Using plants in ecological and environmental studies:
List of publications, S.A. Ostroumov (updated June, 2010); the publications included material on plants; http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/2261_plants_ecological_environmental_studies;
In some of the papers, new data on phytotoxicity of chemicals, especially synthetic detergents and surfactants, were reported. Some paper contains new data on the phytoremediation potential of aquatic plants in the systems where the water was polluted with surfactants, detergents, heavy metal, and perchlorate.
Some of the publications (e.g., the book ‘Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, Prospects’) cover the issues of conservation of biodiversity including plants. The book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ includes the data on the secondary metabolites produced by plants, and analyses the ecological functions of those natural chemicals. The book ‘Aquatic Organisms in Water Self-Purification and Biogenic Migration of Elements’ and some other books and papers (e.g. the paper ‘On the biotic self-purification of aquatic ecosystems: elements of the theory’. - Doklady Biological Sciences, V. 396, 2004, p. 206–211) gave the innovative theory of the polyfunctional role of biota (including plants) in maintaining and improving water quality.
Key words include: plants, phytoremediation, phytotechnology, aquatic plants, phytotoxicity, phytomass, phytotest, plant seedlings, phytoplankton, and others;