Quantitative Methods in Aquatic Ecotoxicology / Edition 1

Quantitative Methods in Aquatic Ecotoxicology / Edition 1

by Michael C. Newman, Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873716221

ISBN-13: 9780873716222

Pub. Date: 12/21/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book provides a quantitative treatment of the science of ecotoxicology. The first chapters consider fundamental concepts and definitions essential to understanding the fate and effects of toxicants at various levels of ecological organization as covered in the remaining chapters. Scientific ecotoxicology and associated topics are defined. The historical

…  See more details below

Overview

This book provides a quantitative treatment of the science of ecotoxicology. The first chapters consider fundamental concepts and definitions essential to understanding the fate and effects of toxicants at various levels of ecological organization as covered in the remaining chapters. Scientific ecotoxicology and associated topics are defined. The historical perspective, rationale, and characteristics are outlined for the strong inferential and quantitative approach advocated in this book. The general measurement process is discussed, and methodologies for defining and controlling variance, which could otherwise exclude valid conclusions regarding ecotoxicological endeavors, are considered.
Ecotoxicological concepts at increasing levels of ecological organization are discussed in the second part of the book. Quantitative methods used to measure toxicant effects are outlined in this section. The final chapter summarizes the book with a brief discussion of ecotoxicological assessment. Numerous figures and tables accompany text, with many statistical tables found in the appendix for quick reference. Although the book primarily focuses on aquatic systems, with appropriate modification the concepts and methods can be applied to terrestrial systems.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873716222
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/21/1994
Series:
Advances in Trace Substances Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The Measurement Process21
Ch. 3Bioaccumulation59
Ch. 4Lethal and Other Quantal Responses to Stressors119
Ch. 5Hypothesis Tests for Detection of Chronic Lethal and Sublethal Stress177
Ch. 6Effects at the Population Level205
Ch. 7Effects at the Community Level265
Ch. 8Summary323
Appendix327
Index411

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >