Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. Water quality zoning of Vishwamitri River to access environmental flow requirements through aggregation of water quality index

P. D. Bhangaonkar; J. S. Patel

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 281-292

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.04.004

Abstract
  Environmental flow requirements, to maintain the functioning of freshwater-dependent ecosystems and restore rivers in ecologically acceptable conditions, depend upon the present water quality status of the river. Various stretches of Vishwamitri River vary in quality and quantity. Water quality index ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
14. 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

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
15. 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
16. Socio-economic, cultural, physical and ecological impact assessment of Kavar irrigation and drainage network in Iran

N. Izadi; A. Norouzi; P. Ataei

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 267-280

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.04.003

Abstract
  Environmental impacts assessment may be some measures to offset the impact to an acceptable level or explore new solutions. The research was conducted with the aim of assessing the socio-economic, cultural, physical and ecological impacts of Kavar irrigation and drainage network in Fars Province (Iran). ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
17. Social vulnerability of small scale coastal fisher's livelihood to climate change

I.F. Vincent –Akpu; F. Annor-Frempong

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 171-180

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.03.001

Abstract
  Fisheries support livelihood of over half a billion of people globally. Many of these people live in coastal regions of developing countries; and have limited capacity to adapt and build resilience in the face of climate change.  This research assesses the biophysical and socioeconomic characteristics ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
18. Influence of public road proximity on ground-dwelling insect communities

H.S. Kimaro; A.W. Kisingo

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 181-188

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.03.002

Abstract
  Ecological studies on road’s impact on wildlife have concentrated on vertebrates although less is known of their effects on invertebrates. The current study presents public road influences on species richness, abundance, and diversity of ground dwelling insects in Arusha National Park in Tanzania. ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
19. Evaluation of cement dust effects on soil microbial biomass and chlorophyll content of Triticum aestivum L. and Hordeum vulgare L.

M. Alavi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 113-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.02.003

Abstract
  ABSTRACT: Overall plant growth and microbial biomass can be effected by dust accumulation. The chloroform fumigation-extraction method was used to evaluating the effect of cement dust pollution emitted from Kurdistan cement factory on soil microbial biomass carbon. Chlorophyll content (a, b and total) ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
20. Assessment of the local communities’ knowledge on mangrove ecology

M. Sawairnathan; N. Halimoon

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 125-138

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.02.004

Abstract
  The Kuala Selangor mangrove forest are facing massive reclamation for economic development but the conservation aspect and fisheries values of mangroves have been ignored in the decision-making process. The local community support and awareness of the mangrove forest conservation are still doubtful. ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
21. Removal of total petroleum hydrocarbons from polluted urban soils of the outskirts of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran

A. Takdastan; M. Kardani; H. Janadeleh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 155-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.02.007

Abstract
  Earlier phases of economic expansion and urban development have resulted in significant sources of urban soil contamination. Petroleum hydrocarbons are one of the most common groups of persistent organic contaminants in the environment. In this study, two types of treatment in 3 concentrations were prepared ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
22. Application of Gene Expression Programming to water dissolved oxygen concentration prediction

V. Mehdipour; M. Memarianfard; F. Homayounfar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 39-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.01.004

Abstract
  This research based on record and collected data from four stations at Eymir Lake, Turkey, which are monitored daily in seven months. Water quality monitoring using former methods are time-needed and expensive, while the application of gene expression programming is more understandable, rapid, and reliable ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
23. Environmental qualitative assessment of water resources in Tehran

T. Jafarynasab

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 77-88

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2017.02.01.008

Abstract
  Increasing water demand and reducing its contaminations are the main concerns and challenges for water resource managers and planner due to its limited sources and high value. This study aims to assess and understand the factors which threaten the quality of groundwater resources and to achieve this, ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
24. Effects of long-term municipal waste compost application on the concentrations of macro elements and yield of rice

M. Ranjbar; Gh. Sadeghnejadtalouki; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; F. Sadegh Zadeh; M.A. Bahmanyar

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 243-252

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2016.04.002

Abstract
  An experiment was conducted as randomized complete block design with three replications and 14 fertilizer treatments in year 2014. The treatments were including the control, application of chemical fertilizers according the soil analysis, application of 15, 30 and 45 tons of municipal  waste compost ...  Read More

Urban ecology and related environmental concerns
25. Evolutionary pattern, operation mechanism and policy orientation of low carbon economy development

X. Dou

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 301-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijhcum.2016.04.008

Abstract
  The essence of low carbon economy development is a continuous evolution and innovation process of socio-economic system from traditional high carbon economy to new sustainable green low carbon economy to achieve a sustainable dynamic balance and benign interactive development of various elements between ...  Read More