Time-scale toxic effects in aquatic ecosystems

Edwin E Herricks, Ian Milne, Ian Johnson

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Abstract

Although the general effects of stormwater on receiving systems are well described, the relationship between loading/concentration changes during stormwater runoff events and time-scale toxicity, which would support improved modeling and prediction of stormwater effects, is poorly defined. In fact, there are few studies that clearly assess the effects of episodic change in contaminant concentration on individuals, populations, or communities of organisms. To effectively assess these time-scale effects, it is necessary to connect multiple factors, including physical, chemical and biological/ecological characteristics of receiving systems and their watersheds conditions, which affect receiving system biota. The interactions between flow and toxic contaminant concentration in stormwater runoff events, and the measurement of toxic effect is the focus of this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Eng Found Conf Stormwater NPDES Relat Monit Needs
PublisherASCE
Pages353-374
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference on Stormwater NPDES Related Monitoring Needs -
Duration: Aug 7 1994Aug 12 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference on Stormwater NPDES Related Monitoring Needs
Period8/7/948/12/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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