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Soil Ecotoxicology

By: J Tarradellas, G Bitton and D Rossel

386 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #64754 | ISBN: 1566701341
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About this book

Discusses the fate (biodegradation and modelling) and the potential impacts of pesticides on soil ecosystems, and the methods for performing toxicity assessments.

From the publisher's announcement:

Soils are receptacles for a wide range of hazardous chemicals generated by human activities. Whether or not this contamination is deliberate, accurate toxicity assessments are important for health and economic reasons. Soil Ecotoxicology discusses the sources, fate, and transport of hazardous chemicals in soils. The fate (biodegradation and modeling) and the potential impacts of pesticides on soil ecosystems are emphasized, and methodologies for performing toxicity assessments are provided.


Contents

Fate and Transport of Toxic Chemicals in SoilsChemical Pollutants in Soils, J. Tarradellas and G. BittonTransport and Fate of Toxicants in Soils, M. BrusseauBiotransformation of Organic Compounds in Soils: Remediation and Ecotoxicological Implications, R.M. Miller and D.C. HermanMain Microbial Mechanisms of Pesticide Degradation in Soils, J.-C. Fournier, G. Soulas, and N.R. ParekhModeling of Biodegradation of Pesticides in Soils, G. SoulasBioavailability of Trace Elements to Terrestrial Plants, J.-L. MorelTesting of the Impact of Toxic Chemicals on SoilsUse of Enzymes in Soil Ecotoxicology: A Case for Dehydrogenase and Hydrolytic Enzymes, D. Rossel, J. Tarradellas, G. Bitton, and J.-L. MorelMicrobial Assays in Soils, L. TorstenssonThe Effects of Toxic Chemicals on Nutrient Cycling Processes in Soils, C. HendricksTesting and Knowledge of Organic Phytotoxins, J. FletcherEvaluation of Soil Fauna Ecotoxicity Tests Regarding their Use in Risk Assessment, C.A.M. Van Gestel, C.D. Leon, and N.M. Van StraalenApplications of Ecotoxicity Tests to Assess Side Effects of Pesticides in Soils, H.P. MalkomesToxicity Testing using Microcosms, S.C. SheppardIndex

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