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Biomonitoring is currently performed at two levels, assessing exposure to pollutants and effects monitoring by bioassays. As an example for the first approach, vitellogenin (VTG) in male fish of Abramis brama as an endpoint for estrogen exposure is discussed. However, similar changes of VTG or VTG-like proteins in the hemolymph of mussels could not be(More)
Monitoring landscape change is critical to better understand urbanization impacts on ecosystems. Remote sensing and geo-referenced socio-economic data provide powerful tools for documenting changes in the landscape and developing strategies to minimize the effects of urban development on natural habitats. The interpretation and analysis of urban land cover(More)
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