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Victoria University

Australian research into TPH and BTEX test methods has, to date, not been coordinated and no standard methods have been agreed to. Overseas research also lacks acceptable solutions for the standardisation of TPH and BTEX methodologies. Since Australia carries out many thousands of analyses of TPH and BTEX on contaminated soils annually research into and assessment of current methods is require ...

SUBJECT: btex analysis; school of engineering and science; hydrocarbons; contaminated soils; oil pollution

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Wastes generated due to human activities pose a threat to the environment, and their safe and economical disposal is warranted. Landfilling of these wastes is still the most widely practised and viable alternative for their disposal. This is usually accomplished by using engineered waste containment systems in which compacted liners of predominantly clay soils are employed between waste and na ...

SUBJECT: soil chemistry; soil permeability; school of engineering and science; victoria; 0503 soil sciences

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The exotic invasive Chilean needle grass Nassella. neesiana (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth hasbeen recognised as a major threat to biodiversity in the endangered natural grasslands ofsouth-eastern Australia. Research was undertaken in Canberra and Melbourne grasslands toexamine mechanisms by which N. neesiana invades native grasslands, the impacts ofinvasion on vascular plant and invertebrate biodi ...

SUBJECT: agricultural pests; native vegetation conservation; soil moisture; environmental impact analysis; seeds

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SUBJECT: college of science and engineering; japan; liane; 0503 soil sciences; litter decomposition

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SUBJECT: buried metals; 0912 materials engineering; soil corrosion; institute for sustainability and innovation (isi); 0503 soil sciences

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SUBJECT: solid agar; 0912 materials engineering; institute for sustainability and innovation (isi); 0503 soil sciences; potable water services

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SUBJECT: 0599 other environmental sciences; probability distribution functions; respubid18596; monte carlo random sampling; 0703 crop and pasture production

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We isolated and characterized eight novel microsatellite loci in the southern emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus). We used nonradioactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based techniques to screen an enriched genomic DNA library. Based on genotypes from a single population, six loci showed no evidence of null alleles and were polymorphic (allele range = 2–9, mean heterozygosity = 0.57), and one l ...

SUBJECT: 0599 other environmental sciences; population genetics; maluridae; 0608 zoology; institute for sustainability and innovation (isi)

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Rainfall variability in Australia is generally among the highest in the world, largely due to the dominant influence of the El Nin˜o–Southern Oscillation. Australian climate has been characterized by wet and dry periods with sometimes sudden transitions from one mode to the other. Synoptic explanations and teleconnections are discussed, with an emphasis on the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB). Flood ...

SUBJECT: 0599 other environmental sciences; rainfall variability – australia; global warming; el nino–southern oscillation; rainfall trends

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Rapid global economic growth, centred in Asia but now spread across the world, is driving rapidgreenhouse-gas emissions growth, making earlier projections unrealistic. This paper develops new, illustrativebusiness-as-usual projections for carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and other sources and for non-CO2greenhouse gases. Making adjustments to 2007 World Energy Outlook projections to refl ...

SUBJECT: 0599 other environmental sciences; respubid16444. greenhouse gas emissions projections; developing countries; climate change mitigation; economic growth

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