Environmental Pollution

Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota

Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areas

Authors: Kozlov, Mikhail, Zvereva, Elena, Zverev, Vitali

  • Features effects of industrial pollution on terrestrial biota
  • Uses meta-analysis to study effects of point polluters on terrestrial ecosystems
  • Includes unique illustrations that show different stages of landscape deterioration under extreme levels of pollution, from dead forests to completely barren, heavily eroded ‘moonscapes’
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This book is unique in identifying general patterns in responses of terrestrial biota to industrial pollution and the sources of variation in these responses. The meta-analysis is based on extensive original data on soils, plants and animals collected around 18 industrial polluters in six countries. The colour section is self-explanatory and informative, showing examples of severely polluted landscapes compared to pristine environment. This book will be a valuable source of information for ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and anyone interested to learn on how pollution affects wildlife on our planet.

About the authors

Mikhail Kozlov got his Ph.D. in entomology in 1986 at the Institute of Biology in Novosibirsk, Russia. Since 1991 he works in the Section of Ecology of the University of Turku, Finland. Mikhail has been working on the impact of aerial pollution on terrestrial ecosystems over the past 25 years. He has been doing fieldwork in several polluted regions of Eurasia, but his principal study area is the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Other research interests include: global change impact on terrestrial ecosystems; evolutionary ecology, mostly in relation to plant adaptations to polluted environments; herbivore population dynamics; biogeography, with particular interest to urban biota and landscape fragmentation; taxonomy, morphology, and phylogeny of moths and butterflies. Mikhail has published two books, 168 articles in journals and 59 book chapters.

Elena Zvereva got her Ph.D in Entomology in 1985 at the Zoological Institute in Leningrad, Russia. Since 1994 she is working in the Section of Ecology of the University of Turku, Finland. Elena has been working on different ecological problems, with an emphasis on three-trophic-level interactions in herbivorous insects, in particular in polluted environments. At present Elena is leading a research project exploring pollution impact on the relationships between basic structural and functional properties of terrestrial ecosystems, and is also involved in the project exploring effects of endemic herbivory on growth of forest trees in relation to climate. Other research interests include: ecological and evolutionary consequences of global change impact on insect-plant relationships, factors regulating herbivore population dynamics, and positive plant-plant interactions in stressful environment. Elena has published 59 articles in journals and 27 book chapters.

Vitali Zverev is now working on his Ph.D. thesis in the Section of Ecology of the University of Turku, Finland. He started working as a field ecologist in 1991, and has since then participated in many research projects that have addressed effects of pollution and global change on terrestrial biota. He is an excellent photographer. Vitali has published 5 research papers and 3 reports in conference proceedings.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kozlov, Mikhail V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Methodology of the Research and Description of Polluters

    Kozlov, Mikhail V. (et al.)

    Pages 15-106

  • Soil Quality

    Kozlov, Mikhail V. (et al.)

    Pages 107-131

  • Plant Growth and Vitality

    Kozlov, Mikhail V. (et al.)

    Pages 133-195

  • Fluctuating Asymmetry of Woody Plants

    Kozlov, Mikhail V. (et al.)

    Pages 197-224

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Hardcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2466-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3671-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota
Book Subtitle
Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areas
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2467-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2467-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2466-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3671-9
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 466
Topics