The potential impact of anthropogenic pollutants such as agrochemicals on the environment is of global concern. Increasing use of certain compounds can result in contamination of food, water and atmospheric systems and in order to combat this pollution it is important to be able to accurately monitor the short and long term effects.
This book describes the latest non-traditional terrestrial species models used as indicators of the toxic effects of environmental pollutants. The book enables understanding of the effects of pollutants in non-target species, and therefore enables analysis of the effects on ecosystems. Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-Traditional Terrestrial Models will be of interest to anyone interested in developing new biomarker species with high degrees of ecological relevance. It will serve as a useful resource for regulatory and research toxicologists, particularly those interested in soil screening and the effects of pollutants on wildlife and insects and their use as biological indicators.
- The Use of the Non-Standardized Invertebrates in Soil Ecotoxicology
- The Use of Spiders in the Assessment of Cellular Effects of Environmental Stressors
- Aporrectodea longa (Annelida, Lumbricidae): a suitable earthworm model for genotoxicity evaluation in the environment
- Higher-tier Multi-species Studies in Soil - Prospects and Applications for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides
- Evaluation of the genotoxic potential of contaminated soil employing the snail Helix aspersa
- The direct-developing frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Eleutherodactylidae) as biological model for the study of toxic, cytotoxic, and genotoxic effects of agrochemicals
- The yellow-legged gull Larus michahellis (Charadriiformes, Laridae) as a model species in ecotoxicology: application in monitoring and toxicity assessment of environmental pollutants
- The lizard Salvator merianae (Squamata, Teiidae) as a valid indicator in toxicological studies
- The terrestrial lizard Podarcis sicula as experimental model in emerging pollutants evaluation
- The use of terrestrial life-stages of European amphibians in toxicological studies
- South American Cowbirds as Avian Models for Environmental Toxicity Testing
- Impacts of Agriculture and Pesticides on Amphibian Terrestrial Life Stages: Potential Biomonitor/Bioindicator Species for the Pampa Region of Argentina