Description

This book provides comprehensive single source coverage of bioindication/biomonitoring in the fields of ecology, ecotoxicology and environmental sciences; from the ecological basics to the effects of chemicals on the environment and the latest test strategies.

Contributions by leading figures in ecology from around the world reflect the broad scope of current thinking and research, making this volume essential reading for informed professionals and students.

Readership

For professionals and students working in environmental sciences, chemistry, ecology, medicine, engineering and other related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Preface (B.A. Markert, A.M. Breure, H.G. Zechmeister). General aspects and integrative approaches. 1. Definitions, strategies and principles for bioindication/biomonitoring of the environment (B.A. Markert, A.M. Breure, H.G. Zechmeister). 2. Bioindicators and environmental stress assessment (O. Fränzle). 3. Bioindicators and biomonitors for policy, legislation and administration (K. Kienzl, A. Riss et al.). 4. Bioindicators for ecosystem management (C.M. Lorenz). 5. Predicting toxic effects of contaminants in ecosystems using single species investigations (R. Altenburger, M. Schmitt-Jansen). Bioindicators in use. 6. Standard tests. 7. Microbial indicators. 8. Lower plants. 9. Higher plants. 10. Invertebrates. 11. Vertebrates. International Programmes for biomonitoring purposes. 12. Environmental specimen banking (A.A.F. Kettrup). 13. Some concepts and future developments: developing agri-biodiversity indicators as a tool for policy makers (K. Parris). 14. USEPA biomonitoring and bioindicator concepts needed to evaluate the biological integrity of aquatic systems (J.M. Lazorchak et al.). 15. IAEA approaches to assessment of chemical elements in atmosphere (B. Smodiš). 16. Bioindicators and the indicator approach of the European Environment Agency (P. Bosch, U. Pinborg). 17. Critical assessment of international marine monitoring programmes for biological effects of contaminants in the north-east Atlantic area (P. Matthiessen).

Details

No. of pages:
1014
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Print ISBN:
9780080441771
Electronic ISBN:
9780080527970

About the editors

B.A. Markert

Affiliations and Expertise

Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau, Germany

A.M. Breure

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory for Ecotoxicology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

H.G. Zechmeister

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut für Ökologie und Naturschutz, Universität Wien, Austria

Reviews

@qu:...Contributions by leading figures in ecology from around the world reflect the broad scope of current thinking and research, making this volume essential reading for informed professionals and students. @source:Environmental Science & Pollution Research @from:N.W. Lepp @qu:...The book should be essential reading for all scientists at the doctoral level or above who use or are considering use of biomonitors and bioindicators. @source:Journal of Environmental Quality @qu:...The book is a master guide and assistant to the world of different bioindicators, concepts and strategies, and fills a wide gap on the scientific literature and at the textbook level. @source:International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry