M. B. Kirkham
Kansas State University
Soil waterChemistryBotanyAgronomyBiology
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#1Nanthi BolanH-Index: 66
#2M. B. KirkhamH-Index: 40
Last. Yong Sik Ok (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 2
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#1Deyi Hou (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 29
#2Nanthi Bolan (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 66
Last. David O'Connor (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Soil is a key component of Earth's critical zone. It provides essential services for agricultural production, plant growth, animal habitation, biodiversity, carbon sequestration and environmental quality, which are crucial for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, soil degradation has occurred in many places throughout the world due to factors such as soil pollution, erosion, salinization, and acidification. In order to achieve the SDGs by the targ...
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#1R. Elliott Carver (KSU: Kansas State University)
#2Nathan O. Nelson (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 14
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#1Abdulaziz Alghamdi (KSU: King Saud University)H-Index: 1
#2DeAnn Presley (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 10
Last. Ganga M. Hettiarachchi (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 22
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#1Xinni Xiong (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 8
#2Iris K.M. Yu (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 22
Last. Kumar Vikrant (Hanyang University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Food wastes are generated massively across global food supply chains. Conventional treatments of food waste (e.g., landfilling and incineration) cause environmental, economic, and social problems. There is a more sustainable and profitable management option by valorization of food waste into value-added chemicals. Consumer chemicals, including acids, sugars, and their derivatized forms, can be synthesized from food waste. Refined specialty chemicals from food waste ranging from solvents...
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#1Lauren Bradney (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 2
#2Hasintha Wijesekara (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 9
Last. M. B. Kirkham (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Particulate plastics in the terrestrial and aquatic environments are small plastic fragments or beads (i.e., 5 mm down to the nanometre range). They have been frequently referred to as ‘micro-plastics’ or ‘nano-plastics’. Research has identified particulate plastics as a vector for toxic trace elements in the environment. The adsorption of toxic trace elements by particulate plastics may be facilitated by their high surface area and functionalized surfaces (e.g., through the attachment ...
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#1Jialin Liu (College of Horticulture)H-Index: 1
#2Priyasha Shrestha (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 1
Last. M. B. Kirkham (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Many prairie plant habitats have similarities to the harsh and stressful growing environments of green roofs. In the Mid-Continent Region of the USA under a hot summer climate, little research has been done to study prairie plant communities and their performance with different substrates on green roofs. To explore more sustainable, diverse green roof ecosystems, this research assessed the first-year growth (June to October 2018) on an experimental green roof in the Flint Hills Ecoregio...
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#1Reshma M. Antony (KSU: Kansas State University)
#2M. B. Kirkham (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 40
Last. Daniel L. Brabec (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACTEven though maize (Zea mays L.) is considered to be more cold tolerant than sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], no studies have directly compared the ability of the two crops to tolerate low temperature when grown together under the same environmental conditions. Therefore, the objective of this experiment was to compare the low-temperature tolerance of the two crops at the seedling stage. A second objective was to analyze seeds for size (width and weight) and biochemical characterist...
#1Thangavel Ramesh (ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research)H-Index: 1
#2Nanthi Bolan (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 66
Last. Oliver W. Freeman (Central State University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Global climate change has resulted in changes to the earth's geological, ecological, and biological ecosystems, which pose a severe threat to the existence of human civilization and sustenance of agricultural productivity vis-a-vis food security. In the last several decades, climate change has been linked to erratic rainfall distribution patterns and large variations in diurnal temperatures, because of a rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration. This, in turn, is thought to make world agri...
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