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The air spora : a manual for catching and identifying airborne biological particles

Author: Maureen Lacey; Jon West
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an illustrated guide to trapping, identifying and quantifying airborne biological particles such as fungus, plant spores and pollen.

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Genre/Form: Collections et conservation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Lacey; Jon West
ISBN: 0387302522 0387302530 9780387302539 9780387302522
OCLC Number: 71298716
Description: xv, 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction to Aerobiology 1. What is aerobiology 2. The Air Spora 3. What is in the air 4. Early history of aerobiology 5. Aerobiology as a discipline 6. Aerobiology in action Chapter 2 The Aerobiology Pathway 1. Introduction 2. Take-off (Release) 3. Dispersal 4. Deposition - sedimentation and impaction 5. Impact 6. Interpreting spore trap data 7. Dispersal by rain splash and aerosol Chapter 3 Air Sampling Techniques 1. Introduction 2. Passive traps 3. Cascade impactor 4. Andersen sampler 5. Whirling arm trap 6. Burkard trap 7. Cyclone and minature cyclone samplers 8. Virtual impactors and liquid impingers 9. Filters Chapter 4 Using a Burkard Trap 1. Introduction 2. Siting the trap 3. Running the trap Chapter 5 Using a microscope 1. Introduction 2. Microscope structures 3. Using a microscope 4. Measuring and calibration Chapter 6 Pollen and spore counts 1. Introduction 2. Counting pollens and spores from a Burkard trap 3. Counting pollen and spores from a whirling arm trap Chapter 7 Identification 1. Introduction 2. Particle types 3. Useful references 4. Paintings -x1000 Appendix Glossary References Index
Responsibility: Maureen E. Lacey and Jonathan S. West.
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From the reviews:`A book on general aerobiology with an emphasis towards fungal spores and pollen that will interest both the specialist and the non-specialist. The illustrations are great' W.D. Read more...

 
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