American Journal of Biological and Environmental Statistics

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016

  • Radiation, Plant Proteins and Sustainability

    Patricia Y. I. Takinami, Vanessa B. Uehara, Bruna S. Teixeira, Nelida L. del Mastro

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 28-33
    Received: 14 November 2016
    Accepted: 7 December 2016
    Published: 5 January 2017
    Abstract: The best sources of proteins for human nourishment come from animal origin. But, conventional meat production involves not only animal suffering but, also, prodigious amounts of water use and significant global warming gases produced per pound of meat. Sustainable plant proteins are good for human beings, as well as, for the planet. Specific natura... Show More
  • Ban of jatka (Juvenile Hilsa Fish) Catching: Views and Coping Options of Artisanal Fishers in Coastal Bangladesh

    Mohammed Mamun Rashid

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 34-40
    Received: 2 December 2016
    Accepted: 10 December 2016
    Published: 10 January 2017
    Abstract: This paper examines adverse effects at lives and livelihoods of traditional Hindu fishermen and Muslim fishermen due to periodical restriction on jatka (juvenile hilsa fish) catching in coastal Bangladesh. A total of 100 respondents from both religious groups were purposively selected from four study sites. Traditionally, the Jaladas (slave of the ... Show More
  • Effect of Common and Dominant Seed-Borne Fungi on Protein Content of Pulses

    Ashok S. Kandhare

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 41-43
    Received: 1 August 2014
    Accepted: 29 August 2014
    Published: 16 January 2017
    Abstract: Seeds are inhabited by seed mycoflora. Seed mycoflora influence seed texture, physiology and content. Some seed-borne fungi may be symbiotic to the seed germination where as some cause pathogenesis. Similarly, seed-borne fungi affect adversely to nutritive value of pulses. Biodegradation of protein content of pulses by their common and dominant see... Show More
  • Revisiting the Environmental Interactions of Pesticides

    Phebe Asantewaa Owusu, Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 44-49
    Received: 6 October 2016
    Accepted: 10 November 2016
    Published: 17 January 2017
    Abstract: As population increases, the demand for safe and nutritious food, safe water and air quality increases. The emergence of pesticides has played as an essential role in preventing pests from destroying various valued properties in our homes, offices and farmlands. The usage of pesticides has a role to play in the achievement of a sustainable develope... Show More
  • Influence of the Long-Range Dependence in Rainfall in Modelling Oueme River Basin (Benin, West Africa)

    Eliezer Iboukoun Biao, Eric Adechina Alamou

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 50-59
    Received: 20 December 2016
    Accepted: 29 December 2016
    Published: 23 January 2017
    Abstract: Nowadays, there is evidence that hydrological processes exhibit long-range dependence (LRD), i.e. power-type decay of autocorrelation also known as the Hurst phenomenon. This means that the stationarity assumption of hydrological time series, which has been widely used in the past, cannot be further advocated. The objective of this paper is to dete... Show More
  • Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachates Using Pistia Stratiotes: A Case Study of Kinkinau U/Ma’azu Kaduna, Nigeria

    Adamu Yunusa Ugya, Agamuthu Priatamby

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016
    Pages: 60-63
    Received: 3 October 2016
    Accepted: 12 October 2016
    Published: 24 January 2017
    Abstract: The study involved a laboratory experiment on the use of Pistia stratiotes in the phytoremediation of leachates collected from Kinkinau landfill. The physiochemical characteristics of the leachates were determined before and after the treatment. The experiment lasted for three weeks and was repeated for about six times the rate of the mean reductio... Show More