• Assessment of climate change pattern in the Pauri Garhwal of the Western Himalayan Region: based on climate parameters and perceptions of forest-dependent communities 

      Jha, Shashidhar Kumar; Negi, A. K.; Alatalo, Juha Mikael; Negi, R. S.; Patasaraiya, Maneesh Kumar ( Springer , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. This study assessed the climate change in Pauri district, Uttarakhand, India, a region highly vulnerable to climate change with potentially high loss of livelihoods and lives. The ...
    • ASTER mapping of gypsum deposits of Thumrait region of southern Oman 

      Rajendran, Sankaran; Nasir, Sobhi ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
      © 2020 The Authors. Resource Geology published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Society of Resource Geology. This study demonstrates the use of ASTER data for the mapping of gypsum deposits and associated ...
    • Baseline concentrations and distributions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in surface sediments from the Qatar marine environment 

      Mustafa Hassan, Hassan; B. Castillo, Azenith; Yigiterhan, Oguz; Ali Elobaid, Elnaiem; Al-Obaidly, Abdulrahman; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2017 , Article)
      Coastal sediments in marine waters of Qatar have the potential of being contaminated by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) due to extensive petroleum exploration and transportation activities within Qatar's ...
    • 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 ...
    • Biomass loss in village ecosystems in Western Himalaya due to wild monkey interactions: A case study 

      Sushma, Rawat; Nagar, Bhuvnesh; Adhikari, Bhupendra Singh; Pandey, Rajiv; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      Conservation faces the challenge of reconciling human activities with the simultaneous presence of wildlife in cultivated landscapes. In a study carried out in two villages of Pauri Garhwal, Western Himalaya, an attempt ...
    • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in Yangi Qala District, Takhar, Afghanistan 

      Omerkhil, Najibullah; Chand, Tara; Valente, Donatella; Alatalo, Juha M.; Pandey, Rajiv ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      © 2019 Elsevier Ltd Smallholder farmers in Afghanistan are already facing various risks in agricultural production due to past continuous insurgencies. Climate change is likely to amplify the risk and make them even more ...
    • Contribution of the Zubair source rocks to the generation and expulsion of oil to the reservoirs of the Mesopotamian Basin, Southern Iraq 

      Al-Khafaji, Amer Jassim; Sadooni, Fadhil N.; Hindi, Mohammed Hadi ( Taylor & Francis , 2019 , Article)
      The huge quantities of oil and gas reserved in the fields of southern Iraq must be matched by enough source rocks that can generate and expel equivalent amounts of hydrocarbons. This study is an attempt to evaluate the ...
    • Decomposition rate and stabilization across six tundra vegetation types exposed to >20 years of warming 

      Sarneel, Judith M.; Sundqvist, Maja K.; Molau, Ulf; Björkman, Mats P.; Alatalo, Juha M. ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020 The Authors Aims: Litter decomposition is an important driver of soil carbon and nutrient cycling in nutrient-limited Arctic ecosystems. However, climate change is expected to induce changes that directly or indirectly ...
    • 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 ...
    • Detection of Wakashio oil spill off Mauritius using Sentinel-1 and 2 data: Capability of sensors, image transformation methods and mapping 

      Sankaran, Rajendran; Vethamony, Ponnumony; Sadooni, Fadhil N.; Al-Kuwari, Hamad Al-Saad; Al-Khayat, Jassim A.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      Oil spill incidents contaminate water bodies, and damage the coastal and marine environment including coral reefs and mangroves, and therefore, monitoring the oil spills is highly important. This study discriminates the ...
    • Developing common protocols to measure tundra herbivory across spatial scales 

      Barrio, Isabel C; Ehrich, Dorothée; Soininen, Eeva M; Ravolainen, Virve; Bueno, C Guillermo; ... more authors ( NRC Research Press , 2021 , Article)
      Understanding and predicting large-scale ecological responses to global environmental change requires comparative studies across geographic scales with coordinated efforts and standardized methodologies. We designed, applied ...
    • Divergent changes of the elevational synchronicity in vegetation spring phenology in North China from 2001 to 2017 in connection with variations in chilling 

      Dai, Junhu; Zhu, Mengyao; Mao, Wei; Liu, Ronggao; Wang, Huanjiong; ... more authors ( Royal Meteorological Society , 2021 , Article)
      Mountain ecosystems are sensitive to climate change, and vegetation phenology provides one of the best signals to exemplify ecosystem responses to climate change. Vegetation phenology of mountain ecosystems is usually ...
    • Effects of ambient climate and three warming treatments on fruit production in an alpine, subarctic meadow community 

      Alatalo, Juha M.; Jägerbrand, Annika K.; Dai, Junhu; Mollazehi, Mohammad D.; Abdel-Salam, Abdel-Salam G.; ... more authors ( Wiley , 2021 , Article)
      Premise Climate change is having major impacts on alpine and arctic regions, and inter‐annual variations in temperature are likely to increase. How increased climate variability will impact plant reproduction is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Environmental impact of utilization of “produced water” from oil and gas operations in turfgrass systems 

      Shaikh, Sameera S.; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed H.; Al Naemi, Fatima A.; Ahmed, Talaat; Al-Ghouti, Mohammad A. ( Nature Research , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020, The Author(s). This study attempted to use produced water (PW) to irrigate turfgrass species, Cynodon dactylon and Paspalum sp. Assessment on established grasses, heavy metal accumulation and germination tests for ...
    • Evaluation of Satellite Retrievals of Chlorophyll-a in the Arabian Gulf 

      Al-Naimi, Noora; E. Raitsos, Dionysios; Ben-Hamadou, Radhouan; Soliman, Yousria ( MDPI , 2017 , Article)
      The Arabian Gulf is a highly turbid, shallow sedimentary basin whose coastal areas have been classified as optically complex Case II waters (where ocean colour sensors have been proved to be unreliable). Yet, there is no ...
    • Evaluation of the source rock potential of the Unyazah Formation (late Carboniferous-Early Permian) in Dukhan Field, Qatar 

      Al-Saad, Hamad; Al-Khafaji, Amer Jassim; Sadooni, Fadhil N. ( Taylor & Francis (Routledge) , 2019 , Article)
      Twenty samples were collected from the Unayzah Formation in three wells from Dukhan Field, Qatar. Many samples were of poor quality due to the low TOC content containing gas prone-kerogen type III and IV. The Rock-Eval ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Framework of basin eco-compensation standard valuation for cross-regional water supply – a case study in northern China 

      Chen, Junyu; Liu, Gang; Wang, Huimin; Alatalo, Juha M.; Yang, Zhangqian; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      Basin eco-compensation (BEC) helps balance development opportunities and ecological protection. With rising demand for water and severe ecological problems driven by rapid economic growth, an appropriate BEC standard is ...