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H o w e v e r , in m a n y stressed communities enriched waters), (particularly community organically respiration exceeds c h a n g e s in g r o w t h r a t e s a n d p h o t o s y n t h e t i c o r h e t e r o ­ trophic production (Monheimer, tested sulfate u p t a k e (1977) Rodgers 1975). as a potential to d e t e c t s t r e s s effects in u p t a k e m a y b e a v a l u a b l e i n d i c a t o r of s t r e s s . r e c e i v i n g a v a r i e t y of t o x i c a n t s . W h i l e h i s r e s u l t s w e r e Bacterial activity also can be m o n i t o r e d by measur­ ing r a d i o l a b e l e d c a r b o n cally, o r g a n i c lotic m i c r o c o s m s variable, assimilatory sulfate r e d u c t i o n measurements 1973).

I n t h e s t r i c t e s t s e n s e , it well a s t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t a n u m b e r of different t y p e s is i n a c c u r a t e t o say t h a t few i n v e s t i g a t o r s h a v e u s e d of eflñluent m a y e n t e r t h e s y s t e m . P a t r i c k (1967) lists functional five w a y s p o l l u t i o n m a y h a r m a q u a t i c life in a r i v e r : t e s t s for s t r e s s a s s e s s m e n t . F o r example, m o s t b i o l o g i c a l m o n i t o r i n g c o n s i s t s of s t u d i e s single s p e c i e s o r p o p u l a t i o n s t o m e a s u r e responses to stress, as indicated by using functional physiological a n d / o r b e h a v i o u r a l c h a n g e s (for a r e v i e w , see C a i r n s & v a n d e r S c h a l i e , 1980).

In G e r m a n , translated by Scientific T r a n s l a t i o n Service, Santa Barbara, Calif, USA). 1199 Kingsbury R. W . S. M . & Rees C . P . (1978) R a p i d bio­ logical m o n i t o r i n g m e t h o d s for c o n t i n u o u s water quality m o n i t o r i n g . Effl. Water Treat. J. 18(7), 319-331. K o e m a n J. H . , Poels C . L. M . & Sloof W . (1978) C o n t i n u o u s b i o m o n i t o r i n g systems for detection of toxic levels of water p o l l u t a n t s . In Aquatic Pollutants: Transformation and Biologic Effects (edited by H u t z i n g e r O .

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