Principally proceedings from a conference entitled "From Cumulative Impacts Toward Sustainable Solutions: Critical Methodologies for the Study of Ecosystem Health," held at the University of California, Davis, September 8-10, 1996. Includes bibliographical references and index.
The genesis and future of the field of ecotoxicology / John Cairns, Jr. -- A predictor of seasonal nitrogenous dry deposition in a mixed conifer forest stand in the San Bernardino Mountains / Michael J. Arbaugh, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, and Mark E. Fenn -- Integrating chemical, water quality, habitat, and fish assemblage data from the San Joaquin River drainage, California / Larry R. Brown, Charles R. Kratzer, and Neil M. Dubrovsky -- Subsurface contaminant fate determination through integrated studies of intrinsic remediation / Scott W. Hooper [and others] -- The Cantara spill : a case study--pesticide transport in a riverine environment / Camilla M. Saviz [and others] -- Distribution and transport of air pollutants to vulnerable California ecosystems / Andrzej Bytnerowicz [and others] -- The history of human impacts in the Clear Lake watershed (California) as deduced from lake sediment cores / Peter J. Richerson [and others]. The development of cumulative effects assessment tools using fish populations / Kelly R. Munkittrick [and others] -- Air pollutants and forests : effect at the organismal scale / Teresa W.-M. Fan and Richard M. Higashi -- DNA fingerprinting as a means to identify sources of soil-derived dust : problems and potential / Mary Ann Bruns and Kate M. Scow -- Microbial proteins as biomarkers of ecosystem health / Oladele A. Ogunseitan -- Application of a random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) method for characterization of microbial communities in agricultural soils / Padma Sudarshana, Jessica R. Hanson, and Kate M. Scow -- Air pollution and forests : effects at the landscape level / Paul R. Miller [and others] -- Mercury in lower trophic levels of the Clear Lake aquatic ecosystem, California / Thomas H. Suchanek [and others] -- Resources at risk : a forest fire-based hazard/risk assessment / Timothy A. Burton [and others] -- Uncovering mechanisms of interannual variability from short ecological time series / Alan D. Jassby -- Developing realistic air pollution exposure/dose criteria for ecological risk assessments / Allen S. Lefohn -- Survey methodologies for the study of ecosystem restoration and management : the importance of Q-methodology / John T. Woolley, Michael V. McGinnis, and William S. Herms -- The California water quality assessment spatial database : a preliminary look at Sierra Nevada riverine water quality / Anitra L. Pawley [and others]. "Consequences of increasing human populations and human manipulation of the environment are the loss of soil, clean air and water, native ecosystems, and biodiversity. Interdisciplinary in scope, Integrated Assessment of Ecosystem Health provides a new, proactive approach to environmental management."--Jacket.