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Ecotoxicology : a comprehensive treatment

Author: Michael C Newman; William H Clements
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2008.
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"Integrating ecotoxicological concepts across a range of hierarchical levels, Ecotoxicology: A Comprehensive Treatment focuses on the paradigms and fundamental themes of ecotoxicology while presenting the details and practical applications of concepts often found in more specialized books. By synthesizing the best qualities of a general textbook and the narrower, more specific scope of a technical reference, the  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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