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Open Access Research Article

Architecture as Habitat: Enhancing Urban Ecosystem Services Using Building Envelopes

Received: 13 August 2021;  Published: 09 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104029

Abstract

The practice of reconciliation ecology in urban environments relies heavily on urban green space as the primary source of vegetated habitat in cities. However, most cities lack the quantity, connectivity, and accessibility of green space needed to provide essential ecosystem services for [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Coral Reef Mapping Using Remote Sensing Techniques and a Supervised Classification Algorithm

Received: 28 August 2021;  Published: 04 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104028

Abstract

The vitality of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is threatened by many human-made impacts. Monitoring this ecosystem makes it possible to study the general condition and the health of the GBR. However, due to the large extent of the GBR and limited accessibility in the ocean environment, map [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Trametes versicolor, Isochrysis galbana, and Purple Phototrophic Bacteria for the Removal of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Hospital Wastewater

Received: 31 July 2021;  Published: 28 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104027

Abstract

Hospitals are one of the key contributors of pharmaceutical contaminants of emerging concern to the sewer systems. Hospitals wastewaters contain concentrations of pharmaceutical compounds between 3 and 150, which are higher than urban wastewater streams. However, dedicated treatments of [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Contributing Factors to Forest Loss in Conterminous U.S. for the 1990s and 2000s

Received: 24 March 2021;  Published: 26 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104026

Abstract

While numerous studies have considered forest loss factors at local scales, there is a gap of comparative quantitative regional modeling at the U.S. national level. Here, we investigated statistical relationships between gross forest cover loss (GFCL) and numerous socioeconomic, biophysi [...]

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Open Access Original Research

The Art of (Up)Recycling: How Plastic Debris Has Become a Matter of Art?

Received: 11 June 2021;  Published: 18 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104025

Abstract

Since 1907, when Bakelite was invented, there has been a dramatic rise in the daily usage of plastic-like materials. Today, its negative impacts are a part of scientific studies and public debates. Art and artists play a significant role in these discussions. They mediate between the spe [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Oil Spill Detection Using Satellite Imagery

Received: 13 August 2021;  Published: 14 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2104024

Abstract

Since oil exploration began, oil spills have become a serious problem. When drilling for oil, there is always a risk of an oil spill. With the new development of technology over the years, oil spill detection has become much easier making the clean-up of a spill to happen much faster red [...]

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Open Access Review

Demographic Differences in the Quantity, Mass, and Anatomical Location of Ingested Plastic in Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis): A Review and Reconsideration of NE Pacific Ocean Samples

Received: 09 July 2021;  Published: 29 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103023

Abstract

On the Washington and Oregon coast of the NE Pacific Ocean from 2008-2015, we found that juveniles represented 83% of Northern Fulmars that were beached. In comparison to older birds, juveniles averaged more mass and pieces of plastic in stomachs. This reflected relatively larger plastic [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

Spatial Relation between Wind Stress and Storm Surge during Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020

Received: 25 July 2021;  Published: 02 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103022

Abstract

Spatial relation between wind stress and storm surge during two hurricanes in 2020 is investigated. It is found that, during Laura’s landfall, the area inside of 65 knots (34 m s -1) isotach or line of equal wind speed can produce up to 18 ft (5.5 m) inundation and [...]

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Open Access Review

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Urban Water Cycle

Received: 27 May 2021;  Published: 30 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103021

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global crisis spreading to all countries. This study explains and documents the first-order effects of the new coronavirus on the urban water cycle. Urban water systems play an important role in public health because people rely so heavily on [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Reconstruction of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change for Middle America, 1500 CE

Received: 07 March 2021;  Published: 24 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103020

Abstract

This project demonstrates how to use existing syntheses of many decades of historical social science research to produce empirically derived land-use maps in a GIS for large regions for a specific target year at a resolution appropriate to the calibration of existing anthropogenic land-c [...]

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