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FAQ: Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems.

Previous draft of this file:; FAQ on the paper: S. A. Ostroumov. On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2004. v.396, pp.206-211.; full text is online free: self-purification, aquatic, ecosystems, conceptualization, new, ecology, environmental science, biology, ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry, biological, self-purification, water, ecotechnology, pollution control, bioassay, hazard assessment, xenobiotics, surfactants, detergents, heavy metals, toxicity, phytotoxicity, nanomaterials, pollutants, bivalves, mussels, Mytilus, edulis, galloprovincialis, oysters, Crassostrea, gigas, filtering, water, quality, ecosystem, safety, sustainability; ** Question. SELF-PURIFICATION. WHAT IS SELF-PURIFICATION? Answer: Self-purification is the complex process, or, more precisely, a set of natural processes in aquatic ecosystems, which lead to improving or maintaining water quality. Another term with a similar, but not completely the same meaning: assimilative capacity. ** Question. WHAT KIND OF JOURNAL HAD PUBLISHED THIS PAPER? Answer: This is a high rank journal that is indexed by PubMed and Web of Science. ABSTRACTED/INDEXED IN: PubMed/Medline, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, CAB International, Academic OneFile, AGRICOLA, CAB Abstracts, ChemWeb, EMBiology, Gale, Global Health, INIS Atomindex, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions; Doklady Biological Sciences is a bimonthly journal presenting English translations of current Russian research in the anatomy, cytology, ecology, embryology, endocrinology, evolutionary morphology, experimental morphology, genetic, histology, hydrobiology, immunology, microbiology, morphology, parasitology, physiology, virology, and zoology sections of the Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences). The Proceedings appear 36 times per year; articles from the selected biological sections are collected, translated, and published bimonthly. The article must be presented for publication by acting Russian or foreign members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-Chief: Yurii Osipov, President, Russian Academy of Sciences;

ISSN: 0012-4966 (print version); ISSN: 1608-3105 (electronic version);
More detail on the journal see at the sites:; he_journal_Doklady_Biological_Sciences ** Question: HOW BROAD IS THE GEOGRAPHICAL RANGE OF THE AREA OF POTENTIAL RELEVANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE CONCLUSIONS THAT WERE MADE IN THE PAPER? Answer: Just look on where the paper was cited: it was cited by the authors of other scientific articles who conducted their research in Europe, North America, and Asia (e.g., in China). ** Question: WHERE THE RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE PAPER COULD BE APPLIED? Answer: the results presented in the paper could be applied in explaining and predicting the behaviour of aquatic ecosystems, in securing the safety of the sources of water supply, in protecting biodiversity of aquatic organisms, in aquaculture, and in education. These countries, regions will benefit from the theory of water self-purification: **

Question: IS THIS PAPER AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES DIFFERENT FROM ENGLISH? Yes, it is available in Russian, see: On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory. - DAN (Doklady Akademii Nauk), Vol. 396, 2004, No. 1, p. 136–141. [System of elements of the theory of biotic maintaining the natural purification potential of ecosystems]. The paper was awarded the honorary Diploma from the Academy of Water Sciences (2006). In Russ., translated into Eng. ** Question: WHICH FUNDAMENTAL ASPECT OF BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISSUES OF SELF-PURIFICATION OF WATER? Answer: In biology and ecology, one of the most fundamental and intriguing problems is stability of biological and ecological systems. What makes ecological systems stable under changing circumstances? In case of aquatic ecosystems, this issue is very much connected to the mystery of stability of aquatic habitats, i.e., water quality. This paper gives answers to that question. ** Question: WHICH OTHER DISCOVERIES WERE MADE BY THE SAME AUTHOR? Answer: the other discoveries by the same author (S.A.O.) are listed online:;

And: 18 KEY INNOVATIONS: Dramatic, exciting, startling, revolutionary DISCOVERIES: ecology, environmental sciences, biology. And: Environment, ecology: 18 innovations, other files online. Innovative conceptualization: ecosystems; water quality et al.
Ecology. Key Innovations, Discoveries. The material is a brief summary of innovations in the publications authored and coauthored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov: ecology, environmental science, biology, ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry, biological, self-purification, water, ecotechnology, pollution control, bioassay, hazard assessment, xenobiotics, surfactants, detergents, heavy metals, toxicity, phytotoxicity, nanomaterials, pollutants, bivalves, mussels, Mytilus, edulis, galloprovincialis, oysters, Crassostrea, gigas, filtering, water, quality, ecosystem, safery, sustainability; ** Question: ARE THIS PAPER AND THE ISSUES COVERED IN IT RELEVANT TO AQUACULTURE? Answer: yes, and it is shown in the following article: Aquaculture, Volume 314, Issues 1-4, 2011, Pages 244-251; doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.01.045; Feeding activity of mussels (Mytilus edulis) held in the field at an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) site (Salmo salar) and exposed to fish food in the laboratory. Bruce A. MacDonald a, Shawn M.C. Robinson b and Kelly A. Barrington a; ** Question: WHICH OTHER PUBLICATIONS PROVIDE MORE DETAIL ON THE ISSUES COVERED IN THIS PAPER [BY S.A.O.]? Answer: those publications are available on the sites that are listed here:

Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. - Hydrobiologia. 2002. vol. 469, pages 117-129; [ key words: Improving water quality, sustainability, environment safety] On Some Issues of Maintaining Water Quality and Self-Purification. - Water Resources, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2005, pp. 305–313 [Translated from Vodnye Resursy, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2005, pp. 337–346] ** 1.Legendary.discoveries.(New Draft). Innovative Concepts of How Ecosystems Improve Water Quality. Theory of water self-purification. **

Legendary.discoveries. 3 (NewDraft).Inhibitory analysis: New method to explore regulatory mechanisms, top-down control in ecosystems: issues of eutrophication, algal bloom, self-purification: ** On the multifunctional role of the biota in the self-purification of aquatic ecosystems. RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 2005, 36 (6): 414420. ** Ostroumov S. A. Basics of the molecular-ecological mechanism of water quality formation and water self-purification. - CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS OF ECOLOGY, 2008, 1 (1): 147-152.; **Ostroumov S. A. Biocontrol of water quality: Multifunctional role of biota in water selfpurification. - RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY, 2010, 80 (13): 27542761. **;; vailable; ** Question: WHERE WAS THIS PAPER CITED? Answer: Some examples are below: Estimation of critical nutrient amounts based on input-output analysis in an agriculture watershed of eastern China: [PDF] from DJ Chen, J Lu, YN Shen, RA Dahlgren… - Agriculture, Ecosystems & …, 2009 - Elsevier The concept of critical nutrient amounts (CNA) for a watershed was developed to address eutrophication in surface waters from diffuse (non-point) source pollution. CNA is defined as the maximum allowable applied or generated amount (AGA) of a nutrient from natural and human sources that ... * SA Ostroumov. Biomachinery for maintaining water quality and natural water self-purification in marine and estuarine systems: elements of a qualitative theory: [PDF] from SA Ostroumov - International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography, 2006 Basic elements are formulated for a qualitative theory of the polyfunctional role of the biota in maintaining self-purification and water quality in aquatic ecosystems. The elements of the theory covers the following: (1) sources of energy for the mechanisms of self- purification; (2) the ... Self-Purification of Water Current and the Role of Microbiological Transformation of Organic Matter in the System of the Selenga River and Its Delta: EO Makushkin… - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2005 – Springer; The purpose of this study was to determine the self- purification elements of the water current of the Selenga River, the main water source of Lake Baikal, in its lower reaches. For this purpose, we analyzed our own data on the effects of pollutants, including organic ... * On studying the hazards of pollution of the biosphere: Effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders. IM Vorozhun… - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 – Springer; The goal of this study was to test whether SDS has an inhibitory effect on the ability of planktonic filter- feeders Daphnia magna to remove phytoplankton from water during their filtration activity. Experiments were performed with five-day-old D. magna approximately 1 mm in ... Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration in the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: Innovations for phytotechnology; EV Lazareva… - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 – Springer; Surfactants are an important group of membranotropic pollutants [1, 2]. Higher plants, including aquatic ones, form the basis for phytotechnologies used to purify and remediate natural environment polluted with various agents [3]. Aquatic plants (macrophytes) can serve as ...

[PDF] 过水性湖泊自净能力的动态变化 [PDF] from任瑞丽, 刘茂松, 章杰明, 张明… - 生态学杂志, 2007 - Self-purification ability of a water-carrying lake. REN Rui4li1 ,LIU Mao4song1 ,ZHANG Jie4 ming2 ,ZHANG Ming3 ,XU Mei1(1 School of Life Science,Nanjing University,Nanjing 210093, China;2 Suqian Bureau of Forestry,Suqian 223800,Jiangsu,China;3 ... * Artificial neural network modelling of concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and dissolved oxygen in a non-point source polluted river in Zhejiang Province, southeast … D Chen, J Lu… - Hydrological Processes, 2010 - A back-propagation algorithm neural network (BPNN) was developed to synchronously simulate concentrations of total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) and dissolved oxygen (DO) in response to agricultural non-point source pollution (AGNPS) for any month and location in the ... * [PDF] The theory of the hydrobiological mechanism of water self-purification in water bodies: from theory to practice [PDF] from SA Ostroumov - Abstract. New data on effects of chemicals (surfactants) on water filtration by aquatic invertebrates are reported. The basics of the new theory of the polyfunctional role of biota in self-purification of water in aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, man-made reservoirs) are formulated. The ... * Kinetics of the enzymatic decomposition of macromolecules with a fractal structure; BM Dolgonosov… - Theoretical Foundations of …, 2007 – Springer; Study of the decomposition of organic matter in natural water ecosystems and industrial processes such as the processing of wood and wastewater treatment is of current concern to the solution of environmental protection problems. The basic hard-to-oxidize components of organic ... * Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum demersum: The … [PDF] from SA Ostroumov… - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 - Springer Development of VI Vernadsky's theory of the biosphere has revealed new examples of how organisms affect the physical and chemical parameters of the environment [1, 2], including the characteristics of the aquatic environment [3, 4]. Natural aquatic ecosystems have ... * 南太湖地区小型浅水湖泊自净能力季节变化研究 许磊, 李华, 陈英旭, 姚玉鑫, 梁新强, 周李… - 环境科学, 2010 - 首页; 期刊大全; 知识社区; 学者空间; 学术机构; 专题导读; 充值中心. 客服中心. 维普资讯 中文期刊·专业文章. 维普专业检索. 错误号:99 该篇文章不存在或已被移除! <<回到维普资讯首页. 关于我们 | 客服中心 | 广告服务 | 版权合作 | 网站联盟 ... * A related paper (Ostroumov, S. A. 2005. Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders. Hydrobiologia 542:275–286) was cited in this article:; Caryn C. Vaughn, S. Jerrine Nichols, Daniel E. Spooner; Community and foodweb ecology of freshwater mussels. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27(2): 409-423. 2008 doi: 10.1899/07-058.1; ** Question: WHAT ARE THE RECENT PAPERS BY THE SAME AUTHOR? Answer. Some of the recent papers by the same author are as following: Biocontrol of Water Quality: Multifunctional Role of Biota in Water Self-Purification.-Russian Journal of General Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 80, No. 13, 2010, p. 2754– 2761. Publications. Ecology, Environment, Biology. 2009-2010. See online free:; Areas of science: Ecology, Environment, Biology, Phytotechnology, Water quality, Bioassays: publications in 2009- 2010, authored and coauthored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov, in English and Russian languages. Some of the other related publications by the same author(s) see at:; Ecology, Environmental Science;; World-wide and international citing of the publications...; ** Question: IS THERE A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE MAIN DISCOVERIES MADE IN THE WHOLE SERIES OF RELATED PUBLICATIONS BY THE SAME AUTHOR? Answer: Yes, the concise summary is available online free:

** 18 KEY INNOVATIONS: DISCOVERIES: ecology, environmental sciences, biology. ** Environment, ecology: 18 innovations, other files online. Innovative conceptualization: ecosystems; water quality et al. **Environment, ecology: 18 innovations, other files online. Innovative conceptualization: ecosystems; water quality et al. ** INNOVATIONS, DISCOVERIES, in ecology, environmental sciences, biology. 18 Items. Sites in Other Languages, List of One-line Titles. **; ADDENDUM:

** Why the current measures against water pollution will fail for sure, if the new discoveries are ignored. **
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** Selected bibliography: ecology, biogeochemistry, env. science ... ** Theory of how aquatic ecosystem works toward improving water quality. New: ecological self-purification of water ** 31 Publications (life science, ecology, environmental science). Articles. ** Mytilus edulis, Crassostrea gigas, Thalassiosira pseudonana, Synechococcus, Fagopyrum esculentum, Oryza sativa, 25 articles published: ** Top of top. Environmental Science: blog posts ** 25 Top Innovations on Water Safety, Ecology. Selected, Indexed by Web of Science. Publications, With Comments on What is New. Publications with DOI; **

Water quality and self-purification. Innovative paper of 2010, the reference and the site with the full text available online free. Addendum: summaries of 25 related publications on environmental sciences. **
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