SCI100 - Annotated Bibliography
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SCI 100 Nov 8, 2010 Annotated Bibliography 1. Choi, Sangdun. (2007). Introduction to Systems Biology. New York: Humana Press. There is a lot of viable information in this book. The most important thing to consider in this book is the makeup of an ecosystem. It all starts with water and how salinity levels in the water affect the type of organisms that can live there. The author completely draws examples of estuaries, such as the Great Salt Lake, to analyze the difference in that ecosystem compared to the ecosystems of other places. Specific, concise and information filled, this book is a great source. Why? Because it draws upon many of the things we have already done in class before. Especially the comparisons on the Great Salt Lake, those were quite similar to what we had done. The best part about this book is, with the information about the types of inhabitants each ecosystem has; we can determine what kind of organisms we can find, by testing the salinity. Each area at UMBC may have a different salinity level, thus enabling to have a diverse organism threshold. 2. Garnier, Josette, Billen, Gilles, Nemery, Julien & Sebilo, Mathieu. (2010). “Transformations of nutrients (N, P, Si) in the turbidity maximum zone of the Seine estuary and export to the sea.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 90(3), 129141. This was quite a confusing, yet packed, journal article that provides a lot of useful information. It talks about the nutrients Nitrogen and Phosphorous levels (no need to worry about Silicon) in the maximum turbidity zone of the Seine estuary. It provided that the levels of N and P did not affect too much of the salinity on the border between the costal and the sea, however certain levels were impacted because of steady use of fertilizers in agriculture – a real threat for eutrophication. Why would something about the Seine estuary be important? Well, it looked at the causes for shifts in Nitrogen and Phosphorous levels and tried to make an educated guess to explain its changes. What if UMBC had been using pesticides to make the campus more “germ free,” would that affect the salinity or turbidity of our waters? We should examine closely the changes in these levels for the waters we test. It’s very important to pose that question here on out. 3. Penn State. (2008, November 25). Sea Level Rise Alters Chesapeake Bay's Salinity. ScienceDaily. <http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2008/11/081120122157.htm>. This was a great article to have been found! This article’s basic summary is the affect of the rise of sea levels on Chesapeake Bay’s salinity. The Penn State team ran a hydrodynamic model with present day salinity levels and reduced sea levels and compared the salinity to increased sea levels; supporting their hypothesis that the rise of sea levels causes the salinity to increase. Although we don’t live near the sea, there are a lot of run off’s in the areas around UMBC that we will be testing. Lately we have been seeing a large amount of rainfall, contributing to large amounts of runoff’s. Would this affect the salinity levels of the water we test, today? We have water that we tested from a lab a while ago, so we can use that to compare and contrast and make assumptions on if heavy rainfall could have indirectly caused an increase in salinity or turbidity levels through run off’s. 4. National Oceanic and Atomspheric Administration. (2008, March 25). “Monitoring Estuaries.” NOAA. < http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/media/supp_estuar10c_salinity.html > This website pretty much covers the entire testing phase that we have performed in class. It talks about the effects of salinity, turbidity, pH, temperature, depth, dissolved oxygen and nutrients on water. It explains why each feature is important, what it effects and who it effects (organisms wise) and the outcome of changes in their levels. NOAA pretty much gave us the best source out there for this project. We can use this website to support our knowledge of the effects of changes in salinity levels, turbidity, pH and temperature to further our summary of results. NOAA also briefly provides information on organisms when experimenting with each factor mentioned above, this could help us to contrast with the other sources and keep helping us to support our results. 5. United States Geological Survey. (2010, March 30). “The Effects of Urbanization on Water Quality.” USGS. < http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/urbanquality.html> This website is another .gov website that talks about the effects of urbanization on water quality. It especially examines the effects of runoff, nitrogen, phosphorous and other parts of urbanization on the water quality. It goes very in depth and examines the harms of each aspect of urbanization. For example, run off’s of sand and salt used to help remove snow can contaminate streams. Even the first example I provided in the site summary is good enough to be used as a factor for our results. You can think of UMBC as the city and the streams as its rivers, in a small scale sense. Things like sand and salt, which the University uses plenty of, do contribute to run offs into the streams around the university. This could impact the salinity, turbidity and maybe eutrophication levels of the system. We have to examine these important effects of Urbanization if we want the complete picture to explain results. This can be tied in with many other sources to compile plenty of support for our conclusion.
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