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Biological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems - Stanford L. Loeb

Biological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems

Hardcover Published: 24th January 1994
ISBN: 9780873719100
Number Of Pages: 400

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With regional, national, and global processes affecting both the structure and function of lakes and rivers, assessment methodology must encompass many attributes to evaluate the impact of these processes on water quality. Many of the changes in biological communities correlate to resource exploitation, nonpoint pollutant interactions, and habitat alteration - factors that can be missed by routine chemical sampling. This creates the need for ecologically-based approaches to this problem.
Biological monitoring is a fundamental part of an ecologically-based approach. Biological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems brings together contributions by authors recognized as leaders in the development and utilization of biological monitoring techniques for freshwater ecosystems. It provides a conceptual framework for the use of biological monitoring to assess the environmental health of freshwater resources.
Biological monitoring is an important part of any water quality assessment program. Biological Monitoring of Aquatic Systems provides you with an understanding of water resources. It includes discussions concerning historical development, ecological basis, experimental design characteristics, case studies, and future concerns. As efforts to maintain and restore the world's water resources intensify, the need to develop accurate methods to assess the health of these resources becomes critical.

An Ecological Context for Biological Monitoringp. 3
Historical Perspective and Future Direction of Biological Monitoring of Aquatic Systemsp. 11
What are the Requirements for an Effective Biomonitor?p. 23
European Perspective on Biological Monitoringp. 31
The Statistical Validity of Biomonitoring Datap. 49
Implementation of Large-Scale Stream Monitoring Efforts: Sampling Design and Data Analysis Issuesp. 69
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Biological Monitoring Datap. 91
Use of Ecoregions in Biological Monitoringp. 125
Bioassessment and Analysis of Functional Organization of Running Water Ecosystemsp. 155
Biodiversity, Biomonitoring, and the Structure of Stream Fish Communitiesp. 171
Using Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Structure for Rapid, Cost-Effective, Water Quality Monitoring: Rapid Bioassessmentp. 187
Landscape Position, Scaling, and the Spatial Temporal Variability of Ecological Parameters: Considerations for Biological Monitoringp. 217
Paleoreconstruction of the Environmental Status of Aquatic Systemsp. 233
Biological Monitoring in the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Programp. 297
Design Considerations for Biological Components of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Programp. 323
Biological Monitoring: Challenges for the Futurep. 357
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ISBN: 9780873719100
ISBN-10: 0873719107
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 24th January 1994
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1

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