Principles of Ecotoxicology

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CRC Press, Dec 22, 2005 - Science - 344 pages
Presenting a multidisciplinary perspective in a concise format, Principles of Ecotoxicology, Third Edition discusses the fundamental chemical and ecological nature of pollution processes while identifying the major classes of pollutants and their environmental fate. The first edition was originally created to fill the need for a textbook that cover

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Contents

Chapter 1 Major Classes of Pollutants
3
Chapter 2 Routes by Which Pollutants Enter Ecosystems
23
Chapter 3 LongRange Movements and Global Transport of Pollutants
33
Chapter 4 The Fate of Metals and Radioactive Isotopes in Contaminated Ecosystems
45
Chapter 5 The Fate of Organic Pollutants in Individuals and in Ecosystems
57
Part 2 Effects of Pollutantson Individual Organisms
85
Chapter 6 Toxicity Testing
87
Chapter 7 Biochemical Effects of Pollutants
109
Part 3 Effects of Pollutants on Populations and Communities
179
Population Dynamics
181
Chapter 13 Evolution of Resistance to Pollution
209
Chapter 14 Changes in Communities and Ecosystems
229
Chapter 15 Extrapolating from Molecular Interactions to Consequent Effects at the Population Level
243
Chapter 16 Biomarkers in Population Studies
259
Introduction to Population Projection Matrices
275
Glossary
277

Chapter 8 Physiological Effects of Pollutants
123
Chapter 9 Interactive Effects of Pollutants
141
Chapter 10 Biomarkers
149
Chapter 11 In situ Biological Monitoring
165
Bibliography
283
Back cover
305
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