Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition

David J. Hoffman, Barnett A. Rattner, G. Allen Burton, Jr., John Cairns, Jr.

November 13, 2002 by CRC Press
Reference - 1312 Pages - 115 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566705462 - CAT# L1546


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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.