Introduction.- Section 1: Sediment and Water Interactions in Streams: Phosphorus storage in fine channel bed sediments.- Quantification of the erosion resistance of undisturbed and remoulded cohesive sediments.- Spatial and temporal variations in the sediment habitat of Ranunculus spp. in lowland chalk streams - implications for ecological status?.- Can nutrient spiralling be used to detect seasonal nutrient uptake in a forested stream?.- Dissolved oxygen and nutrient fluxes across the sediment-water interface of the Neckar River, Germany: in situ measurements and simulations.- Occurrence of sediment-bound pyrethroids in Danish streams and their impact on ecosystem function.- Development of layered sediment structure and its effects on pore water transport and hyporheic exchange.- Streambed sediment geochemical controls on in-stream phosphorus concentrations during baseflow.- Section 2: Sediment and Water Interactions in Lakes: An overview of sediment organic matter records of human eutrophication in the Laurentian Great Lakes region.- The influence of Chironomus plumosus larvae on nutrient fluxes and phosphorus fractions in aluminium treated lake sediment.- Study of pollution of the Plitvice Lakes by water and sediment analyses.- Modelling phosphorus retention in lakes and reservoirs.- Relationship between the sediment geochemistry and phosphorus fluxes in a Great Lakes coastal marsh, Cootes Paradise, ON, Canada.- Recent sediment of Lake Bled (NW Slovenia): Sedimentological and geochemical properties.- The impact of lake-level fluctuations on the sediment composition.- Section 3: Sediment and Water Interactions in Coastal Waters and Estuaries: Microbially mediated redox cycling at the oxic-anoxic boundary in sediments: Comparisons of animal and plants habitats.- Distribution of redox-sensitive elements in bottom, waters, porewaters and sediments of Rogoznica lake (Croatia) in both oxic and anoxic conditions.- Transformationof particle-bound phosphorus at the land-sea interface in a Danish estuary.- Use of an In-Situ erosion flume for measuring stability of sediment deposits in Hamilton Harbour, Canada.- Biochemical cooperation between Klebsiella oxytoca Sc and Methylobacterium mesophilium Sr for complete degradation of Dimethyl Isophthalate.- Benthic infaunal composition and distribution at an intertidal wetland mudflat.- Effect of sediment humic substances on sorption of selected endoctrine disruptors.- Sources, fate and distribution of organic matter on the western Adriatic continental shelf, Italy.- Sedimentary record of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic Sea).- Section 4: Linking Catchments and Streams: Quantifying fine-sediment sources in primary and selectively logged rainforest catchments using geochemical tracers.- Risks from historical contaminated sediments in the Rhine basin.- Changes in sediment sources following wildfire in mountainous terrain: a paired-catchment approach, British Columbia, Canada.- Wildfire effects on the quantity and composition of suspended and gravel-stored sediments.-Using fallout lead-210 measurements to estimate soil erosion in three small catchments in Southern Italy.- Sediment-water interactions in an eroded and heavy metal contaminated peatland catchment, southern Pennines, UK.- The effect of sediment source changes on pollen records in lake sediments.
This book focuses on sediments as a pollutant in natural freshwater and marine habitats, and sediments as a vector for the transfer of chemicals such as nutrients and contaminants. The selected papers cover three main topics: assessment and/or restoration of disturbed watersheds; sediment-water linkages in terrestrial and aquatic environments; evaluation of sediment and ecological changes in marine and freshwater habitats.
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