Resource Management Archive

9 Dec 2010

Invasive alien species in Indian ornamental industry

S. Rameshkumar, K. Manivannan, C.T. Sathappan and J. Padmanaban Annamalai University, India Quantum jump of increase in the awareness about global warming and environmental pollution made the mind set of industries, institutions, corporate and even common man
9 Dec 2010

Economics of Utilization of Fly Ash Originating From the Coal Power Plant, Norochcholai

B.R. Jayasekara and U.A.D.P. Gunawardena Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura , Sri Lanka A new type of a solid waste which is known as fly ash will be available in Sri Lanka
9 Dec 2010

A Boolean Network Model to test ecosystem resilience under elevated nitrogen deposition and drought

K.  Naithani and E. A.H. Smithwick The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA Elevated nitrogen deposition alters soil biogeochemistry and associated ecosystem processes that can lead to plant mortality and decline in stand productivity. Understanding the effects
8 Dec 2010

Relative importance of salinity regimes and neighbor competition on vegetation dynamics in Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh: An individual-based model approach

M. N. I. Khan and U. Berger Department of Forest Biometry and Systems Analysis, Institute of Forest Growth and Computer Sciences, Technical University Dresden, Germany Along with the global depletion of mangrove ecosystems due to over-exploitation and other
8 Dec 2010

Restoration of sand dune vegetations after the Tsunami in Cuddalore, SouthEast coast of India

M. S. Muthukumarasamy and K.D. Kaliyaperumal Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University, India Sand dune plants or psammophytes include creepers like beach morning glory (Ipomea pescaprae) and sand spinifex (Spinifex littoreus). These vegetations serve as binding agents
17 Mar 2010

Utilization of treated tannery waste water using HRTS (High Rate Transpiration System)

S. Krishnamoorthi and G. Kandasamy The major objective of this paper is given to soil and ground water quality improvement by utilizing the high transpiration pull property of specific plants. It acts as a catalyst to improve
17 Mar 2010

Efficient removal of nitrogen/phosphorus by Bio-Geo Filter ditches consisting of laterite

G.S.M Fonseka1, N.P.M Rajaguru2, K.C.J Jayasekara2, B.C Liyanage2 and S.S. Iqbal2 In order to develop low-cost energy saving ways to treat wastewater in combination with resource recycling, a plant bed filter ditch in which terrestrial and aquatic
17 Mar 2010

A Multi agent system for environmental friendly agriculture

R. Rupasinghe, A. Ranatunga, S. Rathnayake, A. Sajagahan and A. Karunananda Environmental sustainability has become an important topic nowadays due to various adverse effects of natural systems which has caused the mankind to suffer in multi faceted
17 Mar 2010

Efficiency of some local plants as eco-friendly pest control agents in reducing infestation

T.V.N.M. Gunarathna and M.M.S.C. Karunaratne Repellent effects of powdered leaf mixtures of four plant species, Piper nigrum (black pepper), Ocimum gratissimum (maha maduruthala), Cinnamomum verum (cinnamon) and Mentha viridis (mint) were evaluated against the adult rice weevil,
3 Mar 2010

Investigation of ergonometric parameters of university lecture hall furniture

U.L. Palamakumbura and H.S. Amarasekara Sitting comfort is considered important particularly in working environments with regards to health  and performances of day to day work. Sitting on a comfortable seat helps to relax the body and reduce