Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 408

Table of Content: April 2015; 7(4)

April 2015

Forest composition and productivity changes as affected by human activities in the natural forestË— savanna zone in Northern Ghana

Assessing the impact of anthropogenic activities on forest ecosystems dynamics is valuable in managing and maintaining the long-term productivity of forests and ensuring forest ecosystem sustainability and ecological balance. In view of this, the objective of this study was to evaluate the induced effects of anthropogenic activities on the forestË—savanna zones in Northern Ghana. The study assessed the impacts on the...

Author(s): Biyogue Douti Nang and Jakperik Dioggban

April 2015

Isolation of heterotrophic thiosulfate-oxidizing bacteria and their role in a conserved tidal flat in the Ariake Sea, Japan

Intolerable sulfide emission was spotted at several areas in tidal flats of the Ariake Sea, Japan. Sulfide is naturally produced in tidal flats and rapidly oxidized by sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB). This makes them important players in controlling released sulfide by sulfate-reducing bacteria. A part of SOB can grow heterotrophically and we isolated them from a conserved muddy tidal flat in the Midorikawa Estuary,...

Author(s): Irfan Mustafa, Hiroto Ohta, Takuro Niidome and Shigeru Morimura

April 2015

Post-White-nose syndrome trends in Virginia’s cave bats, 2008-2013

Since its 2009 detection in Virginia hibernacula, the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans causing White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has had a marked impact on cave bats locally. From 2008-2013, we documented numeric and physiologic changes in cave bats through fall swarm (FS), early hibernation (EH), and late hibernation (LH) capture and banding surveys at 18 hibernacula in western Virginia. We coupled active surveys...

Author(s): Karen E. Powers, Richard J. Reynolds, Wil Orndorff, W. Mark Ford, and Christopher S. Hobson