Short Communication
Long-term Impact of Five Major Oil Spills in US Waters on Ocean and River Ecosystems and Phytoplankton Communities

Jennifer Zheng

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 1-5

  The article delves into the overlooked long-term repercussions of oil spills on water ecosystems, particularly focusing on microbial communities and environmental recovery post-disasters. Highlighting five major US oil spills, it unveils how crude oil's enduring effects persist well beyond initial cleanup, ...  Read More

Review Paper
Navigating the landscape of data-driven smart ecological urbanism: Insights, challenges, and prospects for sustainable urban development

Pankoz Chandra Roy; Arifin Sultana; Md. Yeakub Ali

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 6-19

  This study examines the concept of data-driven smart ecological urbanism, which aims to promote sustainable and environmentally conscious urban growth through the use of data-driven technology. The authors offer a thorough review of the current literature on the topic, particularly highlighting the advantages ...  Read More

Geospatial data analytics for equitable forest resource management

Mayra Ivelisse Rodriguez Gonzalez; Kevin Gabriel Torres Garrido

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 20-27

  Geospatial data analytics is an essential tool in the toolbox of contemporary forest engineering and natural resource management. Beyond its application in estimating wood and fiber production, geospatial data analytics also proves indispensable in conservation planning. By leveraging a myriad of geospatial ...  Read More

Assessment of some Heavy Metals in Soil Samples Around Identified Metal Workshops in Otun-Ekiti, Nigeria

Oketayo Oyedele Oyebamiji; Suaib Olaniyan; Peter Opeyemi Idowu; Oluwatosin Ojo; Joel Oladepo

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 28-39

  This study investigated the concentrations of ten heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, and As) in soil samples from goldsmith workshops in Otun-Ekiti, Nigeria, using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS). Control samples were also collected outside the workshops for comparison. The ...  Read More

Assessment of Water Governance Practices in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia: Transparency, Accountability and Participation

Endalew Jibat Gemede; Feyera Senbeta; Tesfaye Zeleke; Fitsum Hagos

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 40-51

  Water governance embraces value-related principles such as public participation, accountability, integrity, and transparency. This study aimed to assess whether water governance practices in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia address transparency, accountability, and participation in irrigation water ...  Read More

Evaluating semi-arid lake water quality. A synergy of water quality indices, multivariate statistics and geospatial technology

Shantha Kumar Dhanush; Mahadeva M Murthy; Ayyappa Sathish; Rinku Verma

Volume 4, Issue 2 , January 2024, Pages 52-70

  A study was conducted on Gubbi Lake to investigate the water quality using water quality indices (WQI), multivariate statistical technique and geospatial technology. 20 lake water samples were collected during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons for examining physicochemical parameters. The results ...  Read More