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Development of Tools for Integrated Monitoring and Assessment of Hazardous Substances and Their Biological Effects in the Baltic Sea
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM).
2014 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 43, no 1, 69-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The need to develop biological effects monitoring to facilitate a reliable assessment of hazardous substances has been emphasized in the Baltic Sea Action Plan of the Helsinki Commission. An integrated chemical-biological approach is vitally important for the understanding and proper assessment of anthropogenic pressures and their effects on the Baltic Sea. Such an approach is also necessary for prudent management aiming at safeguarding the sustainable use of ecosystem goods and Services. The BEAST project (Biological Effects of Anthropogenic Chemical Stress: Tools for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health) set out to address this topic within the BONUS Programme. BEAST generated a large amount of quality-assured data on several biological effects parameters (biomarkers) in various marine species in different sub-regions of the Baltic Sea. New indicators (biological response measurement methods) and management tools (integrated indices) with regard to the integrated monitoring approach were suggested.

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2014. Vol. 43, no 1, 69-81 p.
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Assessment, Baltic Sea, Biological effects, Biomarkers, Hazardous substances, Monitoring
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Environmental Sciences Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100850DOI: 10.1007/s13280-013-0478-3ISI: 000329831800007OAI: diva2:698350


Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-17 Last updated: 2014-02-21Bibliographically approved

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