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Main Title Development of an interactive system to study sub-lethal effects of pollutants on the behavior of organisms /
Author Greaves, John O. B., ; Wilson., Robert S.
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Author Title of a Work
Wilson, Robert S.,
CORP Author Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-010; EPA 600/3-80-009; EPA-R803244
Stock Number PB80-147994
OCLC Number 06360029
Subjects Operating systems (Computers) ; Organic water pollutants--Data processing ; Animal behavior--Data processing
Additional Subjects Behavior ; Television systems ; Toxicology ; Closed circuit television ; Data processing ; Motion ; Animal locomotion ; Pollution ; Toxic substances ; Interactive telecommunications systems
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD424.5.G7 1980 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-3-80-010 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/07/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-80-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
EKCD  EPA-600/3-80-010 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/10/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-3-80-010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-147994 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Experimental investigation of the movements of organisms often entails the acquisition and processing of large samples of spatio-temporal data. An interactive, interpretive, on-line computer television system (viz., the Bugsystem) was initially developed at the University of California at Santa Barbara in order to expedite such analyses. Aspects of the structure of this prototype system are outlined. Its effectiveness is evaluated with regard to the problems confronting the bio-behavioral researcher. A second generation system has been developed under a research grant from EPA. Utilizing new hardware and software, it in many ways constitutes a generalization of its prototype. Features of the refined system are described which provide for the following: a large degree of machine-independence, significant expansion of the size of data records, inclusion of experimental parameters and variables within the data structure, investigation of rotational and flectional movement, statistical analysis, advanced graphics and tracking of organisms in three dimentional space. Current utilization of the Bugsystem for future development are discussed.
"Department of Electrical Engineering, Southeastern Massachusetts University." "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (page 36). Grant no.