Biomonitoring is a vital and rapidly growing field. Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates presents a state-of-the-art look at the use of benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans, and worms) in the biological assessment of water quality in lakes and streams. The use of these organisms has increased dramatically in the past two decades in both North America and Europe; no other comprehensive overview of the topic is available. This book contains contributions from nineteen experts from North America, Europe, and Australia. Some chapters contain updates and syntheses of new information on previously reviewed topics, while others present the first detailed coverage of a topic. The book includes much useful reference material on the history of biomonitoring with invertebrates as well as work of a more practical nature. The design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of benthic surveys are discussed in detail, as are toxicity testing and field experiments. This timely and important book will be of interest to professional entomologists, invertebrate zoologists, and aquatic ecologists, especially those in applied areas concerned with environmental quality, preservation, and restoration. Those working in the growing environmental biotechnology field, or in government agencies responsible for monitoring drinking water, environmental quality, or marine habitats, will also find many new ideas here.
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Integrated Environmental Management
` ...presents a well-balanced coverage of major issues in biomonitoring.'
`...effectively summarizes much of the information known about macroinvertebrates and biomonitoring...'
Introduction to freshwater biomonitoring and benthic macroinvertebrates-- D. M. Rosenberg and V. H. Resh; A history of biological monitoring using benthic macroinvertebrates-- J. Cairns, Jr. and J. R. Pratt; The literature of biomonitoring-- K. E. Marshall; Freshwater biomonitoring using individual organisms, populations, and species assemblages of benthic macroinvertebrates-- R. K. Johnson, T. Weiderholm and D. M. Rosenberg; Contemporary quantitative approaches to biomonitoring using benthic macroinvertebrates-- V. H. Resh and E. P. McElravy; Rapid assessment approaches to biomonitoring using benthic macroinvertebrates-- V. H. Resh and J. K. Jackson; Analysis and interpretation of benthic macroinvertebrate surveys-- R. H. Norris and A. Georges; Monitoring freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates and benthic processes: measures for assessment of ecosystem health-- S. R. Reice and M. Wohlenberg; Paleolimnological biomonitoring using freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates-- I. R. Walker; toxicity studies using freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates-- A. L. Buikema, Jr. and J. Reice Voshell, Jr.; Field experiments in biomonitoring-- S. D. Cooper and L. Barmuta; Future directions in freshwater biomonitoring using benthic macroinvertebrates-- R. O. Brinkhurst.