ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
1. Isolation and partial characterization of a new strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae capable of high 1,3 propanediol production from glycerol

B. Sen; A.P. Dabir; V.B. Lanjekar; D.R. Ranade

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 99-108

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.001

Abstract
  Glycerol is a promising feedstock for microbial cultivation and production of 1,3 propanediol (1,3 PDO). Here we report a newly isolated bacterial strain BA11 from soil, capable of fermenting glycerol to 1,3 PDO, and has been identified to be a strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Strain BA11 was fast growing ...  Read More

CASE STUDY
2. Environmental qualitative assessment of rivers sediments

A.R. Karbassi; M. Pazoki

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 109-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.002

Abstract
  In this study, the concentrations of heavy metals (Ca, Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni) in thesediment of Shavoor River in Khuzestan Province in Iran has been investigated. After the library studies and field studies, six samples of water and sediment were taken from the river in order to evaluate heavy metal pollution ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
3. Particulate matter effect on biometric and biochemical attributes of fruiting plants

U. Younis; T.Z. Bokhari; S.A. Malik; M.H. Raza Shah; M. Athar; S. Niaz

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 117-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.003

Abstract
  Dust accumulation capacity of Ficus carica L. and Psidium guajava L. was investigated from eight different sites of Multan, Pakistan.  Leaves of both plants were used for analyzing biometric (leaf area, fresh and dry weights) and biochemical attributes (chlorophyll contents, carotenoids and ascorbic ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
4. Disaster risk assessment pattern in higher education centers

M. Omidvari; J. Nouri; M. Mapar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 125-136

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.004

Abstract
  Disasters are one of the most important challenges which must be considered by every management system. Higher education centers have high disaster risk because of their risk factors (existence of historical and scientific documents and resources and expensive laboratory equipment in these centers emphasizes ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
5. Plankton diversity and aquatic ecology of a freshwater lake (L3) at Bharti Island, Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica

Pawan K. Bharti; U.K. Niyogi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 137-144

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.005

Abstract
  The Larsemann Hills range is an ice-free oasis on the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica, which includes Bharti Island, Fisher Island, McLeod Island, Broknes Peninsula, Stornes Peninsula, and several other islands, promontories, and nunataks. The Larsemann Hills is an ...  Read More

SHORT COMMUNICATION
6. Aboveground to root biomass ratios in pea and vetch after treatment with organic fertilizer

V. Vasileva

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 145-148

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.006

Abstract
  Some growth parameters of pea (cv. Pleven 4) and vetch (cv. Obrazets 666) after treatment with organic fertilizer were studied in a field trial carried out at the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria. Humustim as organic fertilizer was applied through presowing treatment of seeds, treatment during ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER
7. Removal of ammonium ions from wastewater: A short review in development of efficient methods

V.K. Gupta; H. Sadegh; M. Yari; R. Shahryari Ghoshekandi; B. Maazinejad; M. Chahardori

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 149-158

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.007

Abstract
  Ammonium ions wastewater pollution has become one of the most serious environmental problems today. The treatment of ammonium ions is a special concern due to their recalcitrance and persistence in the environment. In recent years, various methods for ammonium ion removal from wastewater have been extensively ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER
8. Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities: A review of the literature

T. Yigitcanlar; D. Dizdaroglu

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 159-188

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.02.008

Abstract
  Rapid urbanization has brought environmentally, socially, and economically great challenges to cities and societies. To build a sustainable city, these challenges need to be faced efficiently and successfully. This paper focuses on the environmental issues and investigates the ecological approaches for ...  Read More