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BMC Series Focus Issue

April: Our Changing Environment

New Content ItemThis month, in preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

 By sharing this research, we wish to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and highlight content that could make a difference to solving global problems.

Climate Change & Conservation

Evolutionary and demographic consequences of temperature-induced masculinization under climate warming: the effects of mate choice
Edina Nemesházi, Szilvia Kövér & Veronika Bókony 
BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 16 (2021)

Contrasting impacts of ocean acidification and warming on the molecular responses of CO2-resilient oysters
Priscila Goncalves, Emma L. Thompson & David A. Raftos
BMC Genomics 18: 431 (2017)

Response of a rice insect pest, Scirpophaga incertulas (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in warmer world
M. P. Ali, M. N. Bari, S. S. Haque, M. M. M. Kabir, F. Nowrin, T. R. Choudhury, R. W. Mankin & N. Ahmed
BMC Zoology 5: 6 (2020)

Evidence for multiple introductions of an invasive wild bee species currently under rapid range expansion in Europe
Julia Lanner, Fabian Gstöttenmayer, Manuel Curto, Benoît Geslin, Katharina Huchler, Michael C. Orr, Bärbel Pachinger, Claudio Sedivy & Harald Meimberg
BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 17 (2021)

Population genetic structure and habitat connectivity for jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation in Central Belize
Angelica Menchaca, Natalia A. Rossi, Jeremy Froidevaux, Isabela Dias-Freedman, Anthony Caragiulo, Claudia Wultsch, Bart Harmsen, Rebecca Foster, J. Antonio de la Torre, Rodrigo A. Medellin, Salisa Rabinowitz & George Amato
BMC Genomic Data (previously BMC Genetics) 20: 100 (2019)

Population size and human-grivet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) conflict in Zegie peninsula, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Yibelu Yitayih, Dessalegn Ejigu & Misganaw Mola
BMC Zoology 6: 2 (2021)

The Environment & Human health

Associations between climate variability, unemployment and suicide in Australia: a multicity study
Xin Qi, Wenbiao Hu, Andrew Page & Shilu Tong 
BMC Psychiatry 15: 114 (2015)

The threat of climate change to non-dengue-endemic countries: increasing risk of dengue transmission potential using climate and non-climate datasets
Jung-Seok Lee & Andrew Farlow 
BMC Public Health 19: 934 (2019)

The influence of foehn winds on the incidence of severe injuries in southern Bavaria – an analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU®
Frederik Greve, Karl-Georg Kanz, Michael Zyskowski, Francesca von Matthey, Peter Biberthaler, Stefan Muthers, Andreas Matzarakis, Rolf Lefering & Stefan Huber-Wagner 
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 21: 568 (2020)

Geographical distribution, evaluation of risk of dengue and its relationship with the El Niño Southern Oscillation in an endemic region of Peru between 2004 and 2015
Wilmer Silva-Caso, Walter Espinoza-Espíritu, Jaquelin Espejo-Evaristo, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Luciana Stimmler & Juana del Valle-Mendoza 
BMC Research Notes 12: 498 (2019)

The impact of drought on the association between food security and mental health in a nationally representative Australian sample
Sharon Friel, Helen Berry, Huong Dinh, Léan O’Brien & Helen L Walls 
BMC Public Health 14: 1102 (2014)

Leptospira in river and soil in a highly endemic area of Ecuador
Erin Miller, Veronica Barragan, Jorge Chiriboga, Chad Weddell, Ligia Luna, Dulce J. Jiménez, John Aleman, Joseph R. Mihaljevic, Sonora Olivas, Jane Marks, Ricardo Izurieta, Nathan Nieto, Paul Keim, Gabriel Trueba, J. Gregory Caporaso & Talima Pearson 
BMC Microbiology 21: 17 (2021)

Pollution & Solutions

Biorenewable triblock copolymers consisting of L-lactide and ε-caprolactone for removing organic pollutants from water: a lifecycle neutral solution
Katrina T. Bernhardt, Haley G. Collins & Amy M. Balija
BMC Chemistry 13: 122 (2019)

Characterization and genomic analysis of a diesel-degrading bacterium, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus CA16, isolated from Canadian soil
Margaret T. Ho, Michelle S. M. Li, Tim McDowell, Jacqueline MacDonald & Ze-Chun Yuan
BMC Biotechnology 20: 39 (2020)

Concentrations of 137Cs radiocaesium in the organs and tissues of low-dose-exposed wild Japanese monkeys
Toshinori Omi, Sachie Nakiri, Setsuko Nakanishi, Naomi Ishii, Taiki Uno, Fumiharu Konno, Takeshi Inagaki, Atsushi Sakamoto, Masayuki Shito, Chihiro Udagawa, Naomi Tada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Takuya Kato, Yoshi Kawamoto, Shuichi Tsuchida & Shin-ichi Hayama
BMC Research Notes 13: 121 (2020)

Environmental sustainability in endodontics. A life cycle assessment (LCA) of a root canal treatment procedure
Brett Duane, Linnea Borglin, Stephanie Pekarski, Sophie Saget & Henry Fergus Duncan 
BMC Oral Health 20: 348 (2020)

Copper doped zeolite composite for antimicrobial activity and heavy metal removal from waste water
Feleke Terefe Fanta, Amare Aregahegn Dubale, Dawit Firemichael Bebizuh & Minaleshewa Atlabachew 
BMC Chemistry 13: 44 (2019)

In vitro assessment of two novel Cellulases from Trabulsiella odontotermitis for agricultural waste utilization
Martha María Arevalos-Sánchez, Adrián Omar Maynez-Perez, Felipe A. Rodríguez-Almeida, José Alfredo Martínez-Quintana, Fidel Alejandro Sanchez-Flores, Monserrath Felix-Portillo, América Chavéz-Martínez, Myrna Elena Olvera-García, Oscar Ruiz-Barrera & Agustín Corral-Luna 
BMC Biotechnology 21: 26 (2021)

Further Reading

Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases 
A cross-journal collection of articles outlining diseases and their vectors that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change.

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water and wastewater: a review of treatment processes and use of photocatalyst immobilized on functionalized carbon in AOP degradation
Adewumi Olufemi Oluwole, Elizabeth Oyinkansola Omotola & Olatunde Stephen Olatunji 
BMC Chemistry volume 14: 62 (2020)

Telephone versus web panel National Survey for monitoring adoption of preventive behaviors to climate change in populations: a case study of Lyme disease in Québec, Canada
Grâce Ngambo Domche, Pierre Valois, Magalie Canuel, Denis Talbot, Maxime Tessier, Cécile Aenishaenslin, Catherine Bouchard & Sandie Briand 
BMC Medical Research Methodology 20: 78 (2020)

Climatic factors influencing dengue incidence in an epidemic area of Nepal
Reshma Tuladhar, Anjana Singh, Ajit Varma & Devendra Kumar Choudhary 
BMC Research Notes 12: 131 (2019)

The genetics and physiology of seed dormancy, a crucial trait in common bean domestication
Ali Soltani, Katelynn A. Walter, Andrew T. Wiersma, James P. Santiago, Michelle Quiqley, Daniel Chitwood, Timothy G. Porch, Phillip Miklas, Phillip E. McClean, Juan M. Osorno & David B. Lowry 
BMC Plant Biology 21: 58 (2021)

Shifts in soil and plant functional diversity along an altitudinal gradient in the French Alps
Alexia Stokes, Guillermo Angeles, Fabien Anthelme, Eduardo Aranda-Delgado, Isabelle Barois, Manon Bounous, Nereyda Cruz-Maldonado, Thibaud Decaëns, […] Monique Weemstra & Catherine Roumet
BMC Research Notes 14, 54 (2021)

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