Mar 27, 2020Open AccessArticle
The complex structure of the abiotic factors in the Lesser Antilles leads to singular vegetation ranging from the dry to the humid. Geomorphology by means of the wide variety of topographic facets is the determining parameter which leads to gradients of mesological factors. Among the latter, both on the windward and leeward facades, the precipitation is distinguished by bioclimatic staging associated with plant stagings which consist of a mosaic of phytocenoses of variable sizes, ages, floristic...
Mar 25, 2020Open AccessArticle
The energy resources diversification has been increased with the energy crisis, in particular, the renewable energies and optimal management have become essential in the context of sustainable development. The conventional auto-thermal gasification processes burn part of the carbonaceous compound in order to supply the energy necessary to enhance gasification reactions. This energy could be provided as well by a nuclear reactor of IV generation. The nuclear heat is transferred from the VHTR to a...
Aug 20, 2019Open AccessArticle
Reforestation management goes through the knowledge of the tired out evolution after a forestry rest. The aim of this study was to assess biodi-versity concerning Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels and its undergrowth, and then quantify sequestered carbon stocks to appreciate the impact of reforestation on forest recovery and the enhancement of carbon stocks. The study was conducted at Bilala artificial forest in southeastern Re
Jul 10, 2019Open AccessArticle
This study analyzed influence of land cover changes and climatic variability from 1973 to 2000 on discharge regime of Njoro River Catchment in Kenya. Analysis focused on hydro-meteorological data of 1977-1984 (Period I) and 1992-2000 (Period II), which are the periods found with available data and Landsat imageries for the same periods. Results show a downward trend of annual discharge that corresponded to increased deforestation.
Jan 25, 2019Open AccessArticle
The cultivation of species in urban areas for landscaping or consumption has increased in cities surrounded by Cerrado, putting in risk the local flora. Thus, the objective of this paper was to describe seed germination and seedling emergence of five urban cultivated species of Melastomataceae and Bombacoideae and compare them with Cerrado native species to evaluate if they offer any risk to local vegetation. The seeds were collec
Oct 29, 2018Open AccessArticle
The data on receipt of photo synthetically active radiation (FAR) on the soil surface and the coefficient of its use over the years and periods of the year de-pending on the hydrothermal conditions and dynamics of harmful salts in the soil are given. The items of the changes in the species composition of phytoce-noses depending on the environmental factors are considered.
Oct 24, 2018Open AccessArticle
This work discusses how to implement wetland restoration/creation from the viewpoint that wetland aquatic plants are divided into four life forms: emergent, submergent, floating and floating leaf plants. Caohai Lake and Baiyun Lake were selected to discuss the difference of the species richness changes during the creation/restoration process. Baiyun Lake and eight surrounding wetlands have been selected to discuss how the species
Apr 08, 2018Open AccessArticle
In this study, we describe the development of
microbial inoculants for the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils
through the enrichment of hydrocarbonoclastic populations in
municipal solid waste compost (MSWC). Respirometric analyses were performed
along with quantification of total heterotrophic bacteria and ester-linked
fatty acid methyl ester (EL-FAME) profiling of the microbial communities o
Mar 15, 2018Open AccessArticle
In silico analysis can be useful to infer about the
horizontal gene transfer (HGT) as well as to deduce about the evolutionary
relations of catabolic genes. In this study, we performed the analysis of two
housekeeping genes (fabD and rpoD) and two catabolic gene
Feb 27, 2018Open AccessArticle
Sustainability of Kigelia africana species passes
throughout their conservation. Protected area is recognised as the granary of
species populations. Kigelia africana