Environmental Monitoring

Edited by G. Bruce Wiersma 
CRC Press  2004  

Hardback  792pp  ISBN 9781566706414      £120.00
Addresses the recent legislative focus on results, which can only be measured with high-quality data. Includes results from environmental monitoring efforts around the world Combines the conceptual basis of all monitoring activities with specifics on conducting monitoring programs in different ecosystems and environmental media

The current rate and scale of environmental change around the world makes the detection and understanding of these changes increasingly urgent. Subsequently, government legislation is focusing on measurable results of environmental programs, requiring researchers to employ effective and efficient methods for acquiring high-quality data.

Environmental Monitoring is the first book to bring together the conceptual basis behind all monitoring activities with specific approaches to the monitoring of air, water, and land. Coverage includes integrated monitoring at the landscape level, as well as case studies of existing monitoring programs. The book focuses on pollution issues and impacts resulting from human activities and includes results from monitoring efforts carried out in various countries on several continents. The multinational makeup of the contributors and the cases presented gives the book worldwide relevance.


Academics in all fields relating to environmental monitoring, as well as governmental agency employees and supporting contractor agencies, will find this book a comprehensive and useful reference.


  • Conceptual Basis of Environmental Monitoring Systems: A Geospatial Perspective, D.A. Bruns and G.B. Wiersma
  • Integrated Data Management for Environmental Monitoring Programs, A.M.J. Lane, S.C. Rennie, and J.W. Watkins
  • Using Multimedia Risk Models in Environmental Monitoring, C. Travis, K.R. Obenshain, J.T. Gunter, J.L. Regens, and C. Whipple
  • Basic Concepts and Applications of Environmental Monitoring, T. Brydges
  • Assessment of Changes in Pollutant Concentrations, J. Mohapl
  • Atmospheric Monitoring, A. Köhler
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Surface Water Quality Monitoring, S.M. Cormier and J.J. Messer
  • Groundwater Monitoring: Statistical Methods for Testing Special Background Conditions, C.J. Chou
  • Well Pattern, Setback, and Flow Rate Considerations for Groundwater Monitoring Networks at Landfills, P.F. Hudak
  • Selection of Ecological Indicators for Monitoring Terrestrial Systems, G.J. White
  • Efficacy of Forest Health Monitoring Indicators to Evince Impacts on a Chemically Manipulated Watershed, G.B. Wiersma, J.A. Elvir, and J. Eckhoff
  • Landscape Monitoring, D. Bailey and F. Herzog
  • Nonsampling Errors in Ocular Assessments-Swedish Experiences of Observer Influences on Forest Damage Assessments, S. Wulff
  • Tree-Ring Analysis for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment of Anthropogenic Changes, R. Juknys
  • Uranium, Thorium, and Potassium in Soils along the Shore of Lake Issyk-Kyol in the Kyrghyz Republic, D.M. Hamby and A.K. Tynybekov
  • Monitoring and Assessment of the Fate and Transport of Contaminants at a Superfund Site, K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant
  • Statistical Methods for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, E. Russek-Cohen and M.C. Christman
  • Geostatistical Approach for Optimally Adjusting a Monitoring Network, Y.-P. Lin
  • The Variability of Estimates of Variance: How It Can Affect Power Analysis in Monitoring Design, J.M. Carey
  • Discriminating between the Good and the Bad: Quality Assurance Is Central in Biomonitoring Studies, G. Brunialti, P. Giordani, and M. Ferretti
  • Patchy Distribution Fields: Acoustic Survey Design and Reconstruction Adequacy, I. Kalikhman
  • Monitoring, Assessment, and Environmental Policy, J.J. Messer
  • Development of Watershed-Based Assessment Tools Using Monitoring Data, S.L. Osowski
  • Bioindicators for Assessing Human and Ecological Health, J. Burger and M. Gochfeld
  • Biological Indicators in Environmental Monitoring Programs: Can We Increase Their Effectiveness? V. Carignan and M.-A. Villard
  • Judging Survey Quality in Biomonitoring, H.Th. Wolterbeek and T.G. Verburg
  • Major Monitoring Networks: A Foundation to Preserve, Protect, and Restore, M.P. Bradley and F.W. Kutz
  • From Monitoring Design to Operational Program: Facilitating the Transition under Resource-Limited Conditions, D.J. Roux
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, M. McDonald, R. Blair, D. Bolgrien, B. Brown, J. Dlugosz, S. Hale, S. Hedtke, D. Heggem, L. Jackson, K. Jones, B. Levinson, R. Linthurst, J. Messer, A. Olsen, J. Paul, S. Paulsen, J. Stoddard, K. Summers, and G. Veith
  • The U.S. Forest Health Monitoring Program, K. Riitters and B. Tkacz
  • Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNet)-Air-Quality
  • Assessment and Accountability, R. Haeuber and M. Kolian
  • EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program: Using Monitoring Data and Model Results to Target Actions, E.R. Smith, R.V. O'Neill, J.D. Wickham, and K.B. Jones
  • Index

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