The application of methods of ecosystem analysis to the evaluation of water quality

Kozhova, O.M. (1980) The application of methods of ecosystem analysis to the evaluation of water quality. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 10pp.

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Abstract

Guided by experience and the theoretical development of hydrobiology, it can be considered that the main aim of water quality control should be the establishment of the rates of the self-purification process of water bodies which are capable of maintaining communities in a state of dynamic balance without changing the integrity of the ecosystem. Hence, general approaches in the elaboration of methods for hydrobiological control are based on the following principles: a. the balance of matter and energy in water bodies; b. the integrity of the ecosystem structure and of its separate components at all levels. Ecosystem analysis makes possible a revelation of the whole totality of factors which determine the anthropogenic evolution of a water body. This is necessary for the study of long-term changes in water bodies. The principles of ecosystem analysis of water bodies, together with the creation of their mathematical models, are important because, in future, with the transition of water demanding production into closed cycles of water supply, changes in water bodies will arise in the main through the influence of 'diffuse' pollution (from the atmosphere, with utilisation in transport etc.).

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The application of methods of ecosystem analysis to the evaluation of water quality
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Kozhova, O.M.
Number of Pages: 10
Date: 1980
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Methodology; Ecosystem management; Ecosystems; Water quality control; Modelling; Hydrobiology; Water bodies
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Pollution
Item ID: 5266
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 14:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5266

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