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close this bookBiological Monitoring: Signals from the Environment (GTZ, 1991)
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close this folderBioindicators and Biological Monitoring
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View the document1. Abstract
View the document2. The situation
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View the document4.1 Relationship between the ''environment'' and ''indicators''
View the document4.2 Qualitative and quantitative biological monitoring
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close this folder5. Examples
View the document5.1 The landscape and biome levels
View the document5.2 The ecosystem and biocenosis levels
View the document5.3 The levels of populations and individuals
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close this folderConcept for a biological monitoring study:
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close this folder1. The nature of the problem and background information
View the document1.1 The conflict between mining and agriculture on the Andean plateau
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View the document1.3 Major criteria for biomonitoring of pollution caused by mining and metallurgical operations
close this folder2. Study area: the central Andean plateau
View the document2.1 Location and extension
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View the document2.6 Special aspects of environmental contaminants, their effects on living organisms and ecosystems, and their detection by means of bioindicators on the Andean plateau
close this folder3. Study approaches
View the document3.1 Studies of the range of distribution and relative intensities of current environmental contaminatron emanating from a source
View the document3.2 Studies of the regional history of contamination by means of peat profiles
View the document3.3 Studies of the long-term effect of contamination on the agriculturally utilized ecosystems of the Andean plateau
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View the document3.5 Required scientific and technical infrastructure in the field and in the country where studies are being performed
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close this folderBioindicators and biomonitors in aquatic ecosystems with special attention to potential applications in developing countries
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close this folder2. Means of detecting water pollution
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View the document2.1 General review of assessment procedures and definitions
close this folder3. Biological assessment
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View the document3.1 Saprobic systems: evaluative techniques involving indicator organisms and related methods
View the document3.2 Evaluation of water quality with the aid of biomonitors
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View the document5. Summary: Use of bioindicators and biomonitors in developing countries
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close this folderThe Use of Bioindicators for Environmental Monitoring in Tropical and Subtropical Countries
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close this folder3. Bioindicators in tropical and subtropical countries
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View the document3.1 Pointer species and pointer communities
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close this folderBioindicators for monitoring of atmospheric pollutants in Asian countries
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close this folder2. Applied biological monitoring techniques in Asia, with special consideration given-to the developing countries
View the document2.1 Fumigation and dusting experiments as the basis for selection of biological indicators
View the document2.2 Active monitoring
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close this folder3. Summary in table form of the surveyed publications
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View the document3.1 India
View the document3.2 China
View the document3.3 Hong Kong
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View the documentChemical Substances and Compounds
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