Nato ASI Subseries G:

Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Marine Pollution Studies

Mediterranean Sea

Editors: Giam, C.S., Dou, Henri J.-M. (Eds.)

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A distinction between contamination and pollution is useful when we wish to consider what strategies to adopt in researching the impact of anthropogenic activities on the marine environment. Contamination strictly refers to the chemical burden imposed on the system and is evaluated in terms of the concentrations of chemical compounds in various abiotic (e. g water, suspended particulate matter, sediments) and biotic (plant and animal, pelagic and benthic) components. The concept of pollution, on the other hand, infers an assessment of biological response to the measured levels of contamination. This response may be measured at various levels of biological organisation, from molecular events within the cell to changes in such ecosystem properties as nutrient flux and biological productivity. Such measures of biological response need not infer any value judgements regarding putative damage or disturbance to the natural systems, although the biologist will usually have in mind a reference point of normality with which to compare the measured response; departure from this "normality" may then provide a quantitiative index of disturbance. The challenge to scientists engaged in research into marine contamination and pollution is to weld the chemical and biological elements together (always with reference also to the physical features of the environment) so as to provide a coherent framework for the quantitative evaluation of environmental response.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • The Assimilative Capacity of the Oceans for Wastes

    Goldberg, Edward D.

    Pages 1-8

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  • Information Systems and Scientometric Study in Chemical Oceanography

    Hassanaly, Parina (et al.)

    Pages 9-31

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  • Strategies and Approaches to Marine Pollution Research

    Giam, C. S. (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

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  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: A New Analytical Tool for the Analysis of Environmental Pollutants

    Mille, Gilbert

    Pages 43-76

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  • High Resolution Emission Spectroscopy (Shpolskii Effect): A New Analytical Technique for the Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Marine Samples

    Garrigues, P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Marine Pollution Studies
Book Subtitle
Mediterranean Sea
Editors
  • C.S. Giam
  • Henri J.-M. Dou
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries G:
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-70871-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-70871-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-70873-2
Series ISSN
0258-1256
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 478
Topics