Role of environmental variability in evaluating stressor effects



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In this chapter, we discuss how environmental variability affects the exposure of organisms and ecological systems to stressors, and give guidance on how to understand influences of stressors. We consider the characteristics of environmental variability and issues relating to the measurement of environmental variation. We discuss how to select the optimal indicators of ecological response in a variable natural environment. Finally, we suggest some approaches to incorporate environmental variability into resource management. In all cases we employ examples and case studies throughout to illustrate principles. 

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Role of environmental variability in evaluating stressor effects
Chapter 5
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher SETAC Press
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, National Research Program - Western Branch
Description 38 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Ecological variability: Separating natural from anthropogenic causes of ecosystem impairment
First page 141
Last page 178