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Ecotoxicology: A Hierarchical Treatment

Edited By: Michael C Newman and Charles H Jagoe

411 pages, Figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53916 | ISBN: 1566701279
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Twenty experts identify and present the fundamental concepts of ecotoxicology at all levels of biological organization.


Ecotoxicology as a Science, M.C. NewmanEcotoxicology Assessed from a Scientific ContextEcotoxicology and the Qualities of a Scientific DisciplineThe Emergence of Ecotoxicology as a ScienceEcotoxicology of Metals in the Aquatic Environment: Geochemical Aspects, P.G.C. Campbell and A. TessierIntroductionGeochemical ConsiderationsInteractions between Dissolved Trace Metals and Aquatic OrganismsInteractions between Particulate Trace Metals and Aquatic OrganismsEcotoxicological Considerations - Metallothionein as a Biochemical Indicator of Metal-Induced StressEcotoxicants at the Cell-Membrane Barrier, K. SimkissBackgroundOrigin of the Concepts on Membrane PermeabilityEntry into the CellComplex InteractionsMembrane EcotoxicologyMembranes in the Ecotoxicology HierarchyEvaluation of Organic Contaminant Exposure in Aquatic Organisms: The Significance of Bioconcentration and Bioaccumulation, P. Landrum, G.A. Harkey, and J. KukkonenIntroductionAqueous ExposuresSediment ExposuresFood Web TransferEstimation MethodsSteady-State ModelsUses and Limits of ToxicokineticsBioavailabilityUtility and AssessmentMolecular Markers to Toxic Agents, L.R. ShugartThe ProblemBiological MarkersMolecular Markers to ToxicantsGenetic EcotoxicologyConclusionsResponses at the Tissue Level: Quantitative Methods in Histopathology Applied to Ecotoxicology, C.H. JagoeConceptual BackgroundThe Necessity of QuantitationMethods for Quantifying Effects at the Cell and Tissue LevelsAn Example: Effects of Low pH and Dissolved Metals on Fish GillsConclusionEffects of Pollutants on Individual Life Histories and Population Growth Rates, R.M. SiblyIntroductionEffects of Pollutants on Individual Organisms, and the Consequences for Population Growth RatePopulation Density and Population EcologyEvolutionary AnalysisConclusionsEcologically Meaningful Estimates of Lethal Effect in Individuals, M.C. Newman and P.M. DixonOverviewThe Dose-Response (Time Endpoint) ApproachThe Time-Response (Survival Time) ApproachConclusionDemography Meets Ecotoxicology: Untangling the Population Levels Effects of Toxic Substances, H. CaswellIntroductionDemographic ModelsLife Table Response ExperimentsDecomposing Treatment Effects: Why and How DiscussionToxicants as Selective Agents in Population and Community Dynamics, R.K. Chesser and D.W. SuggIntroductionMethodsEcosystem StabilityPerturbationsSpecies RedundanciesImmigrationGeneralizationsEffects of Environmental Stressors on Interspecific Interactions of Aquatic Animals, G.J. Atchison, M.B. Sandheinrich, and M.D. BryanOverviewGeneral BackgroundPredationCompetition for ResourcesConclusionsEcotoxicology and the Redundancy Problem: Understanding Effects on Community Structure and Function, J.R. Pratt and J. Cairns, Jr.IntroductionPossible Relationships between Structure and FunctionEcosystem DifferencesPredictive Approaches

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