Biological Monitoring in Water Pollution

Biological Monitoring in Water Pollution

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Author: John Cairns
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161150

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Biological Monitoring in Water Pollution focuses on the processes, methodologies, and experiments involved in monitoring water pollution. Divided into six parts, the selection features the contributions of authors who have devoted time and energy in advancing biological monitoring to measure pollution in water. The first part is a review paper that focuses on the strengths of biological monitoring relative to the detection of harmful conditions. This part stresses that biological monitoring has received considerable attention. The second part deals with review papers on biological monitoring. The discussions focused on the identification of problem; the review of functional methods; community and ecosystem indices used in biomonitoring; and structure and function relationships relative to ecosystem stress. The third part covers the application of community structural analysis to biomonitoring programs. This part puts emphasis on the need to develop methods to identify community structures relative to the conduct of ecological research. Other parts of the selection are devoted to toxicity testing and discussions on the monitoring of waste discharges and introduction of chemicals to the environment. Experiments and models are presented to support the claims of the authors. The book can be a valuable source of information for those interested in the monitoring of water pollution.

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Early Warning Systems

    Supplement to Part I

    Part IIA: Receiving System Functional Methods, Relationships and Indices

    Part III: Receiving System MethodologyBased on Community Structure

    Part IV: Toxicity Testing

    Part V: Preference and Avoidance Studies

    Part VI: Future Needs


Product details

  • No. of pages: 156
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161150

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