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1st Edition

Environmental Monitoring

Edited By

G. Bruce Wiersma

ISBN 9781566706414
Published April 27, 2004 by CRC Press
792 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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