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  • Churchman, Jock; Lowe, David J. (CRC Press, 2012)
    This chapter, like Churchman (2000), seeks to bring readers up to date with information and understanding about the alteration of minerals and the nature of their products in the context of the formation and development ...
  • Andisols 
    McDaniel, Paul A.; Lowe, David J.; Arnalds, Olafur; Ping, Chen-Lu (CRC Press, 2012)
    Andisols are soils that typically form in loose volcanic ejecta (tephra) such as volcanic ash, cinders, or pumice. They are characterized by andic properties that include physical, chemical, and mineralogical properties ...
  • Walmsley, Michael R.W.; Walmsley, Timothy G.; Atkins, Martin J.; Neale, James R. (AIDIC, 2013)
    Solar is a renewable energy that can be used to provide process heat to industrial sites. Solar is extremely variable and to use it reliably thermal storage is necessary. Heat recovery loops (HRL) are an indirect method ...
  • Joshi, Chaitanya; Brown, Paul T.; Laughlin, Daniel C. (International Statistical Institute, 2013)
    The motivation for this paper comes from a recent study which indicated that the influence of environmental filtering should increase with decreasing soil fertility, based on the premise that individuals will employ a ...
  • Walmsley, Michael R.W.; Walmsley, Timothy G.; Atkins, Martin John; Neale, James R. (2012)
    Inter-plant integration via a heat recovery loop (HRL) is an economic method for increasing total site process energy efficiency of semi-continuous processes. Results show that both the constant storage temperature approach ...
  • Walmsley, Timothy G.; Walmsley, Michael R.W.; Atkins, Martin John; Neale, James R. (2012)
    One method to reduce the energy consumption of industrial milk spray dryers is to recover waste heat from the exhaust dryer air. A significant challenge associated with this opportunity is the air contains a small amount ...
  • Walmsley, Timothy Gordon; Walmsley, Michael R.W.; Atkins, Martin John; Neale, James R.; Hoffmann-Vocke, Jonas (2011)
    Heat recovery from exhaust gas streams is applicable to a wide variety of industries. Two problems encountered in exhaust gas heat recovery are: the high heat transfer resistance of gases and the presence of entrained ...
  • Pronger, Jack.; Schipper, Louis A.; Hill, Reece B.; Campbell, David I.; McLeod, Malcolm (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 2014)
    The drainage and conversion of peatlands to productive agro-ecosystems leads to ongoing surface subsidence because of densification (shrinkage and consolidation) and oxidation of the peat substrate. Knowing the ra0te of ...
  • Enjalbert, Camille; Senechal, Nadia; Bryan, Karin R.; Coco, Giovanni; MacMahan, Jamie H.M.; Brown, Jenna A. (Editions Paralia CFL, 2012)
    The impact of tide and morphology on run-up parameters in dissipative conditions is assessed, using high-frequency video observations. The infragravity run-up is dominant and shows variations of about 60% during an entire ...
  • Wilson, Siobhan A.; Harrison, Anna L.; Dipple, Gregory M.; Power, Ian M.; Barker, Shaun L.L.; Ulrich Mayer, K.; Fallon, Stewart J.; Raudsepp, Mati; Southam, Gordon (Elsevier, 2014)
    The hydrated Mg-carbonate mineral, hydromagnesite [Mg₅(CO₃)₄(OH)₂•4H₂O], precipitates within mine tailings at the Mount Keith Nickel Mine, Western Australia as a direct result of mining operations. We have used quantitative ...
  • Khor, Serena; Wood, Susanna A.; Salvitti, Lauren; Taylor, David I.; Adamson, Janet; McNabb, Paul; Cary, S. Craig (Molecular Dive Prsyn Intl, 2014)
    The origin of tetrodotoxin (TTX) is highly debated; researchers have postulated either an endogenous or exogenous source with the host accumulating TTX symbiotically or via food chain transmission. The aim of this study ...
  • Gokul, Jarishma K.; Valverde, Angel; Tuffin, Marla; Cary, S. Craig; Cowan, Don A. (MDPI AG, 2013)
    The discovery of extensive and complex hypolithic communities in both cold and hot deserts has raised many questions regarding their ecology, biodiversity and relevance in terms of regional productivity. However, most ...
  • Thavanayagam, Gnanavinthan; Pickering, Kim L.; Swan, Janis E.; Cao, Peng (Elsevier, 2014)
    Binder selection and formulation are critical in powder injection moulding. Binders play a key role in controlling the rheological properties of a feedstock and influence whether the resulting feedstock can be successfully ...
  • Reimer, Paula J.; Bard, Edouard; Bayliss, Alex; Beck, J. Warren; Blackwell, Paul G.; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Brown, David M.; Buck, Caitlin E.; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Friedrich, Michael; Grootes, Pieter M.; Guilderson, Thomas, P.; Haflidason, Haflidi; Hajdas, Irka; Hatté, Christine; Heaton, Timothy J.; Hogg, Alan G.; Hughen, Konrad A.; Kaiser, K. Felix; Kromer, Bernd; Manning, Sturt W.; Reimer, Ron W.; Richards, David A.; Scott, Marian E.; Southon, John R.; Turney, Christian S. M.; van der Plicht, Johannes (University of Arizona, 2013)
    High-quality data from appropriate archives are needed for the continuing improvement of radiocarbon calibration curves. We discuss here the basic assumptions behind 14C dating that necessitate calibration and the relative ...
  • Reimer, Paula J.; Bard, Edouard; Bayliss, Alex; Beck, J. Warren; Blackwell, Paul G.; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Buck, Caitlin E.; Cheng, Hai; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Friedrich, Michael; Grootes, Pieter M.; Guilderson, Thomas P.; Haflidason, Haflidi; Hajdas, Irka; Hatté, Christine; Heaton, Timothy J.; Hoffmann, Dirk L.; Hogg, Alan G.; Hughen, Konrad A.; Kaiser, K. Felix; Kromer, Bernd; Manning, Sturt W.; Niu, Mu; Reimer, Ron W.; Richards, David A.; Scott, E. Marian; Southon, John R.; Staff, Richard A.; Turney, Christian S. M.; van der Plicht, Johannes (University of Arizona, 2013)
    The IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon calibration curves have been revised utilizing newly available and updated data sets from 14C measurements on tree rings, plant macrofossils, speleothems, corals, and foraminifera. The ...
  • Thrush, Simon F.; Hewitt, Judy E.; Parkes, Samantha Maree; Lohrer, Andrew M.; Pilditch, Conrad A.; Woodin, Sarah A.; Wethey, David S.; Chiantore, Mariachiara; Asnaghi, Valentina; De Juan, Silva; Kraan, Casper; Rodil, Ivan; Savage, Candida; Van Colen, Carl (Ecological Society of America, 2014)
    Thresholds profoundly affect our understanding and management of ecosystem dynamics, but we have yet to develop practical techniques to assess the risk that thresholds will be crossed. Combining ecological knowledge of ...
  • Dreesens, Lisa L.; Lee, Charles K.; Cary, S. Craig (2014)
    Contrary to earlier assumptions, molecular evidence has demonstrated the presence of diverse and localized soil bacterial communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether fungal ...
  • Till, Marisa; Goldstone, D.; Card, G.; Attwood, Graeme T.; Moon, C.D.; Arcus, Vickery L. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
    The rumen of dairy cattle can be thought of as a large, stable fermentation vat and as such it houses a large and diverse community of microorganisms. The bacterium Butyrivibrio proteoclasticus is a representative of a ...
  • Collier, Kevin J.; Death, Russell G.; Hamilton, David P.; Quinn, John M. (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2014)
    Mahinga kai is a key value for freshwater management that needs to be articulated in objective setting for environmental limits in the National Objectives Framework (NOF). Mahinga kai generally refers to indigenous freshwater ...
  • Rose, Kevin; Hamilton, David P.; Williamson, CE; McBride, Chris G.; Fischer, JM; Olson, MH; Saros, JE; Allan, Mathew Grant; Cabrol, N (American Geophysical Union, 2014)
    Transparency is a fundamental characteristic of aquatic ecosystems and is highly responsive to changes in climate and land use. The transparency of glacially-fed lakes may be a particularly sensitive sentinel characteristic ...