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 populationsAdditional chapters on QSARs, selenium, wildlife and contaminated soil remediation, impact of urban runoff, and ecological risk assessment examplesSix new case histories illustrating environmental contaminant disruption of natural ecosystems
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.
QUANTIFYING AND MEASURING ECOTOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS
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
CONTAMINANT SOURCES AND EFFECTS
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
CASE HISTORIES AND ECOSYSTEM SURVEYS
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
METHODS FOR MAKING ESTIMATES, PREDICTABILITY, AND RISK ASSESMENT IN ECOTOXICOLOGY
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.
SPECIAL ISSUES IN ECOTOXICOLOGY
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
"… 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