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Environmental Monitoring

Edited by : Hilary I. Inyang and John L. Daniels,

Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Geoenvironmental and Energy Systems Research Laboratory(GESRL), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


1. Monitoring of the Environment as a Whole

Ema Oladiran Ekundayo, University of Benin, Nigeria

Concept of Integrated Monitoring of the Environment

Badar Ghauri, SUPARCO, Pakistan

Monitoring at Various Spatial and Temporal Scales

Jeffrey Borchers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Priority Parameters: Abiotic and Biotic Components

Joseph Ikechukwu Muoghalu, Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Background State of the Biosphere

Miah Adel

Separating Natural and Anthropogenic Causes of Global Change

Joseph Maitama, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya

Early Warning Issues

Iness Simuunza, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Zambia

Bioindicator Species and Their Use in Biomonitoring

Almut Gerhardt, LimCo International, Germany


2. Fundamentals of Monitoring Technology and Global Observation Systems

Sergey Gromov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Remote Sensing and Environment

Isabel Bradshaw, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), USDA Forest Service, USA

Local, Regional and Global Environment

Sergey Gromov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Remote Sensing (Satellite) System Technologies

Michael A. Okoye, Earth Satellite Corporation, USA

Greg T. Koeln, Earth Satellite Corporation, USA

Geophysical Monitoring Technologies

Aniekan Edet, Department of Geology, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Geochemical Monitoring Technologies

Emest Yanful, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Electrochemical Sensing Technologies

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Laboratory-Based Analytical Technologies

John L. Daniels, Geoenvironmental and Energy Systems Research Laboratory(GESRL), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Sunyoung Bae, Geoenvironmental and Energy Systems Research Laboratory(GESRL), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Biomonitoring Technologies

Lucky Odokuma, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Gerald Turnbull, Global Livestock Group, USA

Radiometric Monitoring Technologies

Gary Weil


3. Atmospheric Monitoring

Dennis Lane, University of Kansas, USA

Priority Parameters and Their Measurements

Constance M. Brown-Mitic, NSF Science and Technology Center SAHRA, Department of Hydrology and Water

Resources, University of Arizona, USA

Samuel K. Kaharabata, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Roger Bales, NSF Science and Technology Center SAHRA, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources,

University of Arizona, USA

Observation Systems, Networks and Existing Datebases

Sergey Gromov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Air Pollution in Pristine, Rural and Urban Areas

Dennis Lane, University of Kansas, USA

Transboundary Air Pollution

Philip Fellin, Canada

Acid Precipitation

Shankar Aggarwal, School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukta University, India

Nguyen Oanhi, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Weather Monitoring

Caxton Matarira, Environment and Remote Sensing Institute, Zimbabwe

Noise Level Monitoring

Khanindra Pathak, Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Radiation Monitoring

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


4. Monitoring Freshwater and Marine Systems

Richard King, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Priority Parameters and Their Measurement

L. Twomey

M. Piehler

H. Paerl

Freshwater Observation Systems, Networks and Existing Databases

Lisa Martinenghi, Studio d'ingegneria Martinenghi SA, Switzerland

F. Zamboni, Laboratorio di fisica terrestre, IST, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland

Marine and Brackish Water Observation

Khadiga Adham, Egypt

Methedologies to Detect Anthropogenic Changes in Freshwater and Marine Systems

Richard King, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Acidification and Salination of Water Bodies

Thomas Clair, Environment Canada-Atlantic Region, Canada

Deposition of Pollutants and Their Impacts on Fisheries

B.B. Jana, Aquaculture and Applied Limnology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, India

Pollution of Littoral Zones and Bottom Sediment

B.B. Jana, Aquaculture and Applied Limnology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, India


5. Monitoring of Geomedia Systems

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Irene M.C. Lo, Hong Kong

Lake and River Sediment Monitoring

Rudolf Reuther, enas Environmental Assessments, Germany

Soil Contamination Monitoring

C. Marjorie Aelion, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, School of Public

Health, USA

Groundwater Monitoring

Naresh Singhal, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Aukland, New Zealand

Rajika Samaranayake, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Aukland, New Zealand

Hettiarachchige Dayananda Gunasekera, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Aukland, New Zealand

Jahangir Islam, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Aukland, New Zealand

Monitoring of Releases from Constructed Facilities

Gary Weil

Radiation from Terrestrial Sources

Cecelia Williams, Sandia national Laboratories, USA

Desertification and Vegetation Monitoring

Joseph Ikechukwu Muoghalu, Department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Soil Water Content Monitoring

Paul Ferre

Contaminated Site Characterization and Monitoring

T. Cassia de Brito Galvao, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

John L. Daniels, Geoenvironmental and Energy Systems Research Laboratory(GESRL), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


6. Analysis and Utility of Monitoring data

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Evolution of Geographic Information and Visualization Systems

Ann K. Deakin, Department of Geosciences, State University of New York College at Fredonia, USA

Regional and Global Geoinformation Systems

Vincent Ogunro

Regional and Global Geoinformation Systems

David Washington

Statistical Analysis and Quality Assurance of Monitoring data

Iris Yeung Miu Han, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Geostatistical Analysis of Monitoring data

Mark Dowdall, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Environmental Protection Unit, Polar Environmental Centre, Norway

John O’Dea, Department of Applied Science, Institute of Technology, Ireland

Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Christopher Misati Ondieki, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Shadrack Kiana Murimi, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Use of Monitoring data in Model Verification

Vinod Jain, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Gideon Okpokwasili

Use of Monitoring data in Facility Performance Evaluation

Vincent Ogunro

Hilary I. Inyang, Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies (GIEES), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Use of Monitoring data in Human/Ecological Exposure Assessment

Joanna Burger, Environmental Health Division, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Nelson

Biology Lab, Rutgers University, USA

Michael Gochfeld, Occupational Health Division, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute,

Rutgers University, USA



 

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