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Recent Watershed Ecology and the Environment Articles

Recently published articles from Watershed Ecology and the Environment.

Development of a pH-paralleling approach of quantifying six-category pharmaceuticals in surface water using SPE-HPLC-MS/MS

Available online 18 January 2021
Bing Hong | Shen Yu | Min Zhou | Juan Li | Jing Ding | Yong Niu

•A SPE-HPLC-MS/MS method for simultaneous analysis of six-category pharmaceuticals.•Two water portions were adjusted to pH 3 and 9 but both spiked with 0.2 g Na2EDTA.•Quantified 94 compounds of 6 categories...

Interaction of spatial sulfur patterns between urban air and woody species of the Pearl River Delta, southern China

2020
Nancai Pei | Yingfang Zhu | Xin Shi | Bing Sun | Juyang Liao | Yan Liu | Feifan Li

Sulfur (S) uptakes by woody plants might indicate the presence of urban air pollution in the form of sulfur dioxide (SO2), which is one of the most important pollutants worldwide. The present study...

Resilience and sustainable development goals based social-ecological indicators and assessment of coastal urban areas ——A case study of Dapeng New District, Shenzhen, China

2020
Jingjing Liang | Yangfan Li

The coastal area, with its fragile environment and the characteristics of both marine and terrestrial, is getting increasing attention globally, highlighting a critical need to form a systematic management...

Heavy metal concentration in irrigation water, soil and dietary risk assessment of Amaranthus viridis grown in peri-urban areas in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

2020
Georgette N. Ngweme | Emmanuel K. Atibu | Dhafer Mohammed M. Al Salah | Paola M. Muanamoki | Guillaume M. Kiyombo | Crispin K. Mulaji | Jean-Paul Otamonga | John W. Poté

The urban agriculture in developing countries plays a huge important socioeconomic role in confronting the challenge of eradicating hunger, improving food security and the social daily life of the population....

A critical review on various trophic transfer routes of microplastics in the context of the Indian coastal ecosystem

2020
Nagarajan Vikas Madhav | Kannappan Panchamoorthy Gopinath | Aakriti Krishnan | Neha Rajendran | Abhishek Krishnan

Microplastics irrespective of their myriad sources eventually are discharged into the world's oceans, posing a serious threat to marine life. Evidence has shown the increasing threat posed by accumulation...

Exploring the influence of hydrology on the threshold phosphorus-loading rate in shallow lakes

2019
William F. Kenney | Matthew N. Waters

The Alternative Stable States Model describes the two contrasting conditions of shallow lakes that occur in response to external phosphorus (P) loading: 1) a clear-water, macrophyte-dominated state...

Using biochar to purify runoff in road verges of urbanised watersheds: A large-scale field lysimeter study

2019
K. Kuoppamäki | M. Hagner | M. Valtanen | H. Setälä

Urban runoff from traffic areas is a major source of pollution that degrades the quality of adjacent surface waters. Green infrastructure provided by the substantial amount of roadside land at urban...

Assessing alteration of leaf litter breakdown rate influenced by dam operation in Nakatsugawa River and Arakawa River, Central Japan

2019
Allan Sriratana Tabucanon | Wenchao Xue | Takeshi Fujino

The process of leaf litter breakdown is essential as a main energy source for aquatic life in stream ecosystems. This process is complicated due to the interaction among the stream's physical, chemical,...

Copper, zinc, manganese, cadmium and chromium in crabs from the mangrove wetlands in Qi'ao Island, South China: Levels, bioaccumulation and dietary exposure

2019
Zaiwang Zhang | Zhanqiang Fang | Jialiang Li | Tao Sui | Lang Lin | Xiangrong Xu

Mangrove wetlands are under increasing pollution pressure from human activities due to rapid industrialization and urbanization of coastal regions. Many pollutants such as heavy metals may be accumulated...

Resilience of coastal communities to climate change in Bangladesh: Research gaps and future directions

2019
Muhammad Ziaul Hoque | Shenghui Cui | Xu Lilai | Imranul Islam | Ghaffar Ali | Jianxiong Tang

The assessment of resilience for people, places, and systems to climate-change hazards is essential for understanding how to reduce disaster risks. Globally, a number of resilience assessment methodologies...

Integrated water resources management for an inland river basin in China

2019
Pankaj Kumar | Wei Liu | Xi Chu | Yue Zhang | Zhihui Li

There is a crucial need to achieve a more sustainable management of the world's water resources with serious water scarcity and water pollution. The trans-basin movement of water faces major environmental...

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