Environmental Contaminants

Using natural archives to track sources and long-term trends of pollution

  • Jules M. Blais
  • Michael R. Rosen
  • John P. Smol

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter M. Outridge, Feiyue Wang
    Pages 35-60
  3. Zou Zou A. Kuzyk, Robie W. Macdonald, Sophia C. Johannessen
    Pages 61-87
  4. Colin A. Cooke, Richard Bindler
    Pages 101-119
  5. Jennifer B. Korosi, Wenhan Cheng, Jules M. Blais
    Pages 161-185
  6. Neil L. Rose, Meri Ruppel
    Pages 187-221
  7. Sophia V. Hansson, Richard Bindler, François De Vleeschouwer
    Pages 323-354
  8. Jessica Carilli, Branwen Williams, Bernd R. Schöne, Richard A. Krause, Stewart J. Fallon
    Pages 355-391
  9. Paolo Gabrielli, Paul Vallelonga
    Pages 393-430
  10. Roland Kallenborn, Jules M. Blais
    Pages 461-498
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 507-509

About this book


The human footprint on the global environment now touches every corner of the world. This book explores the myriad ways that environmental archives can be used to study the distribution and long-term trajectories of chemical contaminants. The volume first focuses on reviews that examine the integrity of the historic record, including factors related to hydrology, post-depositional diffusion, and mixing processes. This is followed by a series of chapters dealing with the diverse archives and methodologies available for long-term studies of environmental pollution, such as the use of sediments, ice cores, sclerochronology, and museum specimens.


Contaminants Environmental archives Long-term trends Pollution Sediments

Editors and affiliations

  • Jules M. Blais
    • 1
  • Michael R. Rosen
    • 2
  • John P. Smol
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.US Geological SurveyCarson CityUSA
  3. 3.Paleoecological Environmental Assessment & Research Lab. (PEARL)Queen's University Dept. BiologyKingstonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9540-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9541-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1672
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