Bernardo Duarte, Maria Isabel Violante Caçador
July 31, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 375 Pages - 8 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138035492 - CAT# K31724
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This book presents a comprehensive review of the most recent studies to understand the impact of contaminants on the marine environment. Conventional and new information, as well as the latest techniques, are provided, which can be applied to several types of marine organisms from bacteria and fungi to animals and algae. Specific topics discussed include the impact of different contaminants on different organisms as well as different approaches and their outcomes in terms of impact assessment. The integration of these techniques is also discussed in order to attain sentinel species and biomarkers to be applied in ecological quality and impact assessment programs and studies.
Introduction of ecotoxicology in marine ecosystems. Application of biophysical markers in ecotoxicity tests. Microbial biomarkers of contamination in marine systems. Heavy metal contamination and climate change impacts in marine plants. Fish neurotoxicity symptoms as promising tools. Biochemical biomarkers of metal contamination in coastal halophytes. Heavy metal impacts on phytoplankton physiology. Element mapping-based contamination assessment in marine organisms. Organic contaminants in estuarine fishes. Metal nanoparticles vs ionic metal: effects and biomarkers in plant systems. Metal bioavailability: the basis of metal ecotoxicology. Contaminants in different classes of macroalgae. Metagenomics: a powerful tool evolving ecotoxicology. Ecotoxicology in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The importance of ecotoxicology information in the validation of ecological indexes.