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Ecotoxicology : a comprehensive treatment

Author: Michael C Newman; William H Clements
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the paradigms and fundamental themes of ecotoxicology while providing the detail and practical application of concepts. This book covers a variety of instructional vantages and engenders a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Newman; William H Clements
ISBN: 9780849333576 0849333571
OCLC Number: 124159868
Description: 852 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: I. Hierarchical ecotoxicology. The hierarchical science of ecotoxicology --
II. Organismal ecotoxicology. The organismal ecotoxicology context --
Biochemistry of toxicants --
Cells and tissues --
Organs and organ systems --
Physiology --
Bioaccumulation --
Models of bioaccumulation and bioavailability --
Lethal effects --
Sublethal effects --
Conclusion --
III. Popoulation ecotoxicology. The population ecotoxicology context --
Epidemiology : the study of disease in populations --
Toxicants and simple population models --
Toxicants and population demographics --
Phenogenetics of exposed populations --
Population genetics : damage and stochastic dynamics of the germ line --
Population genetics : natural selection --
Conclusion --
IV. Community ecotoxicology. Introduction to community ecotoxicology --
Biotic and abiotic factors that regulate communities --
Biomonitoring and the responses of communities to contaminants --
Experimental approaches in community ecology and ecotoxicology --
Application of multimetric and multivariate approaches in community ecotoxicology --
Disturbance ecology and the responses of communities to contaminants --
Community responses to global and atmospheric stressors --
Effects of contaminants on trophic structure and food webs --
Conclusions --
V. Ecosystem ecotoxicology. Introduction to ecosystem ecology and ecotoxicology --
Overview of ecosystem processes --
Descriptive approaches for assessing ecosystem responses to contaminants --
The use of microcosms, mMesocosms, and field experiments to assess ecosystem responses to contaminants and other stressors --
Patterns and processes : the relationship between species diversity and ecosystem function --
Fate and transport of contaminants in ecosystems --
Effects of global atmospheric stressors on ecosystem processes --
VI. Ecotoxicology : a comprehensive treatment--conclusion --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael C. Newman, William H. Clements.
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