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Untangling Species Sensitivity Paradox in Environmental Research
Biologically, two species within a genus are more similar (e.g., morphologically and genetically) in many respects than two other species belonging to different genera. Despite the long history of ecotoxicology and efforts to understand interspecies variability in sensitivity to environmental contaminants, choosing representative species for screening potential toxicity of the environmental contaminants, be it the conventional toxicants such as the dioxins or the emerging contaminants such as the manufactured nanomaterials, has remained challenging.
Nanotechnology in Agroecosystem: Implications on Plant Productivity and its Soil Environment
Compared to conventional or other contaminants, nanoparticles pose some new environmental challenges for scientists and environmentalists worldwide. Nanotechnology will leave no field untouched including agriculture by its ground breaking scientific innovations. So far, the use of nanotechnology in agriculture has been mostly theoretical, but it has begun to have a significant effect in the main areas of the food industry. Nanoparticles finding great potential as delivery systems to specific targets in living organisms and is being used in medical sciences. In plants, the same principles can be applied for a broad range of uses, particularly to tackle phytopathological infections, nutrition supplement and as growth adjuvant.
Traditional slash-and-burn agricultural cycles are characterized by the alternation of cropping and fallow phases, when secondary vegetation grows. At the end of fallow phases, trees are cut and burnt, and the ashes enrich the soil, thereby allowing a new cropping phase. Slash-and-burn agriculture is considered to be well adapted to tropical climates and soils, and accessible to small farmers because of its low cost. It comprises the contiguous seven sister States (North-east India)-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland Tripura and the Himalayan state of Sikkim.
Evaluation of Experimental Design Options in Environmental Nano-Science Research
As an experimental research design plays a pivotal role in executing a research problem, it is imperative of a researcher to develop a suitable and sound research design. Utilizing robust statistical methods can further enhance the study power and thus allow drawing a logical conclusion. The same holds true for basic environmental science research, including research related to the effects of engineered nanomaterials in the environment.