aquatic survey Books

  • Dragonflies : status survey and conservation action plan

    Dragonflies, those beautiful and colourful creatures which can often be seen hovering above water, pre-date dinosaurs. Today, some 5,000 species have been described and many more await discovery and description. The value of dragonflies lies in their beauty and distinctive colours which make them valuable subjects for research on insect behaviour, ...

  • Towards Sustainable Co-Management of Mekong River Inland Aquatic Resources, Including Fisheries, in Southern Lao PDR

    The importance of fish and fisheries with regards to protected area management has often been neglected due to the focus of biological surveys and management initiatives on large mammals and birds. In Khong district in southern Lao P.D.R. villagers claim that aquatic resources have significantly benefited from their co-management, and in addition ...

  • Rationale for Sampling and Interpretation of Ecological Data in the Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems

    Contains twelve papers that develop rational bases for sampling various aquatic ecosystems and assessing environmental hazards. The reader will benefit when designing sampling protocols for aquatic ecological ...

  • The Freshwater Ecosystems of Suriname

    Since the limnological research on the man-made Brokopondo Reservoir in the 'sixties, numerous data have been collected on the ecology of Surinam rivers and swamps. This book is a compilation of these data: it is the first comprehensive survey of the aquatic ecology of one of the peripheral areas of Amazonia. The geomorphology of the country, ...

  • Practical Hydroinformatics

    Hydroinformatics is an emerging subject that is expected to gather speed, momentum and critical mass throughout the forthcoming decades of the 21st century. This book provides a broad account of numerous advances in that field - a rapidly developing discipline covering the application of information and communication technologies, modelling and ...

  • Eutrophication Management and Ecotoxicology

    This book aims to bridge the gap between ecotoxicology and limnology. The intended readers of the book are water managers, policy makers with a scientific background as well as researchers/advisors in the area of water management. The book provides an ecotoxicological perspective on lake management and describes eutrophication of shallow, ...

  • Fundamentals for the Assessment of Risks from Environmental Radiation

    Human health, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems are all under threat from increasing levels of environmental radiation from a variety of sources, many of them anthropogenic. This book surveys the current state of our knowledge of the fundamental processes that result from the interaction of environmental (both ionizing and UV) with living ...

  • Fundamentals for the Assessment of Risks from Environmental Radiation

    Human health, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems are all under threat from increasing levels of environmental radiation from a variety of sources, many of them anthropogenic. This book surveys the current state of our knowledge of the fundamental processes that result from the interaction of environmental (both ionizing and UV) with living ...

  • Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates

    Biomonitoring is a vital and rapidly growing field. Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates presents a state-of-the-art look at the use of benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans, and worms) in the biological assessment of water quality in lakes and streams. The use of these organisms has increased ...

  • Synthetic Musk Fragrances in the Environment

    Over the last decade, synthetic musk fragrances, which after use enter the environment by different pathways, have been described as a new group of bioaccumulative and persistent xenobiotics. This book gives the first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the environmental pollution caused by several different synthetic musks. Written by a wide ...

  • Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs, and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters

    Information regarding population status and abundance of rare species plays a key role in resource management decisions. Ideally, data should be collected using statistically sound sampling methods, but by their very nature, rare or elusive species pose a difficult sampling challenge.Sampling Rare or Elusive Species describes the latest sampling ...

  • Late Quaternary Environmental Change in North-west Europe

    Holywell Coombe, an embayment in the chalk scarp overlooking Folkestone, Kent, was designated a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1985 because it contains richly fossiliferous Late Quaternary sediments providing a unique archive of the last 13,000 years. The construction of the Channel Tunnel across the Holywell Coombe SSSI ...

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