Ecological Risk Assessment: Innovative Field and Laboratory Studies

Lawrence V. Tannenbaum

December 20, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 234 Pages - 3 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498786171 - CAT# K30225


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Assesses current ERA studies, examines their weaknesses, and offers new solutions.

Strategically groups new ERA studies, allowing readers to quickly locate those that relate to their specific areas of expertise.

Presents new risk assessment methods for chemically-contaminated sites.

Describes assessment for resident biota in polluted sites, and determining the need for intervention and monitoring.

Compares and contrasts laboratory-based tests and field tests, and explains when and how to use each.


This book will present a detailed analysis of how some current ecological risk assessment (ERA) studies fall short of their intended mark. It will discuss the limitations of these studies and explain how sometimes their premises are fundamentally flawed, thus producing data that is not particularly useful.


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