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“In Situ” Biomonitoring of a Polluted Environment by Wild Plant and Crop Plant Species $160.00
Authors: Karol Mičieta, Ph.D., and Gustáv Murín, Ph.D. (Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic) 
Book Description:
In a breakthrough study, the authors demonstrate how environmental pollution can be tested by means of wild and crop plant species. It is explained at practical examples such as:
  • A collaborative study with the Kuwait University of the impact of the First Gulf War.
  • The environmental impacts of low-radioactive bombs used by NATO in Serbia is reported here for the first time.
  • The study of radioactive contamination in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant at Jaslovské Bohunice, made in cooperation with the University of Wien, Austria.
  • The impact of pollution on a city environment from nickel plant dumps, a smelting plant and an aluminum factory as well as from heavy traffic.
  • An unique retrospective biomonitoring by means of pollengrains of herbal samples is presented showing situation at chosen locality up to one hundred years ago.
  • Practical examples of remediation of heavily polluted sites are also presented.
  • This book contains a guide to wild and crop plant species that can be used as bioindicators.
  • “Parallel plant test of phytotoxicity and mutagenicity”: another original study of the authors derived from their research.

This study turns conventional wisdom on its head as the authors show in example after example how Nature has a remarkable ability to recover from anthropogenic interventions thanks to the mechanisms of auto-regulation, adaptation and resistance. Based on thirty years of research, the authors call on a wide body of environmental studies from 1966 to 2018, as indicated by the references they include to nearly 400 sources. (Nova)

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Materials and Methods

Chapter 3. Adaptations of Higher Plants to the Environmental Stress Caused by Heavy Metal Pollution of Soil in Industrial Complexes

Chapter 4. The Bio-Indication of Pollution in Urban-Industrial Complexes

Chapter 5. Wild Plant Species in the Bio-Indication of Radioactive-Contaminated Sites as Compared with Radio-Resistance of Plants in Laboratory Tests

Chapter 6. Genotoxicity of Oil Pollution on Some Species of Kuwaiti Flora

Chapter 7. Examples of Remediation from Central Europe

Chapter 8. Retrospective Biomonitoring: A Hundred Years of Environmental Pollution at Selected Areas in Slovakia

Chapter 9. Parallel Plant Test of Phytotoxicity and Mutagenicity Presented on Practical Examples of Environmentally Polluted Sites in Slovakia, Central Europe

Chapter 10. Conclusions and Perspectives


      Plant Science Research and Practices
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: September 12, 2018
   ISBN: 978-1-53614-277-8
   Status: AV
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