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Sequestration rate of heavy metal contaminants using riccia fluitans as potential phytoremediation agent in polluted aquatic ecosystem

Othman, Rashidi and Hanifah, Nurul Azlen and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Yaman, Maheran and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2014) Sequestration rate of heavy metal contaminants using riccia fluitans as potential phytoremediation agent in polluted aquatic ecosystem. In: International Conference on Economics, Energy, Environment and Agricultural Sciences, 1-2 November 2014, Pearl International Hotel,Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Due to the growing human population, numerous developments are needed until today. Thus, it caused massive changes to the landscape from natural to built environment. Consequently, the earth confronted critical issues on protection and restoration of biodiversity. The impact of urbanization on biodiversity is concerned on the relationship between biodiversity and urban ecosystem. The aim of this paper is to investigate abundance of urban biodiversity and its benefits to the urban community. The triangulation methodology address three step approaches biodiversity observation, atmospheric measurement and human dimension. However, this study will present the abundance of bird observation in year 2010 and 2014. 11 species of birds were identified. The highest number of birds recorded is (Acridotheres tritis/common myna (n=56) in 2010 and (n=19) in 2014. It is recorded that there are decreasing number of birds species such as Zebra Dove and Magpie Robin. There are new species identified in 2014 the Black Crowned Night Heron which are rarely found in urban area. The study presents and empirical survey on bird species. The declining of green space in urban affected the bird species population. It is suggested that bird conservation in urban context should be emphasized. It could improve the ecosystem services as well as health and well-being benefits

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3842/40341 (ISBN: 978-969-9952-08-1, Handbook on Economics, Energy, Environment and Agricultural Sciences)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green technology, Phytoremediation, Heavy metals, Aquatic ecosystem, Biosequester agent.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 11:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40341

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