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This article reviews literature on biofilter research both in laboratories and at confined livestock facilities. The purpose is to give an up‐to‐date review of biofilters used to mitigate of odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from agricultural facilities using biofilters. More specifically the article addresses: 1) Factors concerned in design and(More)
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in weather conditions and patterns of extreme weather events. It may lead to changes in health threat to human beings, multiplying existing health problems. This review examines the scientific evidences on the impact of climate change on human infectious diseases. It identifies research progress and gaps on how(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Time-series NDVI Unsupervised classification Decision tree Wetland cover changes Timing of inundation Time-series remote sensing data, such as Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data hold considerable promise for investigating long-term dynamics of land use/cover change (LUCC), given their significant(More)
Dengue transmission in urban areas is strongly influenced by a range of biological and environmental factors, yet the key drivers still need further exploration. To better understand mechanisms of environment-mosquito-urban dengue transmission, we propose an empirical model parameterized and cross-validated from a unique dataset including viral gene(More)
Although accumulated evidence has shown that biodiversity can play an important role in disease transmission and prevalence, it remains unclear how different measures of diversity based on taxonomy or function perform in predicting disease risk. In this article, we assess the relative ability of species richness, Shannon's evenness index, single functional(More)
A strategy for providing partial biofiltration of a critical minimum amount of ventilation air (CMVR) from a hybrid ventilated swine finishing facility was developed and tested. The CMVR, defined as the minimum treated exhaust air that suppressed nighttime curtain opening movement, was set at 81 m 3 h ‐1 pig ‐1 with the intention of providing enough fan(More)
Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) at ferro-magnetic transition metal/insulator interfaces has attracted intensive interest in the context of developing various spintronic devices. Magnetized out-of-plane magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJ) are now developed for spin transfer torque (STT) magnetic random access memories (STT-MRAM) applications where the(More)