biological sample Books

  • Contracting for ABS: the legal and scientific implications of bioprospecting contracts

    Contracts relating to scientific/technical development are effective only where they are enforceable or valid under relevant law, can be practically implemented by the Parties, and address matters arising from the relevant scientific/technical issues and practices. Negotiators are often hampered by their lack of knowledge of contractual law (and ...

  • Heavy Metals in the Environment

    This text presents contemporary analytical techniques for the determination of heavy metals in air particles, water, soil and biological samples. It details experimental studies to reduce the occurance of disease, remediate contaminated sites and establish acceptable range of oral intakes (AROI) guidelines. ...

  • Biological Contaminants in Indoor Environments

    The purpose of this symposium on biological contaminants in indoor environments was to develop and explore sampling and analytical protocols for microbial agents that may be commonly or uncommonly found indoors. Classes of microbial agents considered in this symposium were: • Viruses • Bacteria including, gram negative, gram positive, ...

  • Chemical and Biological Characterization of Municipal Sludges, Sediments, Dredge Spoils, and Drilling Muds

    Papers present the state of the art in sludge sampling, sample preservation, validated methods for monitoring, and strategies for monitoring and field assessment. USEPA representatives describe the status of regulations and analytical needs related to characterization and regulation of sludge, sediment, and waste streams. Topics include quality ...

  • Bridging Divides

    Maritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, thus providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. The introduction of alien species has proved to be one of the most profound and damaging of anthropogenic deeds - with both ecological and economic costs. This book is ...

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