tropical trees used in tropical agroforestry.
Have you ever heard about a database or a source of technical information available to agroforest managers?
That would really facilitate land management and field experiments.
As always, I am trying to use these questions to centralize information from different sources. RG questions tend to be well indexed in Google for different users. Thank you for your contributions!
I am starting to run a biogas experiment, but finding problem ordering the best lab equipment as most of what i see on the market is Chinese, and i seem not to trust Chinese stuff! so i need help locating the best apparatus for accurate results as am looking at publishing a paper out of the experiments.
I highly appreciate if the suggested topic relates on the application of graph theory in environmental science, particularly on the population/competition dynamics.
Dear fellow scholars, can someone explain how can I prepare for my Interview for the post of Assistant Professor (Environmental Science) in a Central University. I know that I should prepare my CV, ready for self introduction.
For further interactions, how should I prepare myself. Because all we aware that no one can expertise in all the subjects. Most interview panel contain mixed group of experts, age groups etc. I have a short time to prepare and tell me how can I achieve this.
Thanks in advance!!!
how can I study degradation mechanism/pathway in macrophytes / Plants used to treat effluent of mixture of reactive dyes. I have studied references on bacteria but didn't get for macrophytes / plants. Please suggest me reference if any.
I am looking for suggestions in which field this issue can be interesting for 2022?
Thank you in advance.
Please, Could any one suggest for me a journal with rapid publication in the field of environmental science, health and pollution, a journal indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, low IF, and without fees, to publish my research paper.
I work on healthcare waste management and am looking for information and potential collaborators who know how to treat organic wastes.
Can any one help me, I have problem with this pollens, I think they are Cupressaceae( In particular Cupressus sempervirens and Juniperus), but I'm not sure about that. Because they are look like spores. In general, they are round and have a small cavity. The following figures shows some of them.
I'm researching about MIS2 (30,000-11,000 B.P) in the Central Zagros, specifically Kermanshah using wetland sediments. In the current era, the growth of Cupressaceae has not been observed in this region. And it can be strange that I see these pollens many times at the different depths . also at some depths they have high frequency, Which indicates that it is not migratory pollen brought by the wind.
thanks a lot.
Hi, can anyone recommend any papers exploring the relationship between microbial biomass and microbial diversity? Some papers I have looked at just say there’s a moderately positive correlation in their introductions but it’s not the focus of the study or the studies cited.
I also would love if anyone could share papers expounding on the Fungal:Bacteria and G+:G- bacterial ratios and their link to ecosystem functioning/soil health. I have tried searching for studies that go deeper into why these ratios are the objects of many experiments‘ focii, but I still feel I am missing some gaps in their connection with soil health (and soil biodiversity/biomass).Thanks!
For example, I have 3 papers in the Chemosphere, 1 paper in Environmental Science and Technology, and 1 paper in HazMat, 3 papers in STOTEN and etc...
I was interested in conferences in the field of environmental analytical chemistry, which will take place in 2022. I have found a number of conferences called "International Conference on Chemical and Environmental Science (ICCES)", which will be organized. An example is this conference in Estonia:
I assume that this is a suspicious conference. The table with deadlines also looks strange. In terms of the volume of conferences, it resembles WASET, which is discussed here and on other sites. However, does anyone have a personal experience with the organizer - iser.co?
Careers in environmental science are so varied that it is difficult to consider them under one umbrella. A graduate or postgraduate in environmental science may end up working from home most of the time or traveling around the world on an annual basis. He/She can do desk work, field work, or some combination thereof. Of course the majority careers in environmental science are some blend in-between.
Those engaged in environmental policy, planning, and management usually work for a local government and are likely to be engaged in a lot of research intensive work. Environmental lawyers may be able to get out of the office to the courtroom, or, again, have intensive desk jobs. Wildlife Managers, zoologists, and horticulturists are often thought to have positions which keep them working in a mix of indoors and out, but generally in one location. Oceanographers and meteorologists could spend their entire careers in the safety of a laboratory working upper level computer models, or much of their time at sea, studying the weather, pollution, biodiversity etc. Microbiologists, soil and plant scientists, and ecologists could work in remediation efforts, for sanitation companies, in manufacturing, at a university, for many private companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, or government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, or the Geological Survey. Environmental science graduates can also get their jobs in pollution control departments, fishery departments and even in pharmaceutical units or oil companies.
Knowing what is available to a student who have qualified environmental science professionally is like winning half the battle when choosing a career. Finding something within the broad scope of environmental science shouldn’t be terribly difficult when there are so many options. Environmental consultants may have the best of many worlds, setting their own schedules, seeking clients that need their particular form of expertise, and setting their own blend of ideal field work and intellectual work schedule.
One of the most common methods is to submit the manuscript to an editorial (i.e. Springer, Elsevier, etc.). However, what if you want to publish a thesis in a book/chapter book or if you have a large study with an interesting/different approach? What would be the best alternative?
I would appreciate it if someone could give some options (in English or Spanish), indexes, (perhaps price), and an estimate of waiting times.
I am currently trying to understand the mixing behavior of major elements by observing the deviation from mixing line as done in several studies (few references are mentioned below). Dilution line should vary for different seasons as concentration in seawater and river water will change.
Patra, S., Liu, C.Q., Wang, F.S., Li, S.L. and Wang, B.L., 2012. Behavior of major and minor elements in a temperate river estuary to the coastal sea. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 9(4), pp.647-654.
Ramanathan, A.L., Vaithiyanathan, P., Subramanian, V. and Das, B.K., 1993. Geochemistry of the Cauvery estuary, east coast of India. Estuaries, 16(3), pp.459-474.
Does anyone know where I can quickly publish my article on water pollution and environmental science? I prefer this journal to be SCI-E and free / low cost. Thanks for your comments.
I am wondering if anyone can conduct an ESIA study or does it have to be a person with specific credentials. Does it also have to be certified. If yes, what certifications are available.
Thanks a lot!
Planet Earth inclusive of humanity is facing the unprecedented twin crisis of global warming and climate change which are impacting all systems and sectors transgressing all boundaries. There are two main approaches: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation for preventing greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere by curtailing its release at the source as well as by enhancing GHG sink. The second strategy involves measures for living with the climatic changes. A balanced mix of multiprong measures is to be taken from individual to institutional levels, from local, regional to global scale.
All the researchers, thinkers and RG friends are invited to take part in this important discussion with your insightful views and useful literature about the state of the art of mitigation and adaptive strategies - both traditional ecological knowledge and modern tools and technologies.
Biodiversity is diverse in virtually unlimited degree, which results from the essence of processes of evolution of species, filet lines and entire ecosystems. It is thanks to the millions of years of evolutionary processes on Earth that there are so many different natural and highly diverse ecosystems in which different species of flora, fauna, fungi and microorganisms adapt to life in different and very diverse geographical and climatic environments.
The largest biodiversity of ecosystems and species functions in natural environmental environments in which ecosystems have evolved without human impact through millions of years of climatic and geographical conditions enabling the development of various life forms. These types of high biodiversity sites can be found in unpolluted rainforest ecosystems in tropical forests, in temperate climates and in coral reefs.
Unfortunately, human civilization activity contributes to the successive and accelerating process of biodiversity reduction by dying out species of living organisms. The areas of natural natural ecosystems are decreasing, including those in which the greatest biodiversity is diagnosed, such as the rainforests of the Amazon. The protection of naturalistic ecosystems and thus the protection of the planet's biodiversity is the most important challenge for mankind in the 21st century.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
What do you think is the importance of biodiversity in natural ecosystems?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
research was about heavy metals analysis in the vicinity of a dumpsite which has 17 ha, i took samples at 100m and 500 m away from landfill in 4 direction(North, south, East and West) of the landfill. n=4 at 100m and n=4 at 500m. the result was not statistically significant , all the r2 are under 50%. please help me to understand where the problem is? how can i present my result for better understanding my research, what maybe the cause and how to resolve the problem.
In microwave radiometry of soil moisture, what is the typical magnitude or range of errors introduced by variations in soil roughness and vegetation cover? Soil texture can also affect accuracy, but soil roughness and vegetation cover seem to be most important.
Kindly send me the calculation procedure with references
I got a relationship on google but i dont know either its right or wrong
Using an unit convertor of 1Mt = 1.67 g/kWh (100-year energy generation is 6*1011kWh)
I ma an undergraduate student studying environmental science and about to start on my dissertation and I am still thinking around a topic.I am interested in technology and sustainability and was thinking of doing my dissertation on the influence of technology on energy efficiency.To narrow down my focus I was intending to look at higher education institutes in the UK.
Alternatively I was thinking of researching on this question " what are innovative ways to develop sustainability strategies for a university through a bottom up approach.
Any suggestions ?
Over the last few years I followed the debate about the frontiers journals. I noticed that the reception seems to vary wildly depending on the field. While some parts of the frontiers group seem to be more predatory, other are well received in their field. As I could not really find a pattern in what fields frontiers is reliable, I wanted to ask for opinions about the frontiers journals in the field of hydrology. Several hydrological researchers I think highly of have published in frontiers. So, what are your experiences as editor, reviewer and author with frontiers journals in the field of hydrology (I think the most fitting are probably Frontiers in Environmental Science, Frontiers in Water and Frontiers in Earth Science)?
For those of us in chemistry, environmental science, civil engineering, industrial chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology etc this paper might be helpful. Link is below
I have measured the nitrogen content in the litter, and I want to calculate the ammonia emission using an equation.. can you help me in this point
There is always a dynamic balance in nature, be it homeostasis in local ecosystem to the grand scale of global homeostasis. Human is interfering with the working of nature and tending to destabilizing the feedback systems. Still it can maintain the balance and resistance and resilience stability within limits. By to what extent? We have now some estimates of certain tipping points. Does it tell the whole story? Does it take into account all the aspects of nature's structural integrity and functional diversity and stability?
It has been alarming that human activities had increased many proportions and had led to many anthropogenic activities which had been directly and indirectly affecting the natural ecosystems. These activities have replaced many of the endemic natural vegetation with non-native species of vegetation with choices to few species by mostly raising monoculture plantations so as to have increased returns meet the increasing needs of the society. In the process, there has been the dominance of non-native invasive species. Even we see hunting and trade in many of the wild animals. Even many of the countries have even made wildlife rearing legal just to meet their culinary needs. Under the above background, it has been obvious that this is leading to increased incidence and virulence of the diseases.
I'd like to learn more about interesting environmental management and citizen science/stewardship studies that combine both quantitative and qualitative methods.
I need to get a satellite image from a site in the northern part of Iran for remote sensing research usage. I wonder where I can find such data?
A friend suggested these websites, but they didn't cover 1-meter hyperspectral imagery from the expected region: "Open Aerial Map, Google Earth Pro, Airbus."
The final goal is to collect data for ecological services calculation (O2 release Co2, No2, So2 absorbance) of vegetation of the specified region. If you know a better way to doing so, also very helpful.
Subtropical Broad-leaved Hill Forests such as Assam sub-tropical hill savannah woodland in India has a wide range of vegetation and is home to thousands of kinds of herbivores. What if a human has to survive in such a forest with 500 calories of veg per day? What will be the list of edible plants in such a situation? For how long one can survive with no resource in hand?
I am looking for some good datasets related to land use and agricultural practices such as conventional and conservation agriculture and their contribution to soil erosion and health on global scale. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
My research partner and I plan to conduct a research using tardigrades as bioindicators for air pollution. Air pollution is a broad description that may include many common atmospheric pollutants (ex. particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, etc.) and as of now our research is only limited to determining the effect of air pollution to diversity of the tardigrade species. We are not yet able to determine the possible direct effects of these pollutants on, for instance, the tardigrade's body processes, knowing that these water bears can undergo cryptobiosis to withstand unfavorable environmental conditions. Thus to gather more possible information, we would like to know which, if any, of these common pollutants could have the most effect on tardigrades.
We are currently working on an LCA paper regarding Non-Recyclable Plastics-to-Energy Processes. We need an LCA expert to prepare an inventory and analyze the data by SimaPro and give us the report. Do you know of any experts or can anyone help, there will be an awarded sum.
Environmental Science have evolved and several studies have been done to explain these changes. Scientists have conducted risks assessment studies on the environment and ecology. What is the difference between Environmental risks and Ecological risk assessment?
The de facto slogan of modern industrial man is "Heat, beat and treat" or "take, make and throw". But Mother Nature do everything in the other way, following the sustainability principles. We can borrow the ideas, be inspired and emulated by her, can collect the pearls of wisdom and reflect them in our life - in all spheres, personal, social, industrial.
Please elucidate the master principles of Nature and her "trade secrets" and discuss how we can adopt and adapt them in our sustainability journey.
Educational space probe demonstrates measurement types how the streams on the surface conditions in a solid surface planet (i.e. Mars) are measured. Educational space probe (Hunveyor, Husar) contains sensors to measure "airflow", observation of fluids, soil movement, deposition of magnetic particles and several other types of measurements. These measuring equipments are built together and form a kind of robotic station, virtually "standing" on a planetary surface and oparating as a measuring sensor and electronic system. Both the construction of this robotic station (space probe model) and its operation is a possibility to teach environmental science disciplines. We applied this educational form (a kind of project method) in our university and high school institutions.
From environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering, forestry sciences. Also from more specific and more technical areas.
We as Research Group want to strengthen knowledge networks of bamboo!
Probiotics are working of life (living organisms, esp. bacteria) for life, by life and in life's suitable niche. They favour friends and ward off enemies, boosts immunity, maintain balance of the microbiome in gut. We can find its wide applications in the field of aquaculture.
You all please present probiotics' application in diverse fields of environmental management in tackling pollutants and toxicants. Discuss in detail and share relevant resources about how they act to fulfill the goal
I failed to find any Negative Results Journal but the one for Biomedicine.
I have some interesting results that could fit in geosciences, hydrology, civil engineering/ environmental sciences and even physics.
Many investigators well documented that the bio-control agent Trichoderma spp. has the potential to induce growth response in treated plants due to stimulation to release nutrients in soil, which enhance the plant growth.
The explosive multiplication of human has exerted a huge pressure on the natural resources on earth including the water, forest and wildlife. In return, he pushed all these natural resources on verge of extinction. But the human life is completely depending on these natural resource in many ways and without these resources, the human life could not be even imagine. Now the question arise here. What will vanish out first from the earth either Water or Human...???
Please contribute your views and relevant literature. Regards Dr. Shankhwar