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Periphyton : Functions and Application in Environmental Remediation (Hardcover) (Yonghong Wu)

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Periphyton: Functions and Application in Environmental Remediation presents a systematic overview of a wide variety of periphyton functions and applications in environmental remediation, providing readers with an understanding of the biological/ecological features of periphyton, the methodology of their study, and their application in environmental conservation.

With increases in environmental stress, anthropogenic impacts, and the global decline in biodiversity, there is a pressing need for methods to assess and improve environmental quality that are rapid, reliable, and cost-effective. Periphyton is an important component of benthic communities and plays a crucial role in the functioning of microbial food webs. Because of a number of advantages, such as a short lifecycle, relative immobility, more rapid responses to environmental stress and anthropogenic impact than any metazoa, ease of sampling, availability of taxonomic/molecular identification, and standardized methodologies for temporal/spatial comparisons, there has, in recent decades, been an increased interest in periphyton as a tool in biological conservation in aquatic ecosystems.

  • Presents case studies that help readers implement similar ecological designs
  • Focuses on the function of periphyton in remediating destructed ecosystems
  • Provides readers with an understanding of periphyton in practice, especially the value of periphyton in enhancing environmental and ecosystem qualities
  • Discusses the role of periphyton in purifying water and its effect on abiotic elements
Number of Pages: 434
Genre: Science, Nature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Yonghong Wu
Language: English
Street Date: September 23, 2016
TCIN: 51552944
UPC: 9780128010778
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-4327

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