Bioindicators and Biomonitors: Principles, Concepts and Applications-Trace Metals and other Contaminants in the Environment, Volume 6

by B.A. Markert, A.M. Breure, H.G. Zechmeister

Publisher:Еlsеviеr Sсiеnce
ISBN: 0080441777 9780080441771
1017 pages
Size:7 MB


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.

List of contributors
About the editors
I General aspects and integrative approaches
1 Definitions, strategies and principles for bioindication/biomonitoring of the environment
2 Bioindicators and environmental stress assessment
3 Bioindicators and biomonitors for policy, legislation and administration
4 Bioindicators for ecosystem management, with special reference to freshwater systems
5 Predicting toxic effects of contaminants in ecosystems using single species investigations
II Bioindicators in use
IIa Standard tests
6 Biomarkers
7 Ecotoxicity testing
IIb Microbial indicators
8 Microbial indicators
IIc Lower plants
9 Algae as ecological bio-indicators
10 Bryophytes
11 Biomonitors in use: lichens and metal air pollution
IId Higher plants
12 The use of higher plants as bioindicators
13 Higher plants as accumulative bioindicators
14 Plant biodiversity and environmental stress
15 Nematodes
16 Oligochaeta
17 Molluscs as bioindicators
18 Fish as bioindicators
19 Biomonitoring with birds
20 Mammals as biomonitors
III International programmes for biomonitoring purposes
21 Environmental specimen banking
22 Some concepts and future developments: developing agri-biodiversity indicators as a tool for policy makers
23 USEPA biomonitoring and bioindicator concepts needed to evaluate the biological integrity of aquatic systems
24 IAEA approaches to assessment of chemical elements in atmosphere
25 Bioindicators and the indicator approach of the European Environment Agency
26 Critical assessment of international marine monitoring programmes for biological effects of contaminants in the North-East Atlantic area
Subject index

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