ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental management
1. Effects of the land use change on ecosystem service value

J. Zhou; L. Sun; S.Y. Zang; K. Wang; J.Y. Zhao; Z.X. Li; X.M. Liu; X.R. Liu

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 121-130


  The impacts of land utilization change on the ecosystem service values in Daqing during 1995 to 2015 were analyzed based on unit area ecosystem service value of Chinese territorial ecosystem from Mr. Xie Gaodi and ecosystem service value calculation formula from Costanza. Results showed that the ecosystem ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental monitoring and statement
2. Using ecological niche modeling to determine avian richness hotspots

R. Mirzaei; M.R. Hemami; A. Esmaili Sari; H.R. Rezaei; A.T. Peterson

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 131-142


  Understanding distributions of wildlife species is a key step towards identifying biodiversity hotspots and designing effective conservation strategies. In this paper, the spatial pattern of diversity of birds in Golestan Province, Iran was estimated. Ecological niche modeling was used to determine distributions ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Solid waste management
3. Households willingness to pay for improved solid waste management

S. Akhtar; A.S. Ahmad; M.I. Qureshi; S. Shahraz

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 143-152


  Waste is a byproduct of human life. Nowadays, municipal solid waste is being produced in excessive amounts and in this way, both developing and developed countries are facing challenges regarding generation of waste. Economic development, urbanization and improved living standards in cities have contributed ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental microbiology
4. Bacterial diversity determination using culture-dependent and culture-independent methods

M. Ghiasian; A. Akhavan Sepahy; M.A. Amoozegar; S. Saadatmand; M. Shavandi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 153-164


  Mud volcanoes are taken into consideration by geologists and oil industry experts have given their association with oil and gas reserves and methane greenhouse gas production in hydrosphere and atmosphere. Gomishan mud volcano phenomenon in the southeastern edge of the Caspian Sea, given its oil and ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
5. Biomarker response of climate change-induced ocean acidification and hypercapnia studies on brachyurian crab Portunus pelagicus

R. Jeeva Priya; M. Anand; M. Maruthupandy; A. Hameedha Beevi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 165-176


  A laboratory level microcosm analysis of the impacts of ocean acidification on the environmental stress biomarkers in Portunus pelagicus (Linneaus 1758)exposed to a series of pH regimes expected in the year 2100 (pH 7.5 and 7.0) and leakage from a sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage site (pH 6.5 - 5.5) ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Environmental engineering
6. Polluting potential of post-Fenton products in landfill leachate treatment

M.R. Sabour; A. Amiri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 177-186


  Fenton process, as one of the most conventional advanced oxidation processes, is widely used in the treatment of specific wastewaters, especially landfill leachate. In current study, the main target was to evaluate some neglected aspects of Fenton process in operational applications. Thus, three novel ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Marine and coastal environmental pollution and management
7. Role of estuarine natural flocculation process in removal of Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn

S. Hassani; A.R. Karbassi; M. Ardestani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 187-196


  The flocculation of dissolved heavy metals is a process which has an important effect on decreasing the concentration of the colloidal elements during estuarine mixing of river water and sea or ocean water. During this important process, a large amount of colloidal elements change into particles in ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Soil pollution and remediation
8. Application of wastewater with high organic load for saline-sodic soil reclamation focusing on soil purification ability

M.A. Kameli; M. Chorom; N. Jaafarzadeh; H. Janadeleh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 197-206


  Fresh water source scarcity in arid and semiarid area is limitation factor for saline-sodic soil reclamation. The reusing of agricultural drainage and industrial wastewater are preferred strategies for combating with this concern. The objective of current study was evaluation in application of industrial ...  Read More

CASE STUDY Environmental management
9. Strategic management in urban environment using SWOT and QSPM model

M. Pazouki; S.A. Jozi; Y.A. Ziari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 207-216


  Sustainable urban development is a new concept of fundamental environmental metropolitan management that not only creates the demand for changing the concepts of economic development, but also affects social development. The current study  provides  a conceptual model of a sustainable environment ...  Read More

REVIEW PAPER Energy and environment
10. Investigation of optimal condition for Chlorella vulgaris microalgae growth

S. Daliry; A. Hallajsani; J. Mohammadi Roshandeh; H. Nouri; A. Golzary

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 217-230


  Due to its abundance and also flexibility of cultivation conditions, Chlorella vulgaris microalgae is one of the most ideal options available in order to production of microalgae based biodiesel. Since vulgaris cultivation for fuel production needs economic considerations to be taken, and in first place ...  Read More