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Magma plumbing system and seismicity of an active mid-ocean ridge volcano


Florian Schmid, Vera Schlindwein, Ivan Koulakov et al.


At mid-ocean ridges volcanism generally decreases with spreading rate but surprisingly massive volcanic centres occur at the slowest spreading ridges. These volcanoes can host …


Horizontal sliding of kilometre-scale hot spring area during the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake


Takeshi Tsuji, Jun’ichiro Ishibashi, Kazuya Ishitsuka et al.


We report horizontal sliding of the kilometre-scale geologic block under the Aso hot springs (Uchinomaki area) caused by vibrations from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake (Mw 7.0). …


Water use efficiency in a primary subtropical evergreen forest in Southwest China


Qing-Hai Song, Xue-Hai Fei, Yi-Ping Zhang et al.


We calculated water use efficiency (WUE) using measures of gross primary production (GPP) and evapotranspiration (ET) from five years of continuous eddy covariance measurements …


Ultrasmall Fe2O3 nanoparticles/MoS2 nanosheets composite as high-performance anode material for lithium ion batteries


Bin Qu, Yue Sun, Lianlian Liu et al.


Coupling ultrasmall Fe2O3 particles (~4.0 nm) with the MoS2 nanosheets is achieved by a facile method for high-performance anode material for Li-ion battery. MoS2 nanosheets in …


Super-hydrophobic Silver-Doped TiO2 @ Polycarbonate Coatings Created on Various Material Substrates with Visible-Light Photocatalysis for Self-Cleaning Contaminant Degradation


Zhengjian Li, Zongzhao Sun, Zhiqiang Duan et al.


In the present work, a facile and efficient fabrication method has been developed for creating super-hydrophobic coatings of silver-doped TiO2@polycarbonate (TiO2 (Ag)@PC) on the …


The interaction between the proliferating macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis and the coral Astroides calycularis induces changes in microbiome and metabolomic fingerprints


Stéphane Greff, Tânia Aires, Ester A. Serrão et al.


Mediterranean Sea ecosystems are considered as hotspots of biological introductions, exposed to possible negative effects of non–indigenous species. In such temperate marine …


Decline causes of Koalas in South East Queensland, Australia: a 17-year retrospective study of mortality and morbidity


Viviana Gonzalez-Astudillo, Rachel Allavena, Allan McKinnon et al.


Koala populations are in catastrophic decline in certain eastern Australian regions. Spanning from 1997–2013, a database derived from wildlife hospitals in southeast Queensland …


Performance, kinetic, and biodegradation pathway evaluation of anaerobic fixed film fixed bed reactor in removing phthalic acid esters from wastewater


Ehsan Ahmadi, Samira Yousefzadeh, Mohsen Ansari et al.


Emerging and hazardous environmental pollutants like phthalic acid esters (PAEs) are one of the recent concerns worldwide. PAEs are considered to have diverse endocrine …


Soil wettability can be explained by the chemical composition of particle interfaces - An XPS study


Susanne K. Woche, Marc-O. Goebel, Robert Mikutta et al.


Soil wettability (quantified in terms of contact angle, CA) is crucial for physical, chemical, and biological soil functioning. As the CA is determined by components present …


Leading modes of tropical Pacific subsurface ocean temperature and associations with two types of El Niño


Zhiyuan Zhang, Baohua Ren, Jianqiu Zheng


Using empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis of the monthly tropical Pacific subsurface ocean temperature anomalies (SOTA) from 1979 to 2014, we detected three leading …


Decreasing trend in severe weather occurrence over China during the past 50 years


Qinghong Zhang, Xiang Ni, Fuqing Zhang


Understanding the trend of localized severe weather under the changing climate is of great significance but remains challenging which is at least partially due to the lack of …


Corrigendum: Photo Initiated Chemical Vapour Deposition To Increase Polymer Hydrophobicity


Ariane Bérard, Gregory S. Patience, Gérald Chouinard et al.



Colonisation in social species: the importance of breeding experience for dispersal in overcoming information barriers


A. Payo-Payo, M. Genovart, A. Sanz-Aguilar et al.


Studying colonisation is crucial to understand metapopulations, evolutionary ecology and species resilience to global change. Unfortunately, few empirical data are available …


A xandarellid artiopodan from Morocco – a middle Cambrian link between soft-bodied euarthropod communities in North Africa and South China


Javier Ortega-Hernández, Abdelfattah Azizi, Thomas W. Hearing et al.


Xandarellida is a well-defined clade of Lower Palaeozoic non-biomineralized artiopodans that is exclusively known from the early Cambrian (Stage 3) Chengjiang biota of South …


Soil aggregate mediates the impacts of land uses on organic carbon, total nitrogen, and microbial activity in a Karst ecosystem


Shuangshuang Xiao, Wei Zhang, Yingying Ye et al.


Understanding the effect of land use on soil carbon, nitrogen, and microbial activity associated with aggregates is critical for thorough comprehension of the C and N dynamics of …


Quantitative evaluation on the characteristics of activated sludge granules and flocs using a fuzzy entropy-based approach


Fang Fang, Li-Li Qiao, Bing-Jie Ni et al.


Activated sludge granules and flocs have their inherent advantages and disadvantages for wastewater treatment due to their different characteristics. So far quantitative …


Characterization of biocarbon-source recovery and microbial community shifts from waste activated sludge by conditioning with cornstover: Assessment of cellulosic compositions


Kaili Wen, Aijuan Zhou, Jiaguang Zhang et al.


Most studies on the production of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) from waste activated sludge (WAS) digestion have focused on operating conditions, pretreatments and characteristic …


In vitro differentiation of fertile sperm from cryopreserved spermatogonia of the endangered endemic cyprinid honmoroko (Gnathopogon caerulescens)


Shogo Higaki, Manami Shimada, Kazuaki Kawamoto et al.


Many endemic fish species are threatened with extinction. Conservation strategies and the restoration of endemic fish after extinction must therefore be investigated. Although …


Depth-specific fluctuations of gene expression and protein abundance modulate the photophysiology in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica


Gabriele Procaccini, Miriam Ruocco, Lázaro Marín-Guirao et al.


Here we present the results of a multiple organizational level analysis conceived to identify acclimative/adaptive strategies exhibited by the seagrass Posidonia oceanica to the …


A new basal sauropodiform dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Yunnan Province, China


Ya-Ming Wang, Hai-Lu You, Tao Wang


The Lufeng Formation in Lufeng Basin of Yunnan Province, southwestern China preserves one of the richest terrestrial Lower Jurassic vertebrate faunas globally, especially for its …


Influences of volcano eruptions on Asian Summer Monsoon over the last 110 years


Liang Ning, Jian Liu, Weiyi Sun


Asian summer monsoon (ASM) precipitation is the primary water resource for agriculture in many Asian countries that have experienced rapid economic growth in recent decades, thus …


Removal of silver nanoparticles by mussel-inspired Fe3O4@ polydopamine core-shell microspheres and its use as efficient catalyst for methylene blue reduction


Maoling Wu, Yinying Li, Rui Yue et al.


The removal of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from water is highly needed because of their increasing use and potential risk to the environment due to their toxic effects. …


Epigenetic signatures of invasive status in populations of marine invertebrates


Alba Ardura, Anastasija Zaiko, Paloma Morán et al.


Epigenetics, as a DNA signature that affects gene expression and enables rapid reaction of an organism to environmental changes, is likely involved in the process of biological …


Regionalization of Chinese Material Medical Quality Based on Maximum Entropy Model: A case study of Atractylodes lancea


Zhu Shoudong, Peng Huasheng, Guo Lanping et al.


Atractylodes is an East-Asiatic endemic genera that distributed in China, Japan and Russian Far Eastern. As an important resource of medicinal plant, atractylodes has long been …


Ontogenetic loops in habitat use highlight the importance of littoral habitats for early life-stages of oceanic fishes in temperate waters


Patrick Polte, Paul Kotterba, Dorothee Moll et al.


General concepts of larval fish ecology in temperate oceans predominantly associate dispersal and survival to exogenous mechanisms such as passive drift along ocean currents. …


A new primitive Neornithischian dinosaur from the Jurassic of Patagonia with gut contents


Leonardo Salgado, José I. Canudo, Alberto C. Garrido et al.


We describe a new species of an ornithischian dinosaur, Isaberrysaura mollensis gen. et sp. nov. The specimen, consisting in an almost complete skull and incomplete postcranium …


New evidence from China for the nature of the pterosaur evolutionary transition


Xiaoli Wang, Shunxing Jiang, Junqiang Zhang et al.


Pterosaurs are extinct flying reptiles, the first vertebrates to achieve powered flight. Our understanding of the evolutionary transition between basal, predominantly long-tailed …


Synthesis of Pt/K2CO3/MgAlOx–reduced graphene oxide hybrids as promising NOx storage–reduction catalysts with superior catalytic performance


Xueyi Mei, Qinghua Yan, Peng Lu et al.


Pt/K2CO3/MgAlOx–reduced graphene oxide (Pt/K/MgAlOx–rGO) hybrids were synthesized, characterized and tested as a promising NOx storage and reduction (NSR) catalyst. Mg–Al layered …


Pathways of N removal and N2O emission from a one-stage autotrophic N removal process under anaerobic conditions


Kai Li, Fang Fang, Han Wang et al.


To investigate the pathways of nitrogen (N) removal and N2O emission in a one-stage autotrophic N removal process during the non-aeration phase, biofilm from an intermittent …


The tiered-evaluation of the effects of transgenic cry1c rice on Cyrtorhinus lividipennis, a main predator of Nilaparvata lugens


Yu Han, Fugang Ma, Muhammad Nawaz et al.


T1C-19, a newly developed transgenic cry1C rice line, expresses cry1C under the control of the maize ubiquitin promoter, and is highly resistant to lepidopteran pests of rice.


Nickel biopathways in tropical nickel hyperaccumulating trees from Sabah (Malaysia)


Antony van der Ent, Damien L. Callahan, Barry N. Noller et al.


The extraordinary level of accumulation of nickel (Ni) in hyperaccumulator plants is a consequence of specific metal sequestering and transport mechanisms, and knowledge of these …


Discovery of the Fe-analogue of akimotoite in the shocked Suizhou L6 chondrite


Luca Bindi, Ming Chen, Xiande Xie


We report the first natural occurrence of the Fe-analogue of akimotoite, ilmenite-structured MgSiO3, a missing phase among the predicted high-pressure polymorphs of Fe-pyroxene, …


Heterogeneous Nucleation of Trichloroethylene Ozonation Products in the Formation of New Fine Particles


Ning Wang, Xiaomin Sun, Jianmin Chen et al.


Free radicals in atmosphere have played an important role in the atmospheric chemistry. The chloro-Criegee free radicals are produced easily in the decomposition of primary …


Re-shifting the ecological baseline for the overexploited Mediterranean red coral


J. Garrabou, E. Sala, C. Linares et al.


Overexploitation leads to the ecological extinction of many oceanic species. The depletion of historical abundances of large animals, such as whales and sea turtles, is well …


Caesium-rich micro-particles: A window into the meltdown events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


Genki Furuki, Junpei Imoto, Asumi Ochiai et al.


The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) in March 2011 caused partial meltdowns of three reactors. During the meltdowns, a type of condensed …


Sublethal doses of imidacloprid disrupt sexual communication and host finding in a parasitoid wasp


Lars Tappert, Tamara Pokorny, John Hofferberth et al.


Neonicotinoids are widely used insecticides, but their use is subject of debate because of their detrimental effects on pollinators. Little is known about the effect of …


Spatial distribution of soil organic carbon stock in Moso bamboo forests in subtropical China


Xiaolu Tang, Mingpeng Xia, César Pérez-Cruzado et al.


Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carr.) Mitford cv. Pubescens) is an important timber substitute in China. Site specific stand management requires an accurate estimate of …


WHO water quality standards Vs Synergic effect(s) of fluoride, heavy metals and hardness in drinking water on kidney tissues


Hewa M. S. Wasana, Gamage D. R. K. Perera, Panduka De S. Gunawardena et al.


Despite WHO standards, waterborne diseases among the human being are rising alarmingly. It is known that the prolong exposure to contaminated water has major impact on public …


Geosmin-producing Species of Coelosphaerium (Synechococcales, Cyanobacteria) in Lake Shinji, Japan


T. Godo, Y. Saki, Y. Nojiri et al.


In Lake Shinji, Japan, periodic outbreaks of musty odour have occurred since mid-May 2007. Although the substance responsible for the odour was identified as geosmin, the …


Effects of drought on leaf carbon source and growth of European beech are modulated by soil type


Jian-Feng Liu, Matthias Arend, Wen-Juan Yang et al.


Drought potentially affects carbon balance and growth of trees, but little is known to what extent soil plays a role in the trade-off between carbon gain and growth investment. …


The nexus between forest fragmentation in Africa and Ebola virus disease outbreaks


Maria Cristina Rulli, Monia Santini, David T. S. Hayman et al.


Tropical forests are undergoing land use change in many regions of the world, including the African continent. Human populations living close to forest margins fragmented and …


Visual information and expert’s idea in Hurst index estimation of the fractional Brownian motion using a diffusion type approximation


Ali R. Taheriyoun, Meisam Moghimbeygi


An approximation of the fractional Brownian motion based on the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process is used to obtain an asymptotic likelihood function. Two estimators of the Hurst index …

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