Extended abstracts from the 21st International Conference on Environmental Indicators (ICEI 2015).


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Monday, August 3rd
8:30 AM

Soil Carbon Pool as an Environmental Indicator

Rattan Lal, Ohio State University - Main Campus

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

9:10 AM

Developing Great Lakes Bioindicators of Environmental Condition and Recovery from Degradation with Reference to Watershed-based Risk of Stress

Jan Ciborowski
Katya Kovalenko, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
George Host, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Robert W. Howe, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Euan Reavie, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Terry N. Brown, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Valerie Brady, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Nicholas Danz, University of Wisconsin Superior
Gerald L. Niemi, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Cai Meijun, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Lucinda B. Johnson, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Periphyton community dynamics as an indicator of water quality

C. Chantler, Lakehead University
J. Benallick, Lakehead University
C. Sinclair, Lakehead University
N. Kanavillil, Lakehead University

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Using Agri-environmental Indicators to Communicate Risks to Water Quality from Horticulture Production in Ontario

Donna Speranzini, AAFC
V. Li
A. Jamieson
P. Handyside
D. K. Reid
P. Joose

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:20 AM

Climate Warming Reduces Essential Fatty Acid Production in Algae

Michael T. Arts
Stefanie M. Hixson, Ryerson University
Samantha Mercieca, Ryerson University

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM

Colonial Waterbirds as Indicators of Environmental Change

Craig Hebert

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Using Ecological Indicators to Assess Ecosystem Health in Tropical Reservoirs in Brazil

Juliana Pomari, Defiance College
Douglas Kane, Defiance College
Rosa Antonia Romero Ferreira, State University of São Paulo
Marcos Gomes Nogueira, State University of São Paulo

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Water Stratification is Key to Forming Algal Bloom in the Backwater Area of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

L. Zhang
L. Fu
J. Yu
C. Zhou
D. Haffner

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Governance for Environmental Protection of the Great Lakes: Recovering Nutrients from Greenhouse Post-Production Water

Deanna Nemeth, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Shalin Khosla, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Greg DeVos, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Beverly Alder, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Dan McDonald, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Don Hillborn, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:10 PM

The Phosphorus Paradox: Productive Agricultural and Water Quality

Andrew N. Sharpley, University of Arkansas

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Tale of three estuaries: Comparative evaluation of geochemical and mineralogical intertidal sediments in North Cornwall, Southwest England

T. D.T. Oyedotun, Adekunle Ajasin University

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM

Quantitative Biomonitoring of Water Quality for POPs Using Freshwater Mussels

Ken G. Drouillard, GLIER, University of Windsor

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Synergy Potential Among Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation in the Forest Sector

Kanako Morita, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Ken'ichi Matsumoto, The University of Shiga Prefecture

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:10 PM

Managing Eutrophication in the Great Lakes: the Primary Production Story

G. D. Haffner, University of Windsor
E. Hillis, University of Windsor
M. Fitzpatrick, University of Windsor
D. Porta, University of Windsor

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

3:50 PM

Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils: Sources, Indicators and Assessment

Zhenli He, University of Florida
Jiali Shentu, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Xiaoe Yang, Zhejiang University
Virupax C. Baligar, USDA-ARS
Tiequan Zhang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Peter J. Stoffella, University of Florida

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

4:10 PM

Evaluation of Metals that are Potentially Toxic to Agricultural Surface Soils, Using Statistical Analysis, in Northwestern Saudi Arabia

Nassir Al-Arifi

4:10 PM - 4:25 PM

4:25 PM

Indicating Impacts of Climate Change and Nitrogen Deposition on Ecological Integrity of Forests

Winfried Schroeder, Chair of Landscape Ecology, University of Vechta, Germany
S. Nickel
M. Jenssen

4:25 PM - 4:40 PM

Tuesday, August 4th
9:00 AM

Human Health Risks: Environmental Indicators of Microbiological Quality

E. Topp, Government of Canada

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

9:40 AM

Microbial Accumulation and Transformation of Nanoscale Elemental Selenium Particles

A. Paige, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
V. MacCracken, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
C. Theodorakis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Z.-Q. Lin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:20 AM

Agricultural Soil Profile Temperature in a Hot and Arid Ecosystem: Can it be a Useful Indicator of Environmental Change?

Abdirashid Elmi, Environmental Technology Management, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Antioxidants in Glutathione-Ascorbate cycle as early warning indicators to toxicity of BDE-47 in mangrove seedings

N. F.Y. Tam, City University of Hong Kong
Y. Wang, City University of Hong Kong
Y. S. Wong, Open University of Hong Kong

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Biochemical Indicators of Contaminate Exposure in Mangrove Periwinkle, Tympanotonous Fuscatus, in Tidal Polluted Creeks in Lagos Metropolis

H. O. Omogoriola

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Biomonitoring of Wastewater Based on Assesment of a Functional State of Crayfish

Svetlana Sladkova, Resource Center «Observatory for Ecological Safety», Scientific Park of St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Comparison of the Effect of Some Medicinal Plant Extracts on Germination and Growth of a Dicotyledonous Plant Lentils (Lens Culinaris) and Monocotyledonous Plant Maize (Zea Mays)

A. A. Baeshen, King Abdul Aziz University
B. M. Abdullatif, King Abdul Aziz University

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Determination of spatial erosion risk distribution for management and planning in Yeka Ankorucha catchment using ‘RUSLE’ model, GIS and RS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zebene Worku Woldegeorgis, Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy Ethiopia

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Effect of Sulphate Concentration on Phosphate Mobilization from Lake Sediment - An Experimental Study

Lauri Heitto
Anneli Heitto
Jouni Torssonen
Elias Hakalehto

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Enhancing Biodegredation of Herbicides Using Biobed Systems

B. Chu, Lincoln University, Missouri
Frieda Eivazi, Lincoln University

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Fast Indication of Bacterial Growth in Clinical Specimens by the PMEU Approach

Elias Hakalehto
Anneli Heitto
Ilkka Pesola
Eva Del Amo
Heikki Paakkanen
Osmo Hänninen
Jouni Pesola

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Growth Partner, Size Composition and Condition Factor of Five Fish Species of Sciaenidae Trawled from Nigerian Coastal Water

Hannah Omoloye Omogoriola, NigeriaN Institute For Oceanography and Marine Research

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Histopathological Studies and Heavy Metals Accumulation in Water, Sediment and Chrysichthys Nigrodigitatus at the Agility Iarea of the Ogun River

S. O. Ayoola
G. Ahamefule
H. O. Omogoriola

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

In Vivo Mutagenic and Oxidative Stress Modulatory Effects of Fenthion in Freshwater African Catfish Clarias Garienpinus (Burchell 1882)

Christopher D. Nwani, University of Nigeria - Nsukka
E. O. Ogueji
P. S. Onas

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies on Adsorption of Copper (II) Ions onto the Olive Pomace Lignocellulosic in the Region of Beni Mellal (Morocco)

Aziz Menichi, University Hassan II Casablanca-morocco
Abdeslam Chagraoui, University Hassan II casablanca-morocco
Abdenajib Moussaoui, University Hassan II Casablanca-Morocco

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Epic to Simulate Phosphorus Loss from Agricultural Land in Ontario

Zaozhi Wang, agriculture and agri-food canada
Tiequan Zhang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Chin Tan, agriculture and agri-food canada

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Soil Water Environment under Plantation and Suitable Setting of Vegetation in Taiyuan, China

J. Niu, Taiyuan Normal University

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Studies on aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in sediment and their importance in water quality assessment

C. Burden, Lakehead University
H. Hancock, Lakehead University
S. Kurissery, Lakehead University

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Wastewater Treatment and Emerging Wastewater Contaminants in Developing Countries

Obinna J. Opata, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

1:10 PM

How Damming is Modifying Riverine Nutrient Fluxes

Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo
Taylor Maavara, University of Waterloo

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

The Great Lakes Area Climate Change (Temperature and Precipitation) Forecast for the Year 2050: Based on PRECIS High Resolution RCM (25km x 25km) Analysis Results

L. Zhang, Ministry of Natural Resources
Y. Zhao, Ministry of Natural Resources
T. Janes, Hadley Centre, Met Office
D. Hein, Hadley Centre, Met Office
M. Chowdury, Ministry of Natural Resources
J. Ciborowski, University of Windsor

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

2:20 PM

Land cover monitoring (2006-2010) of three Pacific Northwest ecoregions of the United States to explore the application of the WELD Landsat data

Saroj Thapa, University of North Dakota
Darrell E. Napton, South Dakota State University

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

2:35 PM

Trees Carbon Sequestration of Different Reclamation Patterns in Antaibo Opencast Mine, Shanxi, China

Zhongqiu Zhao, China University of Geoscience Beijing

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

3:10 PM

Determining the most sensitive indicators for each species: A cross-species comparison of passerines

D. S. Henshel, Indiana University - Bloomington
D. W. Sparks

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Gas Detection as Control Means of Microbial Metabolism in Biorefineries and for the Reduction of Environmental Emissions

Elias Hakalehto

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

3:50 PM

Effect of Oil and Dispersants from the Gulf of Mexico on Estuarine Fish Species

Nancy D. Denslow
Olanike K. Adeyemo
Kevin J. Kroll

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

4:25 PM

Characterization and phytoremediation of crude oil contaminated wetland

E. O. Nwaichi, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
L. I. Opara, Macphed Ventures Engineering Services
P. A. Nwoha, University of Port Harcourt Nigeria

4:25 PM - 4:40 PM

4:40 PM

Endophytes: An Indicator for Improved Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants

R. O. Anyasi, University of South Africa
H. I. Atagana, University of South Africa

4:40 PM - 4:55 PM

6:00 PM

Bioactivity Effect of Two Macrophytes Extracts on Growth Performance of Two Bloom-forming Cyanophytes

Mary Guendy Ghobrial
H. S. Nassr
A. W. Kamil

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Challenges in environmental governance: A case study of risk perceptions of environmental agencies involved in flood management in the Hawesbury-Nepean Region, Australia

S. Masud, University of New South Wales

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Different Nitrogen forms and denitrifying bacteria space distribution characteristics in surface sediments of different outfalls of Nanfei River

C. Yang, Tongji University
S. Shen, Tongji University

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Governance of Oil/Gas Sector in Nigeria: Impacts on Water Resources in the Niger-Delta Region

Felix Olufemi Ogele, Newcastle University

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Modern Study of Environmental Pollution from the Emission of Alpha Particles in Human Blood Samples in the City of Najaf, Iraq

Basim A. Almayahi, USM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Participatory Approach of River Conservation With Special Focus to Bagmati River, Nepal

Khey Raj Dahal, Kantipur Engineering College, Nepal
Ganga Ram Prajapati, Nepal Engineering College, Nepal

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rice Husk Derived Engineered Biochar for Glyphosate Removal in Aqueous Media

Indika Herath Mr, Chemical and Environmental Systems Modeling Research Group, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Simpler But Not Worse: Comparing Two Methods for Mapping Soil Conservation Service of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Yihe Lv, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liwei Zhang, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Bojie Fu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM