Ecological Monitoring Perspectives from Biotesting of Surface Waters: A Study of Pavlovsk Reservoir (Bashkortostan, Russia)

Seіfer, Dmitry and Abdrashіtov, Yagafar and Baкhonіna, Elena and Ovsyannікova, Inna (2013) Ecological Monitoring Perspectives from Biotesting of Surface Waters: A Study of Pavlovsk Reservoir (Bashkortostan, Russia). Formerly part of Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, (2). pp. 621-628. ISSN 1934-8932

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The cost of environmental analysis is becoming astronomically high at the global scale. One of the major trends in the respective research activities is the development of biotesting methods. Such methods, in addition to ecotoxicology, are highly demanded for environmental monitoring and ecological standardization. The development of biotesting in toxicology, however, is limited to the “battery of tests” paradigm, while environmental monitoring and ecological standardization are based on the “uniformity of measurements” paradigm. A “reference bioindicator” is proposed to harmonize these approaches. A reference bioindicator serves for comparison of data obtained by different bioindicators. This method was approved for the state environmental control. Application of reference bioindicators makes analytical procedure substantially cheaper. It requires, however, thorough calibration in relation to specific environmental factors (such as temperature, photoperiod etc.) as well as to specific active agents and their combinations. This problem can be solved with the start-up of calibrating analytical centers and long-term study of the effects of spatiotemporal environmental factors in specific areas and for specific reference objects. This paper demonstrates long-term study results for the surface waters of Pavlovsk reservoir (Bashkortostan, Russia).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotesting, phyto-testing, garden cress, eutrophication and toxication of water bodies, environmental monitoring, environmental control.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > Department of Zoology, Biological Monitoring and Nature Conservation
Depositing User: kaf.zoology Zoo KZ
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 17:01
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 21:47

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