1st Edition

Environmental Monitoring

Edited By G. Bruce Wiersma Copyright 2004
    792 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The current rate and scale of environmental change around the world makes the detection and understanding of these changes increasingly urgent. Subsequently, government legislation is focusing on measurable results of environmental programs, requiring researchers to employ effective and efficient methods for acquiring high-quality data.

    Environmental Monitoring is the first book to bring together the conceptual basis behind all monitoring activities with specific approaches to the monitoring of air, water, and land. Coverage includes integrated monitoring at the landscape level, as well as case studies of existing monitoring programs. The book focuses on pollution issues and impacts resulting from human activities and includes results from monitoring efforts carried out in various countries on several continents. The multinational makeup of the contributors and the cases presented gives the book worldwide relevance.

    Academics in all fields relating to environmental monitoring, as well as governmental agency employees and supporting contractor agencies, will find this book a comprehensive and useful reference.

    Conceptual Basis of Environmental Monitoring Systems: A Geospatial Perspective, D.A. Bruns and G.B. Wiersma

    Integrated Data Management for Environmental Monitoring Programs, A.M.J. Lane, S.C. Rennie, and J.W. Watkins

    Using Multimedia Risk Models in Environmental Monitoring, C. Travis, K.R. Obenshain, J.T. Gunter, J.L. Regens, and C. Whipple

    Basic Concepts and Applications of Environmental Monitoring, T. Brydges

    Assessment of Changes in Pollutant Concentrations, J. Mohapl

    Atmospheric Monitoring, A. Köhler

    Opportunities and Challenges in Surface Water Quality Monitoring, S.M. Cormier and J.J. Messer

    Groundwater Monitoring: Statistical Methods for Testing Special Background Conditions, C.J. Chou

    Well Pattern, Setback, and Flow Rate Considerations for Groundwater Monitoring Networks at Landfills, P.F. Hudak
    Selection of Ecological Indicators for Monitoring Terrestrial Systems, G.J. White

    Efficacy of Forest Health Monitoring Indicators to Evince Impacts on a Chemically Manipulated Watershed, G.B. Wiersma, J.A. Elvir, and J. Eckhoff

    Landscape Monitoring, D. Bailey and F. Herzog

    Nonsampling Errors in Ocular Assessments-Swedish Experiences of Observer Influences on Forest Damage Assessments, S. Wulff

    Tree-Ring Analysis for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment of Anthropogenic Changes, R. Juknys

    Uranium, Thorium, and Potassium in Soils along the Shore of Lake Issyk-Kyol in the Kyrghyz Republic, D.M. Hamby and A.K. Tynybekov

    Monitoring and Assessment of the Fate and Transport of Contaminants at a Superfund Site, K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant

    Statistical Methods for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, E. Russek-Cohen and M.C. Christman

    Geostatistical Approach for Optimally Adjusting a Monitoring Network, Y.-P. Lin

    The Variability of Estimates of Variance: How It Can Affect Power Analysis in Monitoring Design, J.M. Carey
    Discriminating between the Good and the Bad: Quality Assurance Is Central in Biomonitoring Studies, G. Brunialti, P. Giordani, and M. Ferretti

    Patchy Distribution Fields: Acoustic Survey Design and Reconstruction Adequacy, I. Kalikhman

    Monitoring, Assessment, and Environmental Policy, J.J. Messer

    Development of Watershed-Based Assessment Tools Using Monitoring Data, S.L. Osowski

    Bioindicators for Assessing Human and Ecological Health, J. Burger and M. Gochfeld

    Biological Indicators in Environmental Monitoring Programs: Can We Increase Their Effectiveness? V. Carignan and M.-A. Villard

    Judging Survey Quality in Biomonitoring, H.Th. Wolterbeek and T.G. Verburg
    Major Monitoring Networks: A Foundation to Preserve, Protect, and Restore, M.P. Bradley and F.W. Kutz

    From Monitoring Design to Operational Program: Facilitating the Transition under Resource-Limited Conditions, D.J. Roux

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, M. McDonald, R. Blair, D. Bolgrien, B. Brown, J. Dlugosz, S. Hale, S. Hedtke, D. Heggem, L. Jackson, K. Jones, B. Levinson, R. Linthurst, J. Messer, A. Olsen, J. Paul, S. Paulsen, J. Stoddard, K. Summers, and G. Veith

    The U.S. Forest Health Monitoring Program, K. Riitters and B. Tkacz

    Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNet)-Air-Quality
    Assessment and Accountability, R. Haeuber and M. Kolian

    EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program: Using Monitoring Data and Model Results to Target Actions, E.R. Smith, R.V. O'Neill, J.D. Wickham, and K.B. Jones

    "…useful for students, academics, and those involved in monitoring…"
    Southeastern Naturalist, Issue 4/3, 2005