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Acute Ecological Risk Assosiated with Deposition: A Perisan Gulf Case Study


Mukhatasor, M and Sadiq, R and Husain, T and Veitch, B and Bose, N, Acute Ecological Risk Assosiated with Deposition: A Perisan Gulf Case Study, Ocean Engineering, 28, (9) pp. 1295-1308. ISSN 0029-8018 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/S0029-8018(00)00053-6


Many studies have been carried out in the past to provide solutions to the threat of chemicals to the ecosystem. However, the basic scientific capability to predict the risk of adverse effects on the ecological system has not kept pace with society's increasing demand for uses of chemicals. As a scientific methodology for quantifying the risk to the environment associated with exposure to chemicals, ecological risk assessment is increasingly important in environmental problem solving. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for conducting ecological risk assessment using deterministic and probabilistic approaches. A systematic discussion on elements of ecological risk assessment is presented. A framework of ecological risk assessment is explained with the help of the Persian Gulf environmental problem as a case study. The study was based on the output of a long-range transport model of soot deposition in the Gulf. Results of the assessment using the deterministic and probabilistic approaches are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ecological risk; Persian Gulf; Deterministic and probabilistic methods; Long-range transport
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Behavioural ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
ID Code:64267
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2010-07-12
Last Modified:2010-07-13
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