ISBN-10:
1439862664
ISBN-13:
9781439862667
Pub. Date:
03/21/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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ISBN-13: 9781439862667
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/21/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 1,146,178
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Pollutants and Their Fate in Ecosystems

Major Classes of Pollutants
Routes by Which Pollutants Enter Ecosystems
Long-Range Movements and Global Transport of Pollutants
The Fate of Metals and Radioactive Isotopes in Contaminated Ecosystems
Fates of Organic Pollutants in Individuals and in Ecosystems

Effects of Pollutants on Individual Organisms

Testing for Ecotoxicity
Biochemical Effects of Pollutants
Physiological Effects of Pollutants
Interactive Effects of Pollutants
Biomarkers
In Situ Biological Monitoring

Effects of Pollutants on Populations and Communities

Changes in Numbers: Population Dynamics
Evolution of Resistance to Pollution
Changes in Communities and Ecosystems
Extrapolating from Molecular Interactions to Consequent Effects at Population Level
Biomarkers in Population Studies
Ecotoxicology: Looking to the Future

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Chapters include a summary and further reading.

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