what is biomonitoring?

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what is biomonitoring?

Post by Romana Khan » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:49 am

share ur knowledge about this topic ...as i just want to know about because it's the new subject in my next semester..thanx

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Post by PERO » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:11 pm

biomonitoring... monitoring is observing smf., right ?
and bio monitoring would be monitoring of smf. of biologycal importance, right?
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Post by Ken Ramos » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Allow me to venture a guess. I would say that biomonitoring would be the observation and recording of data such as population decline or rise for example, taken from a specific organism or group of organisms that are known bio-indicatiors of the environment around them. Some of these would be Mayfly nymphs which are extreamly sensitive to pollutants in the water in which they live or another would be lichens, which are sensitive to air pollution. :D A change in the population, habits and morphological or physiological attributes of the these organisms would indicate a problem within their environment and ours too! :D
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Post by bookworm29 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:06 am

I was reading an article about this a few weeks back and i think its the measurement of trace compounds (chemicals our body absorbs from the enviroment just by being in it) in our body.

here is the website.

http://www.accnewsmedia.com/docs/1300/1209.pdf

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Post by abstemious_entity » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:10 pm

EPA has a good site about this. http://www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/html/key.html that's where i learned most of what i needed to know for my research proposal. a word of advice though, you might want to keep track of where you're going. the links are not that organized.

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