Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists
Author: David A. Vaccari
Author: Peter F. Strom
Author: James E. Alleman
The growth of the environmental sciences has greatly expanded the scope of biological disciplines
today's engineers have to deal with. Yet, despite its fundamental importance, the full breadth of biology
has been given short shrift in most environmental engineering and science courses.
Filling this gap in the professional literature, Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists
introduces students of chemistry, physics, geology, and environmental engineering to a broad range of
biological concepts they may not otherwise be exposed to in their training. Based on a graduate-level
course designed to teach engineers to be literate in biological concepts and terminology, the text covers
a wide range of biology without making it tedious for non-biology majors.
Teaching aids include:
Notes, problems, and solutions
Problem sets at the end of each chapter
PowerPoints(r) of many figures
A valuable addition to any civil engineering and environmental studies curriculum, this book also serves
as an important professional reference for practicing environmental professionals who need to understand
the biological impacts of pollution.
David A. Vaccari
DAVID A. VACCARI, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and
Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. He also serves as an industry
consultant and holds memberships in the Water Environment Federation, the American Academy of
Environmental Engineers, the International Water Association, and the American Water Works
Peter F. Strom
PETER F. STROM, PhD, is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at Cook College, Rutgers University,
specializing in biological treatment and water pollution. He is a member of the Water Environment
Federation, the American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Environmental Engineering and
Science Professors, and the International Water Association.<br> <br>
James E. Alleman
JAMES E. ALLEMAN, PhD, PE, is a Professor and Departmental Chair of Civil, Construction, and
Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. His thirty plus years of environmental engineering
experience covers a diverse spectrum of academic, industrial, military, and governmental activities. He is
a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, the
International Water Association, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science
"...this is a great text that covers a multitude of topics well, and is well written and comprehensive. I
predict it will be popular as a text for environmental engineering students."
"...a resource for a two-semester course but can be used as an outline...for a single-semester
"...attempts to cover a wide range of biology without making it tedious to those working outside the
area...an important reference for practicing environmental professionals..."
"Based on a graduate level course designed to teach engineers to be literate in biological concepts and
terminology, the text covers a wide range of biology without making it tedious for nonbiology majors."