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Pesticide Impact on Stream Fauna: With Special Reference to Macroinvertebrates

By: RC Muirhead-Thompson

275 pages, 50 diags

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #184330 | ISBN-13: 9780521125284
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Hardback | Jul 1987 | #2239 | ISBN: 0521309670
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About this book

The problem of pesticide contamination of running waters is one of concern in many different fields of human activity. A critical experimental approach is essential in trying to understand how individual stream fauna react and how integrated aquatic communities respond to these toxic chemicals, both over short periods and in the long term. This book deals with three aspects of pesticide contamination. First the origins of the pollutants are considered. Secondly, there follows a consideration of laboratory evaluation techniques, and thirdly, the final section of the book looks in detail at a selection of case studies in which the effects on streams of widely used pesticides are analysed. The account will be of value to freshwater biologists generally but especially to those directly involved in work with pesticides, freshwater fisheries and public health.

Reissue of a book published in 1987.


Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction and Origin of Pesticides in Running Waters: 1. Introduction; 2. Origins of pesticides in running waters; Part II. The Role of Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Evaluation: 3. Laboratory evaluation techniques; 4. Artificial community streams and channels in situ; 5. Invertebrate reaction to pesticides under laboratory and experimental conditions; Part III. Evaluation in Pest Control Projects: 6. Introduction to field sampling of aquatic macroinvertebrates in streams and rivers; 7. Impact of insecticides used in control of the spruce budworm; 8. Aquatic environmental effects of insecticides used in tsetse fly control; 9. Effect on non-targets of larvicides applied to running waters for control of blackfly (Simulium) larvae; 10. Impact of piscicides (and molluscicides); 11. Herbicides and aquatic invertebrates; Summary and assessment; References; Index.

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