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Main Title Perspective on the Role of Microcosms in Environmental Fate and Effects Assessments.
Author Pritchard, P. H. ; Bourquin, A. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/D-83-009 ;Contrib-468;
Stock Number PB83-165530
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Ecology ; Aquatic biology ; Water pollution ; Risk ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Biodeterioration ; Bioassay ; Ranking ; Assessments ; Ecosystems ; Aquatic microcosms ; Chemical compounds
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NTIS  PB83-165530 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
This paper provides a perspective on the possible interfacing of microcosm studies with both waste assimilatory capacity determinations and other less quantitative types of assessment. Some of the problems and inconsistencies in the interpretation and application of microcosm results are discussed. Conceptual ideas on how microcosms can be used in quantitative and qualitative risk analysis are presented. The microcosm is also a research tool which can enhance our quantitative understanding of the process interactions and metabolic networks typical of natural ecosystems.