Highlights technological advances in identifying, monitoring, and predicting contaminant source, transport and fate within the Great Lakes
Characterizes interactions between existing and emerging contaminants (e.g. PCBs and microplastics)
Includes contributions from US and Canadian scientists, and from federal and provincial departments, reflecting the topic’s transboundary nature
Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 101)
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Table of contents (11 chapters)
Source, Transport and Fate
Monitoring and Modelling
About this book
This book reviews the globally important freshwater resource of the Great Lakes, which is currently threatened by contaminants that compromise water quality and impact its ecological and economic health. Divided into four parts, this volume covers historic, current and emerging sources of contamination from heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants to microplastics; and identifies their ecological impacts. Due to factors ranging from rapidly changing land use practices, climate change and our emerging understanding of their impact on biological, chemical and physical interactions, the effectiveness of management strategies has proven highly variable. Continued enhancements in the rate of lake recovery are required to sustain the health of the Great Lakes. Accordingly, the book also explores recent advances in contaminant detection, along with future steps forward in lake management approaches. Revealing our current knowledge gaps and providing a roadmap towards sustainable solutions, the book offers a valuable asset for scientists, managers and the public alike.
Editors and Affiliations
School of Environment and Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
Jill Crossman, Chris Weisener
About the editors
Jill Crossman is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, working in the field of hydrochemistry. Her research focuses on interactions between land management and aquatic ecosystems, on improving lake recovery rates with regard to harmful algal blooms and associated oxygen depletion, and on emerging contaminants, specifically microplastics.
Chris Weisener is a Professor of Geomicrobiology with a research focus on geochemical elemental cycling in sediment/aqueous compartments. His work aims to broaden our understanding of the mechanisms influencing the mobility, cycling and chemical form of metals and nutrients.
Book Title: Contaminants of the Great Lakes
Editors: Jill Crossman, Chris Weisener
Series Title: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-57873-2Published: 18 September 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-57876-3Published: 19 September 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-57874-9Published: 17 September 2020
Series ISSN: 1867-979X
Series E-ISSN: 1616-864X
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 265
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations