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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Strategies for monitoring and managing mass populations of toxic cyanobacteria in recreational waters: a multi-interdisciplinary approach
Authors: Tyler, Andrew
Hunter, Peter
Carvalho, Laurence
Codd, Geoffrey
Elliott, J Alex
Ferguson, Claire A
Hanley, Nicholas
Hopkins, David
Maberly, Stephen C
Mearns, Kathryn J
Scott, E Marian
Contact Email: p.d.hunter@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Tyler A, Hunter P, Carvalho L, Codd G, Elliott JA, Ferguson CA, Hanley N, Hopkins D, Maberly SC, Mearns KJ & Scott EM (2009) Strategies for monitoring and managing mass populations of toxic cyanobacteria in recreational waters: a multi-interdisciplinary approach, Environmental Health, 8 (Suppl 1), p. S11.
Abstract: Mass populations of toxin-producing cyanobacteria commonly develop in fresh-, brackish- and marine waters and effective strategies for monitoring and managing cyanobacterial health risks are required to safeguard animal and human health. A multi-interdisciplinary study, including two UK freshwaters with a history of toxic cyanobacterial blooms, was undertaken to explore different approaches for the identification, monitoring and management of potentially-toxic cyanobacteria and their associated risks. The results demonstrate that (i) cyanobacterial bloom occurrence can be predicted at a local- and national-scale using process-based and statistical models; (ii) cyanobacterial concentration and distribution in waterbodies can be monitored using remote sensing, but minimum detection limits need to be evaluated; (iii) cyanotoxins may be transferred to spray-irrigated root crops; and (iv) attitudes and perceptions towards risks influence the public's preferences and willingness-to-pay for cyanobacterial health risk reductions in recreational waters.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2466
URL: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/8/S1/S11
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-8-S1-S11
Rights: © 2009 Tyler et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Published in Environmental Health by BioMed Central Ltd.; 'Strategies for monitoring and managing mass populations of toxic cyanobacteria in recreational waters: a multi-interdisciplinary approach', Andrew N Tyler , Peter D Hunter , Laurence Carvalho , Geoffrey A Codd , J Alex Elliott , Claire A Ferguson , Nick D Hanley , David W Hopkins , Stephen C Maberly , Kathryn J Mearns and E Marion Scott, Environmental Health 2009, 8(Suppl 1):S11, doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-S1-S11; Publisher statement: "This article is available from: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/8/S1/S11 © 2009 Tyler et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited."
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Lancaster Environment Centre
University of Glasgow
Economics
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
University of Aberdeen
University of Glasgow

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