1st Edition

Plants for Environmental Studies



ISBN 9781566700283
Published May 30, 1997 by CRC Press
576 Pages

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Book Description

One of the problems of using plants in environmental studies is finding current information. Because plants play a key role in environmental studies, from the greenhouse effect to environmental toxicological studies, information is widely scattered over many different fields and in many different sources. Plants for Environmental Studies solves that problem with a single, comprehensive source of information on the many ways plants are used in environmental studies.
Written by experts from around the world and edited by a team of prominent environmental specialists, this book is the only source of complete information on environmental impacts, mutation, statistical analyses, relationships between plants and water, algae, plants in ecological risk assessment, compound accumulations, and more. Encompassing algae and vascular plants in both aquatic and terrestrial environments, this book contains a diverse collection of laboratory and in situ studies, methods, and procedures using plants to evaluate air, water, wastewater, sediment, and soil.

Table of Contents

The Effects of Ultra Violet-B Radiation on Higher Plants, B. Greenberg, M.I. Wilson, X.-D. Huang, C.L. Duxbury, K.E. Gerhardt, and R.W. Gensemer
Radiation Effects on Plants, R.W. Holst and D.J. Nagel
Plant-Water Interactions, J.L. Hatfield
Plant Activation of Environmental Agents: The Utility of the Plant Cell/Microbe Coincubation Assay, M.J. Plewa, K.-Y. Seo, Y.-H. Ju, S.R. Smith, and E.D. Wagner
Statistical Methods in Plant Environmental Studies, M. Ritter
Water Quality and Aquatic Plants, M.A. Lewis and W. Wang
Algal Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Conditions and Change, P.V. McCormick and J. Cairns
Photosynthetic Electron Transport as a Bioassay, J. Gemel, B. Waters-Earhart, M.R. Ellersieck, A. Asfaw, G.F. Krause, V. Puri, and W.R. Lower
Laboratory Bioassays with Microalgae, N. Nyholm and H.G. Peterson
Aquatic Plant Communities for Impact Monitoring and Assessment, B.H. Hill
Allium Test for Screening Chemicals; Evaluation of Cytological Parameters, G. Fiskesjö
The Use of Vascular Plants as "Field" Biomonitors, R.L. Powell
Metal Accumulation by Aquatic Macrophytes, W. Wang and M.A. Lewis
Bioaccumulation of Xenobiotic Organic Chemicals by Terrestrial Plants, O.J. Schwartz and L.W. Jones
Uptake of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Vegetation: A Review of Experimental Methods, T.A. Anderson, A.M. Hoylman, N.T. Edwards, and B. Walton
Plant Uptake and Metabolism Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), R.K. Puri, Y. Qiuping, S. Kapila, W.R. Lower, and V. Puri
Selection of Phytotoxicity Tests for Use in Ecological Risk Assessments, L.A. Kapustka
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Reviews

"A broad overview of the use of aquatic and terrestrial environment vascular plants and of algae in environmental studies is provided by this comprehensive, data-rich, advanced-level book."
-Environmental Science & Technology
"This book constitutes a rare, comprehensive source on using plants for environmental studies and monitoring... A benchmark work, useful for upper-division undergraduates through research scientists."
-Choice
"...well edited and supplied with a detailed index. I can recommend it as an excellent comprehensive source of information on the many ways how plants are used in environmental studies."-Photosynthetica