Principles and Methods for Determining Ecological Criteria on Hydrobiocenoses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080212333, 9781483181882

Principles and Methods for Determining Ecological Criteria on Hydrobiocenoses

1st Edition

Proceedings of the European Scientific Colloquium, Luxembourg, November 1975

Editors: R. Amavis J. Smeets
eBook ISBN: 9781483181882
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 532
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Description

Principles and Methods for Determining Ecological Criteria on Hydrobiocenoses is a collection of papers presented at the 1975 European Scientific Colloquium on Principles and Methods for Determining Ecological Criteria on Hydrobiocenoses, held in Luxembourg. This Colloquium aims to define a scientific basis for assessing the results of pollution on aquatic fauna and flora, as well as the biological methods to be used in assessing the extent of such pollution.

This book is organized into four parts encompassing 29 chapters. After a brief overview of a series of parameters for the specific uses of different water classifications and regional evaluation of water pollution, this book goes on examining the ecological consequences of water pollution establishment of criteria and the ecological variable and their effect on aquatic fauna. These topics are followed by a discussion of the value of aquatic plants in water quality characterization, as well as the principles of the methods used. The succeeding parts highlight the concepts and practical methods used in the biological monitoring of surface waters. These parts particularly consider the benefits of using bioindicators and laboratory bioassays. The concluding discusses a comparative study of biological-ecological water assessment methods of water quality.

This book will be of value to environmental scientists, engineers, and researchers.

Table of Contents


Editorial Note

Opening Session

Esposto Di Apertur

Introductory Report

Expose Introductif

Introductory Report

Opening Address

Ecological Consequences of Water Pollution Establisment of Criteria (Dose/Effect)

Determinants in Freshwater Ecosystems and Man-modifiable Factors Inducing Change in Hydrobiocenoses

Sintesi delle disoussioni avvenute dopo la comunicazione di H.A. Hawkes

Summary of the Discussion following the Presentation of the Paper by H.A. Hawkes

Variabili ecologiche e loro effetto sulla fauna acquatica

Ecological Variables and their Effect on Aquatic Fauna

Summary of the Discussion following the Presentation of the Paper

Intérêt des végétaux aquatiques dans la caractérisation de la qualité des eaux et principes des méthodes utilisées

Value of Aquatic Plants in the Characterization of Water Quality and Principles of the Methods Used

Summary of the Discussion following the Presentation of the Paper

General Principles of the Biological Monitoring of Surface Waters

Principes fondamentaux pour la détermination de critères écologiques relatifs aux biocénoses d'eau courante

Basic Principles for the Determination of Ecological Criteria for Hydrobiocenoses of Running Water

Summary of the Discussion following the Presentation of the Paper

The Tolerance of Aquatic Life to Chemical Pollution and the Idea of Ecological Limits in the Management of International Rivers

Summary of the Discussion Following the Presentation of the Paper

The Practical Methods Used in the Biological Monitoring of Surface Waters

Biological Monitoring of Rivers in the Community

Comparative Study of Biological Water Assessment Methods - Practical Demonstration on the River Main

Summary of the Discussion Following the Presentation of the Papers

Active Surveillance and Use of Bioindicators

Relations entre essais biologiques en laboratoire et expériences in situ

Relationship between Laboratory Bioassays and in situ Experiments

Summary of the Discussion following the Presentation of the Papers

General Discussion (Summary)

Rapport De Synthese Et Conclusions

Conclusions

List of Participants

Annexes

I. Comparison of Biological Procedures for Assessment of Water Quality; A Comparative Study pf Water Assesment Methods — Practical Demonstration on the River Main, Federal Republic Germany

II. A Systems of Tests for the Assessment of Potential Effects of Chemicals and Quality Data in the Aquatic Environment

III. Environmental Protection Terminology

Extract from the Official Journal of the European Communities, Vol. 16, No. C112, 20-12-73


Details

No. of pages:
532
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483181882

About the Editor

R. Amavis

Affiliations and Expertise

Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General Science, Research and Development, Brussels, Belgium.

J. Smeets