Freshwater Biological Monitoring

Freshwater Biological Monitoring

Proceedings of a Specialised Conference Held in Cardiff, U.K., 12–14 September, 1984

1st Edition - September 24, 1984

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  • Editors: D. Pascoe, R. W. Edwards
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158860

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Freshwater Biological Monitoring contains the proceedings of a Specialized Conference held in Cardiff, Wales, on September 12-14, 1984. Contributors explore advances in freshwater biological monitoring, paying particular attention to the interpretation of traditional community surveillance studies by means of the modern computer and multivariate statistical techniques and how such field community responses are related to laboratory studies of pollutants. The design, validation, and use of novel monitoring systems employing plants, invertebrates, and fish are considered, along with developments in the in vitro assessment of mutagenicity of chemicals present in water. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with a review of issues surrounding the tests used in biological monitoring and the ways in which the information will be used. The discussion then turns to the usefulness of the colonization sampler in collecting macroinvertebrates indicative of river water quality in lowland rivers; biological assessment of water quality and conservation evaluation in Welsh rivers; and water chemistry, benthos, and drift in a fast-flowing river. The following chapters focus on eutrophication in rivers; toxicity testing with freshwater macroinvertebrates; and compliance biomonitoring. This monograph will be of value to policymakers and environmentalists concerned with water pollution control.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Freshwater Biological Monitoring: Keynote Address

    The Performance of an Invertebrate Colonization Sampler (S.Auf.U.) in Biological Surveillance of Lowland Rivers

    Biological Surveillance in Welsh Rivers for Water Quality and Conservation Assessment

    Invertebrate Drift in the Biological Monitoring of Water Quality

    Early Warning of Eutrophication in Rivers by Analysis of Periphyton Chlorophyll

    Investigations into the Causes of Fish Kills Occurring in the River Meuse

    Aspects of Utilizing Continuous Automatic Fish Biomonitoring Systems for Industrial Effluent Control

    Automated Multi-species Biomonitoring Employing Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates of Various Trophic Levels

    Toxicity Testing with Freshwater Macro-Invertebrates: Methods and Application in Environmental Management

    Prediction of the Toxicity of Copper to Australian Freshwater Animals

    Comparison of Biomonitoring Techniques for Evaluating Effects of Jet Fuel on Bluefill Sunfish

    Lemna as an Indicator of Water Pollution and the Absorption of Heavy Metals by Lemna

    The Application of an Algal Assay to Assess Toxicity and Eutrophication in Polluted Streams

    Microbial Mutagenicity Testing of Water Samples

    The Bacillus Subtilis/Microsome Rec-Assay for the Detection of Mutagens in Waters of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Compliance Biomonitoring — Standard Development and Regulation Enforcement Using Biomonitoring Data

    Keyword Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: September 24, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158860

About the Editors

D. Pascoe

R. W. Edwards

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