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Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles

Edited By: Donald W Sparling, Greg Linder, Christine A Bishop and Sherry Krest

916 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | Edition: 2 | #178554 | ISBN-13: 9781420064162
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About this book

Building on the success of its predecessor, the second edition of "Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles" presents newly available findings on these important groups of animals. This edition covers nearly twice as many topics as the first, including recent developments in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, the current status of these animals, and intrinsic factors that affect their susceptibility to contaminants. This book also provides the latest information on specific groups of contaminants and their effects and body burdens in herpetafauna. After a review of how contaminants interact with other ecological factors, the text explores concerns for the future.


Contents

Recent Advancements in Amphibian and Reptile Ecotoxicology, D.W. Sparling, G. Linder, C. Bishop, and S. Krest Declines and the Global Status of Amphibians, R.A. Alford The Global Status of Reptiles and Causes of Their Decline, B.D. Todd, J.D. Willson, and J.W. Gibbons Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles in a Nutshell, G. Linder, C. Bridges Britton, and J.R. Bidwell Physiological Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles: Natural History and Life History Attributes Framing Chemical Exposure in the Field, G. Linder, B.D. Palmer, E.E. Little, C.L. Rowe, and P.F.P. Henry Effects of Current Use Pesticides on Amphibians, C.M. Lehman and B.K. Williams Ecotoxicology of Pesticides in Reptiles, B.D. Pauli, S. Money, and D.W. Sparling Atrazine in the Environment and Its Implications for Amphibians and Reptiles, C.A. Bishop, T.V. McDaniel, and S.R. de Solla Ecotoxicology of Organic Contaminants to Amphibians, D.W. Sparling Organic Contaminants in Reptiles, S.R. de Solla Interdisciplinary and Hierarchical Approaches for Studying the Effects of Metals and Metalloids on Amphibians, W.A. Hopkins and C.L. Rowe The Ecotoxicology of Metals in Reptiles, B. Grillitsch and L. Schiesari Solar UV Radiation and Amphibians: Factors Mitigating Injury, E.E. Little and R.D. Calfee Multiple Stressors and Indirect Food Web Effects of Contaminants on Herptofauna, R.A. Relyea Emerging Contaminants and Their Potential Effects on Amphibians and Reptiles, L.L. McConnell and D.W. Sparling A Decade of Deformities: Advances in Our Understanding of Amphibian Malformations and Their Implications, P.T.J. Johnson, M.K. Reeves, S.K. Krest, and A.E. Pinkney Population Estimation Methods for Amphibians and Reptiles, L.L. Bailey and M.J. Mazerolle Epilogue: Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles -- Where Should Be We Going and How Do We Get There? G. Linder, C. Bishop, S. Krest, and D. Sparling Appendix

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Biography

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA U.S. Geological Survey, Brooks, Oregon, USA Environment Canada, Delta, British Columbia, Canada USFWS, CBFO, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

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