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Document ID (ISN)67899
CIS number 96-2212
ISBN(s) 0-87371-585-3
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hoffman D.J., Rattner B.A., Burton G.A., Cairns J.
Title Handbook of ecotoxicology
Bibliographic information Lewis Publishers, CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Boulevard, N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA, 1995. x, 755p., Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 85.00.
Abstract This book provides comprehensive information about the relatively new but rapidly expanding field of ecotoxicology, which may be defined as the science of predicting effects of potentially toxic agents on natural ecosystems and not target species. It contains 34 chapters written by more than 50 international experts. Divided into four major sections (Quantifying and measuring ecotoxicological effects; Contaminant sources and effects; Case histories and ecosystem surveys; Methods for making estimates and predictability in ecotoxicology), the book provides new concepts and methodology for many aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicity test protocols. Other topics covered includes sediment and soil ecotoxicity, landscape indicators, biomonitoring and bioindicators. The role of deforestation and global warming, pathogens and disease in ecotoxicology, abiotic factors, urban runoff, predictive ecotoxicology, population modelling and restoration ecology is also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; toxic substances; environmental pollution; ecotoxicology; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) USA; case study; description of technique; hazard evaluation; manuals
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Toxicology
Pollution control
Environmental pollution