wildlife monitoring Articles

  • Oysters act as a natural seawater filtration system

    Environmental educators in Pensacola are acquainting kids with water filtration in a new, hands-on way. Instead of a class turtle, these students are raising baby oysters. This program is sponsored by the Pensacola Bay Oyster Company and supports a local nonprofit, the Bream Fisherman Association, in its efforts to ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Who Needs Continuous Emissions Monitoring?

    Continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) is about monitoring air pollutants generated by a specific activity and emitted to the ambient air, typically through a tall stack or other exhaust pipe. The “activity” can be some industrial process like a power plant or a waste incinerator, but it can also be on a much smaller scale such as a car equipped with an internal-combustion engine. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - CORE NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to this Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Remote monitors track river restoration success

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until it reaches Mileham, then predominately west for 39.5 km through the villages of ...


  • Monitoring groundwater resources for Municipalities - Case Study

    Background The City of Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert in southwest United States (U.S.), approximately 100 km north of the Mexico-U.S. border. Tucson Water operates more than 215 groundwater wells, covering more than 300 square miles, providing more than 37 billion gallons (140 million m3) of potable water to its 730,000 inhabitants each year. The region receives only 12 inches of ...

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. Air quality monitoring programs protect public health and reduce owner liability ...


    By AECOM

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - Research Specialization NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to the Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Monitors - Regulatory Specialization NOS

    Environmental monitors (EMs) are individuals who observe the environment and the impacts of human and industrial activities, and communicate this information to various stakeholders. In this way, they may help to mitigate negative environmental impacts. In addition to the Core document, which contains the core skills needed for all EM careers, there are two areas of specialization for EMs: ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Assessing and monitoring agroenvironmental determinants of recreational freshwater quality using remote sensing

    Diverse fecal and nonfecal bacterial contamination and nutrient sources (e.g. agriculture, human activities and wildlife) represent a considerable non-point source load entering natural recreational waters which may adversely affect water quality. Monitoring of natural recreational water microbial quality is most often based mainly on testing a set of microbiological indicators. The cost and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Controlling urban stormwater pollution by constructed wetlands: a Canadian perspective

    During the past 20 years, Constructed Stormwater Wetlands (CSWWs) have attained broad acceptance in Canada as effective measures for stormwater management. CSWWs are used mainly for improving stormwater quality by providing sufficient treatment volumes in shallow permanent pools. This leads to high requirements for land, which is one of the constraints on CSWWs use. Even though CSWWs perform less ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ambitious drive launched to reduce air pollution in Abu Dhabi

    NILU has signed a contract with The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) to conduct an air quality monitoring and management study for the United Arabic Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi has launched an ambitious drive with the help of experts from NILU to clean its air environment by reducing pollution, which officials associate with the spread of heart and respiratory ...

  • Are we going about chemical risk assessment for the aquatic environment the wrong way?

    The goal of protecting the aquatic environment through testing thousands of chemicals against hundreds of aquatic species with thousands of endpoints while also considering mixtures is impossible given the present resources. Much of the impetus for studies on micropollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, came from the topic of endocrine disruption in wild fish. But despite concern over reductions ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Why care about aquatic insects: Uses, benefits and services benefits of aquatic insects

    Aquatic insects are common subjects of ecological research, and environmental monitoring and assessment. However, their important role in protecting and restoring aquatic ecosystems is often challenged, because their benefits and services to humans are not obvious to decision makers or the public. Insects are food for fish, amphibians and wildlife. They are important contributors to energy and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Alberta Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Centre expansion: environmental concerns

    This article examines the establishment and recent expansion of the high technology special Waste Management Treatment Centre at Swan Hills, Alberta. The focus is on a number of deficiencies in the expansion application and potential negative environmental impacts that may have been inadequately assessed by the review process then existing. These concerns include weaknesses in site geology, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remote island dependant on R.O. desal units

    On June 15, 2006, President Bush has signed into law, as a National Monument, 1200 miles of islands now formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, making it the largest marine conservation area on Earth. For years, Lifestream Watersystems Inc.’s involvement with the area has been through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawaii and the hearty group of ...

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

  • Analysis of gene expression profiles in largemouth bass exposed to 17-beta-estradiol and to anthropogenic contaminants that behave as estrogens.

    Novel molecular based methods are being developed to study changes in gene expression in wildlife exposed to anthropogenic chemicals. Gene arrays, in particular, are useful tools that can be used to simultaneously monitor hundreds to thousands of genes within a single experiment, giving an investigator the ability to determine how exposure affects multiple metabolic pathways. These methods are ...


    By EcoArray, Inc

  • The Curious Divide between Conservation Science and IA

    Since returning to academia, I have been struck by a particular disjuncture between the biodiversity sciences and IA practice in my country, Namibia. Having worked across Africa, my suspicion is that it probably applies to the entire continent, perhaps even broader. Allow me to expand. I had my wildlife scientist hat on a few weeks ago at a southern African symposium on wildlife tracking and ...

  • Fate and behavior of rotenone in Diamond Lake, Oregon following invasive tui chub eradication

    In September 2006, Diamond Lake was treated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with a mixture of powdered and liquid rotenone in the successful eradication of invasive tui chub Gila bicolor. During treatment, the lake was in the middle of a phytoplankton (including cyanobacteria Anabaena sp.) bloom, resulting in an elevated pH of 9.7. Dissipation of rotenone and its major metabolite ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Cost of Environmental Crime

    For $200 billion, you could buy two International Space Stations, Facebook or Peru’s economy. But according to a new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme and INTERPOL, you could not match the value of illegal wildlife trade and environmental crime ...


    By Ensia

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