Chapter 29. Bioindication and Biomonitoring as Innovative Biotechniques for Controlling Trace Metal Influence to the Environment

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Bernd Markert

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch29

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Markert, B. (2008) Bioindication and Biomonitoring as Innovative Biotechniques for Controlling Trace Metal Influence to the Environment, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch29

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau, Department of Environmental High Technology, D-02763 Zittau, Germany

  1. Fliederweg 17, D-49733 Haren-Erika, Germany.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • bioindication and biomonitoring - innovative biotechniques;
  • moss data and human health relation;
  • ecotoxicologists and medical scientists - breaking “mental” barriers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Comparision of Instrumental Measurements and the Use of Bioindicators with Respect to Harmonization and Quality Control

  • Examples for Biomonitoring

  • What do Bioaccumulation Data Really Tell Us?

  • Future Outlook: Breaking “Mental” Barriers Between Ecotoxicologists and Medical Scientists

  • References