The Open Environmental Research Journal


Formerly: The Open Ecology Journal

ISSN: 2590-2776 ― Volume 12, 2019

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Michel Couderchet (Biography
Michel Couderchet

Dr. Michel Couderchet is Professor in the Research Unit on Grapevine and Wine of Champagne at the University of Reims, France and teaches ecology related topics.He received his Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota (USA) and his PhD in plant biology in 1988 from the University of Besançon (France). His main interests include the effects of pesticides on the physiology of target and non-target organisms, the behavior, fate, and bioavailability of pesticide in ecosystems, ecotoxicology of pesticides and soil and water pollution by these compounds. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in various journals, having over 1,380 citations. He is president of the French Pesticide Reseach Group (Groupe Français des Pesticides - GFP).

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URVVC
University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Reims
France



Co-Editor:

M. Scholz (Biography
M. Scholz

Prof. (LU) Prof. (UoS) Prof. (UoJ, visiting) Dr Dr Miklas Scholz, cand Ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, DSc, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, VINNOVA Fellow, Marie Curie Senior Fellow, holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford (UoS, UK), is also a Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University (LU, Sweden) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (UoJ). He has published three books and 206 journal articles. Prof. Scholz has citations of more than 3978, resulting in an h-index of 31 and an i10-Index of 91.

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Department of Building and Environmental Technology
Lund University
Lund
Sweden


Associate Editor:

Sang-Don Lee (Biography
Sang-Don Lee

Dr. Sang-Don Lee obtained his Ph.D. degree (1993) in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Dr. Lee is currently Professor, in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. Previously, he has also worked as Visiting Professor at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (2013 to 2014) and as Visiting Professor at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan (2005 to 2006). Dr. Lee, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 580. Currently he serves as a President of Korean Environmental Impact Assessment Society until the end of 2019.

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Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
Ewha Womans University
Seoul
South Korea


Regional Editor:

Xiongwen Chen (Biography
Xiongwen Chen

Dr. Chen is an associate professor at Alabama A & M University (AAMU). He holds PhD in ecology. He has 25 years of experience in ecological research and 70 peer reviewed journal publications. He conducts research and teaches ecology related courses at AAMU.

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Department of Biology & Environmental Sciences
Alabama A&M University
Huntsville, AL
USA


Editorial Board Members:

S. Accoroni (Biography
S. Accoroni

Stefano Accoroni was born in Ancona (Italy; March 5th, 1984) where he received his M. Sc. in Marine Biology (110/110 cum laude) in 2009 and PhD in Marine Biology and Ecology at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) in 2013. His research activity concerns the ecology and taxonomy of toxic marine microalgae, with particular focus on the relationships with environmental parameters and associated algal communities, and on life cycle. He has published 28 scientific publications on different peer-reviewed journals (ISI Web of Science, h index: 12, citation index: 506, mean IF: 3.021,) and 35 contributed and invited presentation.

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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences
Marche Polytechnic University
Ancona
Italy

J. Barker (Biography
J. Barker

James Barker graduated from University of Manchester, UK with a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry and PhD in bioanalysis. He then became a Research Fellow at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Later, he returned to UK as Senior Lecturer at University of Greenwich and later Manager of an analytical company. Since 1999, he has been at Kingston University, UK as Reader in Analytical Science and as Associate Professor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. James' research interests lie in the development and validation of environmental analytical techniques, especially those based on Mass Spectrometry.

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School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry
Kingston University
Surrey
UK

F. Branca (Biography
F. Branca

Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Branca he was declared PhD Doctor on "Crop Productivity of growing plants" in 1991 and from 2010 he is associated professor of the Catania University. He have studied aspects related to diversification of vegetable production in terms of biology and adaptation, both in open field and in protected cultivation, of species widespread in other geographic regions, and of species neglected or underutilized, such as wild species utilized as food. He is actually chair and Italian representative of the Brassica Working Group and member of the Vegetable Network Group of the European Cooperative Program on Genetic Resources (EPCGR) managed by Bioversity International. From 2014 he is vice chair of the ISHS Section “Vegetables, Roots, Tubers, Edible Bulbs, Brassica, Asparagus”. He is author of about one hundred eighty papers related to the exploitation of the wild and cultivated germplasm utilized as vegetable, medicinal and aromatic plants, in view to qualify and to innovate their production chains.

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Department of Agricoltura
Universita degli Studi di Catania
Catania
Italy

N. Colihueque (Biography
N. Colihueque

Dr. Nelson Colihueque is Associate Professor of Genetics at Universidad de Los Lagos. He received his MSc in 1991 and his PhD in 2010 both from Universidad de Chile. He has published over 30 papers on a variety of topics including evolutionary cytogenetics, molecular biology, genetics, aquaculture, molecular systematics, zoology, biotechnology, morphology and biodiversity.

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Department of Biological Sciences and Biodiversity
University of Los Lagos
Osorno
Chile

O.J. Ebohon (Biography
O.J. Ebohon

Obas John Prof. Ebohon is a Professor in Sustainability and Environmental Law at London South Bank University. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of energy, sustainability, and development, built environment economics and finance, institutions and the process of construction industry development, impact of globalisation on built and natural environment discourse, management and efficiency drive in the construction and production processes, housing and urban development in developing countries, technology transfer, and construction multinationals. He has published widely and contributed papers to international conferences and seminars in these fields, especially concerning sub-Sahara Africa. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of several professional bodies.

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School of the Built Environment and Architecture
London South Bank University
London
UK

G. Kopij (Biography
G. Kopij

G. Kopij has obtained his M.Sc. in 1989 at Wroclaw University, Poland; Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa; and D.Sc. in 2007 at the University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. During the years 1993-1998 he was employed in the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa; 1998-2002 in the Department of Biology, National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho; 2002-2010 in the Department of Vertebrate Ecology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences. Since 2011, in the Department of Integrated Environmental Sciences at the University of Namibia, Ogongo, Namibia.

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Department of Integrated Environmental Science
University of Namibia
Ogongo
Namibia

X.J. Luo (Biography
X.J. Luo

Xiao-Jun Luo obtained a Ph.D. in Environment Science from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. At present he is Full Research Professor at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research currently focused on investigating (1) The analysis method, distribution, trends (Spatial and temporal) of persistent organic pollutant (POPs) in environment; (2) Bioaccumulation, biotransformation, and trophic transfer of POPs in both aquatic and terrestrial food webs; (3) Behavior and fate of POPs in the environment. His expertise is documented by more than 170 original publications, an H index of 50, and 7400 ISI citations.

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Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China

A. Ropiquet (Biography
A. Ropiquet

Dr. Anne Ropiquet obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2006 from the University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie), France; and, in 2016, she completed her Post-Graduate Certification in Higher Education (PG Cert HE) from Middlesex University, London, UK. Her research skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Bioinformatics, GIS analysis (QantumGIS, ArcGIS), Molecular Biology, Informatics, Cytogenetics and Morphometry. Since Sep 2016, she is performing the role of Senior Lecturer of Biology, in the Department of Natural Sciences, at Middlesex University, where she was appointed in Sep 2014 as Lecturer of Biology. Dr. Ropiquet, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals, having over 865 total citations.

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Department of Natural Sciences
Middlesex University
London
UK

S.O.S. Sojinu
Department of Chemistry
Federal University of Agriculture
Abeokuta
Nigeria

J.-T. Zhang (Biography
J.-T. Zhang

Dr. Jin-Tun Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree (1991) in Plant Ecology from the University of Wales, Bangor (present name: Bangor University), United Kingdom. He was a Professor and Director in Institute of Loess Plateau, Shanxi University from 1994 to 2002. Since 2003, he is a Professor in the College of Life Sciences at Beijing Normal University, China. His main research interests include Plant ecology, Vegetation ecology, Quantitative ecology, and Biodiversity. Dr. Zhang, as an author/co-author, has published more than 300 articles in various journals and several books.

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College of Life Sciences
Beijing Normal University
Beijing
China

P. Atanassova (Biography
P. Atanassova

Professor Pepa Atanassova, MD, PhD, Department of Anatomy, Histology and EmbryologyMedical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has nearly 25 years of experience in research in the field of: Adipose tissue of human and rat embryos, newborns and adults in vivo and in vitro - leptin and leptin receptor, NGF and receptor expression, hormonal influences, submaximal training and anabolic androgenic steroids, experimental study of adipose tissue used for lipofilling in plastic surgery. More than 100 publications in Bulgarian and international scientific journals with Impact Factor. Co-author of 2 international monographies, a text-book “Human Anatomy”. Guest-lecturer in ERASMUS programme in: Namur, Belgium; Bratislava, Slovakia; Edirne, Anthalia, Istambul,Turkey; Florence, Italy.

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Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
Plovdiv Medical University
Plovdiv
Bulgaria

E. Beever (Biography
E. Beever

Dr. Erik Beever received his B.S. in Biological Sciences at U.C. Davis, and Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at University of NV- Reno. Since 1994, his research has focused on three main topics: mechanisms of biological response to contemporary climate; disturbance ecology; and design and analysis of long-term monitoring in conservation areas. He has published over 75 articles in diverse scientific journals and in numerous disciplines of biology and performed field research on plants, soils, amphibians, birds, reptiles, fishes, and insects, and especially on mammals. He is a member of the IUCN Protected Areas Specialist Group, the IUCN Lagomorph Specialist Group, as well as The Wildlife Society, Society for Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, and Sigma Xi.

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Department of Ecology
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
USA

V. Bolzani (Biography
V. Bolzani

Dr. Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani is professor at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC) and São Paulo Academy of Science (ACIESP). She did her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of São Paulo in 1990 and a post-doctorate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPISU-USA). Since 2003, she is a member of the Biota-FAPESP Program Coordination. Currently, she is Director of the UNESP Technology Transfer Office (UNESP-AUIN). Her field of interest is plant science, and has been involved in the isolation, bioactivity and function of secondary metabolites and peptides from plants. She has published more than 203 articles, 5 book chapters and 7 patents.

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Department of Organic Chemistry
Sao Paulo State University
São Paulo
Brazil

F. Deniz (Biography
F. Deniz

Dr. Fatih Deniz obtained his Ph.D. degree in the field of environmental biotechnology, Department of biological sciences from the University of Kahramanmaras Sutuc Imam (Turkey). He is currently an associated professor and department chair at the department of environmental protection technologies at Harran University in Turkey. His research interest focuses mainly on the bioremediation technologies such as biosorption and bioaccumulation for the purification of water environments especially polluted with organic and inorganic substances like synthetic dyes and heavy metal ions. His publication includes numerous peer-reviewed articles in the international SCI/ SCI-E indexed journals and many congress papers in his field of specialization.

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Department of Environmental Protection Technologies
Harran University
Sanlıurfa
Turkey

N. Hassan (Biography
N. Hassan

Nasruddin Hassan is an associate professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, specializing in Operations Research, Management Mathematics and Multicriteria Decision Making. He received the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from Universiti Putra Malaysia, MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Western Michigan University USA, and BSc degree (High Honors) in Mathematics from Western Illinois University USA. His research interests also include decision making in fuzzy environments and numerical convergence. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and proceedings.

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School of Mathematical Sciences
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Selangor
Malaysia

B. Limmeechokchai (Biography
B. Limmeechokchai

Dr. Bundit Limmeechokchai obtained his M.Eng. degree (in Energy Technology) and D.Eng. degree (in Energy Economics and Planning) from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Dr. Limmeechokchai is currently Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering Program at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), and is actually associated with SIIT since 1996. As an author/coauthor, he has published more than 90 articles and 4 book chapters. His research areas include Energy technologies, Energy efficiency, Energy economics, planning and policy, modeling of energy and environment systems, Renewable energy, Low-carbon technologies, Demand-side management, integrated resource planning and CO2 mitigation.

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Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology
Thammasat University
Pathumthani
Thailand

J. Ni (Biography
J. Ni

Dr. Ni is Professor of Global Change Ecology. He has more than 20 years research of climate change impacts on vegetation pattern, net primary productivity and carbon cycle, vegetation science in karst landscape, and pollen-based past vegetation reconstruction. Previously, Dr. Ni served as associate and full professors at Institute of Botany and Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and research scientists at Max Plank Institute for Biogeochemistry, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Dr. Ni holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from East China Normal University, and has authored 170 papers and 4 books.

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College of Chemistry and Life Sciences
Zhejiang Normal University
Zhejiang Province
Jinhua
China

E. Slooten (Biography
E. Slooten

Dr. Elisabeth Slooten obtained her Ph.D. degree (1990) in Zoology from University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 2015, Dr. Slooten is a Professor in Zoology (Department of Zoology) at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Biodiversity, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Marine Biology, Reproductive Biology, Population Dynamics, etc. Dr. Slooten, as an author/co-author, has published more than 80 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 2,640.

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Department of Zoology
University of Otago
Dunedin
New Zealand

F. Tao (Biography
F. Tao

Dr. Fulu Tao obtained his Ph.D. degree (1999) in Ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences), Beijing, China. He is currently Research Professor, in the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His research interests mainly involve the following: (1) using crop models to understand the interactions between plant traits, physiological processes and environmental variables; (2) the risks of agricultural systems to climate change/variability; (3) designing climate robust and sustainable agricultural systems; (4) climate variability, land use change, social economic development and food security. Dr. Tao, as an author/co-author, has published over 150, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. more than 3,510.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research
Beijing
China

G.S. Keller (Biography
G.S. Keller

Dr. G.S. Keller, B.S. Alma College , M.A. The College of William and Mary and Ph.D. in Ecology with Conservation Biology Emphasis from The Pennsylvania State University, joined Gordon College in 2007 after teaching for five years at Eastern New Mexico University as an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology. The focus of his research is habitat use, productivity, and survivorship of different organisms, particularly as a result of human alteration of natural habitats. He focuses on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and foraging behavior to understand differences in habitat use at local and regional scales.

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Department of Biology
Gordon College
Barnesville, GA
USA


Associate Editorial Board Members:

X. Chen (Biography
X. Chen

Dr. Xiaoyong Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree (2002) in Plant Ecophysiology from Charles Darwin University, Australia. Since 2014, Dr. Chen is Full Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Governors State University (GSU), University Park, Illinois, USA, where he was initially appointed in 2006. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Soil Fertility, Soil Erosion, Water Science, Soil Carbon, Forest Hydrology, Biogeochemical Cycle, and Carbon sequestration. Dr. Chen, as an author/co-author, has published more than 30 articles in various journals.

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College of Arts and Sciences
Governors State University
University Parkway, IL
USA

W.S. De Araujo (Biography
W.S. De Araujo

Biologist and PhD in Ecology and Evolution in the Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil. Currently is professor in the Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Brazil. Has experience in Ecology, focusing on Biodiversity Conservation, Ecological Indicators, Community Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Gall-Inducing Insects and Ecological Networks.

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Department of General Biology
Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros
Montes Claros
Brazil

S. Sharma (Biography
S. Sharma

Dr. Sahadev Sharma obtained his Ph.D. degree (2012) in Marine and Environmental Sciences (Plant Ecophysiology) from University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Sharma is currently in the Research Faculty (Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management – College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources) at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas of forest ecology and management, mangrove ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, wetland ecology and biogeochemical cycle, ecological modelling, coastal water quality, environmental impact assessment, global change biology and climate change. Dr. Sharma, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals.

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Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES)
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

J. Wang (Biography
J. Wang

Jun-feng Wang obtained his Ph.D. in Environment Science and Engineering from Lanzhou University, China in 2008. At present he is Full Associate Research Professor at Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research currently focused on investigating (1) Ecological environment change and global warming in cold regions; (2) Soil and water pollution and ecological restoration in cold regions; (3) Sewage treatment and recycling. Dr. Jun-feng Wang, as an author/co-author has published more than 20 articles and obtained more than 15 patents for invention, having over 157 total citations.

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Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Gansu
China

Z. Ren (Biography
Z. Ren

Zongming Ren obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2008, and now he serves as a Professor at the Shandong Normal University, Ji‘nan, China. His research interests include risk assessment of aquatic environment, (Nano) materials in waste water treatment, Health risk assessment of regional water quality, behavior responses of aquatic organisms in different environmental stresses, intrinsic mechanisms of behavioral responses, physiology, and ecotoxicology.

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Institute of Environment and Ecology
Shandong Normal University
Ji’nan
China

N. El-Gendy (Biography
N. El-Gendy

Dr. Nour Shafik El-Gendy is a Professor in the field of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology. She is currently acting and was Former vice Head of Process Design & Development Department and also Former Head Manager of Petroleum Biotechnology Lab at the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. She has published four chapters, four books and 108 research papers, and also supervised 27 MSc and PhD thesis.

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Petroleum Biotechnology Lab
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
Cairo
Egypt

H. Vatandoost (Biography
H. Vatandoost

Professor Vatandoost is professor at the School of Public Health & National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has worked in the university for the past 24 years and is involved in research in Medicine and Pharmacology. He has served as a WHO advisor in different parts of the world. He is President of the Iranian Scientific Society of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. To date, he has presented a total of 162 articles at international meetings. Total published papers=300, Scopus citation: 194 papers cited in ISI and PUBMED, Worldwide citation=2442 H-INDEX=27, Google scholars: 300 papers, worldwide citation=4128, H-INDEX=34

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School of Public Health
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran












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