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  1. The N2-fixing cyanobacterium, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a globally distributed bloom causing species that degrades water quality of fresh and marine water bodies. Overcoming phosphorus (P) deficiency is one of ...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Chen, Iva Dolinova, Alena Sevcu, Tomasz Jurczak, Piotr Frankiewicz, Adrianna Wojtal-Frankiewicz, Lingling Wan, Qinghui Deng, Chunlei Song, Yiyong Zhou and Xiuyun Cao

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:45

    Content type: Research

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  2. Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and heavy metals are persistent pollutants in Yangtze River basin, China and also around the globe. In the exposure reality, they may have sequential exposures and long-...

    Authors: Jing Zhang and ZhenYang Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:44

    Content type: Research

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  3. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) is being used increasingly in the context of suspect and non-targeted screening for the identification of bioorganic molecules. There is correspondingly increasing awar...

    Authors: Herbert Oberacher, Michael Sasse, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Yann Guitton, Laurent Debrauwer, Emilien L. Jamin, Tobias Schulze, Martin Krauss, Adrian Covaci, Noelia Caballero-Casero, Kathleen Rousseau, Annelaure Damont, François Fenaille, Marja Lamoree and Emma L. Schymanski

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:43

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  4. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are currently still threatening the ecological environment and people’s health. However, studies that investigate OCP pollution levels in an urbanized river network of an entir...

    Authors: Chong Chen, Wenbing Zou, Songsong Chen, Kai Zhang and Limin Ma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:42

    Content type: Research

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  5. Zinc oxide nanoparticle (nZnO) and chemicals with different mode of action (MOA, i.e., narcotic and reactive) were frequently detected in the Yangtze River. Organisms are typically exposed to mixtures of nZnO and...

    Authors: Fen Chen, Ligui Wu, Xiaoyu Xiao, Lingling Rong, Mi Li and Xiaoming Zou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:41

    Content type: Research

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  6. Spreading of manure on agricultural soils represents an important pathway by which veterinary medicinal and biocidal products enter the environment. To assess their environmental impact in the context of autho...

    Authors: Thomas Junker, Cornelia Atorf, Silvia Berkner, Rolf-Alexander Düring, Dieter Hennecke, Monika Herrchen, Sabine Konradi, Ute Merrettig-Bruns, Jörg Römbke, Julia Wagner and Karlheinz Weinfurtner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:39

    Content type: Research

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  7. The ability to use dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) is important for survival and competition when phytoplankton are faced with scarcity of dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP). However, phosphorus availabil...

    Authors: Yanjun Yang, Junqiong Shi, Yunlu Jia, Fang Bai, Songqi Yang, Wenmei Mi, Shuhan He and Zhongxing Wu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:38

    Content type: Research

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  8. Phytoplankton diversity can be difficult to ascertain from morphological analyses, because of the existence of cryptic species and pico- and concealed phytoplankton. In-depth sequencing and metabarcoding can r...

    Authors: Shouliang Huo, Xiaochuang Li, Beidou Xi, Hanxiao Zhang, Chunzi Ma and Zhuoshi He

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:37

    Content type: Research

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  9. Descriptor 8 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) (Directive 2008/56/EC) addresses the good environmental status with regard to pollution of marine waters by chemical contaminants. Commission deci...

    Authors: Annette Fliedner, Heinz Rüdel, Annekatrin Dreyer, Ulrike Pirntke and Jan Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:36

    Content type: Research

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  10. Co-exposure of multiple quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) is widely present in the aquatic environment. The knowledge about their toxicities to microorganism at low concentration is lacking. This study aims...

    Authors: Ling-Yun Mo, Yong-An Liu, Jie Zhu, Li-Tang Qin, Yan-Peng Liang and Hong-Hu Zeng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:35

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  11. New challenges arise in risk assessment when genetically engineered (GE) plants can persist and propagate in the environment as well as produce viable offspring. Next generation effects can be influenced by he...

    Authors: Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Juliana Miyazaki, Katharina Kawall and Christoph Then

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:32

    Content type: Review

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  12. As the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River flows through the most industrialized cities in China and provides critical ecological services for agriculture, industry, and transportation. Polychlorinated bi...

    Authors: Xiaoai Cui, Jing Dong, Zhifeng Huang, Chengyou Liu, Xiaocui Qiao, Xing Wang, Xingru Zhao, Binghui Zheng and Jinshan Shen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:29

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  13. As a class of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), illicit drugs should be taken into account in the water management because of their social and public health risks. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) ar...

    Authors: Yanghui Deng, Changsheng Guo, Heng Zhang, Xingxing Yin, Like Chen, Daishe Wu and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:28

    Content type: Research

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  14. Environmental behavior of pesticide in soils is a key current research focus. Studying the adsorption characteristics of pesticides in soils as a parameter for evaluating the risk of groundwater pollution by p...

    Authors: Haiyan Yu, Yongfeng Liu, Xingquan Shu, Han Fang, Xiaojing Sun, Yuwei Pan and Limin Ma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:27

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  15. Nutrient balance in rice paddy fields can change under different tillage management practices; however, the extent of the change may differ for various rice varieties. A field experiment was conducted over 2 s...

    Authors: Jiao Yang, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Yanfeng Chen and Guangming Tian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:26

    Content type: Research

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  16. Although listed in the Stockholm Convention, commercial Decabromodiphenyl ether (c-DecaBDE) is still being produced in many factories and used as a kind of flame retardants primarily in plastic polymers and te...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Ting Xu, Daqiang Yin and Sheng Wei

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:25

    Content type: Research

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  17. Clarifying the relationship between photosynthesis and irradiance and accurately quantifying photosynthetic performance are of importance to calculate the productivity of phytoplankton, whether in aquatic ecos...

    Authors: Xiaolong Yang, Lihua Liu, Zhikai Yin, Xingyu Wang, Shoubing Wang and Zipiao Ye

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:24

    Content type: Research

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  18. The Xiangjiang River is an important drinking water resource for the Hunan Province of China. It is crucial to ascertain the pollution status, influencing factors, ecological risks, and possible sources of hea...

    Authors: Zhifeng Huang, Chengyou Liu, Xingru Zhao, Jing Dong and Binghui Zheng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:23

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aggravation of environmental problems has led companies to seek the development and commercialization of green products. Some companies mislead their stakeholders through a phenomenon called greenwashing.

    Authors: Sebastião Vieira de Freitas Netto, Marcos Felipe Falcão Sobral, Ana Regina Bezerra Ribeiro and Gleibson Robert da Luz Soares

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:19

    Content type: Review

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  20. Colloid-facilitated phosphorus (P) transport is recognized as an important pathway for the loss of soil P in agricultural systems; however, information regarding soil aggregate-associated colloidal P (Pcoll) is l...

    Authors: Fayong Li, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Yingbin Jin, Junwei Jin, Miaomiao He, Erwin Klumpp and Roland Bol

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. The Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) is the largest freshwater reservoir in China. Previous studies showed that organotin pollution is present in the TGR. In June 2011, the AFS Convention went into effect in China...

    Authors: Jun-min Gao, Ping-ting Fu, Xiao-ling Chen, Jin-song Guo, Xian-yu Hou, Jie Zeng and Zhu-man Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:16

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  22. The Yangtze Estuary acts as gateways where microplastics transport from freshwater into marine environments, with one of the largest discharge volumes in the world. The occurrence of microplastics in surface w...

    Authors: Yubo Li, Zhibo Lu, Hongyuan Zheng, Juan Wang and Cheng Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:15

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  23. Due to the large surface area of green-synthesized TiO2@CuO@Chromite nanocatalysts (NCs) and accumulations of bioactive phytochemicals on its surface, it was used for an efficient and safe synthesis of nitriles a...

    Authors: S. Mohammad Sajadi, Mohammad Pirouei, Nabaz A. Salih, Kamal Kolo and Samir M. Hamad

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:14

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  24. Bioaccumulating contaminants in surface waters are preferably monitored in fish for assessing the related risks to and via the aquatic environment. Consequently, the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) re...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Georg Radermacher, Annette Fliedner, Nina Lohmann and Anja Duffek

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:13

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  25. Carbon dots (CDs) are of particular interest in numerous applications. However, their efficiency for heavy metal removal from wastewater was not yet reported. Herein, we rationally synthesized CDs from petrole...

    Authors: Khouloud Jlassi, Kamel Eid, Mostafa H. Sliem, Aboubakr M. Abdullah, Mohamed M. Chehimi and Igor Krupa

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:12

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  26. The weak magnetic field (WMF) can enhance the ability to remove target pollutants in wastewater, which drives us to consider whether WMF could give rise to the hormesis or not. In our previous study, it was fo...

    Authors: Ya-Qian Xu, Kai Li, Ze-Jun Wang and Shu-Shen Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. Rice paddy wetlands may serve as a nutrient source or sink in agricultural ecosystems. However, the pattern of nutrient loss on a watershed scale is not clear. A year-round on-site observation study based on 6...

    Authors: Shuang He, Fayong Li, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Sheng Wang, Yingbing Jin, Boyi Liu and Guangming Tian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. Do we measure enough to calculate statistically valid characteristic values from random sample measurements, or do we measure too much—without any further increase in knowledge? This question is actually one o...

    Authors: Werner Wosniok, Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. Photodegradation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in aqueous solution under simulated solar light irradiation was studied under different experimental conditions to determine the reaction mechanism and kinetics that...

    Authors: Bahngmi Jung, Wei Deng, Ying Li, Bill Batchelor and Ahmed Abdel-Wahab

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:8

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  30. Metal and metalloid concentrations in mussels can vary between seasons. In biota monitoring, the sampling time is therefore an important issue. Within the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) program blue ...

    Authors: Burkhard Knopf, Annette Fliedner, Georg Radermacher, Heinz Rüdel, Martin Paulus, Ulrike Pirntke and Jan Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:7

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  31. The safety assessment in site selection for a new nuclear power plant is an essential issue for human health. It could be improved by predicting the consequences for a hypothetical accident. This paper is cont...

    Authors: Ismael Mohammed Mohammed Saeed, Muneer Aziz Mohammed Saleh, Suhairul Hashim, Younis Mohammed Salih Hama, Khaidzir Hamza and Shwan Hassan Al-Shatri

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:6

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  32. Certain persistent and polar substances may pose a hazard to drinking water resources. To foster the knowledge exchange in this field the Working Group Environmental Monitoring of the German Chemical Society (GDC...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Wolfgang Körner, Thomas Letzel, Michael Neumann, Karsten Nödler and Thorsten Reemtsma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. Chemical surveillance in surface waters is crucial to identify potential threats to the health of freshwater ecosystems. Usually, the concentrations of pollutants are highly variable over the course of the yea...

    Authors: Denise Babitsch and Andrea Sundermann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:3

    Content type: Research

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  34. Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been reported to be harmful to the human kidney. However, whether the activation of oxidative stress and cell apoptosis plays key roles in the nephrotoxici...

    Authors: Xiaoliu Huang, Xiujuan Shi, Ji Zhou, Sen Li, Lijuan Zhang, Huijun Zhao, Xingya Kuang and Jue Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. Examining the effects of pesticides is difficult in regions such as Western Europe because of the relatively ubiquitous use of agrochemicals and the lack of unaffected areas. To study a wide gradient of agroch...

    Authors: Nadin Graf, Karina P. Battes, Mirela Cimpean, Martin H. Entling, Katharina Frisch, Moritz Link, Andreas Scharmüller, Verena C. Schreiner, Eduard Szöcs, Jochen P. Zubrod and Ralf B. Schäfer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:1

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  36. Discussion concerning the bioavailability and ecotoxicological relevance of non-extractable residues (NER) in soil is still ongoing. Is NER formation a detoxification process or a hidden hazard? The use of rad...

    Authors: Joop Harmsen, Dieter Hennecke, Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Joost Lahr and John Deneer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:99

    Content type: Research

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  37. The aim of the European Water Framework Directive is to ensure good ecological status for all European surface waters. However, although current monitoring strategies aim to identify the presence and magnitude...

    Authors: Thomas Backhaus, Werner Brack, Paul J. Van den Brink, Björn Deutschmann, Henner Hollert, Leo Posthuma, Helmut Segner, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Ivana Teodorovic and Andreas Focks

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:98

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  38. Recent tragic accidents due to the use of humidifier disinfectants have caused severe distrust and anxiety over chemicals in consumer products in Korea. Therefore, a survey was conducted to determine consumer ...

    Authors: Seunghye Sim, Jeongsu Lee, Yoonhee Uhm, Soonbok Kim, Eun Jeong Han, KeunOh Choi, Junyeong Choi, Q-man Ban, Taeje Cho, Augustine Yonghwi Kim, Dong Il Lee, Eunkyung Lim and YoungJoo Lee

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:97

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  39. The Minamata Convention (MC), a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA), aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and its compounds. The success ...

    Authors: Brij Mohan Sharma, Girija K. Bharat, Kateřina Šebková and Martin Scheringer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:96

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  40. Physical and biological properties of dust particles might affect the availability and distribution of chemicals associated to indoor dust; however it has not been adequately examined. In this study, household...

    Authors: Li Li, Yanling Qiu, Åsa Gustafsson, Annette M. Krais, Jana M. Weiss, Thomas Lundh and Åke Bergman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:94

    Content type: Research

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  41. In Europe, ammonia (NH3) emissions strongly contribute to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution and associated premature human mortality. The National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284/EU has set an oblig...

    Authors: Elias Giannakis, Jonilda Kushta, Adriana Bruggeman and Jos Lelieveld

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:93

    Content type: Research

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  42. The introduction of herbicide-tolerant (HT) genetically engineered (GE) soybeans has raised new challenges for the European risk assessment of imported food and feed. Food and feed products derived from these ...

    Authors: Juliana Miyazaki, Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Thomas Bøhn, Wolfram Reichenbecher and Christoph Then

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:92

    Content type: Review

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  43. The increasing demand for food and animal fodder worldwide has led to an intensified agriculture with an increasing use of nitrogen fertilizers. More recently, nitrate leaching and gaseous nitrogen emissions h...

    Authors: Julia Elli Kösler, Olga C. Calvo, Jürgen Franzaring and Andreas Fangmeier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:91

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:56

  44. Implementation Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 includes that Member States map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory. A fundamental component of the...

    Authors: Stefan Nickel, Winfried Schröder and Barbara Völksen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:90

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  45. A warmer climate has consequences for the timing of phenological events, as temperature is a key factor controlling plant development and flowering. In this study, we analyse the effects of the long-term clima...

    Authors: Nigel Fox and Anna Maria Jönsson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:89

    Content type: Research

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