Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition

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  • A completely new section, Special Issues in Ecotoxicology, containing seven chapters
  • New topics such as: exposure and sensitivity of amphibians to environmental contaminants; endocrine disrupters; the role of environmental contaminants in species endangerment; the role of ecotoxicology in industrial ecology and natural capitalism; nutrient and contaminant interactions; indirect effects of pesticides on wildlife; genetic effects of contaminant exposure; and potential impact on animal populations
  • Additional chapters on QSARs, selenium, wildlife and contaminated soil remediation, impact of urban runoff, and ecological risk assessment examples
  • Six new case histories illustrating environmental contaminant disruption of natural ecosystems
  • Summary

    Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition focuses on toxic substances and how they affect ecosystems worldwide. It presents methods for quantifying and measuring ecotoxicological effects in the field and in the lab, as well as methods for estimating, predicting, and modeling in ecotoxicology studies.

    Completely revised and updated with 18 new chapters, this second edition includes contributions from over 75 international experts. Also, a Technical Review Board reviewed all manuscripts for accuracy and currency.

    This authoritative work is the definitive reference for students, researchers, consultants, and other professionals in the environmental sciences, toxicology, chemistry, biology, and ecology - in academia, industry, and government.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction, D.J. Hoffman, B.A. Rattner, G.A. Burton, Jr., and J. Cairns, Jr.


    Aquatic Toxicology Test Methods, W.J. Adams and C. Rowland

    Model Aquatic Ecosystems in Ecotoxicological Research: Considerations of Design, Implementation, and Analysis, J.H. Kennedy, T.W. La Point, P. Balci, J.Stanley, and Z.B. Johnson

    Wildlife Toxicity Testing, D.J. Hoffman

    Sediment Toxicity Testing: Issues and Methods, G.A. Burton, Jr., D.L. Denton, K. Ho, and D.S. Ireland

    Toxicological Significance of Soil Ingestion by Wild and Domestic Animals, W.N. Beyer, and G.F. Fries

    Wildlife and the Remediation of Contaminated Soils: Extending the Analysis of Ecological Risks to Habitat Restoration, G. Linder, G. Henderson, and E. Ingham

    Phytotoxicity, S.J. Klaine, M.A. Lewis and S.L. Knuteson

    Landscape Ecotoxicology, K. Holl and J. Cairns, Jr.

    Using Biomonitoring Data for Stewardship of Natural Resources, R.P. Breckenridge and T.M. Bartish

    Bioindicators of Contaminant Exposure and Effect in Aquatic and Terrestrial Monitoring, M. J. Melancon


    Wildlife Toxicology of Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides, E.F. Hill

    Organochlorine Pesticides, L.J. Blus

    Petroleum and Individual Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, P.H. Albers

    Lead in the Environment, O.H. Pattee and D.J. Pain

    Ecotoxicology of Mercury, J.G. Wiener, D.P. Krabbenhoft, G.H. Heinz, and A.M. Scheuhammer

    Ecotoxicology of Selenium, H.M. Ohlendorf

    Sources, Pathways and Effects of PCBs, Dioxins, and Dibenzofurans, C. P. Rice, P. O'Keefe, and T. Kubiak

    Receiving Water Impacts Associated with Urban Wet Weather Flows, R.E. Pitt

    Nuclear and Thermal, L. Meyers-Schone and S.S. Talmage

    Global Effects of Deforestation, R.A. Houghton

    Pathogens and Disease, F.A. Leighton

    Environmental Factors Affecting Contaminant Toxicity in Aquatic and Terrestrial Vertebrates, B.A. Rattner and A.G. Heath


    The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Accident: Ecotoxicological Update, R. Eisler

    Pesticides and International Migratory Bird Conservation, M.J. Hooper, P. Mineau, B. Woodbridge, and M.E. Zaccagnini

    Effects of Mining Lead on Birds: A Case History at Coeur d'Alene Basin, Idaho, C.J. Henny

    White Phosphorus at Eagle River Flats, Alaska: A Case History of Waterfowl Mortality, D.W. Sparling

    A Mining Impacted Stream: Exposure and Effects of Lead and Other Trace Elements on Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) Nesting in the Upper Arkansas River Basin, Colorado, C.M. Custer, T.W. Custer, A.S. Archuleta, L.C. Coppock, C.D. Swartz, and J.W. Bickham

    The Hudson River - PCB Case Study, J.P. McCarty

    Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment for Aquatic, Wetland, and Terrestrial Habitats along Clark Fork River, Montana, G. Linder, D.F. Woodard, and G. Pascoe


    Global Disposition of Contaminants, R.M. Harrison, S. Harrad, and J. Lead

    Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration in Aquatic Organisms, M.G. Barron

    Structure Activity Relationships for Predicting Ecological Effects of Chemicals, J.D. Walker and T.W. Schultz

    Predictive Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr. and B.R. Niederlehner

    Population Modeling, J.R. Sauer and G.W. Pendleton

    Ecological Risk Assessment: U.S. EPA's Current Guidelines and Future Directions, S.B. Norton, W. van der Schalie, A. Sergeant, L. Blake-Hedges, R. Wentsel, V. Serveiss, S.M. Marcy, P. Cirone, D. Rodier, R. Orr, and S. Wharton

    Ecological Risk Assessment Example: Waterfowl and Shorebirds Feeding in Ephemeral Pools at Kesterson Resevoir, California, E.R. Byron, H.M. Ohlendorf, G.M. Santolo, S.M. Benson, P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, and M. Delamore

    Restoration Ecology and Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr.


    Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Endocrine Active Agents, T.S. Gross, B.S. Arnold, M.S. Sepulveda and K. McDonald

    A review of the role of contaminants in amphibian declines, D.W. Sparling

    Genetic Effects of Contaminant Exposure and Potential Impacts on Animal Populations, L.R. Shugart, C. Theodorakis, A.M. Bickham, and J. Bickham

    The Role of Ecotoxicology in Industrial Ecology and Natural Capitalism, J. Cairns Jr.

    Indirect Effects of Pesticides on Farmland Wildlife, N.W. Sotherton and J. Holland

    Trace Element and Nutrition Interactions in Fish and Wildlife, S.J. Hamilton and D.J. Hoffman

    Animal Species Endangerment: The Role of Environmental Pollution, O.H. Pattee, V.L.Wegner, and D.L. Bounds


    Editorial Reviews

    "… This book is destined to be the reference of ecotoxicology, offers a valuable overview of the subject, and constitutes a valuable guide to students, researchers, consultants and other professionals in environmental sciences, toxicology, chemistry, biology, and ecology."
    - International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2004


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