Behavioural ecotoxicology is an emerging field dealing with the effects of environmental pollutants on the behaviour of animals. Behavioural techniques derived from experimental psychology, behavioural pharmacology and neurotoxicology are applied to detect and characterize changes in animals living in the environment exposed to various pollutants. Behavioural effects are then interpreted in an ecological context considering the long-term relevance of these changes at both the individual and population level.
."..an early work in this intriguing field...raises many questions, presents numerous concerns, and offers intriguing opportunities..." ("Veterinary and Human Toxicology", Vol. 44, No. 6, December 2002)
...."This book has a high scientific level and is well illustrated with examples." (Int.Jnl of Environment & Pollution, Vol.19, No.4, 2003)
."..The book provides some invaluable insights into a relatively young discipline..." (The British Toxicology Society Newsletter, Summer 2003)
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