Chapter 7. Tools for Assessing Contaminated Sediments in Freshwater, Estuarine, and Marine Ecosystems

  1. Cristiano Poleto3 and
  2. Susanne Charlesworth4
  1. Donald D. MacDonald1 and
  2. Christopher G. Ingersoll2

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch7

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

How to Cite

MacDonald, D. D. and Ingersoll, C. G. (2010) Tools for Assessing Contaminated Sediments in Freshwater, Estuarine, and Marine Ecosystems, in Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems (eds C. Poleto and S. Charlesworth), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Hydraulic Research Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  2. 4

    Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management, Coventry University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd., Canada

  2. 2

    United States Geological Survey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332902

Online ISBN: 9781444317114

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Keywords:

  • contaminated sediments, in aquatic ecosystems - assessing tools;
  • sediment quality issues and concerns - freshwater contamination;
  • indicators of sediment quality conditions - sediment-dwelling organisms;
  • chemicals of potential concern (COPCs) - toxic and bioaccumulative substances;
  • metrics selection for whole-sediment and pore - water toxicity testing;
  • multiple indicators of sediment quality conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sediment quality issues and concerns

  • Indicators of sediment quality conditions

  • Integration of information on multiple indicators of sediment quality conditions

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References