New insight into ecosystem services. Article titled: On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory

A new insight into ecosystem services was provided in the article titled:

On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. Article.

link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FB%3ADOBS.0000033278.12858.12;

DOI 10.1023/B:DOBS.0000033278.12858.12.

One of key benefits from normal function of healthy aquatic ecosystems is  the provisioning of clean  water, in other words, maintaining proper water quality (which is a result of water self-purification in ecosystem).  Until the time of publishing this article, no consistent and multi-faceted theory of water self-purification had existed. This article is the first publication to formulate such a theory that  elucidates and integrates multiple roles of aquatic organisms involved, including not only microorganisms but also macroorganisms, e.g., higher plants and invertebrates. Both plankton and benthic organisms are involved and their roles were discovered and analyzed in this article.
A more detailed description of the content of this paper:
This article presents a  new theory of biotic (biological) maintaining the natural purification potential of aquatic ecosystems. The fundamental elements are formulated for a qualitative theory of the multifunctional (polyfunctional) role of the biota (the biological community of aquatic organisms) in improving water quality and doing water self-purification in aquatic ecosystems. The  theory covers the following:
the sources of energy for the mechanisms of water self-purification;
the main functional blocks of the system of self-purification;
the system of the main processes that are involved;
the analysis of the degree of participation of the main large taxa; the reliability of the mechanisms of water self-purification; regulation of the processes;
the response of the mechanisms of water self-purification towards the external influences (man-made impacts, pollution);
and some conclusions relevant to the practice of environment protection.
In support of the theory, the results are given of the author’s experiments which demonstrated the ability of some pollutants (surfactants, detergents, and some others) to inhibit the water filtration activity of aquatic invertebrate filter-feeders, namely, the bivalve mollusks, including mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus edulis), and oysters (Crassostrea gigas).
More information on this article:

Laboratory of Physico-Chemistry of Biomembranes, Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob’evy gory, Moscow, 119991 Russia.

Doklady Biological Sciences. 2004; 396:206-211.

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This paper is on the short prestigious, honorable list ‘Top papers, books on aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology’ at the largest global catalog, WorldCatalog

[source:

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This fundamental and innovative article was cited and commented favorably by scientists in many countries.

A Diploma (Academy of Water Sciences) – a certificate of high scientific quality – was awarded to the series of publications (on ecology, environmental science) including this article: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/07/award-july-1-2014-to-series-of.html;

The paper was bookmarked by members of ResearchGate.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200567576_On_the_biotic_self-purification_of_aquatic_ecosystems_elements_of_the_theory ;

This paper is on the short prestigious, honorable list ‘Top papers, books on aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology’ at the largest global catalog, WorldCatalog [source: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-series-of-publications-on-list-of.html].

This article was cited by scientists in Europe, N. America (U.S.A.), and Asia. Diploma (Academy of Water Sciences) – a certificate of high scientific quality – was awarded to the series of publications (on ecology, environmental science) including this article: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/07/award-july-1-2014-to-series-of.html;

The paper was bookmarked by members of ResearchGate.

DOI: 10.1023/B:DOBS.0000033278.12858.12; http://scipeople.ru/users/2943391/; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200567576_ ;

This paper has a double impact as it is in the journal that is being published in 2 languages.

The Russian version of this paper was published:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265294672_ ;

The reference to the Russian version: Doklady Akademii Nauk, V.396, No.1, 2004, p.136–141.

Attention attracted:  by 26st January 2015, this article was mentioned by  17 Facebook users; and a Google+ user. At ResearchGate: 143 downloads of this article,  6 bookmarks,  and 1007 views (by January 26, 2015);

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Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification

Article: Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification.

DOI 10.1023/A:1015559123646;

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1015559123646;

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Reference to the paper:

Ostroumov S.A. Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. Hydrobiologia. 2002. vol. 469, pages 117-129.

Citation of this paper:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/57034212/; Cited the paper:  Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication,… Hydrobiologia.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200587396_Inhibitory_analysis

Key words: 

water quality, filter-feeders, water, self-purification, bivalves, ecotoxicology, aquatic, ecosystems, ecotoxicants, pollutants, surfactants, detergents, new, discovery, hazards, protection of environment, ecology, environmental, toxicology, Mytilus,  phytoplankton, water filtration, marine, freshwater, mussels, oysters, suspension feeders,

algal blooms, aquatic ecosystems, eutrophication, filter-feeders, Inhibitory analysis,  new, self-purification, studying, top-down control,  Crassostrea gigas, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus edulis,  Unio tumidus, Unio pictorum,

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Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. – Hydrobiologia. 2002. vol. 469, pages 117-129;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579

Abstract:

Top-down control is an important type of interspecies interactions in food webs. It is especially important for aquatic ecosystems. Phytoplankton grazers contribute to the top-down control of phytoplankton populations. The paper is focused on the role of benthic filter-feeders in the control of plankton populations as a result of water filtering and the removal of cells of plankton from the water column. New data on the inhibitory effects of surfactants and detergents on benthic filter-feeders (freshwater mussels Unio tumidus, U. pictorum, marine mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis, M. edulis, and oysters Crassostrea gigas) are presented and discussed. Importance and efficiency of that approach to the problems of eutrophication and water self-purification is pointed out. Chemical pollution may pose a threat to the natural top-down control of phytoplankton and water self-purification process. The latter is considered an important prerequisite for sustainable use of aquatic resources.

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9 papers of 66 top ecology, environment articles, selected.

9  papers of 66 top ecology articles, selected.

bioassay, biotesting, hazard assessment, surfactants, detergents, water quality, water safety, aquatic ecosystems, self-purification, filter-feeders, bivalves, macrophytes,

66 top articles:

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/12/9-papers-of-66-top-articles-selected_6.html

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Steps to a new ecology. Updated to 66 abstracts.  Top ecology articles. Top environmental science articles. Top water ecology papers. Top ecotoxicology papers, books. Tags: bioassay, biotesting, hazard assessment, surfactants, detergents, water quality, water safety, aquatic ecosystems, self-purification, filter-feeders, bivalves, macrophytes, aquatic higher plants, toxicity.

Abstracts, web-sites and references of 66 publications that contributed to innovations in environmental sciences, ecology, environmental safety and water sustainability, authored and co-authored by scientists at Moscow State University, and co-authors (USA, UK, Germany). 

 

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/63-steps-to-new-ecology-updated-to-66.html

Updated, Former file: 56 steps to a new ecology;

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/56-steps-to-new-ecology-56-publications.html

66 publications, some of them with comments on what is new, and what is done for the first time, with info on availability online or in U.S. libraries.

Key words:

Landmark publications, new step, innovations, discoveries, new conceptualization, new terminology, environmental, science, ecology, toxicology, water quality, safety, pollution control,

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1.                          Innovative conceptualization of ecosystem’s biomachinery (a new scientific term that was proposed by the author; it means ecological mechanisms that include biological communities and biodiversity) which improves water quality. The innovative experimental data analysis, concepts, and generalizations in this article provide the fundamental elements of the new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form. The theory covers water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems. The theory is supported by the results of the author’s experimental studies of the effects exerted by some chemical pollutants including synthetic surfactants, detergents, and other xenobiotics on aquatic organisms. The new fundamental conceptualization provides a basis for remediation of polluted aquatic ecosystems including purification of water bodies and streams, and briefly present the qualitative theory of the self-purification mechanism of aquatic ecosystems, phytoremediation and other types of technologies.

Reference:

Biocontrol of Water Quality: Multifunctional Role of Biota in Water Self-Purification. – Russian Journal of General Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 80, No. 13, pp. 2754–2761; Abstract: http://www.chemeurope.com/en/publications/211554/biocontrol-of-water-quality-multifunctional-role-of-biota-in-water-self-purification.html;

Abstract: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75101299/

Full text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49131150/;               www.scribd.com/doc/49131150; http://www.scribd.com/doc/73175163/; DOI: 10.1134/S1070363210130086;

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2.                          Review of ecotoxicology of nanomaterials:

Ostroumov S.A., Kotelevtsev S.V. Toxicology of nanomaterials and environment. – Ecologica.  2011, vol. 18, issue 61, pp. 3-10.

               www.scribd.com/doc/58103094/; http://scipeople.ru/publication/102825/

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3.                          A new conceptualization which is based on his suggestion to identify a new type of matter in the biosphere. The author called it «ex-living matter»  (ELM). The author discusses his experiments (together with his co-authors) which provide the factual foundation to this conceptualization;

Some issues of chemico-biotic interactions and the new in the teaching on the biosphere / series: Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions. Volume 17.  Moscow, MAX Press, 2011.  – 20 p. ISBN 978-5-317-03710-9.;

               http://scipeople.ru/publication/102875/; http://www.scribd.com/doc/57818520/

4.                          A review of the author’s studies of aquatic organisms, mainly marine and freshwater invertebrates that are filter-feeders – biological filters – as an important part of the biosphere and hydrosphere. The studies were conducted in laboratories of four countries.
Biological filters are an important part of the biosphere // Science in Russia. 2009. № 2. P. 30-36. [The journal ‘Science in Russia’ is published by the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences, both in English and in Russian; Nauka Publishers, Moscow; ISSN 0869-7078. www.ras.ru, ©Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium.]Full text free:

               https://sites.google.com/site/ostroumovsa/ostroumov-sa-biological-filters-are-an-important-part-of-the-biosphere–science-in-russia-2009–2-p-30-36

Abstract, key words:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/104805842;

 

 

5.                          This paper formulated a fundamentally new solution to the problem of selecting criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants, toxicants; the paper explains why the currently accepted set of criteria is non-efficient and leads to mistakes;
Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota:searching for a system. – Dokl. Biol. Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2000; 371: 204-206. Doklady Biological Sciences: ISSN PRINT: 0012-4966. ISSN ONLINE: 1608-3105.Full text online free:http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065476/              www.scribd.com/doc/49088234;

Why this paper is useful: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60891549/;

Blog post:

Blog post on a closely related paper in Rivista di Biologia:

A closely related paper: A new set of criteria in order to answer the question was formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to environment or not?    Reference:

Ostroumov S.A.  Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards.- Riv Biol (Rivista di Biologia) 2003,  96(1):159-169. Review.

Full text online free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/             PMID: 12852181 [PubMed – indexed; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/3-System-of-Criteria;

key words:

innovation, new solution, criteria,  assessment, environmental, ecological, hazards, danger, chemical, pollutants, toxicants,

 

6.                          This paper is the first publication that considered an aquatic ecosystem as an analog of a bioreactor, with some specific features that were described in the paper.

This paper gave a revolutionary new insight into the core functions and identity of ecosystem as a bioreactor to maintain water quality;

Reference:

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516. Full text online free:   www.scribd.com/doc/49065542; http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069997;

7.                          This paper was the first that  discovered the multi-faceted role of the entire broad range of aquatic organisms of all main groups of biodiversity in water self-purification. The conclusion was made that the complex of all the organisms, the entire biota is a unique (both changeable and fragile)  part of the mechanism of ecosystem service to improve water quality;

The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 372, 2000, pp. 286–289.

               http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

8.                          It is the first paper that reported two new experimental results. First, the new author’s experiments measured the biota-driven fluxes of the matter and chemical elements in a model ecosystem.  Second, the authors got another innovative result: a discovery of effects of chemical pollutants. Namely, these biota-driven flows of the chemical elements were decreased by a chemical pollutant exemplified by a synthetic surfactant:

S. A. Ostroumov and M. P. Kolesnikov. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea stagnalis. [Lymnaea stagnalis] – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 373, 2000, pp. 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 373, No. 2, 2000, pp. 278–280.

Variant of the title of the paper:

Biocatalysis of the matter transfer in a microcosm is inhibited by a contaminant: an effect of a surfactant on Lymnaea stagnalis. S. A. Ostroumov. – Dokl Biol Sci 2000,

Full text online free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065530

 

www.scribd.com/doc/49069985;

9.                          The paper discovered new mechanisms triggering eutrophication and as a result, a  new solution to the problem of eutrophication:

The Synecological Approach to the Problem of Eutrophication. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001,  v.381, No.1-6; pp.559-562.

Full text online free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/50524170

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013378505630;

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Innovative articles, fresh ideas: in one of the best scientific journals of Russian Academy of Sciences, in English. Major innovations, discoveries explained in 1-to-3-line annotations.

Innovative articles, fresh ideas: in one of the best  scientific journals  of Russian Academy of Sciences, in English. Major innovations, discoveries explained in 1-to-3-line annotations.

The area of science: ecology, environmental science, water quality, water safety.

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/innovative-articles-fresh-ideas-in-one.html

Paradigm-shifting articles published in a unique scientific journal. 

Topics: environmental sciences, ecology, ecosystems, water quality.

Title of the journal: Doklady Biological Sciences

ISSN PRINT: 0012-4966. ISSN ONLINE: 1608-3105.

Language: English.

AvailabilityAll of these papers are available online via the Internet service Springerlink. Almost all of the libraries of the major U.S. universities have the paper copies of this journal.

Explanation of the title of the journal: the word ‘Doklady’ in Russian means ‘Reports’ or, in this context, ‘Proceedings’ or ‘Research communications’. This word came from the Russian title of the best scientific journal ‘Doklady Academii Nauk’ which means ‘Proceedings of Academy of Sciences’ or ‘Research Communications to Academy of Sciences’. This journal is indexed by Web of Science and PubMed.
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Examples of the innovative papers in this journal, on environm. science, selected:

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The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System,  Doklady Biological Sciences, vol. 372, no. 2, pp. 286-289, in English. Author: Ostroumov, S.A.

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in English: http://www.academia.edu/782873

in English: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991

Citation, examples: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/citation-of-concept-of-aquatic-biota-as.html

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New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis. – Doklady Biological Sciences.
2002, v.383, No.1-6; pp.141-143. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49065580;

citation, and comments on the innovation in this article see:

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-definitions-of-concepts-and-terms.html

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                 This paper formulated a fundamentally new solution to the problem of selecting criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants, toxicants; the paper explains why the currently accepted set of criteria is non-efficient and leads to mistakes;               Reference:

Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching for a system. – Dokl. Biol. Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2000; 371: 204-206. Doklady Biological Sciences: ISSN PRINT: 0012-4966. ISSN ONLINE: 1608-3105. http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/www.scribd.com/doc/49088234;

Why this paper is useful: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60891549/;

Blog post on a closely related paper in Rivista di Biologia:

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A closely related paper: A new set of criteria in order to answer the question was formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to environment or not?    Reference:  Ostroumov S.A.  Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards. – Riv. Biol. (Rivista di Biologia) 2003,  96(1):159-169. Review.

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key words: innovation, new solution, criteria,  assessment, environmental, ecological, hazards, danger, chemical, pollutants, toxicants,

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                  This paper is the first publication that considered an aquatic ecosystem as an analog of a bioreactor, with some specific features that were described in the paper.This paper gave a revolutionary new insight into the core functions and identity of ecosystem as a bioreactor to maintain water quality. Reference:    

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516. 

Full text free:  www.scribd.com/doc/49065542http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069997;

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                  This paper was the first that discovered the multi-faceted role of the entire broad range of aquatic organisms of all main groups of biodiversity in water self-purification. The conclusion was made that the complex of all the organisms, the entire biota is a unique (both changeable and fragile) part of the mechanism of ecosystem service to improve water quality;           Reference:

The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 372, 2000, pp. 286–289. Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

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                  It is the first paper that reported two new experimental results. First, the new author’s experiments measured the biota-driven fluxes of the matter and chemical elements in a model ecosystem.  Second, the authors got another innovative result: a discovery of effects of chemical pollutants. Namely, these biota-driven flows of the chemical elements were decreased by a chemical pollutant exemplified by a synthetic surfactant:           Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, and M. P. Kolesnikov. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea stagnalis. [Lymnaea stagnalis] – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 373, 2000, pp. 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 373, No. 2, 2000, pp. 278–280. Full text free:  www.scribd.com/doc/49069985;

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                  This paper discovered new mechanisms triggering eutrophication and as a result, a new solution to the problem of eutrophication: Reference:      

The Synecological Approach to the Problem of Eutrophication. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001,  v. 381, No. 1-6; pp. 559-562.

Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065550/;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1013378505630;

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               First measurements, first publication: New quantitative data on how aquatic mollusks drive fluxes of the chemical elements. The reference is: 

Ostroumov S. A., M. P. Kolesnikov. Pellets of Some Mollusks in the Biogeochemical Flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 379, p. 378-381

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065604;  http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730;    PMID: 12918380;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1011620817764;

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                Modernization and refreshing of the most fundamental concepts, notions, and terminology of ecology.         Reference:

New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis; – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002, v. 383, No. 1-6; pp. 141-143.

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065580; DOI: 10.1023/A:1015393924967;

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                New logical conceptualization of how all biodiversity of the aquatic organisms functions together toward up-grading water quality: 

On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2004, v. 396, No.1-6; pp. 206-211.

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                 New approach and innovative methodology to experimentally analyze interactions of organisms:           Reference: 

Inhibitory Analysis of Regulatory Interactions in Trophic Webs. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 377, No. 1-6; pp. 139-141.

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www.scribd.com/doc/49065567;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1019218026198;

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              Discovery of a new type of negative effects of chemical pollutants on aquatic organisms and ecosystems.   Reference:

Effect of Amphiphilic Chemicals on Filter-Feeding Marine Organisms. – Doklady Biological Sciences; 2001, v. 378, No. 1-6; pp. 248-250. Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065593http://www.scribd.com/doc/59417067

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                 The first publication that proposed used the new terminology: two-level synergism; synecological summation. As a result, a new fundamental concept and terminology were introduced into environmental science, and ecology: Two-Level Synergism, Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects:     

Ostroumov  S. A. The Hazard of a Two-Level Synergism of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects.  – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v. 380, No. 1-6; pp. 499-501. 

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065634/;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1012348127085

 

                 It is the first time that some negative effect of chemical pollutant (synthetic surfactant) on feeding activity of rotifers was discovered:          

Ostroumov S.A., N. Walz; R. Rusche. Effect of a Cationic Amphiphilic Compound on Rotifers – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2003, v. 390, No. 1-6; pp. 252-255;

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/52634169/;           www.scribd.com/doc/52634169/3-Effect-of-a-cationic-amphiphilic-compound-on-rotifersDBN; DOI: 10.1023/A:1024417903077;

 

               It is the first discovery of the new aspect of fundamental cause-effect link between the conservation of biodiversity and protection of water quality.  This paper is the first that stresses that this is a two-way link:

Biodiversity Protection and Quality of Water: The Role of Feedbacks in Ecosystems. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002, v. 382, No. 1-6; pp. 18-21;

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DOI: 10.1023/A:1014465220673;

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                 The first identification of a new type of negative effect of chemical pollutants: Reference:

A New Type of Effect of Potentially Hazardous Substances: Uncouplers of Pelagial–Benthal Coupling. –  Doklady Biological Sciences, 2002. v.383, No. 1-6; pp. 127-130.

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                Modernization of the system of principles for conservation of biodiversity;

Formulation of a new relevant principle: conservation and protection of a key aspect of ecosystem’s service in up-grading water quality; an innovative suggestion to establish a special type of protected aquatoria to protect organisms that filter and purify water:      Reference:

System of Principles for Conservation of the Biogeocenotic Function and the Biodiversity of Filter-Feeders. –   Doklady Biological Sciences 2002, v.383, No.1-6; pp.147-150. Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911862; http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065586;

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015398125876;


                Innovative analysis of the factors that create environmental balance as related to plankton, which in turn is relevant to proper management of water resources, and water quality sustainability:   

Imbalance of Factors Providing Control of Unicellular Plankton Populations Exposed to Anthropogenic Impact. –  Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.379, No.1-6; pp.341-343.

www.scribd.com/doc/49065596; DOI: 10.1023/A:1011600213221;

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                New fundamental concept: a new type of joint man-made effects on biological community and ecosystems was identified. The author of this article in the journal ‘Doklady Biological Sciences’, Dr. S.A.Ostroumov, proposed to name this concept as: Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects:   

Responses of Unio tumidus to Mixed Chemical Preparations and the Hazard of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.380, No.1-6; pp.492-495;  Full text free:  www.scribd.com/doc/49065621/; DOI: 10.1023/A:1012344026176;

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                A new contribution to the scientific basis of phytoremediation and phytotechnology for water treatment: Reference:         

Lazareva E. V.; Ostroumov S.A. Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration in the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: Innovations for phytotechnology. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, v.425, No.1; pp.180-182.  Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/60795487/;

in English:   DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609020276;

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               The first discovery of the negative effect of the synthetic chemical pollutant (surfactant) on filter- feeding of zooplankton, and negative effects of the chemical of water filtering: Vorozhun I. M., S. A. Ostroumov. On studying the hazards of pollution of the biosphere: effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009, Vol. 425, pp. 133–134.  The journal:  ISSN 0012-4966.

Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45914806/;        

DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609020136;  http://www.springerlink.com/content/p7754h672w814m30/;

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                It is the first paper in which a discovery of a new type of environmental hazards from chemical pollutants was made: namely, the hazards of a decrease in vital function of healthy aquatic ecosystems which maintain the proper level of cleanness (purity) of water, and improve water quality:

Identification of a new type of ecological hazard of chemicals: inhibition of processes of ecological remediation. – Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002. 385: 377-379. In Eng.; ISSN 0012-4966. DOI 10.1023/A:1019929305267;

 


It is a first paper in which a new solution to the eternal and painful problem of need for proper objective criteria for identification of and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants:     Reference:

Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching for a system. – Dokl. Biol. Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2000; 371: 204-206.  Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49088234; http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/;

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                It is a first paper in which a new aspect and facet of the essence and identity of ecosystem was discovered and analyzed. In this paper, it was shown that ecosystem has attributes of a bioreactor:  Reference:

An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516.  Full text free:

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                                  It is the first paper in which it was clearly shown that aquatic biota (the sum of organisms) is the core part of the ecological mechanism of water self-purification in healthy aquatic ecosystems. The important attributes of this core part of the mechanism are: 1) lability; 2) vulnerability to anthropogenic impact. The author formulated a new fundamental concept of the complex of organisms of aquatic ecosystem. According to the concept, the biota is a central, labile and vulnerable (to pollutants) part of the ecological mechanism of water self-purification and upgrade of water quality.

Key words: Geoscience, water quality, assessment of biological activity of surfactants, chemical pollution, self-purification of water, aquatic organisms, contaminants, aquatic ecosystems:    

The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 372, 2000, pp. 286–289. Full text free:  http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs372p286biotalabil/;

Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 372, No. 2, 2000, pp. 279–282. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2000 by Ostroumov.

Self-purification of water is a complex process including physical, chemical, and biological components [1–3]. The vulnerability of different components of the water self-purification system to anthropogenic factors is as yet insufficiently understood. The goal of this work was to review the literature and our own unpublished experimental findings concerning potential vulnerability of the biotic component of the water self-purification system to chemical pollutants.

A new role of biota as a core, labile, vulnerable part of ecosystem and upgrade of water quality. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

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                 It is the first study in which it was shown that the vital function of aquatic organisms (catalysis of matter transfer, and biogeochemical flows of chemical elements through the water column in the normal ecosystem) is decreased by the chemical pollutant as represented by a synthetic surfactant:      

S. A. Ostroumov and M. P. Kolesnikov. Biocatalysis of Matter Transfer in a Microcosm Is Inhibited by a Contaminant: Effects of a Surfactant on Limnea  [Lymnaea] stagnalis. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 373, 2000, pp. 397–399. Translated from Doklady Akademii Nauk, Vol. 373, No. 2, 2000, pp. 278–280. Full text free: www.scribd.com/doc/49069985

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                 New fundamental concepts were formulated in the concept:

1) a two-level synergism (a new scientific term);

2) synecological summation  (a new scientific term) of man-made effects.

The Hazard of a Two-Level Synergism of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects // Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, vol.380, p.499-501;

(Rus. P. 847); two-level synergism; Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065634/;

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                 The first data on discovery that chemical pollutants (detergents and surfactants) decreased the filtration rate by the mass freshwater mollusks, freshwater mussels Unio tumidus. A new type of complex anthropogenic effects on ecosystem was found which the author proposed to name ‘synecological summation’.  Reference:    

Ostroumov S.A. Responses of Unio tumidus to Mixed Chemical Preparations and the Hazard of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, vol. 380, p. 492-495;  Full text free:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065621/; it was above;

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                 The first measurements of the contribution of the pellets of aquatic mollusks to the biogeochemical flows of the chemical elements C, N, P, Si, and Al:  Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, M. P. Kolesnikov. Pellets of some mollusks in the biogeochemical flows of C, N, P, Si, and Al. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.379, p.378-381; see item 10; Full text free:

www.scribd.com/doc/49065604http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730;


                 The first data on the new negative effects of organic pollutants  – detergents and surfactants – on functioning of marine bivalve mollusks. The first data on how the detergents and surfactants slow down (inhibit) water filtration by those bivalve mollusks,  mussels and oysters which are of huge importance to aquaculture: Reference:

Effect of Amphiphilic Chemicals on Filter-Feeding Marine Organisms. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2001, v.378, No.1-6; pp.248-250

Full text free:

www.scribd.com/doc/49065604; http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911730http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065593http://www.scribd.com/doc/59417067/; DOI: 10.1023/A:1019270825775;

 

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This is the first paper that demonstrated that this species of aquatic plants (macrophytes) is instrumental in decreasing the levels of 4 heavy metals in water in case of multi-metal pollution. It is a significant contribution to creating an innovative green technology of water treatment: Reference:

S. A. Ostroumov, and T. V. Shestakova. Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum demersum: The phytoremediation potential. – DOKLADY BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. Volume 428, Number 1 (2009), 444-447;  DOI: 10.1134/S0012496609050159;  Full text online free:

https://sites.google.com/site/9dbs444/decreasing-the-measurable-concentrations-of-cu-zn-cd-and-pb-in-the-water

An example of citation of this paper:

U.S. EPA (U.S.A.): in the EPA’s HERO database [Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)]: cited: Ostroumov S.A., Shestakova T.V. Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum demersum: The phytoremediation potential. – Doklady Biological Sciences. 2009, Vol. 428, No. 1, p. 444-447. http://hero.epa.gov/index.cfm?action=search.view&reference_id=362778;

 

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This is the first paper that discovered that in aquatic medium, nanoparticles of metal can be immobilized by aquatic plants (macrophytes). This is a very innovative contribution to our knowledge on nanomaterials. Until this paper next to nothing was known what happens with nanomaterials when they enter the aquatic environment with aquatic organisms: Reference:

S.A. Ostroumov, G.M. Kolesov. The Aquatic Macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum Immobilizes Au Nanoparticles after Their Addition to Water. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2010, Vol. 431, pp. 124–127.   Full text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45579375; 

The article is indexed by PubMed. It is on SpringerLink. www.springerlink.com/index/J487667871W02H28.pdf; http://www.springerlink.com/content/j487667871w02h28/;

DOI: 10.1134/S0012496610020158;

ISSN 0012-4966, © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Translated from: Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2010, Vol. 431, No. 4, pp. 566–569.

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ADDENDUM

Some related and relevant articles in some of the other journals:

 

                It is the first paper in which it was clearly proved that the synthetic chemical, when it pollutes water, produces a dangerous effect on both marine mussels and phytoplankton: it decreases water filtration rate by the mussels, and the normal control of abundance of phytoplankton by the marine mussels, the control which is associated with the filtration of water. Reference:          

 

An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water. – Biology Bulletin, 2001, v.28, No.1; pp.95-102.

www.springerlink.com/index/l665628020163255.pdf;

Abstract, in detail: The effect of synthetic anionic surface active substance (SAS) sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS, 4 mg/l) on the kinetics of water filtration by mussel Mytilus edulis was studied. A suspension of algae Isochrysis galbana was added to the vessel with the mussels, and their filtration activity was measured by counting the concentration of the algae cells in the experimental vessels. Algae concentration was measured every 30 min for an hour and a half. The inhibiting effect on the mollusk filtration rate (FR) was qualitatively described. After the first 30 min filtration at 4 mg/l initial SDS concentration, the cell density was 322% of the control. The inhibiting effect was observed later as well. Due to FR inhibition in the vessels with the above specified initial SDS concentration, the algae cell density was 6.4 and 14.7 times that of the control after 1 and 1.5 h, respectively. Thus, SAS SDS can decrease the natural capacity of aquatic ecosystems for self-purification and disturb other aspects of ecosystem functioning through inhibiting the filtration activity of mussels. The obtained data are discussed in the context of environment and hydrosphere protection from pollution. www.springerlink.com/index/l665628020163255.pdfhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/;   DOI: 10.1023/A:1026671024000

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A more detailed analysis of the discovery and innovation that was made in the paper above (An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. 374: 514-516);

A new aspect of the identity of ecosystem was discovered and analyzed: the paper showed that ecosystem has attributes of a bioreactor: Reference:       

Aquatic ecosystem as a bioreactor: water purification and some other functions.  – Riv. Biol. 2004, 97(1): 67-78.

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           A first and unique paper in which an international team of experts, scientists of three countries formulated a short list of research priorities in ecology and environmental sciences for the current century: Reference:    

Ostroumov S.A., Dodson S.I., Hamilton D., Peterson S.A., Wetzel R.G.  Medium-term and long-term priorities in ecological studies. – Riv. Biol. 2003, 96(2): 327-332.    PMID: 14595906 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]; http://www.scribd.com/doc/48100827/3Rivista-Bio-96-Priorities-2; http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/3RivistaBio96Priorities2.rtf; www.scribd.com/doc/57124875/; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52655707/ ;

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A new set of criteria in order to answer the question was formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to environment or not?      

Anthropogenic effects on the biota: towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards. – Riv. Biol. (Rivista di Biologia) 2003,  96(1): 159-169. Review.

Full text free: 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/    PMID: 12852181 [PubMed – indexed; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52636721/3-System-of-Criteria;

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                 More new data on how an anionic surfactant (detergent) sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) decreases the removal of algal cells from aquatic medium by marine bivalve Mytilus edulis: Reference:

[An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter phytoplankton cells from water]. – Izv. Akad. Nauk Ser. Biol. 2001. (1):108-116. Russian. PMID: 11236572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE];

Full text free:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95-An-amphiphilic-substance-inhibits;   in Eng, in the form:

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An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water. BIOLOGY BULLETIN, Volume 28, Number 1 (2001), 95-102,    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026671024000;

An example of citation of this paper:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/71487249/; University of Cambridge cited the articles written by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov

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McIvor, A.L. (2004) Freshwater mussels as biofilters. PhD thesis, Dep’t of Zoology, University of Cambridge. http://www.ourearth.co.uk/annamcivor/ref.pdf; The papers that were cited:

(1) Ostroumov, S. A. 2001. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. Biology Bulletin 28, 95-102. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95;

(2) Ostroumov, S. A. 2002. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. Hydrobiologia 469, 203-204. Full text see online free:http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum;

 

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                 It is a first paper in which a synthesis of both authors new experimental data and international literature was made, which led to a new broad picture of the role of biological filtering in self-purification and self-bioremediation of aquatic ecosystems.

 

Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems: towards a holistic view. – Riv. Biol. 1998; 91(2):221-232.  http://www.scribd.com/doc/42830557; http://www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9750710;            PMID: 9857844; PubMed – indexed;

 

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                 It is the first article in which the new experimental data of the author were analyzed to give new fresh insight into ecological mechanisms of eutrophication and abnormal increase in phytoplankton. Also, new insight in how ecosystem runs water self-purification. A fundamentally new approach and methodology to study top-down control in ecosystems: the first introduction of what the author calls ‘inhibitory analysis’; the paper  presented a new insight in understanding that a decrease in activity of filter-feeders are part of the causes and mechanisms of eutrophication and algal blooms. The paper shows how to identify and measure this new factor which stimulates those negative phenomena; More comment, and about citation of this paper, see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61179989 

Reference:

Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. – Hydrobiologia. 2002, vol. 469, p. 117-129http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579/;    

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015559123646

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                The first publication in which a concise presentation is given of the author’s theory of water self-purification. A short list of physical, chemical, and biological processes of water self-purification is given. One of the conclusions is: ‘living organisms are the core component of the multitude of processes of the ecological machinery working towards improving water quality’. Innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms (biological community) work together toward making water clear and clean:    

Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and  concluding remarks. – Hydrobiologia. 2002. V. 469 (1-3): 203-204. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum;  DOI: 10.1023/A:1015555022737;

An example of citation of this paper:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/71487249/; University of Cambridge cited the articles written by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov

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McIvor, A.L. (2004) Freshwater mussels as biofilters. PhD thesis, Dep’t of Zoology, University of Cambridge. http://www.ourearth.co.uk/annamcivor/ref.pdf; The papers that were cited:

(1)  Ostroumov, S. A. 2002. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. Hydrobiologia 469, 203-204. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum; 

(2)Ostroumov, S. A. 2001. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. Biology Bulletin 28, 95-102. Full text see online free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377/BiolBul2001-1p95-E-an-Amphiphilic-BB95;

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                 New facts on how detergents slow down the filtration of water by aquatic organisms (bivalve mussels, oysters and others): Reference:     

Studying effects of some surfactants and detergents on filter-feeding bivalves. – Hydrobiologia. 2003. Vol. 500. P.341-344  [including effects of synthetic surfactants TDTMA and SDS on marine bivalves, oysters  Crassostrea gigas]. Extended abstract and some info on citation of this paper: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63898669/;

Full text: http://www.springerlink.com/content/k05884h730t228w4/;

www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9737871  DOI: 10.1023/A:1024604904065

[From the issue entitled “Aquatic Biodiversity”]

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                 The first paper that reports experiments that showed that all three main kinds of  synthetic surfactants (detergent chemicals) slow down the filtration of water by marine organisms, filter-feeders (bivalve mussels of the Atlantic Ocean, Mytilus edulis). The 3 main types of surfactants that were studied were representatives of the 3 classes: anionic, cationic, and non-ionic surfactants.     

Ostroumov S.A., Widdows J. Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. – Hydrobiologia. 2006. Vol. 556, No.1. P. 381 – 386.

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-1200-7; Indexed in Web of science.

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                A first book that summarizes the author’s 20-year-long studies of new environmental hazards from synthetic detergents, and innovative methods for measuring environmental toxicity (including biotesting with invertebrates, e.g. mollusks and leeches)  and phytotoxicity of chemicals:    

Ostroumov S.A.  Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. 

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/toxicity-of-surfactants-toxicity-of.html

http://www.citeulike.org/user/ATP/article/9744280; http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1527248.Biolo_Eff_of_Surf; http://www.scribd.com/doc/46637373/;  DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.fmatt

Key words: Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovincialis,  Crassostrea gigas, Unio, Hirudo medicinalis, Thalassiosira pseudonana, Synechococcus, Fagopyrum esculentum, Oryza sativa, seedlings, filter-feeders, oysters, TDTMA, SDS, surfactant, sodium dodecylsulfate, detergents, marine mussels, Triton X-100, bioassay,

Chapter 1. Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic Surfactants as Pollutants of Aquatic Ecosystems:  DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch1

Chapter 2. Organisms and Methods [that were studied and used in the book to perform bioassay and assessment of environmental hazards and toxicity of surfactants and detergents]: DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch2;

Chapter 7: DOI: 10.1201/9781420021295.ch7

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                New ecological terminology was introduced in the paper: ecological tax; ecological repair of water quality: Reference:

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders. – Hydrobiologia. 2005. Vol. 542, No. 1. P. 275 – 286.   www.scribd.com/doc/44105992/;           

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-004-1875-1;

 

 

Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders, From the issue entitled “Aquatic Biodiversity II“; Indexed, Web of Science.

 

Examples of the institutions that cited this paper:


Department of Paleobiology, MRC-121, National Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;
Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;
Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (BEES), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA; citation of the paper: “Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders”; cited in: D. H. Erwin, S. Tweedt . Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa. — Evolutionary Ecology. 2011 [Abstract: Organismal modifications to their physical and chemical environment play a significant role in structuring many modern ecosystems, …] DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7; http://www.springerlink.com/content/68744t228x044112/; published online 13 July 2011;

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                A detailed well-structured presentation of the author’s innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms work together toward making water clear and clean:

On the Multifunctional Role of the Biota in the Self-Purification of Aquatic  Ecosystems. – Russian Journal of Ecology, 2005. Vol. 36, No. 6, P. 414-420http://www.scribd.com/doc/45572968http://www.scribd.com/doc/49131150;   

DOI: 10.1007/s11184-005-0095-x;  Indexed, Web of Science.

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                 It is the first opinion and review paper in which a multi-aspect innovative analysis of the ecological role of organisms that filter water was given. It discovered a set of functions and mechanisms which form and improve water quality: Reference:

Suspension-feeders as factors influencing water quality in aquatic ecosystems.   In: The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems, R.F. Dame,  S. Olenin (Eds),  Springer, Dordrecht,  2004.  pp.  147-164.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/q871733861050601/;          

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3030-4_9

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                 A detailed well-structured presentation of the author’s innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms work together toward making marine and estuarine water clear and clean.

It is the first time, a new concept and the term ‘biomachinery’ is formulated; in these publication, it is the first timethat the new term ‘biomachinery’ was introduced; It is the first time that the new concept and term ‘biomachinery’ was applied to ecosystem. It is the first time that water self- purification in aquatic ecosystems was considered as an example of functioning of biomachinery.  More comment: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61779321/ Reference:       

Ostroumov S.A. Biomachinery for maintaining water quality and natural water self-purification in marine and estuarine systems: elements of a qualitative theory. –  International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography.  2006.  Volume 1, No.1. p.111-118. [ISSN 0973-2667]. www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/100141.pdf;

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                Long-term studies of the biological effect of surfactants, including the effect surfactants exert on filter feeders, are reviewed. The role  of filter feeders in the functioning of freshwater and marine ecosystems is analyzed. New aspects in the assessment of environmental hazard due to the impact of chemical pollutants, including surfactants and detergents, are established. Reference:       

The effect of synthetic surfactants on the hydrobiological mechanisms of water self-purification. – Water Resources. 2004.  Volume 31, Number 5, p. 502-510. (in Eng). http://www.scribd.com/doc/41169530/WR502;

DOI 10.1023/B:WARE.0000041919.77628.8d.

In English: www.springerlink.com/index/wj7qx8550w1048u6.pdf;          

English paper DOI: 10.1023/B:WARE.0000041919.77628.8d;

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                Generalizations presented in this paper represent, in systematized form, the basic elements of the qualitative theory of water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Recommendations are given for maintaining water quality and sustainable development of water resources. Results of experimental studies of the effect exerted by the surfactant Triton X-100 and the synthetic detergent OMO on freshwater bivalve mollusks Unio tumidus.         

On some issues of maintaining water quality and self-purification.- Water Resources, 2005. Volume 32, Number 3, p. 305-313. ISSN 0097-8078 (Print) 1608-344X (Online).   http://www.scribd.com/doc/57511892/0305;    

DOI: 10.1007/s11268-005-0039-7;

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                 One of the authors of published reviews of the book called it ‘Russian Silent Spring’.  The reviewed book is one of the first books which created the fundamentals of conservation biology. This work examines the problems arising from the deterioration of the environment and covers the issues of conservation and biodiversity protection at the molecular-genetic, the ontogenetic, the species-population and the ecosystem levels. The book offers suggestions concerning changes in practice in agriculture, industry, recreation etc. – in all sectors of society life and functioning. Reference:         

Yablokov A.V., S.A.Ostroumov. Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, and Prospects. Berlin, New York et al. Springer. 1991. 272 p. Index of Authors: p. 249-251. Subject Index: p. 253-271. ISBN 3-540-52096-1;           On the book: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59415099/;

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               A discovery of a new method to do bioassay of chemicals; discovery of a new form of phytotoxicity, the reference is:                  

Ostroumov S.A., Maksimov  V.N.  Bioassay of surfactants based on the disruption of seedling attachment to the substrate and rhizoderm root hair formation // Biology Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (May 1992); Vol. 18(4), p. 383-386; in English (ISSN 0098-2164); 

Translated from: Izvestiia Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriia Biologicheskaia, (4), 1991, p. 571-575.

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KEY WORDS: bioassay, plant seedlings, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology;   AGRIS Categories: Pollution; Plant ecology; AGROVOC English terms: Fagopyrum esculentum; Brassica alba; Triticum aestivum; Indicator plants; Root hairs; Seedlings; Surface active agents; Bioassays; Pollution; AGROVOC French terms: Plante indicatrice; Poil absorbant; Plantule; Surfactant; Dosage biologique; Pollution; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plantas indicadoras; Pelos radicales; Plantulas; Surfactantes; Ensayo biologico; Polucion;

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                The first discovery of negative effects of a laundry detergent on flagellates, euglens. The reference:

Ostroumov, S.A.; Wasternack, K.  Response of photo-organotrophously growing green flagellates to water pollution by the detergent preparation “Kristall” // Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin (1991) Vol. 46(2), p. 66-67. [ISSN 0096-3925], in English;  Translated from: Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Biologiia, v. 46 (2), 1991, p. 67-68. http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search/display.do?f=1992%2FUS%2FUS92239.xml%3BUS9180000;

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KEY WORDS: bioassay, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, Protista, ecotoxicology, euglens, Euglena;  AGRIS Categories: Pollution; Plant ecology; AGROVOC English terms: Indicator plants; Mastigophora; Water pollution; Surface active agents; AGROVOC French terms: Plante indicatrice; Pollution de l’eau; Surfactant; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plantas indicadoras; Polucion del agua; Surfactantes;

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New discoveries of examples of phytotoxicity of chemicals and of  chemical-induced changes in behavior of animals.     A first discovery of the negative effects of a cationic surfactant on the growth and elongation of plant seedlings (Fagopyrum esculentum) and on behavior of leeches (Hirudo medicinalis); Reference:

Response of test-organisms to water pollution with quaternary ammonia compounds. – Water resources (1992) [ISSN 0097-8078] Vol. 18(2), p. 171-175;  Translated from the Russian original articles: Vodnye Resursy, v.18 (2), 1991, p.112-116.

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KEY WORDS: water quality, bioassay, plant seedlings, cationic, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology, leeches, Hirudo medicinalis, behavior, sublethal;  AGRIS Categories: Miscellaneous plant disorders; Pollution;  AGROVOC English terms: Water pollution; Quaternary ammonium compounds; Testing; Fagopyrum esculentum; Phytotoxicity; AGROVOC French terms: Pollution de l’eau; Compose d’ammonium quaternaire; Testage; Phytotoxicite; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Polucion del agua; Compuestos amonicos cuaternarios; Ensayo; Fitotoxicidad;

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                A series of innovative variants and modifications of the methods for bioassaying phytotoxicity using plants, especially plant seedlings of higher plants:

Problems of assessment of biological activity of xenobiotics.-  Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin (1990) Vol. 45(2), p. 26-32; (ISSN 0096-3925) in English;

Translated from: Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta Biologiia, v. 45 (2), 1990, p. 27-34.        AVAILABLE in the U.S.A. at: National Agricultural Library, USDA, U.S.A. 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Md. 20705; U.S.A. Contact: http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml;  Email: [email protected];  URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov;

KEY WORDS: Plant seedlings, surfactants, detergents, pollutants, hazard assessment, new methods, bioassay, phytotoxicity, ecotoxicology; AGRIS Categories: Plant physiology and biochemistry; Protection of plants – General aspects; Pollution; AGROVOC English terms: Pesticides; Pollutants; Water pollution; Bioassays; Indicator plants; Germination;  AGROVOC French terms: Pesticide; Polluant; Pollution de l’eau; Dosage biologique; Plante indicatrice; Germination;  AGROVOC Spanish terms: Plaguicidas; Contaminantes; Polucion del agua; Ensayo biologico; Plantas indicadoras; Germinacion;   

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               A discovery in environmental science of nanomaterials. This is the first time it was shown that the nanoparticles of gold (Au) in substantial amount bind to the living biomass of the aquatic plant (macrophyte), Ceratophyllum demersum. The concentrations of gold were measured in the samples of the phytomass using a hi-tech method, neutron activation analysis (NAA). As a result of the binding and/or immobilization of the nanoparticles, the amount of gold in the samples of the phytomass increased manifold above the background level of gold in the plant tissues. The increase was by two orders of magnitude. The new data added some new information to the modern vision of the multifunctional role of the biota in the migration of elements in aquatic ecosystems. Also, the result added new information to the studies of interactions of gold with organisms that may contribute to new biotechnologies:

Ostroumov, S.A., Kolesov, G.M., Interaction of nanoparticles of gold with aquatic plant: Binding to Ceratophyllum demersum. –  Ecologica (2010) Vol. 17 (57) p. 3-6. In English; [ISSN 0354-3285];

Affiliation: Ostroumov, S.A., [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation); Faculty of Biology]; Kolesov, G.M., [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry];

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Key words: nanoparticles, nanomaterials, fate in environment, aquatic systems, aquatic plants, macrophytes; neutron activation analysis (NAA); environmental chemistry;

AGRIS Categories Plant physiology and biochemistry; Aquatic ecology AGROVOC English terms Ceratophyllaceae; Aquatic plants; Gold; Biomass; Plant tissues; Tissue analysis; Chemical composition; Aquatic communities; Aquatic environment; AGROVOC French terms Ceratophyllaceae; Plante aquatique; Or; Biomasse; Tissu vagatal; Analyse de tissus; Composition chimique; Communauta aquatique; Milieu aquatique; AGROVOC Spanish terms Ceratophyllaceae; Plantas acuaiticas; Oro; Biomasa; Tejidos vegetales; Anailisis de tejidos; Composician quimica; Comunidades acuaiticas; Ambiente acuaitico;

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               New data on how detergents and surfactants slow down the filtration rate and suspension feeding of bivalve mollusks that are being cultivated in aquaculture (aqua-farming). The title in RussianВоздействие синтетических поверхностно-активных веществ и смесевых препаратов на моллюсков, используемых в аквакультуре // Рыбное хозяйство,  2009, No.  3; 92-94. (in Russian); (ISSN 0131-6184);

Translation of the title of the paper into English: Effects of the synthetic surfactants and chemical mixtures on marine mollusks used in aquaculture;

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KEY WORDS: TDTMA, SDS, molluscs, oysters, Crassostrea gigas, effects, detergents, surfactants, C. gigas, mussels,  Mytilus, galloprovicialis, edulis, bivalves, water quality, bioassay, aquaculture, aquafarming;

AGRIS Categories: Aquaculture production and management; AGROVOC English terms: Oysters; Mussels; Aquaculture; Surfactants; Environmental impact; Filtration; Russian federation; AGROVOC French terms: Huitre; Moule; Aquaculture; Surfactant; Impact sur l’environnement; Filtration; Federation de russie; AGROVOC Spanish terms: Ostra; Mejillon; Acuicultura; Surfactantes; Impacto ambiental; Filtracion; Federacion de rusia;

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Evidence of merit:

Citation in many countries of Europe, N.America, S.America, Asia, Australia, Africa:

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Scientists of these institutions (worldwide, more than 300 institutions in toto) have cited the publications (biology, ecology, environment) authored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov, Moscow University

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sites, and papers,  where the publications of this author, the Fulbright Awardee, were cited. Environmental science, ecology, water safety, toxicology. Denmark, U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, Japan, China, Korea, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Kenya, other countries:

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Available in the U.S.A., Canada. Key innovative books, papers: ecology, environmental science. More than 100 publications, more than 200 libraries. 

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toxicity, phytotoxicity, invertebrates, freshwater ecology, marine biology, environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, water quality improvement, water purification, phytoremediation, aquatic ecosystems, ecosystem health, biotesting, aquaculture, aqua-farming, bivalve mollusks, biogeochemistry, chemical pollutants, synthetic surfactants, detergents, Doklady Biological Sciences

25 clues to get environmental safety, water sustainability

25 clues, steps toward environmental safety, sustainability:
Innovations in environmental science. A review of 25  selected examples.http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/innovations-in-environmental-science.html

Innovations in environmental science.Review:25  selected examples. (Format 2)http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/innovationsin-environmental-science.htmlThe goal of this review is to provide a short summary of a series of innovative publications on environmental science and ecology. The papers were authored by scientists of Moscow State University and their co-authors. The review is not a comprehensive analysis of this broad area but a summary of some selected examples which are useful both in advancing further research and in modernization of environmental education. The review is structured and the text is divided into short sections that are easy to read.
1. Biomachinery.
In the insightful review paper [1], an innovative concept of ecosystem’s biomachinery (a new scientific term that was proposed and explained in detail by the author. According to the author of this paper [1], biomachinery means ecological mechanisms that include biological communities and biodiversity) which improves water quality. The innovative experimental data analysis, concepts, and generalizations in this article provide the fundamental elements of the new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form. The theory covers water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems [1].
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/biocontrol-of-water-quality.html

   2. Rare earth elements in biodetritus in an aquatic system.
This paper is the first publication that reported the concentrations of uranium, gold, and a number of rare earth elements in biodetritus in an aquatic system [2].
Full text see: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/gold-uranium-first-study-to-determine.html
Abstract see:

   3. Innovative scientific terms (ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators)
The paper explained the innovative scientific terms (ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators) that were coined in 1986 in the book S.A.Ostroumov ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ [3].
http://www.scribd.com/doc/63711272/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/73795942
   4. New qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality.
This article provides the fundamental elements of a new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form. The theory covers water self-purification in freshwater and marine ecosystems.[4].
   5. Filtration of water by invertebrate organisms, filter-feeders.
Ostroumov S.A., Widdows J. Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. HYDROBIOLOGIA,  2006, Volume: 556,  Pages: 381-386.
The first paper that reports experiments that showed that all three main kinds of synthetic surfactants (detergent chemicals) slow down the filtration of water by marine organisms, filter-feeders (the bivalve mussels of Atlantic Ocean, the Latin name Mytilus edulis). [5].
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45958156

   6. New theory of ecological self-purification of water.
A detailed well-structured presentation of the author’s innovative and multifaceted conceptualization of how almost all aquatic organisms work together toward making water clear and clean. This paper formulated a new theory of ecological self-purification of water [6].
Ostroumov S.A. On the multifunctional role of the biota in the self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. -RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 2005, 36 (6): 414-420.

7. New concepts and terminology: ecological tax; ecological repair of water quality.
New concepts and terminology were introduced in the paper: ecological tax; ecological repair of water quality. Opinion paper. Also, a review paper. [7]. http://www.scribd.com/doc/44105992

Ostroumov S.A. Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders.
HYDROBIOLOGIA,  2005, Volume: 542,  Pages: 275-286.

8. New aspect of the functioning of ecosystem.
Opinion paper: A detailed analysis of the discovery and innovation: a new aspect of the functioning of ecosystem was discovered and analyzed. The paper showed that ecosystem has attributes of a bioreactor. It is considered as a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. [8].

9. New facts on hazards of synthetic detergents as environmental pollutants.
New facts on how detergents slow down the filtration of water by aquatic organisms (bivalve mussels, oysters and others). New inhibitory effects of surfactants TDTMA and SDS on water filtering activity of the marine mollusks oysters Crassostrea gigas.  [9].

10. A short list of research priorities in ecology and environmental sciences for future.
A first and unique paper in which an international team of experts, scientists of three countries formulated a short list of research priorities in ecology and environmental sciences for the current century [10].

11.  Modernized definition of the term ‘pheromones’, comments on some new concepts.
A new  modernized definition of the term ‘pheromones’, p.232-233; comments on the new concepts that  were proposed by the  author, namely ecological chemomediators (p.232), ecological chemoregulators (p.232),  ecological chemoeffectors (p.234) [11].

12. Criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants.
New criteria in order to answer the question were formulated in this paper: is a given chemical substance hazardous to the environment or not? This paper formulated a fundamentally new solution to the problem of selecting criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants, toxicants.[12].

13. Ecological mechanisms of eutrophication and abnormal increase in phytoplankton.
It is the first article in which the new experimental results of the author were analyzed to give a new fresh insight into ecological mechanisms of eutrophication and abnormal increase in phytoplankton. Also, a new insight into how ecosystem runs water self-purification.[13].
http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/inhibitory-analysis-of-top-down-control-new-keys-to-studying-cDrLImLx31

14.  A short list of the most important  physical, chemical, and biological processes of water self-purification.
The first publication in which a concise outline was made of the author’s innovative theory of water self-purification. A short list of the most important physical, chemical, and biological processes of water self-purification is given.[14].

15. New facts on a chemical of an important class of substances as aquatic pollutant.
It is the first paper in which it was clearly proved that the synthetic chemical (exemplified by the surfactant sodium dodecylsulfate, SDS), when it pollutes water, produces a dangerous effect on both marine mussels ( Mytilus edulis) and phytoplankton.[15].

16. New ideas on criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants.
This paper formulated a fundamentally new solution to the problem of selecting criteria for identification and assessing environmental hazards of chemical pollutants, toxicants. The paper explains why the currently accepted set of criteria is non-efficient and leads to mistakes.[16].

17. Fundamental role of biological filtering in self-purification (and self-bioremediation, self-organization, as well as stability) of aquatic ecosystems: New facts and ideas.
It is the first paper in which a synthesis of both authors new experimental data and international literature was made, which led to a new broad picture of the fundamental role of biological filtering in self-purification ( and self-bioremediation, self-organization, as well as stability) of aquatic ecosystems.[17]. http://www.scribd.com/doc/42830557

18. Hazardous effect of a synthetic non-ionic surfactant (exemplified by  Triton X-100) on diatom algae.
The first paper to report hazardous effects of a widely-used chemical on diatom algae, important component of phytoplankton. This is a first publication to report a hazardous effect of a synthetic non-ionic surfactant (exemplified by  Triton X-100) on diatom algae, a marine species, Thalassiosira pseudonana. [18].

19. Inhibitory and stimulation effects of a synthetic surfactant on  two unique strains of the ocean species of cyanobacteria.
This is a first publication to report both inhibitory and stimulation effects of a synthetic surfactant on  two unique strains of the ocean species of cyanobacteria Synechococcus from the collection of WHOI (U.S.A.). These data demonstrated a new hazard of an imbalance of species composition of marine phytoplankton under the effect of pollution by synthetic chemical pollutants [19].

20. Phytotoxicity of a synthetic polymeric surfactant.
What is new: a polymeric chemical inhibited growth rate of plant seedlings.
The first publication to report phytotoxicity of a synthetic polymeric surfactant. An innovative bioassay with the higher plantFagopyrum esculentum (buckwheat) was carried out. A negative reaction of buckwheat seedlings to pollution of the aqueous medium with a polymeric surfactant was discovered. [20].

21. New phytotoxic effects of a liquid detergent.
The first paper to report new phytotoxic effects of a liquid detergent. Before this paper,  no phytotoxic effects of liquid detergents were known. New phytotoxic effects of the liquid detergent “Vilva” on the seedlings of the higher plants, buckweat Fagopyrum esculentum and  rice Oryza sativa, were discovered. [21].

22. Unique experience in using non-traditional non-animal methods to bioassay toxicity.
This publication reported the author’s unique experience in using non-traditional non-animal methods to bioassay the toxicity of chemicals. His experiments  discovered new facts on toxicity of  synthetic surfactants and detergents to a number of species, e.g. to some higher plant species and algae. [22].

23. New method to bioassay  chemicals.
A discovery of a new method to do the bioassay of chemicals. This method is especially useful to find and characterize toxicity of chemicals. This method proved to be also useful to find new facts on environmental hazards of chemicals and chemical pollution of environment. Using this method a discovery was made of a new important examples of phytotoxicity of synthetic chemicals, exemplified by some synthetic surfactants. [23].

24.  A review on two classes of chemicals of ecological importance: (1) the natural chemicals in the biosphere; (2) man-made chemicals.
A review of the two classes of chemicals of ecological importance: (1) the natural chemicals that are involved in regulating and mediating natural inter-species and inter-organismal interactions in the biosphere; (2) man-made chemicals that are involved in chemical pollution of the environment. [24].

25. Juxtaposition of results of the  three methods of assessment of toxicity of a new pollutant: the methods that use (1) plant seedlings; (2) aquatic algae; (3) soil algae.
A first publication to report a unique bioassay of synthetic surfactants using soil algae. Also, this is a first publication to report a juxtaposition of results of the  three methods of assessment of toxicity of a surfactant: the methods that use (1) plant seedlings; (2) aquatic algae cultures; (3) soil algal cultures. [25].

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BIBLIOGRAPHY:
1. Ostroumov S. A. Biocontrol of water quality: Multifunctional role of biota in water self-purification. – Russian Journal of General Chemistry,  2010, 80 (13): 2754-2761.
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/biocontrol-of-water-quality.html2. Ostroumov S. A., Kolesov G. M. The role of biodetritus in accumulation of elements in aquatic ecosystems. –  Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2010;  3 (4): 369-373.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/40349852
Full text see: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/gold-uranium-first-study-to-determine.html
Abstract see:

3. Ostroumov S. A. On the concepts of biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: Ecological chemomediators. – Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2008,  1 (2): 238-244.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/63711272/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/73795942
   5.Ostroumov S.A., Widdows J. Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes. Hydrobiologia,  2006, Volume: 556,  Pages: 381-386. http://www.scribd.com/doc/45958156
   6. Ostroumov S.A. On the multifunctional role of the biota in the self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. -Russian Journal of Ecology, 2005, 36 (6): 414-420.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45572968
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45572968
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/on-multifunctional-role-of-biota-in.html

7.Ostroumov S.A. Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders.
Hydrobiologia,  2005, Volume: 542,  Pages: 275-286. http://www.scribd.com/doc/44105992

8. S.A. Ostroumov. Aquatic ecosystem as a bioreactor: water purification and some other functions. – Rivista di Biologia – Biology Forum, 97(1):67–78, 2004.
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/aquatic-ecosystem-as-bioreactor-water.html
http://www.scribd.com/doc/52656760

9. S.A. Ostroumov. Studying effects of some surfactants and detergents on filter-feeding bivalves. – Hydrobiologia, 500:341–344, 2003.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/63898669
http://www.springerlink.com/content/k05884h730t228w4/

10. S.A. Ostroumov, S.I. Dodson, D. Hamilton, S.A. Peterson, and R.G. Wetzel. Medium-term and long-term priorities in ecological studies. – Rivista di Biologia, 96(2):327–332, 2003.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/48100827
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/medium-term-and-long-term-priorities-in.html

11. Ostroumov S.A. The Functions of Living Substances in the Biosphere. –
Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences,  2003, 73 (2): 164-169,

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-functions-of-living-substances-in.html

12. Ostroumov S.A. Anthropogenic effects on the biota: Towards a new system of principles and criteria for analysis of ecological hazards.- Rivista Di Biologia-Biology Forum,  2003, Volume: 96,  Issue: 1,  Pages: 159-169.

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/ostroumov-sa-anthropogenic-effects-on.html

13. Ostroumov S.A. Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. Hydrobiologia, 2002,  Volume: 469,  Issue: 1-3,  Pages: 117-129.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579
http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/inhibitory-analysis-of-top-down-control-new-keys-to-studying-cDrLImLx31

http://www.scribd.com/doc/50363310
www.moip.msu.ru/?p=154

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/inhibitory-analysis-of-top-down-control.html

14. Ostroumov S.A. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. – Hydrobiologia, 2002,  Volume: 469;  Issue: 1-3;  Pages: 203-204.
http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/polyfunctional-role-of-biodiversity-in-processes-leading-to-water-6hc0hSENAj

 

15. Ostroumov S.A. An amphiphilic substance inhibits the mollusk capacity to filter out phytoplankton cells from water. – Biology Bulletin, 2001, Volume 28, Number 1, p. 95-102.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/63444377

16. Ostroumov S.A. Criteria for assessing ecological hazards of man-made impact on biota: Searching for a system. – Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2000, Volume: 371,  Issue: 6,  Pages: 844-846. (in Russian);

Criteria of ecological hazards due to anthropogenic effects on the biota: searching for a system. – Dokl Biol Sci (Doklady Biological Sciences). 2000; 371:204-206.  (in English);
English paper online free:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/49088234
http://sites.google.com/site/2000dbs371p204criteria/

17. Ostroumov S.A. Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems: Towards a holistic view. – Rivista Di Biologia-Biology Forum, 1998,  Volume: 91,  Issue: 2,  Pages: 221-232.http://www.scribd.com/doc/42830557

18. Fisher N.; Maertz-Wernte M.; Ostroumov S.A. Effects of aquatic pollution by a non-ionogenic surfactant on the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana.-
Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Seriya Biologicheskaya, 1996,  No. 1,  P. 91-95.

English abstract of this paper on the web-site of the publishers:
http://www.maik.ru/cgi-perl/search.pl?type=abstract&name=biobull&number=1&year=96&page=76

19. Waterbury J.,  Ostroumov S.A. Effect of nonionogenic surfactant on cyanobacteria. –  Microbiology,  1994, 63 (2): 140-142.

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20. Ostroumov, S. A.; Semykina, N. A. Reaction of Fagopyrum esculentum Moench to Pollution of Aqueous Medium with Polymeric Surfactants. – Russian Journal of Ecology,  1993, 24 (6): 386-390.

Availability via the site: http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=019540005&ETOC=EN&from=searchengine;

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Cited at: http://www.world-pharmacy.info/fagopyrum;

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21. Ostroumov S.A.; Khoroshilov V.S. Biological activity of waters polluted with a liquid surfactant-containing detergent. – Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Biologicheskaya,  1992, No. 3,  P. 452-458,
See the sites:

http://moscowstate.academia.edu/SergeiOstroumov/Papers/1906576
http://moscowstate.academia.edu/SergeiOstroumov/Papers/1906576/Biological_activity_of_waters_polluted_with_a_liquid_surfactant-containing_detergent

Citation, e.g., in Australia:

Cited as

Ostroumov SA, Khoroshilov VS (1992) Biological activity of waters polluted with a liquid surfactant-containing detergent. Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk Seriya Biologicheskaya 0, 452-458. At:
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/species_pages_F/Fagopyrum_esculentum_1992.htm
cited as
Ostroumov, S. A. and V. S. Khoroshilov (1992). Biological activity of waters polluted with a liquid surfactant-containing detergent. Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk Seriya Biologicheskaya(3): 452-458.
In Australia:
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/fagopyrumesculentum.htm

22. Ostroumov S.A. Nontraditional nonanimal approaches to the ecotoxicology of xenobiotics. –  Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society,  1992, Vol. 203 (1),  P. 302-ENVR.

23. Ostroumov S.A.; Maximov V.N. A bioassay of surfactant solutions based on the disturbance of seedling adhesion to the substrate and the development of root hairs by rhizodermis. –  Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Biologicheskaya,  1991, No. 4,  P. 571-575.

Cited as:
Ostroumov, S. A. and V. N. Maksimov (1991). A bioassay of surfactant solutions based on the disturbance of seedling adhesion to the substrate and the dev elopment of root hairs by the rhizodermis. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Sssr Seriya Biologicheskaya (4): 571-575.
Cited in Australia: http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/fagopyrumesculentum.htm

Cited at: http://eurekamag.com/research/006/931/bioassay-surfactant-solutions-based-disturbance-seedling-adhesion-substrate-progress-root-hairs-rhizodermis.php#.UEJkp9bN-M4
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24. S. A. Ostroumov. Biologically active substances of ecological importance and methodological aspects of the estimation of the biological activity of pollutants. –  RUSS. CHEM. REV., 1991, 60 (3), 265–265.
DOI: 10.1070/RC1991v060n03ABEH001051;

http://moscowstate.academia.edu/SergeiOstroumov/Papers/1908804

http://moscowstate.academia.edu/SergeiOstroumov/Papers/1908804/Biologically_active_substances_of_ecological_importance_and_methodological_aspects_of_the_estimation_of_the_biological_activity_of_pollutants

25. Ostroumov, S. A.; Tret’yakova, A. N. Effect of environmental pollution with a cationic surface active substance on algae and Fagopyrum esculentum sprouts. – Soviet Journal of Ecology, 1990, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 79-81.

Available at:
http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/19911959003.html;jsessionid=A94FF8C3946B30B7F886D2BCF88204FC;

ADDENDUM. Relevant web-sites:

The references and comments on these publications see here:http://www.scribd.com/doc/104689498/http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/08/indexed-with-abstracts-web-of-science.html**
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Selected examples of citing Moscow University, Russian Academy of Sciences scientists.
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Lithuania. Citation of the book of Moscow ecologists. Cited the book: Yablokov, Ostroumov http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/lithuania-citation-of-book-of-moscow.html
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Italy: new citation of scientific research on environmental science, ecology at Moscow University
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Brazil: new citation of the research at Moscow University.
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Цитирование публикаций (экология, науки об окружающей среде, биология) сотрудника МГУ д.б.н.  С.А.О. в диссертациях и других научных работах – примеры
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environmental science. Env. Sci. Citation. Part 5. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/environmental-science-env-sci-citation.html
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Indonesia: publications of a Russian ecologist (Moscow State University)  were cited: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/indonesia-russian-ecologist-was-cited.html
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U.S.A., Syracuse University. Citation of a Moscow University paper. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/usa-syracuse-university-citation-of.html
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U.S. EPA database: research results of Moscow University: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/us-epa-uses-research-results-of-moscow.html
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University of Cambridge cited research at Moscow University: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/university-of-cambridge-cited-research.html

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Citation in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia of Moscow University research on water qualityhttp://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/citation-in-pakistan-saudi-arabia-of.html
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Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A.  “Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej”, PWN, Warszawa, 1992;  [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities.http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227
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Kuwait and United Kingdom. Citation of works of ecologist at Moscow University http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/09/kuwait-and-united-kingdom-citation-of.html
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Publications on Success in Research at Moscow University. Environm. science, ecology, biology, some examples. Opinion on and rating of some works: comments of experts, citation in scientific literature worldwide. http://www.scribd.com/doc/46147087
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Book: Conservation of Living Nature and Resources. A.V.Yablokov, S.A.Ostroumov. Annotation, Reviews,Citation worldwide.http://www.scribd.com/doc/92795154/
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-3-642-75378-7
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Citations of the publications authored and co-authored by the scientist at Moscow University. http://www.scribd.com/doc/41345110
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Environment, ecology: list of books authored and coauthored by the scientist at Moscow University.http://www.scribd.com/doc/41091215
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Key words:
aquatic ecosystems, sciences,  environmental, ecological, toxicology, water quality, sustainability,  pollution control, water, self-purification, detergents,  filter-feeders, suspension feeders, surfactants, detergents, freshwater, marine ecology, environment, chemico-biotic interactions, water safety,

New discovery: the heart and core of aquatic ecosystem health

New discovery: the heart and core of aquatic ecosystem health

This new discovery identified what is the essence, heart and core of aquatic ecosystem health. This is a key to water sustainability.

The concept of ecosystem health became popular. What is the core of  ecosystem health in case of aquatic ecosystems (reservoirs, rivers, lakes, seas, estuaries)?

To answer this question, there are a lot of factors to be given attention. One of these factors was  underestimated and almost ignored until now. However, this factor became more visible after the  works conducted at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

This factor is the ability of a healthy ecosystem to improve and maintain water quality, in other words, to perform self-purification of water.

The main features of water self-purification were discovered, described and put into a system  in   a series of  publications of 1998 – 2010 [1-9].

In addition to above-mentioned English papers, the same author published some articles in Russian [10-15]:

Moreover,  the various aspects of self-purification were analyzed in the books of 2004 -2008 [16-18].

Additional discussion of these publications is given at sites  [19-21].

These publications developed a new theory of water self-purification.

In conclusion, the analysis of current literature demonstrated that the ecosystem health of aquatic  -freshwater, estuarine, marine – ecosystems  includes the ability of the biological community to purify water (to perform water self-purification). The modern theory of water self-purification was developed by the author in a series of papers and books, 1998 -2010.

Literature

1. Ostroumov S. A.  Biological filtering and ecological machinery for self-purification and bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems: towards a holistic view. // Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum. 1998. 91: 247-258.

2. Ostroumov S. A.  The Concept of Aquatic Biota as a Labile and Vulnerable Component of the Water Self-Purification System. – Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 372, 2000 , pp. 286–289. http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069991;

3. Ostroumov S. A. An aquatic ecosystem: a large-scale diversified bioreactor with a water self-purification function. – Doklady Biological Sciences, 2000. Vol. 374, P. 514-516.   scribd.com/doc/49065542;  http://www.scribd.com/doc/49069997; the paper gave a new insight into the core functions and identity of ecosystem as a bioreactor to maintain water quality;

4. Ostroumov S.A.  Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. – Hydrobiologia. 2002, vol. 469, p. 117-129; http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579/;

5. Ostroumov S.A. Polyfunctional role of biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and  concluding remarks. Hydrobiologia. 2002. V. 469 (1-3): 203-204. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/2H469p203-Polyfunctional-role-w-Addendum;

6. Ostroumov S.A. On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory; Doklady Biological Sciences, 2004, v.396, No.1-6; pp.206-211. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48099028/4DBS-On-the-Biotic-Self-Purification-fulltext;

7. Ostroumov S. A.  Aquatic ecosystem as a  bioreactor: water purification and some  other functions.   –   Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum, 2004, 97 (1): 67-78

8. Ostroumov S. A.  On some issues of maintaining water quality and self-purification.- Water Resources, 2005. Volume 32, Number 3, p. 305-313. http://www.scribd.com/doc/57511892/

9. Ostroumov S. A. Biocontrol of Water Quality: Multifunctional Role of Biota in Water Self-Purification. – Russian Journal of General Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 80, No. 13, pp. 2754–2761. —http://www.scribd.com/doc/49131150; http://www.scribd.com/doc/73175163/; DOI: 10.1134/S1070363210130086;

10. Остроумов С.А. Концепция водной биоты как лабильного и уязвимого звена системы самоочищения воды // Доклады  РАН (ДАН).  2000. Т.  372. № 2. С. 279-282.

11. Остроумов С.А. Водная  экосистема: крупноразмерный диверсифицированный биореактор с функцией самоочищения воды // ДАН, 2000, Т. 374,  №3. С.427-429. www.scribd.com/doc/57970728/;

12. Остроумов С.А. О биотическом самоочищении водных экосистем. Элементы теории. // Доклады академии наук (ДАН), (2004), том 396. № 1, с. 136–141. scribd.com/doc/57774996/; http://sites.google.com/site/scipaperdan2004selfpurificat/;

13. Остроумов С.А. Биологический механизм самоочищения в природных водоемах и водотоках: теория и практика //   Успехи современной биологии.   2004. Т.124. №5. С. 429-442. http://scipeople.ru/publication/67095/; http://www.scribd.com/doc/57695131/

14. Остроумов С.А. О некоторых вопросах поддержания качества воды и ее самоочищения // Водные ресурсы. 2005. т. 32. № 3. С. 337-347.

15. Остроумов С.А. Элементы теории биоконтроля качества воды: фактор экологической безопасности источников водоснабжения (=Elements of the theory of biocontrol of water quality: a factor in the ecological safety of the sources of water) //  Химическая и биологическая безопасность. 2008. № 5-6. с.36-39. http://rudocs.exdat.com/docs/index-326746.html

16. Ostroumov S.A.  Biotic Mechanism of Self-purification of Freshwater and Marine Water. (Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions, vol. 9) Мoscow: МAX Press. 2004.  96 p., Bibliogr. 59-85. Abstract in English. Section in English: p.53-58;  ISBN 5-317-01120-5.; http://scipeople.com/publication/99362/; In Russian:

Остроумов С.А. Биотический механизм самоочищения пресных и морских вод. Элементы теории и приложения = Biotic mechanism of self-purification of freshwater and marine water. http://scipeople.com/publication/99362/; М.: МАКС Пресс. 2004.  96 с. Библиогр.: c. 59-85. ISBN 5-317-01120-5.

17. Ostroumov S.A.  Pollution, Self-purification and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems. Мoscow: МAX Press.  2005.  100 p.  Bibliogr.: 63-89. Glossary. Extended English abstract (p. 57-62), ISBN 5-317-01213-9. In Russian:

Загрязнение, самоочищение и восстановление водных экосистем = Pollution, self-purification and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. М.: МАКС Пресс. 2005.  100 с.,  Библиогр.: с.63-89. ISBN 5-317-01213-9.

18. Ostroumov S.A.  Aquatic organisms in water self-purification and biogenic migration of elements. Moscow. MAX Press. 2008. 200 p.  ISBN 978-5-317-02625-7. http://scipeople.com/publication/68016/. In Russian:

Гидробионты в самоочищении вод и биогенной миграции элементов. М. МАКС-Пресс. 2008. 200 с. Предисловие члена-корр. РАН В.В. Малахова. Библиогр.: с.155-191. (Серия: Наука. Образование. Инновации. Выпуск 9). ISBN 978-5-317-02625-7. http://scipeople.com/publication/68016/.

Some relevant sites:

19 Making water sustainable: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-water-sustainable.html;

20 Aquatic ecosystems… http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/aquatic-ecosystems-and-water.html;

21 Water quality… http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/water-quality-ecosystems-more-facts-to.html

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About the author (Dr. S.A.O., Fulbright Award winner):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/80074854/

http://famous-scientists.ru/3732/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sergeiost

Citation of this author:

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/world-wide-and-international-citing-of.html

 

Key words:

reservoirs, rivers, lakes, seas, estuaries, Biotic Mechanism, Self-purification, Freshwater, Marine Water, Aquatic organisms, water, Pollution, Restoration, Aquatic Ecosystems,

 

Amazing grace: nature’s machine to treat water, to purify water

Amazing grace: nature’s machine to treat water, to purify water

The series of publications authored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov (M.V. Lomonosov Moscow University) discovered the ecosystem’s machinery that functions as a hi-tech mechanism to make water clear and pure, safe for human consumption. This was a secret of water quality and sustainability. This secret was discovered.  In the table given at some of the sites mentioned below, the reference to the key publications are given. Also, examples are given of the papers that cited  Dr. S. Ostroumov’s works.   These works were cited by experts and scientists from countries as diverse as U.S.A., France, U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Australia, Argentina, China, India…

See more detail at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/54504932/;
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/06/amazing-grace-natures-machine-to-treat.html;

International citation of research (Ecology, Environmental Sciences) conducted at Moscow State University, examples

International citation of  research (Ecology, Environmental Sciences) conducted at Moscow State University, examples.

http://sergostroumov.scienceblog.com/2012/05/16/100/ ‎

The achievement that was cited:

The ecological theory of how aquatic ecosystem and the biological community function toward improving water quality (both in freshwater and in seawater) was formulated in the well-cited paper of a scientist of Moscow University. This theory, inter alia,  discovered and analyzed – to a better degree than it was done before – the multi-aspect role of aquatic organisms that are filter-feeders. This achievement was used by the authors of the new paper co-authored by scientists of Poland, China, Korea. They used the theory to better analyze their new data on marine bivalve mollusk, marine mussels Mytilus.

Citation of a paper authored by a scientist (M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University) in the article (Poland, China, Korea):

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http://famous-scientists.ru/3732/

@sergeiost

http://twitter.com/Sergeiost

**Ecological Engineering, In Press, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.10.017 ;

Testing the usability of sea mussel (Mytilus sp.) for the improvement of seawater quality—An experimental study.

 

Renata Brzozowska a, Zhenghong Sui b, Kyoung Ho Kang c,

Affiliation:

[a Department of Environment Protection Engineering, Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Prawochenskiego St. 1, 10-957 Olsztyn, Poland; b Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, People’s Republic of China; c Division of Marine Technology, Chonnam National University, Dundeok-dong, San 96-1, Yeosu-city, 550-749 Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea; Abstract:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857411003387

From the text: … Filtering processes create a possibility of removing chemical compounds, such as organic compounds, heavy metals and nutrients, from water ( [Todd and Josephson, 1996] , [Ostroumov, 2005] , [Zhou et al., 2006] and [Elliott et al.,2008] ). …].

The publication which was cited:

Ostroumov S. A. On the Multifunctional Role of the Biota in the Self-Purification of Aquatic Ecosystems . – Russian Journal of Ecology, 2005. Vol. 36, No. 6, P. 414-420. http://www.scribd.com/doc/45572968;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49131150;

[on the journal: http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/journal/11184];

 

Other examples of citation of scientific research that was conducted at Moscow University by this scientist are given below.

** Scholars of these over 300 institutions (worldwide) have cited the publications (biology, ecology, environment) authored by this researcher: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60225505;

**Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, updated; Citation of the works in the U.S.A. http://www.scribd.com/doc/79577206

**World-wide citing: www.scribd.com/doc/54504932;

**In Russian: http://www.scribd.com/doc/80564027/;

** Citation. The book ‘Biological Effects of Surfactants’ was cited by scientists of Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Poland and other countries: www.scribd.com/doc/82403759/;

**Pictures of those who cited the publications authored and co-authored by this scientist – the authors and journals: http://www.scribd.com/doc/85161809/;

** List of many of the papers that cited:

https://sites.google.com/site/ostroumovsergei/publications-that-cited-saostroumov

KEY WORDS:

Citation, Ecology, S.A.Ostroumov, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ecological Engineering, Department of Environment Protection Engineering, Warmia and Mazury University, Olsztyn, Poland, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, People’s Republic of China; Division of Marine Technology, Chonnam National University, Dundeok-dong, Yeosu-city, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea; sea mussel, Mytilus, seawater quality,

 

 

Sum:Innovations, discoveries: science, environmental science, ecology, life sciences: some recent blog posts and sites.

Innovations, discoveries: science, environmental science, ecology, life sciences.

These are some recent blog posts and sites. Languages: English, Russian.

** New development, environmental science: A new website (group) on this book and the new area of science, biochemical ecology:

http://www.facebook.com/VvedenieVBiohimiceskuuEkologiu;

**innovative approach in the paper: Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52598579/; http://www.citeulike.org/blog/ATP/19016;

**Cited the Paper:  inhibitory Analysis of Top-down Control. new Keys to Studying Eutrophication…  :  http://www.scribd.com/doc/57034212/Cited-the-Paper-ostroumov-inhibitory-Analysis-of-Top-down-Control-new-Keys-to-Studying-Eutrophication-full-text-online-www-scribd-com-doc-52598579

**these  > 307 institutions and universities cited publications (biology, ecology, environment) on research conducted at Moscow State University on selected issues (examples)     http://www.scribd.com/doc/60225505/

**Впервые установлена способность ранее не изученных видов макрофитов снижать загрязнение воды  четырьмя тяжелыми металлами одновременно   http://ru.scribd.com/doc/76703422/

**A new area of science, a new scientific discipline: biochemical ecology – Биохимическая экология. Biochemical Ecology: http://bit.ly/JE2xav;

**Коротко об авторе: on the author: http://famous-scientists.ru/3732

**Welcome to a new group: Friends of Sergei and his research – Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology

http://www.facebook.com/groups/389138347792330; http://t.co/rOc98k1E

**lots of new data on innovation in environmental sciences are here:

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/

**Environmental sciences, ecology, biology: formatted list of publications, with sites http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/05/environmental-sciences-ecology-biology_14.html

**Environmental sciences, ecology, biology: scientific results obtained at  Moscow State University: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93423426; http://www.scribd.com/doc/93423426/Environmental-sciences-ecology-biology-scientific-results-obtained-at-M-V-Lomonosov-Moscow-State-University-publications-aquatic-ecosystems

** Paralytic shellfish toxin studies, Philippines: university scientists cited the research on ecology conducted at Moscow: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93754665/Paralytic-Shellfish-Toxin-Studies-philippines;

http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/05/philippines-university-scientists-cited.html;

a new scientific concept: biomachinery:

http://sergostroumov.scienceblog.com/2012/05/04/new-conceptual

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http://sergostroumov.scienceblog.com/2012/05/05/a-new-way-of-mining-gold-from-water-environment-nanomaterials-water-gold-know-how-using-biological/

** new conceptualization and terminology

http://sergostroumov.scienceblog.com/2012/05/04/80/

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http://sergostroumov.scienceblog.com/2012/05/03/new-scientific-terminology-exometabolism/

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A new page and site on Facebook, for Chinese-speaking scholars:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinese-speaking-scientists-and-students-%E7%92%B0%E5%A2%83%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%B8%E7%94%9F%E7%89%A9%E5%AD%B8/307815159293017

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A new page and site on Facebook, for French-speaking scholars:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/French-speaking-scientists-Environment-Life-Science/293532834071760

 

Summary, Innovations, discoveries, science, environmental science, ecology, life sciences, recent, blog posts, sites,

Discovery: Innovative conceptualization of how ecosystems improve water quality (water self-purification)

Discovery: Innovative conceptualization of how ecosystems improve water quality (water self-purification)

Innovative conceptualization of how ecosystems improve water quality (water self-purification)

[Item 1 in the Series of files entitled: Legendary Discoveries];

There are a lot questions that are of key interest in our studies of ecological mechanisms that regulate, modify and form water quality in surface aquatic ecosystems. These questions are listed below.

 

Besides microorganisms, do the other organisms play a key role in improving water quality?

Which processes are the main ones which contribute to water self-purification?

Which organisms play key roles in improving water quality in aquatic ecosystems?

Which organisms, freshwater or marine are more involved in improving water quality?

How biological, chemical and physical processes are interacting in ecosystem in improving water quality?

Is it possible to organize a multitude of factors and processes of water self-purification into a few groups (categories, blocks)?

Is the self-purification potential of an aquatic ecosystem a certain constant or a labile parameter?

Is the mechanism of water self-purification vulnerable to external impact on the aquatic ecosystem, e.g. to the impact of chemical pollution with synthetic chemicals?

Answer was given in the papers

–see online: http://www.scribd.com/doc/60659939/:

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Ostroumov S.A. Polyfunctional role of  biodiversity in processes leading to water purification: current conceptualizations and concluding remarks. -Hydrobiologia, 2002,469: 203-204.

DOI 10.1007/s10750-004-1875-1;Full text free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52627327/; http://scipeople.com/uploads/materials/4389/;

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S.A.Ostroumov. On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. -Doklady Biological Sciences, Vol. 396,2004, pp. 206 – 211. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48099028/ ;

and some other papers by the same authors cited in those articles.

The series of these papers contributed to a new conceptualization of multifunctional role of organisms, biological community and ecosystem in improving water quality.

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key words:

ecotoxicology, environmental, chemistry, water, sustainability; aquatic, ecosystems, freshwater, marine, resources, environmental safety, biodiversity, protection, conservation, services, hydrosphere, pollution, control, prevention, habitats, decontamination, water quality, self-purification, pollutants, biological, processes, anthropogenic, effects,

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Short and direct annotations on what are the key innovations and the key discoveries in the publications of this author, in various languages including Armenian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Moldovan, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian:

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A note on the books by this author that are available in key world libraries in North America (libraries of the U.S.A., including Harvard University; Canada), Europe (national and university libraries of England, including Oxford, Cambridge; Germany; France; Switzerland; Netherlands; Sweden; Norway; Finland; Denmark; Belgium, Italy; Spain and other countries), Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and other  countries), Australia, New Zealand, see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/77617474/;

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Updated January 20, 2012.

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CONTENT:

The questions on improving water quality that were answered in this series of publications

Innovation / Discovery, in short;

Why it is useful;

Who cited the papers presenting various aspects of this innovation          ;

Where this innovation / discovery was published;

Other examples of key discoveries in ecology, environmental sciences, biology;

Citation: Scientists of which countries cited those discoveries;

Scientists of which institutions cited those discoveries;

A list of who cited those discoveries;

Other evaluations of works of this author;

About the author of these publications;

Modernization of education ;

Addition

About this author, in Russian: http://famous-scientists.ru/3732/

 

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