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Retraction: Heavy metal removal from MSS fly ash by thermal and chlorination treatments


Jingyong Liu, Jiacong Chen, Limao Huang



Evaluation of hyperspectral LiDAR for monitoring rice leaf nitrogen by comparison with multispectral LiDAR and passive spectrometer


Jia Sun, Shuo Shi, Wei Gong et al.


Fast and nondestructive assessment of leaf nitrogen concentration (LNC) is critical for crop growth diagnosis and nitrogen management guidance. In the last decade, multispectral …


Economic Development and Forest Cover: Evidence from Satellite Data


Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Olha Danylo, Steffen Fritz et al.


Ongoing deforestation is a pressing, global environmental issue with direct impacts on climate change, carbon emissions, and biodiversity. There is an intuitive link between …


Dual sources of water overprinting on the low zircon δ18O metamorphic country rocks: Disequilibrium constrained through inverse modelling of partial reequilibration


Chun-Sheng Wei, Zi-Fu Zhao


Since water is only composed of oxygen and hydrogen, δ18O and δ2H values are thus utilized to trace the origin of water(s) and quantify the water-rock interactions. While …


Geological support for the Umbrella Effect as a link between geomagnetic field and climate


Ikuko Kitaba, Masayuki Hyodo, Takeshi Nakagawa et al.


The weakening of the geomagnetic field causes an increase in galactic cosmic ray (GCR) flux. Some researchers argue that enhanced GCR flux might lead to a climatic cooling by …


Advances and Environmental Conditions of Spring Migration Phenology of American White Pelicans


D. Tommy King, Guiming Wang, Zhiqiang Yang et al.


Spring migration phenology of birds has advanced under warming climate. Migration timing of short-distance migrants is believed to be responsive to environmental changes …


Multi-response optimization of Artemia hatching process using split-split-plot design based response surface methodology


V. V. Arun, Neelam Saharan, V. Ramasubramanian et al.


A novel method, BBD-SSPD is proposed by the combination of Box-Behnken Design (BBD) and Split-Split Plot Design (SSPD) which would ensure minimum number of experimental runs, …


A Comprehensive Numerical Model for Simulating Fluid Transport in Nanopores


Yuan Zhang, Wei Yu, Kamy Sepehrnoori et al.


Since a large amount of nanopores exist in tight oil reservoirs, fluid transport in nanopores is complex due to large capillary pressure. Recent studies only focus on the effect …


Population expansions dominate demographic histories of endemic and widespread Pacific reef fishes


Erwan Delrieu-Trottin, Stefano Mona, Jeffrey Maynard et al.


Despite the unique nature of endemic species, their origin and population history remain poorly studied. We investigated the population history of 28 coral reef fish species, …


Lessons from temporal and spatial patterns in global use of N and P fertilizer on cropland


A. F. Bouwman, A. H. W. Beusen, L. Lassaletta et al.


In recent decades farmers in high-income countries and China and India have built up a large reserve of residual soil P in cropland. This reserve can now be used by crops, and in …


Spectral responses of gravel beaches to tidal signals


Xiaolong Geng, Michel C. Boufadel


Tides have been recognized as a major driving forcing affecting coastal aquifer system, and deterministic modeling has been very effective in elucidating mechanisms caused by …


Stress barriers controlling lateral migration of magma revealed by seismic tomography


J. Martí, A. Villaseñor, A. Geyer et al.


Understanding how monogenetic volcanic systems work requires full comprehension of the local and regional stresses that govern magma migration inside them and why/how they seem …


Diamond formation in the deep lower mantle: a high-pressure reaction of MgCO3 and SiO2


Fumiya Maeda, Eiji Ohtani, Seiji Kamada et al.


Diamond is an evidence for carbon existing in the deep Earth. Some diamonds are considered to have originated at various depth ranges from the mantle transition zone to the lower …


A New Insight of Graphene oxide-Fe(III) Complex Photochemical Behaviors under Visible Light Irradiation


Renlan Liu, Xiaoying Zhu, Baoliang Chen


Graphene oxide (GO) contains not only aromatic carbon lattice but also carboxyl groups which enhanced the aqueous solubility of GO. To study the transformation of GO nanosheets …


Continental drift and plateau uplift control origination and evolution of Asian and Australian monsoons


Xiaodong Liu, Buwen Dong, Zhi-Yong Yin et al.


Evolutions of Asian and Australian monsoons have important significance for understanding the past global change but are still a controversial subject. Here, we explore …


Atmospheric footprint of the recent warming slowdown


Bo Liu, Tianjun Zhou


Growing body of literature has developed to detect the role of ocean heat uptake and transport in the recent warming slowdown between 1998–2013; however, the atmospheric …


Temperature shapes coral-algal symbiosis in the South China Sea


Haoya Tong, Lin Cai, Guowei Zhou et al.


With the increase in sea surface temperature (SST), scleractinian corals are exposed to bleaching threats but may possess certain flexibilities in terms of their associations …


Bleaching drives collapse in reef carbonate budgets and reef growth potential on southern Maldives reefs


C. T. Perry, K. M. Morgan


Sea-surface temperature (SST) warming events, which are projected to increase in frequency and intensity with climate change, represent major threats to coral reefs. How these …


The short-term effects of air pollutants on respiratory disease mortality in Wuhan, China: comparison of time-series and case-crossover analyses


Meng Ren, Na Li, Zhan Wang et al.


Few studies have compared different methods when exploring the short-term effects of air pollutants on respiratory disease mortality in Wuhan, China. This study assesses the …


In vitro gastrointestinal digestion promotes the protective effect of blackberry extract against acrylamide-induced oxidative stress


Wei Chen, Hongming Su, Yang Xu et al.


Acrylamide (AA)-induced toxicity has been associated with accumulation of excessive reactive oxygen species. The present study was therefore undertaken to investigate the …


Flood dynamics in urbanised landscapes: 100 years of climate and humans’ interaction


G. Sofia, G. Roder, G. Dalla Fontana et al.


Raising interest in the interaction between humans and climate drivers to understand the past and current development of floods in urbanised landscapes is of great importance. …


Corrigendum: Integration and Typologies of Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study from Australian Wheat Sheep Zones


Jianjun Huai



Modulation of snow reflectance and snowmelt from Central Asian glaciers by anthropogenic black carbon


Julia Schmale, Mark Flanner, Shichang Kang et al.


Deposited mineral dust and black carbon are known to reduce the albedo of snow and enhance melt. Here we estimate the contribution of anthropogenic black carbon (BC) to snowmelt …


Species-dependent variation in sensitivity of Microcystis species to copper sulfate: implication in algal toxicity of copper and controls of blooms


Haiming Wu, Gaojie Wei, Xiao Tan et al.


Copper sulfate is a frequently used reagent for Microcystis blooms control but almost all the previous works have used Microcystis aeruginosa as the target organism to determine …


Local geology controlled the feasibility of vitrifying Iron Age buildings


Fabian B. Wadsworth, Michael J. Heap, David E. Damby et al.


During European prehistory, hilltop enclosures made from polydisperse particle-and-block stone walling were exposed to temperatures sufficient to partially melt the constituent …


Tempo of magma degassing and the genesis of porphyry copper deposits


Cyril Chelle-Michou, Bertrand Rottier, Luca Caricchi et al.


Porphyry deposits are copper-rich orebodies formed by precipitation of metal sulphides from hydrothermal fluids released from magmatic intrusions that cooled at depth within the …


Corrigendum: Contrasting effects of nitrogen and phosphorus addition on soil respiration in an alpine grassland on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau


Fei Ren, Xiaoxia Yang, Huakun Zhou et al.



Integrated crop management practices for maximizing grain yield of double-season rice crop


Depeng Wang, Jianliang Huang, Lixiao Nie et al.


Information on maximum grain yield and its attributes are limited for double-season rice crop grown under the subtropical environment. This study was conducted to examine key …


Spatiotemporal Pattern of PM2.5 Concentrations in Mainland China and Analysis of Its Influencing Factors using Geographically Weighted Regression


Jieqiong Luo, Peijun Du, Alim Samat et al.


Based on annual average PM2.5 gridded dataset, this study first analyzed the spatiotemporal pattern of PM2.5 across Mainland China during 1998–2012. Then facilitated with …


The Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Methyl Salicylate and Menthol Positively affect Growth and Pathogenicity of Entomopathogenic Fungi


Yongwen Lin, Muhammad Qasim, Mubasher Hussain et al.


Some herbivore-induced-plant volatiles (HIPVs) compounds are vital for the functioning of an ecosystem, by triggering multi-trophic interactions for natural enemies, plants and …


Lethal/sublethal responses of Daphnia magna to acute norfloxacin contamination and changes in phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions induced by this antibiotic


Ying Pan, Shi-wei Yan, Ruo-zhu Li et al.


Although the well-known antibiotic norfloxacin (NOR) is recognized as an important environmental pollutant, little is known about its impacts on ecological processes, …


Erratum: Condensed-matter equation of states covering a wide region of pressure studied experimentally


Elijah E. Gordon, Jürgen Köhler, Myung-Hwan Whangbo



Matrix Metallopeptidase-2 Gene rs2287074 Polymorphism is Associated with Brick Tea Skeletal Fluorosis in Tibetans and Kazaks, China


Junrui Pei, Bingyun Li, Yang Liu et al.


Brick tea skeletal fluorosis is still a public health issue in the north-western area of China. However its pathogenesis remains unknown. Our previous study reveals that the …


Endurance and Cycle-to-cycle Uniformity Improvement in Tri-Layered CeO2/Ti/CeO2 Resistive Switching Devices by Changing Top Electrode Material


Anwar Manzoor Rana, Tahira Akbar, Muhammad Ismail et al.


Resistance switching characteristics of CeO2/Ti/CeO2 tri-layered films sandwiched between Pt bottom electrode and two different top electrodes (Ti and TaN) with different work …


Extreme weather caused by concurrent cyclone, front and thunderstorm occurrences


Andrew J. Dowdy, Jennifer L. Catto


Phenomena such as cyclones, fronts and thunderstorms can cause extreme weather in various regions throughout the world. Although these phenomena have been examined in numerous …


Sex- and age-dependent patterns of survival and breeding success in a long-lived endangered avian scavenger


Ana Sanz-Aguilar, Ainara Cortés-Avizanda, David Serrano et al.


In long-lived species, the age-, stage- and/or sex-dependent patterns of survival and reproduction determine the evolution of life history strategies, the shape of the …


Influences of calcium silicate on chemical forms and subcellular distribution of cadmium in Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.


Huanping Lu, Zhian Li, Jingtao Wu et al.


A pot experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of calcium silicate (CS) on the subcellular distribution and chemical forms of cadmium (Cd) in grain amaranths (


Microscopic Evolution of Laboratory Volcanic Hybrid Earthquakes


H. O. Ghaffari, W. A. Griffith, P. M. Benson


Characterizing the interaction between fluids and microscopic defects is one of the long-standing challenges in understanding a broad range of cracking processes, in part because …


Heat-Related Hospitalizations in Older Adults: An Amplified Effect of the First Seasonal Heatwave


Alexander Liss, Ruiruo Wu, Kenneth Kwan Ho Chui et al.


Older adults are highly vulnerable to the detriment of extreme weather. The rapid non-linear increase in heat-related morbidity is difficult to quantify, hindering the …


Bacterial community composition in costal dunes of the Mediterranean along a gradient from the sea shore to the inland


Haggai Wasserstrom, Susanne Kublik, Rachel Wasserstrom et al.


Sand dunes are unique ecosystems with distinct features which limited the accumulation of biomass. The distance from seashore affects both the physical properties of the sand …


Traces of an ancient immune system – how an injured arthropod survived 465 million years ago


Brigitte Schoenemann, Euan N. K. Clarkson, Magne Høyberget


This report of a severely injured trilobite from the Middle Ordovician (~465 Ma) accords with a number of similar observations of healed lesions observed in trilobites. The …


Long-term MODIS observations of cyanobacterial dynamics in Lake Taihu: Responses to nutrient enrichment and meteorological factors


Kun Shi, Yunlin Zhang, Yongqiang Zhou et al.


We developed and validated an empirical model for estimating chlorophyll a concentrations (Chla) in Lake Taihu to generate a long-term Chla and algal bloom area time series from …


Nitrogen loss by anaerobic ammonium oxidation in unconfined aquifer soils


Shanyun Wang, Dirk Radny, Shuangbing Huang et al.


Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is recognized as an important process for nitrogen cycling, yet little is known about its role in the subsurface biosphere. In this study, …


Prevalence of feral swine disturbance at important archaeological sites over a large landscape in Florida


Richard M. Engeman, Joseph S. Meyer, John B. Allen


Feral swine are globally known as one of the most destructive invasive vertebrates, damaging native habitats, native plants and animals, agriculture, infrastructure, spreading …


A comparative analysis of three vector-borne diseases across Australia using seasonal and meteorological models


Margaret D. Stratton, Hanna Y. Ehrlich, Siobhan M. Mor et al.


Ross River virus (RRV), Barmah Forest virus (BFV), and dengue are three common mosquito-borne diseases in Australia that display notable seasonal patterns. Although all three …


Photo-reduced Cu/CuO nanoclusters on TiO2 nanotube arrays as highly efficient and reusable catalyst


Zhao Jin, Chang Liu, Kun Qi et al.


Non-noble metal nanoparticles are becoming more and more important in catalysis recently. Cu/CuO nanoclusters on highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays are successfully developed by …


Diel-scale temporal dynamics recorded for bacterial groups in Namib Desert soil


Eoin Gunnigle, Aline Frossard, Jean-Baptiste Ramond et al.


Microbes in hot desert soil partake in core ecosystem processes e.g., biogeochemical cycling of carbon. Nevertheless, there is still a fundamental lack of insights regarding …

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