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Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives


Biological monitoring of running waters is a scientifically and economically valid approach for surveys and monitoring programmes to assess the water quality. Biological Monitoring of Rivers is a timely, up-to-date book that includes a good number of practical how-to-do chapters.
  • Up-to-date assessment of biological water monitoring
  • Practical how-to-do chapters help the practitioner
  • Provides a broad survey of methods uses inside and outside the EU
  • Gives perspectives for future applications

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Series Preface.


Floodplains in River Ecosystems.

Instream and Bankside Habitat in Rivers.

Main features of Watercourses Hydrodynamics.

  1. Riverine Fish Assemblages in Temperate Rivers.
  2. Aquatic Macroinvertebrates.
  3. Macrophytes and Algae in running waters.
  1. River Monitoring and Assessment methods based on Macroinvertebrates.
  2. Monitoring methods based on Fish.
  3. Monitoring methods based on Algae and Macrophytes.
  4. Organization of Biological Monitoring in the EU.
  5. Biomonitoring in North American Rivers.
  6. Biological Monitoring of Rivers and European Water Legislation.
  7. Ecotoxicological Experiments in River Pollution Assessment.
  1. Monitoring of Alpine Rivers.
  2. Biological Monitoring of North European Rivers.
  3. Biological Monitoring of Mediterranean Rivers with special reference to Greece.
  4. Biological Monitoring of Running Waters in Eastern and Central European Countries.
  5. Key Features of Bioassessment Development in the United States of America.
  1. Monitoring Experiences from Down Under – the importance of deciding a priori what constitutes a significant environmental change.
  2. The predictive modelling approach to biomonitoring:
  3. Taking river quality assessment forward.
  1. A new approach to evaluating fluvial functioning (FFI) towards a landscape ecology.
  2. Planning to integrate urban and ecological processes: A case involving Fluvial Functionality.
  3. Beyond Biological Monitoring: An Integrated Approach.
"This book offers scientists and all workers involved in river monitoring…an updated and integrated view of river ecology, the application of biotic indices…and future development of river monitoring in different parts of the world." (Journal of the American Water Resources Association, August 2006)