Principles of Ecotoxicology / Edition 1

Principles of Ecotoxicology / Edition 1

by C.H. Walker, R.M. Sibly, D.B. Peakall, Steve P. Hopkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748402217

ISBN-13: 9780748402212

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"This second edition of Principles of Ecotoxicology builds upon the foundations laid by the outstanding success of the first edition. The text progresses from the molecular basis of pollutant toxicity to consequent effects at higher levels of organisation - cellular, whole organism, population, community and ecosystem." "It is essential reading for undergraduates,…  See more details below

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"This second edition of Principles of Ecotoxicology builds upon the foundations laid by the outstanding success of the first edition. The text progresses from the molecular basis of pollutant toxicity to consequent effects at higher levels of organisation - cellular, whole organism, population, community and ecosystem." "It is essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers from a wide variety of backgroundsenvironmental chemists, toxicologists, zoologists, biologists and agriculturalists. Professionals working in these areas will also find it a valuable reference point."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748402212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1Pollutants and their Fate in Ecosystems1
Ch. 1Major classes of pollutant3
Ch. 2Routes by which pollutants enter ecosystems23
Ch. 3Long-range movements and global transport of pollutants34
Ch. 4The fate of metals and radioactive isotopes in contaminated ecosystems46
Ch. 5The fate of organic pollutants in individuals and in ecosystems59
Pt. 2Effects of Pollutants on Individual Organisms91
Ch. 6Toxicity testing93
Ch. 7Biochemical effects of pollutants119
Ch. 8Physiological effects of pollutants133
Ch. 9Interactive effects of pollutants153
Ch. 10Biomarkers162
Ch. 11In situ biological monitoring179
Pt. 3Effects of Pollutants on Populations and Communities193
Ch. 12Changes in numbers: population dynamics195
Ch. 13Evolution of resistance to pollution220
Ch. 14Changes in communities and ecosystems238
Ch. 15Biomarkers in population studies248
App.: Introduction to population projection matrices266
Glossary268
Bibliography275
Index301

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