Acid Toxicity and Aquatic Animals

Acid Toxicity and Aquatic Animals

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Acid Toxicity and Aquatic Animals

This book reviews and presents recent research on acid waters and their effects on aquatic animals. Starting with the environment, in order to assess why the problems have arisen in particular areas, the volume then deals with field and survival studies on invertebrates and vertebrates; examines the extent of the biological problem and the attempts that have been made to relate water quality and the susceptibility of animals. The natural progression of environmental and field studies, toxicity, and survival tests provide the background information for the physiological studies that follow. These form the major component of the book and they seek to analyze the toxic effects of acid waters and trace metals with cardiovascular and endocrinological effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521057622
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Units, symbols and formulae; Preface; Introduction; 1. The causes and consequences of surface water Sir John Mason; 2. Invertebrate communities in acid streams D. W. Sutcliffe and A. G. Hildrew; 3. Fish survival in acid waters D. J. A. Brown and K. Sadler; 4. Field studies on fisheries in acid waters in the UK A. W. H. Turnpenny; 5. Episodic changes in water quality and their effects on fish J. P. Reader and C. H. Dempsey; 6. Acid-base regulation in fishes: 1. Mechanisms N. Heisler; 7. Acid-base regulation in fishes: 2. Biological responses and limitations J. N. Cameron; 8. Intracellular pH regulation and the effects of external acidification R. C. Thomas; 9. The physiological problems of fish in acid waters C. M. Wood; 10. Laboratory studies on invertebrate survival and physiology in acid waters J. H. D. Vangenechten, H. Witters and O. L. J. Vanderborght; 11. The physiological problems of crayfish in acid waters B. McMahon and S. Stuart; 12. The effects of hydrogen and aluminium ions on fish gills W. T. W. Potts and P. G. McWilliams; 13. The combined effects of pH and trace metals on fish ionoregulation D. G. McDonald, J. P. Reader and T. R. K. Dalziel; 14. Endocrine responses to acid stress in fish S. E. Wendelaar Bonga and P. H. M. Balm; 15. Commentary and conclusions G. D. Howells and R. Morris; Index.

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