Modern Biogeochemistry: Environmental Risk Assessment by Vladimir N. BashkinModern Biogeochemistry: Environmental Risk Assessment by Vladimir N. Bashkin

Modern Biogeochemistry: Environmental Risk Assessment

byVladimir N. Bashkin

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This book is aimed at generalizing the modern ideas of both biogeochemical and environmental risk assessment that have been developed in recent years. Only a few books are available for readers in this interdisciplinary area, since most books deal mainly with various technical aspects of ERA description and calculations. This text aims at supplementing the existing books by providing a modern understanding of mechanisms that are responsible for ecological risks for human beings and ecosystems. The book is to a certain extent a summary of both scientific results of various authors and of classes in biogeochemistry and ERA, taught by the author in recent years to students in the USA, in particular at Cornell, and in different universities in Moscow, Pushchino, Seoul, and Bangkok.At present, quantitative ecological risk assessment is widely used in different contexts, however very often without an understanding of the natural mechanisms that drive the processes of environmental and human risk. Its application is often accompanied by high uncertainty about risk values. On the other hand, the sustainability of modern technoecosystems is known because of their natural biogeochemical cycling that has been transformed to various extents by anthropogenic studies. Accordingly our understanding of the principal mechanisms that drive the biogeochemical food webs allows us to present a quantitative ecological risk assessment and to propose technological solutions for management of various ERA enterprises. It also enables us to devise a powerful mechanism for ecological insurance, to assign responsibilities and protect rights while managing the control of damage from natural and anthropogenic accidents and catastrophes.
Vladimir N. Bashkin was born in 1949 in the town of Dobrinka, Lipetsk region, Russia. He graduated from the Biology-Soil department of Moscow State University in 1971, where in 1975 he was awarded a PhD, and in 1987, a Doctor of Science degree. His scientific career began at the Pushchino Biological Center of the Russian Academy of Sci...
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Title:Modern Biogeochemistry: Environmental Risk AssessmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904817063X

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Table of Contents

PART 1. BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING AND POLLUTANTS EXPOSURE1. ASSESSMENT OF ECOSYSTEMS RISKS 2. BIOGEOCHEMICAL STRUCTURE OF ECOSYSTEMS3. BIOGEOCHEMICAL STANDARDS4. BIOGEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO ECOSYSTEM ENDPOINTS5. BIOGEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO HUMAN EXPOSURE ASSESSMENTPART 2. NATURAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL PECULIARITIES OF EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT6. ARCTIC AND TUNDRA CLIMATIC ZONE7. BOREAL AND SUB-BOREAL CLIMATIC ZONE8. SEMI-ARID AND ARID CLIMATIC ZONE9. SUBTROPIC AND TROPIC CLIMATIC ZONEPART 3. EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT IN TECHNOGENIC BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROVINCES10. OIL AND GAS BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROVINCES11. METALLOGENIC BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROVINCES12. URBAN BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROVINCES13. AGROGENIC BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROVINCESPART 4. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT ON A REGIONAL SCALE14. CALIFORNIAN CASE STUDIES15. EURASIAN CASE STUDIES16. CASPIAN SEA ENVIRONMENTS17. TRANSBOUNDARY N AND S AIR POLLUTION 18. TRANS-BOUNDARY HM AIR POLLUTION19 TRANS-BOUNDARY POP TRANSPORT20. TRANS-BOUNDARY GAS AND OIL PIPELINESREFERENCES INDEX

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This second edition of Modern Biogeochemistry has been substantially updated and placed within an interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Risk Assessment. This textbook is a very valuable source of case studies from Russia, Asia and the former Soviet Union. The carefully chosen examples, such as urban, oil, metals, and agriculture, give a good sense of how the biogeochemical approach is applied in different circumstances. I strongly recommend this work to researchers in biogeochemistry and related fields because it provides insight into the perspective and approaches of the separate historical development of biogeochemistry in the former Soviet Union, as well as a modern approach to quantitative Environmental Risk Assessment based on biogeochemistry.Sandy Tartowski, Research Scientist, USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM