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Ecotoxicology : The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems

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Ecotoxicology, Third Edition discusses the ecological effects of pollutants: the ways in which ecosystems can be affected, and current attempts to predict and monitor such effects. The emphasis is on ecosystems; therefore toxicological approaches are critically assessed.
Following a brief introduction to the principal characteristics of both pollutants and ecosystems, the various ecosystem components are considered in more detail. Populations, communities and gene pools are examined with an emphasis on the ways in which pollutants affect them specifically. The indirect effects of pollution are considered separately in a new chapter with particular attention paid to the mechanisms and biological effects of global warming. A discussion of the methods used to predict and to monitor the effects of pollutants, some illustrative examples of pollution problems and a final summary discussion, complete the book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 347 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 22mm | 539.77g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0125067631
  • 9780125067638

Table of contents

Introduction.
Population Dynamics.
Communities.
Genetics of Populations.
Effects on Habitats.
Effects on Individual Organisms.
Predictions of Ecological Effects.
Monitoring and Assessment.
Case Studies.
Conclusions.
References.
Index.
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"... it contains a wealth of ecotoxicological reference data, so as a sourcebook it has considerable utility. It certainly has a place on the bookshelf of all toxicologists and ecotoxicologists." - Journal of Environmental Quality
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About Frank Moriarty

Frank Moriarty, Ph.D., has spent over 25 years researching the ecological effects of pollution. For over 8 years he was part of a research unit working on plant-parasitic nematodes at the University of Cambridge. He also joined the Nature Conservancy, and later became part of the Natural Environmental Research Council.
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