Principles of Ecotoxicology

Principles of Ecotoxicology

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Over the past decade ecotoxicology has a emerged as a distinct subject of interdisciplinary character. Courses in ecotoxicology reflect this and are taught by specialists in chemistry and biochemistry through to population genetics and ecology. Producing a textbook to incoporate these disciplines is something of a challenge but the responses to the first edition of this book prove that Walker et al. have managed to do just that - the second edition builds on the first by incorporating new data on topical subjects. Principles of Ecotoxicology identifies the major classes of organic and inorganic pollutants, their properties, release and environmental fate, and transport in air, water and along food chains, before considering the effects that they might have upon individual organisms and ultimately whole ecosystems. This timely second edition incorporates data collected since the first edition on subjects of current research and media interest such as organochloride pesticides, endocrine disruptors, aquatic toxicity, industrial waste and ecotoxicity testing. Once again the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, physiology, population ecology, and genetics are brought together in this cohesive text. Walker; Colin H. Devon, England, UK,Hopkin; Stephen P. University of Reading, Reading, England, UK,Sibly; Richard M. University of Reading, England, UK,Peakall; D. B. University of Reading, Readingshow more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 193 x 254 x 25.4mm | 839.16g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd edition
  • 130 b&w illustrations, maps
  • 0748409394
  • 9780748409396

Table of contents

1. Major Classes of Pollutant 2. Routes by Which Pollutants Enter Ecosystems 3. Long-Range Movements and Global Transport of Pollutants 4. The Fate of Metals and Radioactive Isotopes in Contaminated Ecosystems 5. The Fate of Organic Pollutants in Individuals and in Ecosystems 6. Toxicity Testing 7. Biochemical Effects of Pollutants 8. Physiological Effects of Pollutants 9. Interactive Effects of Pollutants 10. Biomarkers 11. In situ Biological Monitoring 12. Changes in Numbers:show more

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