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Biomonitoring of Trace Aquatic Contaminants

  • David J. H. Phillips
  • Philip S. Rainbow

Part of the Environmental Management Series book series (EMISS, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 1-9
  3. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 10-50
  4. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 51-64
  5. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 65-78
  6. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 79-132
  7. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 133-178
  8. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 179-211
  9. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 212-242
  10. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 243-288
  11. David J. H. Phillips, Philip S. Rainbow
    Pages 289-292
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 293-371

About this book

Introduction

Twenty years ago, researchers wishing to identify contaminated areas in aquatic environments generally took water samples, and analysed them badly (as we have since discovered) for a few "pollutants" which were of topical note at the time (and which could be quantified by the methods then available). Today, the use of aquatic organisms as biomonitors in preference to water analysis has become commonplace, and many national and interna­ tional programmes exist around the world involving such studies. We believe that this trend will continue, and have complete faith in the methodology (when it is employed correctly). We hope that the following text assists in some part in attaining this goal, such that the quality of our most basic global resource -water - is adequately protected in the future. DAVE PHILLIPS, PHIL RAINBOW England, March 1992 vii Acknowledgements Our thanks for contributions to this book are due to several individuals and groups, for varying reasons. Firstly, a co-authored book is always a triumph, and we trust that the following text is an acceptable compromise of the views of two individual authors, on a complex and developing topic. Secondly, many of the ideas herein have crystallised over the last two decades as the field has grown, and we are individually and collectively grateful to a number of researchers for their insight and assistance.

Keywords

biomonitoring contaminant contaminants development ecosystem evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • David J. H. Phillips
    • 1
  • Philip S. Rainbow
    • 2
  1. 1.LondonUK
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesQueen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2122-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4941-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2122-4
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