Biology of Freshwater Pollution

Author: C. F. Mason

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130906397

Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 5312

"Biology of Freshwater Pollution," is a highly regarded overview of the subject aimed at advanced undergraduates and professionals. This latest edition provides an up-to-date summary of the whole field covering recent research, case studies and examples. The book begins by describing contrasting examples of pollution events. Individual chapters then deal with the major types of pollution introducing their sources, exploring their impacts on biological systems and water resources using contemporary examples, and discussing methods for mitigating impacts. Techniques used to investigate pollution are introduced throughout and the penultimate chapter deals extensively with the biological assessment of water quality. The final chapter looks at water resource management in the twenty-first century and the role of the biologist in that process. Features of the new edition* "New "coverage of current issues: biomarkers, endocrine disruptors, global warming* "New "chapter on biological pollution (invasive species) * "New "combined chapters bringing together material on toxic pollutions and energy and pollution * Management chapter extensively revised including the new organisation of the water industry and new regulatory frameworks* "New "case studies and examples * References have been extensively updated This book is aimed at advanced students in Aquatic and Applied Biology, Limnology and Environmental Science and scientists working in the water industry. Christopher Mason is a Professor of Biology at the University of Essex, UK. He has extensive research experience in the fields of pollution and conservation of freshwater and coastal environments, including eutrophication, heavy metals and organochlorines.

Biological Indicators of Freshwater Pollution and Environmental Management

Author: J.M. Hellawell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400943156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 546

View: 7519

The preface of a book often provides a convenient place in which the author can tender his apologies for any inadequacies and affords him the facility to excuse himself by reminding the reader that his art is long but life, or at least the portion of it in which he has the opportunity for writing books, is short. I, too, am deeply conscious that I have undertaken a task which I could not hope to complete to my own satisfaction but I offer, in self defence, the observation that, inadequate though it is, there is no other book extant, so far as I am aware, which provides the information contained herein within the covers of a single volume. Often during the last decade, in discharging my responsibilities for the environmental aspects of the water authority's operations and works, I should have been deeply grateful to have had access to a compendium such as this. The lack of a convenient source of data made me aware of the need which I have attempted to fill and in doing so I have drawn on my experiences of the kinds of problem which are presented to biologists in the water industry. The maxim 'half a loaf is better than none' seems particularly apt in this context.

Biological Aspects of Freshwater Pollution

Proceedings of the Course Held at the Joint Research Centre of the Commission of the European Communities, Ispra, Italy, 5-9 June 1978

Author: O. Ravera

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148329322X

Category: Medical

Page: 225

View: 2966

Ten well-known experts in their specific field illustrate and discuss the fundamentals of the effects of pollution on fresh water organisms, populations and communities, providing an up-to-date picture of research on this crucial problem

Water Pollution Biology, Second Edition

Author: P.D. Abel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748406616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 1266

Presents an examination of the scale of water pollution problems, and, through case studies, explores the type of investigations biologists need to undertake in solving them. The text draws comparisons between British and European practice,

Managing Environmental Pollution

Author: Andrew Farmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415145152

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 2755

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the nature of pollution, its impact on the environment, and the practical options and regulatory frameworks for pollution control. Sources of pollution, regulatory controls, technological solutions, management and mitigation techniques and assessment tools, are examined in each key area: air, freshwater, and marine pollution, contaminated land and radioactive substances. Illustrated with a worldwide range of case examples this book offers an invaluable up-to-date guide to both the principles and practice of pollution management.

Eutrophication of Freshwaters

Principles, problems and restoration

Author: David Harper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401130825

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 327

View: 3878

Eutrophication is a problem which became widely recognised by the scientific community in the 1940s and 1950s. It raised public concern, resulting in increased research effort and expenditure on management techniques through the 1960s and 1970s, recognised as a distinct problem of water pollution, though linked with the more gross effects of organic pollution. In the 1980s it became less fashionable - replaced in the public's eye and the politician's purse by newer problems such as acid rain. It remains however, one of the biggest and most widespread problems of fresh waters, particularly of lakes and an increasing problem for estuaries and coastal waters. It is one with which almost all water scientists and engineers in urbanised areas of the world have to cope. Technical methods for the reversal of eutrophication, such as nutrient removal, have been developed and applied successfully in some instances. They are not widespread however, and where they are feasible, they are often expensive and may be politically difficult to implement. In the last decade, attention has focussed upon less expensive lake manipula tion techniques, such as destratification and biomanipulation, which aim to minimise rather than elimininate the detrimental effects of eutrophication. These are becoming more widely applied. Prediction of the potential problems in lakes and catchments which have not yet suffered the full effects of eutrophication is now accurate enough to be of direct benefit to river basin management.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Continuation of Residue Reviews

Author: George W. Ware

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461215285

Category: Science

Page: 163

View: 6717

International concern in scientific, industrial, and governmental communities over traces of xenobiotics in foods and in both abiotic and biotic environments has justified the present triumvirate of specialized publications in this field: comprehensive reviews, rapidly published research papers and progress reports, and archival documentations. These three international publications are inte grated and scheduled to provide the coherency essential for nonduplicative and current progress in a field as dynamic and complex as environmental contamina tion and toxicology. This series is reserved exclusively for the diversified litera ture on ''toxic'' chemicals in our food, our feeds, our homes, recreational and working surroundings, our domestic animals, our wildlife and ourselves. Tre mendous efforts worldwide have been mobilized to evaluate the nature, pres ence, magnitude, fate, and toxicology of the chemicals loosed upon the earth. Among the sequelae of this broad new emphasis is an undeniable need for an articulated set of authoritative publications, where one can find the latest impor tant world literature produced by these emerging areas of science together with documentation of pertinent ancillary legislation. Research directors and legislative or administrative advisers do not have the time to scan the escalating number of technical publications that may contain articles important to current responsibility. Rather, these individuals need the background provided by detailed reviews and the assurance that the latest infor mation is made available to them, all with minimal literature searching.

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change

Author: R.W. Furness,J.J.D. Greenwood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401513228

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 3554

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change looks at how bird populations are affected by pollutants, water quality, and other physical changes and how this scientific knowledge can help in predicting the effects of pollutants and other physical changes in the environment.

Ecology of Fresh Waters

A View for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Brian R. Moss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687795

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 4499

This new edition of an established textbook provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to rivers, lakes and wetlands, and was written as the basis for a complete course on freshwater ecology. Designed for undergraduate and early postgraduate students who wish to gain an overall view of this vast subject area, this accessible guide to freshwater ecosystems and man's activities will also be invaluable to anyone interested in the integrated management of freshwaters. The author maintains the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world, and the author continues to stress the human influence. The scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated, making use of the wealth of data available since publication of the last edition. Professor Brian Moss is a lecturer in Applied Ecology at the University of Liverpool, and has written three previous editions of this well-established textbook.

Ecobiology of Polluted Waters

Author: Arvind Kumar

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170353867

Category: Aquatic ecology

Page: 282

View: 3016

Goethe said- Everything originated in water, and everything is sustained by water . Really with its multidimensional uses, water is one of the most precious gifts of nature without which no life could survive. The maximum part of the earth is covered with water but unfortunately we have only 3% of it in the form of freshwater, out of which 2% is in the form of glaciers and mountain ice thus only 1% of the total is on disposal for various requirements. The water is more enough if it is used and managed properly but due to our mismanagement and non-awareness, the whole world is facing teething crisis of water shortage as well as water pollution. Not only this, the waterbodies are now-a-days treated as dustbin. Man has miserably failed to realize his unabated interference in the natural recycling of essential elements, which have posed a serious threat to his own existence. The aim of this book is to provide a wide-ranging and authoritative coverage or water pollution, which is fundamental to our understanding and appreciation of the nature of aquatic environment. The book will be very much helpful for students, research scholars, Professors, scientists and policy makers in order to provide a sufficient depth of the subject to satisfy the needs at a level which will be comprehensive and interesting. Contents Chapter 1: Status of Freshwater in India: A Review by Arvind Kumar and Chandan Bohra; Chapter 2: Hydrochemical Studies on Suvarnamukhi Sub-basin of Arkavathi River, Bangalore District, Karnataka by H C Vajrappa and N Rajdhan Singh; Chapter 3: Prediction of Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater: A Case Study by Sarbjit Singh Sooch, Baljeet S Kapoor, Bijay Singh and N S Grewal; Chapter 4: Mining Initiatives for Placer Deposits Along the East Coast of India: A Preliminary Assessment of Possible Impact on Coastal Environment by M Jagannadha Rao, J Venkata Ramana and M Chandra Rao; Chapter 5: Influence of Thermal Stratification on Dissolved Oxygen in Subhas Sarobar, Kolkata by N R Samal, D Roy, A Mazumdar and B Bose; Chapter 6: Pollution of Drinking Water by Iron in Tribal Area of Sundargarh District, Orissa: A Guide to Community Health Workers and Non-government Organizations by P C Sahu and H K Sahoo; Chapter 7: Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water: Cause, Detection and Remedy by M K Bhutra and Ambica Soni; Chapter 8: Pollution Impact on the Hybrobiology of River Nakatia at Bareilly by Neelima Gupta, V K Verma and D K Gupta; Chapter 9: Status of Drinking Water Quality Awareness and its Impact on Student Health: A Study of Schools of Buldana District by S V Agarkar and B S Thombre; Chapter 10: Analysis and Seasonal Comparative Study of Amanishah Nallah and Neighbouring Ground Water Sources in Sanganer Town, Jaipur by Dinesh Kumar, Hari Singh, Mahavir Prasad and R V Singh; Chapter 11: A Study on Groundwater Quality in Residential Colonies of Visakhapatnam by T Usha Madhuri and B Subhashini; Chapter 12: Relation Between COD and BOD in Sewage and Groundwater Samples Around Nasik City by S P Wagh and V S Shrivastava; Chapter 13: Software Development on Groundwater Quality of Chengalpattu Environs, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu (GQS) by R Annadurai and P Kamaraj; Chapter 14: Soil and Groundwater Pollution by Agrochemicals: A Review by D S Kler, Navneet Kaur and R S Uppal; Chapter 15: Groundwater Quality Index Near Industrial Area by Deepali A Sohani, G R Chaudhary and V S Shrivastava; Chapter 16: Studies on Primary Productivity of a Wetland by O P Mandal, A K Sinha and K M P Sinha; Chapter 17: Seasonal Fluctuation of Primary Production in Bonal Reservoir, Gulbarga District, Karnataka by H Anjinappa and K Vijaykumar; Chapter 18: Study on Zooplankton Diversity in Relation to Some Hydrological Parameters in a Freshwater Pond Ecosystem by C Maruthanayagam, S Radja Piragache and C Senthil Kumar; Chapter 19: Water Quality Profile of Man-khad Stream in Outer Himalayas by Er Moti Ram Sharma; Chapter 20: Status of Fisheries Resources in Selected Backwaters of Kerala by P K Sukumaran; Chapter 21: The Benthic and Littoral Fauna of a Perennial Polluted Tank in Bangalore by P K Sukumaran; Chapter 22: Ecological Imbalance by Reservoirs by V Srihari and C R Suribabu; Chapter 23: Studies on Limnological Characteristics of Guruvayanakere Pond Near Belthangady, S K District by B A Kumara Hegde, G Suresha, K Ramadas and B Yashovarma; Chapter 24: Diel Variation in Waterfowl During Winter at Sirpur Tank, Indore by Manjeet Malhotra, M M Prakash and K Pawar; Chapter 25: Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Wastewater from Bakelite Manufacturing Industry by V Arutchelvan, V Kanakasabai, R Elangovan and S Nagarajan; Chapter 26: Limnological Studies of Potsangbam River, Manipur by Laishram Kosygin and Haobijam Dhamendra; Chapter 27: Water Quality Management for Jagath Tank, Gulbarga, India: A Case Study by K Vijaykumar, Shashikanth Majagi, B Vasanthkumar and Murali Jadesh; Chapter 28: Seasonal Variations in Species Composition of Aquatic Hyphomycetes in Two Temperate Streams by S C Sati and N Tiwari; Chapter 29: Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Visakhapatnam Area, Andhra Pradesh, India by Y Prasanna Kumar and P King; Chapter 30: Effects of Polluted Water Irrigation on Hemagglutination and Thermal Stability of Pissum sativum Lectin by R B Lal and K D Saxena; Chapter 31: An Assessment of Water Quality of River Cauvery at Mettur, Salem District, Tamil Nadu in Relation to Pollution by V Mathivanan,P Vijayan and Selvi Sabhanayakam; Chapter 32: Study of the Influence of Aquaculture Development on Environment: A Remote Sensing Approach by P Venkateswarlu, M V Rao, Kiran and Ramamohan.

Environmental Concerns

Author: Peter Alma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521428699

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 9482

This series of A-level social biology topic books responds to the changing demands of social biology syllabuses, with each text dealing with a particular area of interest. Although the series is primarily intended for students of A-level social biology, the books will appeal to students studying a wide range of biological subjects at A-level. Environmental Concerns covers topics common to several A-level human and social biology syllabuses. It is particularly relevant to the human ecology and conservation options. The text focuses on the social and economic implications of current ecological issues as well as the basic biological concepts involved. It deals with the causes, effects and prevention of atmospheric and water pollution as well as with the disruption of ecosystems by changes in land use. The conflict of interests between conservation and exploitation is discussed, along with management techniques including the controversial method of culling to maintain diversity. The moral and aesthetic aspects of conservation and management are emphasised throughout, in addition to the scientific background of these techniques.

Recent and Fossil Bryozoa

Papers Presented at the 5th International Conference on Bryozoa, Durham, 1980

Author: Gilbert Powell Larwood,Claus Nielsen

Publisher: Olsen & Olsen

ISBN: 9788785215116

Category: Bryozoa

Page: 334

View: 7502


The Water Crisis

Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution

Author: Julie Stauffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317971833

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 9912

Modern society too often views water as a convenient vehicle for disposing of waste and the results are becoming increasingly apparent. Analysis of freshwater supplies frequently reveals disturbing levels of pollution, including human waste, heavy metals and synthetic chemicals, to the detriment of our health, and the health of entire ecosystems. The Water Crisis examines the roots of freshwater pollution urbanization, industrialization and intensive farming supported by case studies from the Rhine and the Great Lakes. It explores the impact of major pollutants and discusses methods of prevention. The final section provides a detailed overview of possible solutions, including soil-based treatment systems and constructed wetlands. A separate chapter is devoted to the important issue of groundwater pollution. Practical concise and accessible, this is ideal for students in environmental studies and environmental science, biology and geography, and general readers. Originally published in 1998


Causes, Effects and Control

Author: R M Harrison

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847551718

Category: Education

Page: 604

View: 1755

Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control is the fourth edition of a best-selling introductory level book dealing with chemical and radioactive pollution in its broadest sense. The scope of the book ranges from the sources of pollutants and their environmental behaviour, to their effects on human and non-human receptors, to the technologies and strategies available for control. The fourth edition has been wholly revised and updated from the previous edition due to the rapid pace of developments in this field. Topics covered include chemical pollution of freshwater and marine environments, drinking water quality, water pollution biology, sewage and its treatment, toxic wastes, air pollution and atmospheric chemistry, control of pollutant emissions, land contamination, solid waste management, clean technologies, persistent organic pollutants in the environment, environmental radioactivity, health effects of environmental chemicals, legal control of pollution and integrated pollution control. There is a completely new chapter on Clean Technologies and Industrial Ecology, reflecting the growing importance of pollution prevention as opposed to end-of-pipe solutions. Whilst originally intended as an introductory reference work for professionals within the field, the book has been widely adopted for teaching purposes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Pollution Biology of Aquatic Oligochaetes

Author: Pilar Rodriguez,Trefor B. Reynoldson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400717183

Category: Science

Page: 265

View: 8503

In aquatic ecosystems, the oligochaetes are often a major component of the community. Their relevance in sediment quality assessment is largely related to their benthic and detritivorous life habit. In this book, we aim to present the state of the art of Pollution Biology using oligochaete worms in laboratory and field studies. Future research will require the combination of a variety of methodological approaches and the integration of the resulting information, avoiding fragmented and often conflicting visions of the relationships of the species with their environment. Current approaches to ecotoxicology and bioaccumulation using ecological risk assessment provide the opportunity to relate community studies with probability of effects. This book addresses three main themes: Ecological and Field Studies using the composition and structure of oligochaete communities, Toxicology and Laboratory Studies, and Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer Studies. Two appendices list values of toxicological parameters (LC50, EC50) and several bioaccumulation variables (bioaccumulation factors, biological half-life, toxicokinetic coefficients, and critical body residues) for different oligochaete species. Additional information is provided on Methodological Issues and on the Taxonomy of several oligochaete families, with information on the most recent taxonomic debates. Each chapter includes a critical view, based on the authors’ experience, of a number of current issues which have been raised in the literature.

Ecology of Industrial Pollution

Author: Lesley C. Batty,Kevin B. Hallberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486160

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 2343

Written for researchers and practitioners in environmental pollution, management and ecology, this interdisciplinary account explores the ecological issues associated with industrial pollution to provide a complete picture of this important environmental problem from cause to effect to solution. Bringing together diverse viewpoints from academia and environmental agencies and regulators, the contributors cover such topics as biological resources of mining areas, biomonitoring of freshwater and marine ecosystems and risk assessment of contaminated land in order to explore important questions such as: What are the effects of pollutants on functional ecology and ecosystems? Do current monitoring techniques accurately signal the extent of industrial pollution? Does existing policy provide a coherent and practicable approach? Case studies from throughout the world illustrate major themes and provide valuable insights into the positive and negative effects of industrial pollution, the provision of appropriate monitoring schemes and the design of remediation and restoration strategies.

Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Lipids

Author: John Peter Williams,Mobashsher Uddin Khan,Nora Wan Lem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792343790

Category: Science

Page: 418

View: 5990

The 12th International Symposium on Plant Lipids was held at the University of Toronto, Canada, from July 7th to 12th, 1996. The conference was attended by over 200 scientists from university, government and corporate laboratories from 24 different countries. The topics covered in the symposium ranged from basic physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plant lipids to transformation and genetic engineering of crop plants. Oil seed plants were a particular focus of the symposium. There were 62 oral and 96 posters presentations. A special lecture in memory of the founder of this series of symposium, Terry Galliard, was presented by John Shanklin. This Proceedings Book has been dedicated to Grattan Roughan for his important contributions to our knowledge of plant lipid metabolism. This volume contains manuscripts submitted from most of the presentations at the symposium. It provides a useful summary of the major fields of plant lipid studies and our present state of knowledge. The papers are arranged in eight sections covering the major areas in the field of plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plant lipids. We would like to thank Valerie Imperial, Rajesh Khetarpal and Mary Williams for their invaluable help in organizing and running the meetings and excursions. John P. Williams, Mobashsher U. Khan and Nora W. Lem Toronto, Canada, October 1996 xvii DEDICATION This volume is dedicated to Grattan Roughan.