Research into ecotoxicology can be classified into three fundamental concerns: abiotic factors, which characterize the physicochemistry of environments; biotic factors, relating to biological structures and functions; and contamination factors, which define the modes of pollution of ecosystems. The most significant research methodologies currently being developed in aquatic ecotoxicology are presented, specifically experimental approaches in the laboratory
Table of Contents
Volume 1: 1. River Ecosystems: Ecological Concepts and Dynamics 2. Special Features of Lake Ecosystems 3. Fundamental Concepts in Aquatic Ecotoxicology 4. Problems and Analytical Methods for the Determination of Trace Metals and Metalloids in Polluted Freshwater Ecosystems 5. Chemical Speciation of Trace Metals 6. Adsorption of Trace Inorganic and Organic Contaminants by Solid Particulate Matter 7. Geochemistry and Bioavailability of Trace Metals in Sediments 8. The Pollution of the Hydrosphere by Global Contaminants and Its Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems 9. Study of Contaminant Repartition in Freshwater Ecosystems 10. Enclosure Methodologies 11. Artificial Streams in Ecotoxicological Research Index.