Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation

  • Rosa Margesin
  • Franz Schinner

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Andreas Paetz, Berndt-Michael Wilke
    Pages 1-45
  3. Kirsten Jørgensen, Olli Järvinen, Pirjo Sainio, Jani Salminen, Anna-Mari Suortti
    Pages 97-119
  4. Grażyna A. Płaza, Krzysztof Ulfig, Albert J. Tien
    Pages 121-130
  5. Ajay Singh, Owen P. Ward, Ramesh C. Kuhad
    Pages 131-153
  6. Aleksandra Sas-Nowosielska, Rafal Kucharski, Eugeniusz Malkowski
    Pages 161-177
  7. Roger C. Prince, Gregory S. Douglas
    Pages 179-188
  8. Jon E. Lindstrom, Joan F. Braddock
    Pages 189-199
  9. Lyle G. Whyte, Charles W. Greer
    Pages 201-231
  10. David B. Hedrick, Aaron Peacock, David C. White
    Pages 251-259
  11. Julia Foght, Jackie Aislabie
    Pages 261-280
  12. Rainer Georg Joergensen, Philip C. Brookes
    Pages 281-295
  13. Rainer Georg Joergensen, Markus Raubuch
    Pages 297-302
  14. Rainer Georg Joergensen
    Pages 303-307
  15. Adolf Eisentraeger, Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Joerg Roembke
    Pages 321-360
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


Reliable methods for monitoring and assessing soil quality are a prerequisite for successful soil bioremediation projects. The fifth volume of Soil Biology presents detailed descriptions of selected methods for evaluating, monitoring and assessing bioremediation treatments of soils contaminated with organic pollutants or heavy metals.

Traditional soil investigation techniques, including chemical, physical and microbiological methods, are complemented by the most suitable modern methods, such as the use of bioreporter technology, immunological, ecotoxicological or molecular assays. Feasibility studies for bioremediation treatments complete the manual. Easy-to-follow protocols with step-by-step procedures, lists of the required equipment and reagents as well as notes on the evaluation and quality control allow immediate application. Short introductions to the principles and objectives help to assess the field of application of each procedure.


Biodegradation Remediation Technology Soil Biology Methods Soil Microflora biology biomass ecotoxicity microbiological methods microorganism soil soil quality toxicity

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosa Margesin
    • 1
  • Franz Schinner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyLeopold Franzens UniversityInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyLeopold Franzens UniversityInnsbruckAustria

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