Accession Number : ADA292621

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging: Wetland Animal Bioassays/Biomonitoring.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Simmers, John W. ; Kay, Stratford H. ; Rhett, R. G. ; Lee, Charles R.

PDF Url : ADA292621

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This note follows Technical Note EEDP-O3-1 and adds support to the concept of using wetland animals as Indicators of bioavailable contaminants in dredged material used to create intertidal wetlands. The text of this tech note was taken from a paper by Kay, Marquenie, and Simmers (1986). Animal bioassay test procedures are being evaluated (field tested) and verified under the "Interagency Field Verification of Testing and Predictive Methodologies for Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives,11 called the Field Verification Program (FVP). Bioassays have been shown to be a relatively simple tool for ecological evaluation and environmental assessment of potential contaminant movement within permanent or temporary wetlands, and with field verification, it will be a useful biomonitoring tool as well. JMD

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *ANIMALS, *WETLANDS, *DREDGING, TEST AND EVALUATION, VERIFICATION, TOOLS, TEST METHODS, CONTAMINANTS, MONITORS, BIOLOGICAL DETECTION, DREDGED MATERIALS, ECOLOGY, BIOASSAY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE