The dynamics of nitrogen-based fertilizers in the root zone

Nutrient contamination of groundwater as a result of nitrogen-based fertilizers is a problem in many places in Europe. Calculations by a team of scientists led by the UFZ have shown that over a period of at least four months ...

Predicting the biodiversity of rivers

Biodiversity is severely threatened both in Switzerland and worldwide, and numerous organisms are facing massive declines—particularly in freshwater ecosystems. All the species living in rivers—including fish, bacteria ...

The landscape determines how streams should be restored

The U.N. has declared the coming decade as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, making it particularly urgent to plan for successful restoration. Most restoration occurs in streams, and usually in short segments. Researchers ...

Noah-MP captures major hydrological patterns in China

The Noah land surface model with multi-parameterization options (Noah-MP) simulates the major spatiotemporal patterns of hydrological variables in China, a vast country characterized by complex terrain and large river basins ...

How does climate change help to spread diseases?

Many vector-borne diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects, which means that environmental conditions, in particular temperatures, regulate their metabolism, development and activity. For ...

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