Microbial Source Tracking: Methods, Applications, and Case Studies

Editors: Hagedorn, Charles, Blanch, Anicet R., Harwood, Valerie J. (Eds.)

  • This comprehensive book taps the expertise of many of the leading research scientists from an international assemblage, and considers a geographic range from the U.S. to China, New Zealand, Australia, and the EU
  • It addresses subjects ranging from the fundamentals of MST methods, their pros and cons, and performance criteria necessary during method development, and application, to case studies from beach, agricultural, and urban watersheds
  • This is most comprehensive book on this subject in years
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Microbial source tracking (MST) is a sub-discipline of environmental microbiology that has emerged and grown in response to the inability of conventional fecal indicator bacteria (such as Escherichia coli and enterococci) to discriminate among the many possible sources of fecal pollution in environmental waters.  MST’s current and potential applications range from beach monitoring to total maximum daily load (TMDL) assessment of pollution sources, which in turn will mediate greater protection of public health and improvement of environmental water quality.

This comprehensive book taps the expertise of many of the leading research scientists from an international assemblage, and considers a geographic range from the U.S. to China, New Zealand, Australia, and the EU. It addresses subjects ranging from the fundamentals of MST methods, their pros and cons, and performance criteria necessary during method development, and application, to case studies from beach, agricultural, and urban watersheds. Separate chapters focus on viral-, protozoan-, chemical-, and mitochondrial DNA-based methods. Specialized topics include legal and TMDL-associated issues, public perceptions, statistical analysis, food safety, national security, and using MST in undergraduate education.

The audience for this work will include advanced undergraduate and graduate students from scientific and engineering disciplines who are interested in microbial water quality, research scientists, regulators, and others interested in the fundamentals, applications and interpretation of MST methods and data.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Overview

    Hagedorn, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Performance Criteria

    Harwood, Valerie J. (et al.)

    Pages 7-30

  • Library-Dependent Source Tracking Methods

    Mott, Joanna (et al.)

    Pages 31-59

  • Library-Independent Bacterial Source Tracking Methods

    Wuertz, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 61-112

  • Viruses as Tracers of Fecal Contamination

    McQuaig, S. M. (et al.)

    Pages 113-135

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eBook $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Source Tracking: Methods, Applications, and Case Studies
Editors
  • Charles Hagedorn
  • Anicet R. Blanch
  • Valerie J. Harwood
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9386-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9386-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9385-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9130-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 642
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