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By Lucille T. Cacioppo

This ebook compiles study summaries from a few varied focuses within the very important box of setting and agriculture

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Ponds hold the highest density of waterbirds and, together with large vegetated lakes, the highest number of species. Using satellite images corresponding to periods with contrasting precipitation, we analyzed the hydrologic dynamic by lake type and by location throughout the meseta. Whereas most lakes, including large ones, are concentrated on the west side of the meseta, above 900m of elevation, ponds are distributed throughout the whole area, but are less stable from a dynamic point of view.

Chasco Department of Applied Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain RESEARCH SUMMARY The elaboration of Environmental Quality Indexes (EQI) for metropolitan areas is one of the main topics in environmental economics. This article introduces some methodological and practical novelties building an EQI in Madrid (Spain). Managing with general air quality information, from the point of view of the selection of the variables, we consider noise — joint to air pollution— as a relevant environmental variable.

Chapter 8 FRESHWATER POLLUTION AND BIOLOGICAL WATER QUALITY MONITORING: THE INCREASING PROBLEM OF INVASIVE SPECIES AND ACCURATE ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Calum MacNeil The Government Laboratory, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles RESEARCH SUMMARY Macroinvertebrates are routinely used in the calculation of indices to assess the quality of rivers throughout the world. Macroinvertebrate assemblages have proved themselves to be reliable, cost effective indicators of freshwater pollution, as the relative sensitivities of their members respond to changes in water quality in predictable ways.

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