Paper Published in Environmental Research

Title: Climate change impacts on oyster aquaculture – Part II: Impact assessment and adaptation measures

Journal: Environmental Research


Abstract: The oyster aquaculture sector plays a major role in food security, providing a sustainable way to obtain food and livelihood for coastal and Island nations. Oysters are one of the preferred choices by aquaculturists because of their resilience to harsh climatic conditions. Nonetheless, climate change will continue to pose threats to its culture. Climate-induced hazards such as floods, storms, disease, and invasive species are some of the key factors limiting oyster production globally. A thriving aquaculture industry needs optimal conditions to maximize exploitation. Here, we continue with the review of the impacts of climate change on oyster aquaculture at the global scale, highlighting climate vulnerability assessment. We also propose a framework for modeling oyster responses to future climate scenarios. Furthermore, we explore the health implications of infected oysters on consumer’s health. We also identify knowledge gaps and challenges for sustainable oyster production. Additionally, we document mitigation and adaptation measures and future research directions.

Paper Accepted by Ecology and Evolution

The following paper about the spatiotemporal and weather effects on the reproductive success of piping plovers has been recently accepted for publication by Ecology and Evolution.

Guild, R. and X. Wang. Spatiotemporal and Weather Effects on the Reproductive Success of Piping Plovers on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Ecology and Evolution, accepted on July 14, 2024.

More details will come soon once the paper is published.

Paper Accepted by Water

The following paper about the runoff dynamics in the Hyper Arid Region, Saudi
Arabia has been recently accepted for publication by Water.

Hussain S., B. Niyazi, A. M. Elfeki, M. Masoud, X. Wang, and M. Awais. SWAT-Driven Exploration of Runoff Dynamics in Hyper Arid Region, Saudi Arabia: Implications for Hydrological Under-standing. Water, accepted on July 16, 2024.

More details will come soon once the paper is published.

Paper Accepted by Groundwater for Sustainable Development

The following paper about the sustainability evaluation of groundwater abstraction has been recently accepted for publication by Groundwater for Sustainable Development.

Mahmood, M. Q. and X. Wang. Evaluating the Sustainability of Groundwater Abstraction in Small Watersheds Using Time Series Analysis. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, accepted on July 17, 2024.

More details will come soon once the paper is published.

Paper Published in Sustainability

Title: A Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soil

Journal: Sustainability 


Abstract: Greenhouse gases (GHGs) like nitrous oxide (N2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4) are both emitted and removed by soils. Accurate worldwide allocations of carbon budget are essential for land use planning, global climate change, and climate-related research. Precise measurements, drivers, and mitigation strategies are necessary, given agricultural soil’s significant potential storage and emission capacities. Different agricultural management practices cause greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere and contribute to anthropogenic emissions. Agricultural soils can generate 70% of the world’s manmade N2O emissions and also behave as a CO2 sink and a source of organic carbon and as producers and consumers of CH4. When it comes to agronomic management, the source and sink of all these GHGs are distinct. Therefore, several approaches to measuring GHG emissions from agricultural soils are available and can be categorized into chamber systems and remote sensing approaches. Sustainable agriculture stands out as a viable and transformative approach to increase agricultural efficiency while addressing the challenge of GHG emissions. Incorporating advanced technologies, precise data analytics, and site-specific management practices can offer a pathway to mitigate GHG emissions, thereby reducing the global warming potential (GWP). Therefore, this review paper focuses solely on the drivers influencing and involving soil emissions and on quantification approaches for GHG emissions. In addition, mitigation practices aimed at optimizing GHG emissions from agricultural soils are highlighted.