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Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems
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Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

Abstract

This textbook provides a unique and thorough look at the application of chemical biomarkers to aquatic ecosystems. Defining a chemical biomarker as a compound that can be linked to particular sources of organic matter identified in the sediment record, the book indicates that the application of these biomarkers for an understanding of aquatic ecosystems consists of a biogeochemical approach that has been quite successful but underused. This book offers a wide-ranging guide to the broad diversity of these chemical biomarkers, is the first to be structured around the compounds themselves, and ex ... More

Keywords: chemical biomarkers, aquatic ecosystems, chemical biomarker, organic matter, biogeochemistry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691134147
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas S. Bianchi, author
Texas A&M University

Elizabeth A. Canuel, author
Virginia Institute of Marine Science