Tag Archives: environmental monitoring

The Method of Livable Environmental Evaluation Based on Remote Sensing

Abstract Livable environment is one of the hot topics within the realm of the international research in urban science, and it recently becomes the focus of global governments and city residents. The evaluative content of a livable city came out more earlier in developed country, and got rapid development. Presently, the developed countries have set [...]

Precision agriculture on grassland: Applications, perspectives and constraints

Abstract Precision agriculture (PA) is an innovative, integrated and internationally standardized approach aiming to increase the efficiency of resource use and to reduce the uncertainty of decisions required to control variation on farms. Worldwide, investments in research and technology on PA have considerably increased during the past decades. Advances in agricultural research, combined with application [...]

Landscape Trajectory Analysis: Spatio-temporal Dynamics from Image Time

Abstract Landscape dynamics can be revealed through analysis of image times series. The temporal development of spatial patterns holds significant information about ecosystem processes. Yet, the tools for the characterization of spatio-temporal structure are few. We describe some of the challenges facing spatio-temporal analysis and demonstrate a method for identifying and measuring pattern in image [...]

Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation of Water Quality of Hei River System

Abstract Identification of water quality conditions in a river system based on limited observations is an essential task for meeting the goals of environmental management. Various classification methods have been used for water quality estimation. However, a discrepancy frequently arises from the lack of a clear distinction between each water utilization mode, the uncertainty in [...]

Application of Modeling for Optimal Localization of Environmental Monitoring Sensors

Abstract The control of environmental phenomena is based on the existence of quantifiable and measurable parameters representative of the phenomena themselves. In the case of studies concerning contaminated aquifers, after an initial step of characterization it is necessary to implement groundwater hydrogeochemical monitoring phases. In the field of groundwater pollution long-term monitoring realized by means [...]

A Concept in Adaptive Ecosystem Management – An engineering perspective

Abstract Uncertainty how ecosystems will behave and look like in the future has been increasing. Several concepts, such as sustainable, adaptive, or risk-based management, were proposed to cope with uncertain, incomplete knowledge, and with changing environmental conditions. However, there is a lack of agreement what those concepts mean and how they differ from traditional forest [...]

Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice

Abstract When environmental health problems arise in a community, policymakers must be able to reconcile the first-hand experience of local residents with recommendations by scientists. In this highly original look at environmental health policymaking, Jason Corburn shows the ways that local knowledge can be combined with professional techniques to achieve better solutions for environmental health [...]

Current approaches to trace analysis of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment

Abstract A large number of xenobiotics including pharmaceuticals and personal care products are continuously released into the environment. Effluents from sewage treatment plants are well known to be the major source for introduction of pharmaceuticals and personal care products into the aquatic system. In recent years, reliable methods have been established for residue analysis of [...]

Biosensors for marine applications: We all need the sea, but does the sea need biosensors?

Abstract The aim of the paper is to explain the rationale behind marine biosensor applications, give an overview of measurement strategies currently employed, summarise some of the relevant available biosensor technology as well as instrumentation requirements for marine sensors and attempt a forward look at what the future might hold in terms of needs and [...]

Biological monitoring: lichens as bioindicators of air pollution assessment — a review

Abstract Often as part of environmental impact studies…biological indicators are required. This is because such indicators are valid instruments for evaluating the quality of the air ensuing from the subject (often an industrial plant)…In this context, this paper aims to analyse some of the theoretical aspects of biological monitoring and to provide a progress report [...]

A novel system for environmental monitoring through a cooperative/synergistic scheme between bioindicators and biosensors

Abstract This paper addresses environmental monitoring through a robust dynamic integration between biomonitor and biosensor systems…The two systems are conceptually interrelated and methodologically correlated to a cooperative/synergistic scheme (CSS) with a view to minimise uncertainty and monitoring costs and increase reliability of pollution control and abatement… The bioindicator ontology presented herein, including concepts, relations and [...]

Prospects for combining chemical and biological methods for integrated environmental assessment

Abstract …Besides deploying a chemicals-driven strategy for the ecological risk assessment of the pollutants, it is necessary to apply and to explore biological strategies. Consequently, bioassays, biosensors and effect-directed analysis (EDA) to identify pollutants responsible of particular effects have become increasingly important. We give a broad overview of how to assess biological monitoring of ecosystems [...]

Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors for Forest Fire Detection

Abstract This paper proposes a mobile biological sensor system that can assist in early detection of forest fires. The main idea presented in this paper is to utilize animals with sensors as Mobile Biological Sensors (MBS). The devices used in this system are animals which are native animals living in forests, sensors (thermo and radiation [...]

Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring at Global Scale and the EU Level

Abstract Biosensor technology is based on a specific biological recognition element in combination with a transducer for signal processing. Since their inception, biosensors have been expected to play a significant analytical role in environmental monitoring…biomonitoring is an essential tool for rapid and cost-effective environmental monitoring. For this reason, biosensor technology has been considered as a [...]

Sensor technology and its application in environmental analysis

Abstract Environmental analysis is one of the fundamental applications of chemical sensors. In this review we describe different sensor systems for the gas and liquid phases that have been tested either with real-life samples or in the field during the last five years. Most field sensors rely either on electrochemical or optical transducers. In the [...]

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