Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
1. The effect of coronavirus restrictions on air quality and exiting daily traffic

M. Moghadami; A. Rasaizadi; M. Askari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 October 2020

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This research attempted to analyze the negative and positive aspects of Coronavirus: its effect on air quality and traffic volume. The sample city of this research was Tehran and transportation behavior toward the Coronavirus and minor quarantines in specific. METHODS: Six ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
2. Evaluation of temperature and urban heat island variability in days of the week and weekends

P. Nwaerema; S.N. Jiya

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 October 2020

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated temperature and urban heat island variability in days of the week and weekends of Port Harcourt city, due to the continuous heat stress and resultant health disaster common in tropical countries such as Nigeria. METHODS: The data were generated from field ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
3. The impact of climate change on economic growth based on time-series evidence, 1969-2016

C. Belford; D. Huang; E. Ceesay; Y.N. Ahmed; L. Sanyang; R.H. Jonga

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 October 2020

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Climate change is one of the existential threats of modern times, which deserves urgent attention by policymakers. The objective of this paper is to comprehend the impact of climate change on the Gambian economy both in the short and long-run. METHODS: This paper analyses time ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
4. Selected trace elements evaluation in soil from an urban farming area

H.O. Nyandika; E. Kitur; J.K. Nzeve

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 187-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.03.01

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urban farming makes a substantial influence on the household economy of the urban poor especially in developing countries. Urban soil the hot spot of urban farming is a natural sink for contaminants especially the trace elements derived mainly from anthropogenic activities. ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
5. Impact of rainfall on natural attenuation of diesel and waste oil within urban base transceiver stations

O.N. Theophilus; O. Akaranta; E. Ugwoha

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 251-266

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.03.07

Abstract
  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Very low grid power penetration in some urban areas has led to telecoms companies investing massively in the deployment of diesel generators (DGs). These deployments have led to diesel and waste oil spill at base transceiver station (BTS) sites during maintenance cycles, impacting ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
6. Effect of financial development and institutional quality on the environmental degradation in developed and developing countries

M. Batool; Y. Jehan; N. Hayat

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 111-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.02.03

Abstract
  Environmental pollutants have become a dreadful problem and burning issues for the present world irrespective of a country who is responsible for it. The objective of the study is to investigate impact of financial development and institutional quality on environmental degradation. The study is based ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
7. Spatiotemporal analysis of remotely sensed Landsat time series data for monitoring 32 years of urbanization

T. Gala; L. Boakye

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 85-98

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.02.01

Abstract
  The world is witnessing a dramatic shift of settlement pattern from rural to urban population, particularly in developing countries. The rapid Addis Ababa urbanization reflects this global phenomenon and the subsequent socio-economic and environmental impacts, are causing massive public uproar and political ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
8. Spatial evolution of the physico-chemical, organoleptic and bacteriological properties of a municipal artificial lake

A. Talla; F.D. Motto; G.E. Nkeng

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 35-44

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2020.04.04

Abstract
  This study is a contribution to the study of the spatial evolution of the properties of the municipal lake of Yaounde-Cameroon. The objective was the characterization of the physico-chemical, bacteriological and organoleptic parameters of water of this lake in order to provide the scientifically exploitable ...  Read More

Urban social and cultural welfare
9. Indoor air quality monitoring in urban areas using Smart Sensing Technology

P. Partheeban; R. Rani Hemamalini; B. Shanthini

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 311-320

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.07

Abstract
  Recently, indoor air quality has attracted the attention of policymakers and researchers as a critical issue like that of external air pollution. Indoor air quality is more important as people spend time longer indoors than outdoors. Indoor environments are closed compared to external environments providing ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
10. Potential for energy recovery from municipal plastic wastes generated in Nigeria

O.F. Olusunmade; T.A. Yusuf; C.O. Ogunnigbo

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 295-302

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.05

Abstract
  Management of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in most developed societies now involves the use of thermo-chemical conversion methods. This leads to energy and material recovery while also protecting the environment. However, till date most of the wastes generated in Nigeria (including plastic wastes) are ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
11. Soil quality of cultivated land in urban and rural area on the basis of both minimum data set and expert opinion

S.R. Debi; S. Bhattacharjee; T.D. Aka; S.C. Paul; M.C. Roy; M.A. Salam; Md.S. Islam; A.R. Azady

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 247-258

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.04.01

Abstract
  Soil quality assessment is a significant approach for arable land, especially in a coastal region to gain a better understanding of soil productivity and effect of agricultural systems on soil resources. This study aimed to determine the quality of cultivated soil of both urban (Noakhali) and rural areas ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
12. Validation of eco-enzyme for improved water quality effect during large public gathering at river bank

N. KUMAR; Y.A. Rajshree; A. Yadav; N. Himani Malhotra; N. Gupta; P. Pushp

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 181-188

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.03.03

Abstract
   In contrast to existing trends and expected deteriorating water quality in the river Yamuna in Delhi which carries potential cultural economical and health importance, March 2016 water data showing improvement despite large public gathering at river bank during Cultural Festival. The reasons and ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
13. Plastic wastes separation practice and disposal mechanism by households, hospitals, markets and waste management body

O.F. Olusunmade

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 189-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.03.04

Abstract
  This study was carried out to reveal the plastic wastes separation practice and disposal mechanism as well as awareness of the negative impact of plastic wastes on the environment, in Makurdi area of Benue State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to 468 individual respondents in 6 sub-locations ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
14. Spatial distribution of urban green spaces using entropy model and coefficient of dispersion

A.R. Sadeghi; M. Khakzand; M.A. Dehghani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 23-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.01.03

Abstract
  In the present era, the importance and role of green space in the life and development of cities are to the extent that it is mentioned as one of the indicators of sustainable development. In sustainable urban development, proportional distribution of green space according to the balanced distribution ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
15. Influence of organic compost compounds on soil chemical and physical properties

S. Dadashi; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; S.Kh. Mirnia

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 15-22

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2019.01.02

Abstract
  This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of municipal waste compost and manure on soil chemical and physical properties quality and crop production in Sari city (north of Iran). In this study, the effect of compost and manure (cow and sheep) on the quality of soil organic material with experimental ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
16. Modeling of vegetation index and land surface temperature to identify and compare the changing trends, using generalized estimating equations

I. Sharma

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 279-286

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.02

Abstract
  Normalized difference vegetation index and land surface temperature data, in a sample plot each from east, center and west of Nepal, from 2000 to 2015, were analyzed to identify and compare the trends of vegetation and temperature changes during the period. The data were obtained from moderate resolutions ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
17. Site selection of water storage based on multi-criteria decision analysis

S.H. Raza; M. Shafique; M. Zia-ur-Rehman; A. Sikandar; N. Ahmad; K. Shah

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 265-278

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.01

Abstract
  Water loss can be minimized and conserve through constructing small storage dams for various irrigation purposes to support local livelihood. Geographic information system provides powerful techniques for many hydrological modeling and suitable dam site selection. The current study explored potential ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
18. Potential of Landsat-8 spectral indices to estimate forest biomass

A.B. Imran; S. Ahmed

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 303-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.04

Abstract
  Forest ecosystems are among the largest terrestrial carbon reservoirs on our planet earth thus playing a vital role in global carbon cycle. Presently, remote sensing techniques provide proper estimates of forest biomass and quantify carbon stocks. The present study has explored Landsat-8 sensor product ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
19. Urban expansion as a driver of biodiversity loss: Integrating biodiversity in urban planning in African context

G.P. Massawe; S.D. Liseki; W.N. Marealle

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 343-352

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.08

Abstract
    ARTICLE RETRACTION This article has been retracted at the request of Mark Burgman, the Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Biology. Unfortunately it has been found out that Goodluck Peter Massawe from Tanzania wildlife research institute, as the corresponding author and his co-authors; Liseki, S.D.; ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
20. Influences of limestone stone quarries on groundwater quality

S. Marzouk

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 315-324

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.04.05

Abstract
  Rapid population growth and increasing demand for the modern settlement has led to the increase of environmental pollution. Limestone quarry is one among the activities that affect environment and ecosystem in Pemba Island-Zanzibar. Quarrying activities brought an inevitable destruction to the environments ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
21. Modeling of solid waste collection and transportation in metropolitan areas using WAGS model: implication of CO2 emission and external costs

A. Daryabeigi Zand; M. Rabiee Abyaneh; H. Hoveidi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 211-222

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/IJHCUM.2018.03.04

Abstract
  Annually more than 80% of the overall budget of the uran solid waste management system in Iran is allotted to collection and transportation of the solid wastes. The main objective of the current study is to evaluate the external costs associated with solid waste collection, transfer, and transportation ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
22. Meiofauna and macrofauna community structure in relation with environmental factors at South of Caspian Sea

M. Zarghami; F. Nazarhaghighi; M. R. Fatemi; R. Mousavi Nadoushan; M. Sohrabi Mollayousefi; B. Moghaddasi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 31-44

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2018.03.01.004

Abstract
  Biodiversity and distribution of benthic Meiobenthos in the sediments of the Southern Caspian Sea) Mazandaran) was studied in order to introduce and determine their relationship with the environmental factors. From 12 stations (ranging in depths 5, 10, 20 and 50 meters), sediment samples were gathered ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
23. Design an optimized model to improve natural ventilation thorough the roof orientation

Z. Alaghehmandan; M. Mahmoudi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 19-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2018.03.01.003

Abstract
  Natural ventilation is among those effective methods that is useful in hot dry climates. One of its important uses is in the atrium spaces in the office buildings. Although, as a passive solution, it has a significant impact on the reduction of energy consumption, the control of inlet and outflow of ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
24. Diversity of bird's communities on dumpsite and sewage stabilization ponds of Moshi Municipal, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

G. P. Massawe

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 309-318

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.04.007

Abstract
  Urban development is rapidly expanding across the globe and is a major driver of environmental change. It is important to understand how bird species responds to urbanization. Therefore I conducted a qualitative study of birds associated with waste sites such as dumpsite and sewage stabilization ponds ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
25. Human population growth as proximate cause of wetland dynamics

B.O. Adeleke

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 259-266

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.04.002

Abstract
  The study examined the influence of population as proximate cause of wetland dynamics in the lower Ogun river basin of southwestern, Nigeria. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. The primary data included 100 questionnaires administered and distributed among the fadama users group ...  Read More