Fate and Effects of Oil in Marine Ecosystems

Proceedings of the Conference on Oil Pollution Organized under the auspices of the International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control (IAWPRC) by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23–27 February 1987

  • J. Kuiper
  • W. J. Van Den Brink
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Physical and Chemical Behaviour of Oil in the Marine Environment and Biological Processes Affecting the Fate of Oil in Marine Ecosystems

  3. Effects of Oil on species, Populations and Ecosystems, Both in Laboratory Tests and in the Field (Including Model Ecosystems) and Effects of the Treatment of Oil Spills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. E. S. Gilfillan, D. S. Page, A. E. Bass, J. C. Foster, P. M. Fickett, W. G. Ellis et al.
      Pages 151-158
    3. M. Scholten, J. Kuiper, H. Het Van Groenewoud, G. Hoornsman, E. Van Der Vlies
      Pages 173-185
    4. B. Dicks, S. S. C. Westwood
      Pages 187-200
    5. H. M. Brown, N. M. To, R. H. Goodman
      Pages 211-213
    6. H. D. Parker, I. C. White, T. H. Moller
      Pages 221-223
    7. M. Scholten, P. Leendertse, P. A. Blaauw
      Pages 225-228
  4. Monitoring of Oil in Abiotic Compartments of Marine Ecosystems and Monitoring of Biological Effects of Oil Spills Both on the Species and the Ecosystem Level

  5. Risk Management and Risk Analysis

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About these proceedings


A. Rorsch Member of the TNO Board of Management Like all living creatures man has from the very outset influenced the environment. Initially, the traces of human activity were hardly noticeable and so were their effects on the equilibrium of the ecosystem as such. However, as soon as man learned how to use tools, he was able to influence his surroundings more drastically, and to proliferate more rapidly. As a matter of fact that is the time when things went wrong, because a process was started off which was to continue with ever-increasing speed and on an ever­ increasing scale. The present condition of nature as a result of the activities of mankind is generally known. Whether it is an accident with a nuclear plant or the vanishing of tropical rain forests, acid deposition or the pollution of soil, water and air, environmental disasters almost seem to be the order of the day. It is striking that with all these - more or less arbitrary - examples the provision of energy plays a role. In this respect one can add an even more important energy carrier to the list, namely: crude oil.


Fauna Mangrove ecosystem environment phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Kuiper
    • 1
  • W. J. Van Den Brink
    • 2
  1. 1.Wadden and North Sea CentreDe Koog (Texel)The Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Corporate Communication DepartmentThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8098-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3573-0
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