Networking and expert-system analysis: Next frontier in biomonitoring

A. Viarengo, B. Burlando, A. Giordana, C. Bolognesi, G. P. Gabrielides

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The extensive use of biomarkers in environment biomonitoring programmes has raised the problem of data management and intercomparison. A research project (Pollution Effect Network, PEN) is proposed here, consisting of the realisation of an on-line warehouse for biomarker data ( The web site will contain repository sections and expert system procedures able to integrate information from different biomarkers and provide ranking of the organism health status in terms of synthetic stress syndrome indexes. Researchers accessing the site will be able to submit and process their own data. This will allow common criteria in the evaluation of the biological effects of pollutants, and an inter-comparison of biomonitoring data among different geographic areas and sentinel species. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalMarine Environmental Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000


  • Biomarkers
  • Biomonitoring
  • Data mining
  • Data warehouse
  • Expert system
  • Pollutant effects
  • Stress index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Science(all)


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