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ACS Chemical Health & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACS ES&T Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Brasiliensis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Acta Environmentalica Universitatis Comenianae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Regionalia et Environmentalica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agricultura Tecnica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agricultural & Environmental Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agro-Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agroecological journal     Open Access  
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Amazon's Research and Environmental Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ambiência     Open Access  
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiente & sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ambiente & Agua : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Energy and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Environmental Protection     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 85)
Annals of Civil and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Environmental Science and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of GIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences ? SGGW. Land Reclamation     Open Access  
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 89)
Annual Review of Environment and Resources     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Annual Review of Resource Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Applied Journal of Environmental Engineering Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Aquatic Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives des Maladies Professionnelles et de l'Environnement     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Arctic Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Review of Environmental and Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Atmospheric Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Atmospheric Environment : X     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Augm Domus : Revista electrónica del Comité de Medio Ambiente de AUGM     Open Access  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Environmental Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Environmental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Basic and Applied Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Biocenosis     Open Access  
Biochar     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Bioremediation Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
BioRisk     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMC Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Boletín Instituto de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales     Open Access  
Boletín Semillas Ambientales     Open Access  
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bothalia : African Biodiversity & Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Built Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Bumi Lestari Journal of Environment     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Canadian Journal of Soil Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Water Resources Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Carbon Resources Conversion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Casopis Slezskeho Zemskeho Muzea - serie A - vedy prirodni     Open Access  
Cell Biology and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Chemical Research in Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Chemico-Biological Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chemosphere     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
China Population, Resources and Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ciencia, Ambiente y Clima     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
City and Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Civil and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clean Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cleanroom Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Climate and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Climate Change Ecology     Open Access  
Climate Change Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Climate Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Climate Resilience and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Coastal Engineering Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Environmental Science     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Computational Ecology and Software     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Conservation and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Conservation Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Consilience : The Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Problems of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Reviews in Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica / Geographical Research Letters     Open Access  
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Current Environmental Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Forestry Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Landscape Ecology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology     Open Access  
Current Research in Environmental Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current World Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Developments in Atmospheric Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Developments in Earth Surface Processes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Developments in Environmental Modelling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Developments in Environmental Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Die Bodenkultur : Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Discover Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Divulgación Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Drug and Chemical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dynamiques Environnementales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E3S Web of Conferences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Earth Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Earth Science Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Earth System Governance     Open Access  
Earth System Science Data (ESSD)     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Earth Systems and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Earthquake Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Eco-Thinking     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ecocycles     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ecohydrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ecologia Aplicada     Open Access  
Ecología en Bolivia     Open Access  
Ecological Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 215)
Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ecological Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ecological Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ecological Engineering : X     Open Access  
Ecological Indicators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ecological Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ecological Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Ecological Monographs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Ecological Processes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecological Questions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ecological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Ecologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Ecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 480)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 104)
Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 340)
EcoMat : Functional Materials for Green Energy and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Économie rurale     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ecoprint : An International Journal of Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Ecosphere     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ecosystem Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)

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Die Bodenkultur : Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment
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  • Bewertung der Glaubwürdigkeit von CSR-Maßnahmen – Eine experimentelle
           Untersuchung zur Bedeutung von Engagement und CSR-Kommunikation am
           Beispiel eines fiktiven Unternehmens aus der Lebensmittelproduktion

    • Abstract: SummaryThe credibility factor plays a very important role in corporate communication (especially in the food sector). It was investigated how the commitment (financial and time resources of a project) and the communicated interests of a company, affect the evaluation of measures regarding credibility in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This was investigated based on a sample (n = 240) of 20- to 35-year-old persons living in Austria. The persons were recruited with the help of a survey institute and randomly assigned to four groups in equal parts (age structure, distribution female/male). This is intended to achieve the greatest possible degree of internal validity and comparability. Credibility for CSR measures is defined by attributions, basic evaluations of CSR measures, the constructs trustworthiness and competence, and the evaluation of the corporate image. The authors use a two-by-two factorial experimental research design. The results show that, contrary to expectations, commitment plays a subordinate role compared to the communicated interests or motives why a company devotes itself to the topic of CSR. It can be deduced from this that the main issue in connection with CSR is honest, transparent communication of the company's goals, in which the companies not only refer to their altruistic motives for society, but also to what benefits the company itself can derive from CSR activities.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Deriving regional pedotransfer functions to estimate soil bulk density in
           Austria

    • Abstract: SummarySoil bulk density is a required variable for quantifying stocks of elements in soils and is therefore instrumental for the evaluation of land-use related climate change mitigation measures. Our motivation was to derive a set of pedotransfer functions for soil bulk densities usable to accommodate different levels of data availabilities. We derived sets of linear equations for bulk density that are appropriate for different forms of land-use. After introducing uncertainty factors for measured parameters, we ran the linear models repeatedly in a Monte Carlo simulation in order to test the impact of inaccuracy. The reliability of the models was evaluated by a cross-validation. The single best predictor of soil bulk density is the content of soil organic carbon, yielding estimates with an adjusted R2 of approximately 0.5. A slight improvement of the estimate is possible when additionally, soil texture and soil depth are known. Residual analysis advocated the derivation of land-use specific models. Using transformed variables and assessing land-use specific pedotransfer functions, the determination coefficient (adjusted R2) of the multiple linear models ranged from 0.43 in cropland up to 0.65 for grassland soils. Compared to pedotransfer function, from the literature, the performance of the linear modes were similar but more accurate. Taking into account the likely inaccuracies when measuring soil organic carbon, the soil bulk density can be estimated with an accuracy of +/− 9 to 25% depending on land-use. We recommend measuring soil bulk density by standardized sampling of undisturbed soil cores, followed by post-processing of the samples in the lab by internationally harmonized protocols. Our pedotransfer functions are accurately and transparently presented, and derived from well-documented and high-quality soil data sets. We therefore consider them particularly useful in Austria, where the measured values for soil bulk densities are not available.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The effect of vegetal mulching on soil surface temperature in semiarid
           Brazil

    • Abstract: SummaryUnderstanding the temporal and spatial dynamic of soil temperature is crucial for agriculture, since it affects soil evaporation and soil biological activity, influencing seed germination, root growth and absorption of water and nutrients by crops, and ultimately the runoff process. Mulching is one of the most applied soil and water conservation method for soil moisture and soil temperature variations control. This study aimed to investigate the influence of three different mulch types (dried elephant grass straw, dried cashew tree leaves and coconut powder or coir dust), applied with three area densities (2, 4 and 8 t ha−1), on the soil surface temperature, under field conditions in the Brazilian semiarid region. Soil temperature monitoring was carried out using thermocouple sensors and an infrared camera in the Brazilian semiarid region. Results show that mulching provided a buffer zone, dampened soil temperature fluctuations over time, mainly for the 8 t ha−1 density. Mulching reduced soil temperature during the hotter period of the day and increased soil temperature during the night period.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Einfluss erhöhter atmosphärischer CO-Konzentrationen auf die globale
           Vegetationsentwicklung sowie den Ertrag und die Produktqualität im
           landwirtschaftlichen Pflanzenbau

    • Abstract: SummaryThe relationships between increased CO2 supply on the one hand and vegetation development, plant growth, yield and quality of different crop species on the other hand were examined on the basis of observations and experiments (meta studies) available worldwide. Special attention was paid to FACE experiments (Free-air CO2 enrichment method), but satellite surveys and chamber fumigation systems were also included. The results are: (1) The increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration by about 100 ppm during the last 100 years led to increased plant growth worldwide. The global vegetation cover increased by 11–14%, which is attributed by 70% to the increased atmospheric CO2 content. Since 1982 the global tree population has increased by 7.1%. (2) The increase of the CO2 content in the air (typically from 350 to 550 ppm) resulted in the yield increases of selected crops from 10 to more than 30%. (3) In Germany, from 1990 to 2015 the yields of wheat, barley, maize and potatoes increased by more than 30% which was partly due to the increased CO2 content in the air. Across all crop species, the annual net CO2 fixation in Germany is 96.3 million tons. (4) The CO2-related yield increases are based on an increase in photosynthesis performance. They were subject to large fluctuations depending on plant species, water supply and nutrient supply (especially N and P). (5) In the case of poor nutrient availability in the soil and insufficient fertilization, the CO2 induced yield increase can be associated with a reduction in plant nutrient and protein concentrations (mainly due to "dilution effects") and thus with a reduction in quality. N (to a lesser extent also P) obviously plays a key role in this process. This can be compensated by adapted fertilization management and by breeding of drought-tolerant "low-input" varieties with high nutrient utilization efficiency. (6) The CO2 induced yield increases should be used to secure the world's food supply and improve the income situation in poorer countries.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Auswirkungen des demografischen Wandels auf das Hochwasserrisikomanagement
           in Österreich: Relevanz und Empfehlungen aus der Perspektive von
           Expert*innen aus dem Gesundheits- und Sozialbereich

    • Abstract: SummaryDemographic change is very complex and difficult challenge for our society. Demographic change has become a crucial problem for many regions within in Austria. We expect a strong impact and pressure on the current social infrastructure across the country depending on the population change as householders are becoming more heterogeneous because of international migration, low birth rates, and ageing. However, the impact might be different for the regions as some regions might gain, some others might lose from this future development. This paper analyzes the effects and linkages of demographic change on flood risk management. The paper selected 17 experts from the health and care sector across the country with the aim to analyze their awareness, perspective and understanding of the interlinkages between demographic change, flood risk management and their influence on the current social infrastructure. The results show that there exists a high awareness of the problem, but on a very superficially touch upon. The main reason is the current lack of policy integration and co-operation between the various disciplines, which in turn means that the goal of “health-in-all policies” is at risk.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Evaluation of different revegetation measures on mudflow deposits in the
           Nature Park Sölktäler (Styria, Austria)

    • Abstract: In mountain regions, the likelihood of mudflows might increase due to climate change. Although mudflows are common worldwide and devastate agricultural land, virtually nothing is known about the revegetation of mudflow deposits for agricultural purposes. To provide recommendations for rapid revegetation of mountain pastures, 52 permanent plots (4 m × 4 m) on 20 revegetated mudflow deposits in the Nature Park Sölktäler were established. We evaluated different revegetation measures (seed addition alone or combined with application of straw, lime or cattle manure) two years after sowing using commercial clover-grass seed mixtures. Furthermore, 27 permanent plots on 15 unsown mudflow deposits were surveyed. Sowing seeds can considerably accelerate revegetation on siliceous mudflow deposits. Festuca rubra, Agrostis capillaris, Lolium perenne, Trifolium repens and Lotus corniculatus are particularly suitable for rapid grassland reestablishment, whereas Poa pratensis is not recommendable. A pure straw application should be avoided because it delays the revegetation success. Lime addition is not recommended because it can lead to an undesirable legume dominance if clover-grass seed mixtures are used for revegetation. The most effective measure for large-scale revegetation seems to be seed addition without additives. To facilitate revegetation on coarse-grained deposits, large rocks should be crushed using a stone mill.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Influence of nanoemulsion on the adhesion and survival of sp. in meat and
           contact surfaces of meat

    • Abstract: In the present investigation, coconut oil–based nanoemulsion, designated as AUSN3, was evaluated for its influence on the adhesion and survival of Aeromonas sp. AUBAS34 to beef, pork, and mutton and contact surfaces of meat such as polystyrene, glass, and stainless steel. AUSN3 treatment reduced the hydrophobicity, motility, biofilm formation, and bacterial adhesion of AUBAS34 to meat and the contact surfaces. AUSN3 treatment completely eliminated the AUBAS34 population in the contact surfaces of meat within a time period of 20 min. In meat surfaces, AUSN3 treatment resulted in 1.3–1.8 log reduction in Aeromonas population compared to sodium nitrite treatment and 2.4–3.2 log reduction compared to control.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Bedeutung landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe zur Förderung der Gesundheit von
           Kleinkindern aus Sicht der Stakeholder

    • Abstract: SummaryThe stay of children on a farm promotes their health as well as physical and mental development. Studies on needs-based infrastructure, personnel and operative organization to strengthen the health of small children in the context of care or visits to farms are completely lacking in the literature. In order to develop an implementation concept, needs and obstacles with qualitative interviews and the expectations of stakeholders from a farm were asked with the potential analysis of seven people, representatives of day care centres, the municipality and state government as well as the children's university and children's museum. Funding for logistics, pedagogical staff and special infrastructure as well as the expansion into preschool age were deemed necessary. Respondents named a particularly diverse environment with age-appropriate activities as a necessary requirement. The professional training of the pedagogical staff in working with small children on the farm was considered important. To implement farm visits for small children, an educational concept must be developed. Other relevant aspects are the logistics and space concepts as well as further training. The feasibility can be tested on selected pilot farms for health-promoting activities with the plant and proven with best practice examples. This requires the selection and establishment of an infrastructure suitable for small children, the development of training materials for the specialist educational staff and auxiliary staff, their schools and the support of the operational implementation.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Einfluss von Regenmustern auf Splash-Erosion von sandigem Lehm

    • Abstract: SummaryThere are still uncertainties in defining the impact of different rainfall intensities on splash erosion. To explore them, a laboratory study with a rainfall simulator has been conducted with an increasing, decreasing and a constant rainfall intensity. The simulated rain has been applied on a sandy loam soil. All patterns had an average rainfall intensity of 24.7 mm h−1 and consisted of three intensity levels which were applied for 20 min per level. The eroded soil was collected after each intensity level. The decreasing rainfall pattern led to 32% more splash erosion than the increasing one. Splash erosion was more intense, applied at the end of a simulation, due to the cumulative effect of the raindrop's kinetic energy and a thin water layer. By extrapolation of the linear regression, a minimum rainfall intensity to initiate splash erosion can be accepted between 10 mm h−1 and 15 mm h−1.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Moorböden als Natur- und Kulturgeschichte in Schleswig-Holstein –
           Verfahren zur qualitativen Bewertung von Archivböden

    • Abstract: SummaryThe versatile functions of bog sides are in cultural history and climatic terms of ever-increasing interest. Since moors conserve anthropogenic evidence over a very long period of time and are regarded as a carbon sink, it is important to establish comprehensive protection of these ecosystems in order to maintain these functions. In this study, information from more than 140 bogs was compiled, evaluated and categorized based on a uniform evaluation matrix according to quality grades (A–D). For the quality classes parameters were chosen as the basis of evaluation, which are defined by a point system (1–5). The evaluation parameters are divided into three main categories: “cultural meaning”, “ecological meaning” and “pedological/geological meaning”. The evaluation showed that 15 % of the moor archives meet ecological requirements to a high degree and thus reached a score of > 4 and were classified in the highest quality grade “A”. Due to insufficient documentation or visible anthropogenic influences, 46 % of archive floors are assigned to quality class “B” and are considered “potential archive floors”. The grade “C” is assigned to 23 % and are, however, in a heavily anthropogenic state, which would result in costly and time-consuming renaturation. Moors of quality class “D” are subject to irreversible degradation, can no longer/hardly be considered as archive soils and account for 16 % of the assessed moors. With the elaborated evaluation matrix, a statewide evaluation and categorization of the bog sites in Schleswig-Holstein is aimed at responding adequately to the increasing influence of humans on the environment and ensuring the conservation of these ecosystems.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Peter Ruckenbauer (1939–2019) – Ein wissenschaftlicher Nachruf

    • PubDate: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Austria-wide survey on resistant, potentially pathogenic bacteria at
           Austrian bathing sites, 2017

    • Abstract: There is growing concern about human-induced antibiotic resistance and on the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant, potentially pathogenic bacteria in the environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of resistant, clinically relevant bacteria at bathing sites. In total, 27 of 263 bathing sites authorized under the EU Bathing Water Directive (3 per Austrian state) were sampled during the summer of 2017. Samples were tested for antibiotic-resistant bacteria by enrichment in thioglycollate broth and cultivation on chromogenic media. The screening for potentially pathogenic antibiotic-resistant bacteria was negative in 23 of the 27 samples. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were detected from 4 of the 27 bathing sites: one Pseudomonas aeruginosa and three resistant Enterobacteriaceae (piperacillin/tazobactam-resistant Enterobacter cloacae with high-level expression of AmpC beta-lactamase, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter mori, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli). Despite the occurrence of resistant bacteria, we consider the public health risk at Austrian bathing sites as low.
      PubDate: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Auswirkungen von Schiffswellen auf die Stabilität von Uferböden – Ein
           neues Messsystem zur Quantifizierung von Spannungen im Wasser und dem
           gesättigten Boden

    • Abstract: The renaturation of river and coastal embankments needs to include ecological aspects and the stability of shorelines. The impact of waves caused by heavy ship traffic could lead to erosion processes and to the degradation of soils along the coast. To evaluate the stability of shorelines it is necessary to quantify soil stability parameters as well as stress impacts of the waves. Therefore, stress measurements of ship waves were carried out at Kiel Canal. In order to determine the three main stresses (σ1, σ2, and σ3), the averaged mean stress (MNS), and the oc-tahedral shear stress a new developed stress state transducer system was firstly tested. This newly constructed system (Mudflat-SST) is equipped with an exchangeable battery for long time measurements and waterproof, which allows measurements in water and saturated soils. The sensors heads were placed above and below the middle water level for determining the effect of waves and a potential drag effect. During two periods, different types of ships were measured such as container vessel, cargo ship, ferry, and catamaran. Maximum stress impacts of 3 kPa were determined. The results show different kind of waves regarding their period or expression for the different ship types. In order to quantify the maximum stress impact of breaking waves, further research is needed to optimize sensor head´s location in the water and saturated soil.
      PubDate: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Recent planning approaches and mobility concepts for home health care
           services in Austria – A review

    • Abstract: Home health care (HHC) services are faced with a rising demand in Austria. This is due to an increased life expectancy, changing family structures, and the trend to grow old at home. The percentage of their working time that is spent by the HHC staff for travelling from one client to the next one reaches 30% and even more in some rural areas. Changing the assignment of HHC staff to clients and the sequence of visits can lead to major reductions in the travel distances, and therefore, to more sustainable solutions. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview on the logistical planning of HHC services in Austria. In order to meet the future requirements, it is important to analyze different mobility concepts for the HHC staff and to provide tailored solution approaches for routing and scheduling. The reader learns about the current HHC situation in Austria, the logistical requirements for planning these services, possible mobility concepts for the HHC staff, and potential threats for HHC operations. The developed solution methods are presented in brief and the main findings are highlighted and discussed. The paper concludes with an outlook on potential future research paths in HHC routing and scheduling.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Eye-tracking test design influences the relationship between gazing
           behaviour and evaluation decision

    • Abstract: Recent research has revealed a correlation between consumer gazing behaviour and decision-making in eye-tracking tests, which suggested a predictability decision-making from gazing behaviour. Since the eye-tracking test design has been reported to have an effect on gazing behaviour, the objective of this work is therefore to study systematically whether the test design influences the relationship between choice and gazing. Using a Tobii-T60 Eye Tracker, 100 persons participated in eye-tracking tests working on food images. Two design factors were tested: 1) Type of evaluation (maximum choice, minimum choice, ranking, and rating); 2) Question content (deliciousness, healthiness,prices, and familiarity). The results showed that the correlation between decision-making and gazing behaviour is influenced by both Type of evaluation and Question content. Only in the choice tests, a significant correlation between gazing behaviour and consumer decision-making was found. No correlation was found in the question content group Prices, but a very strong correlation existed in the three other question content groups. The results are discussed considering the relationship between visual attention and cognitive processes in decision-making.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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