Ecological Toxicity Testing: Scale, Complexity, and Relevance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ecological Toxicity Testing

Scale, Complexity, and Relevance, 1st Edition

By John Cairns, Jr.

CRC Press

240 pages

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Hardback: 9780873715997
pub: 1994-12-27
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Ecological Toxicity Testing provides a critical comparison of toxicity tests at different levels of biological organization from cells to landscapes. While ecological toxicity tests can be designed at any of the many levels of complexity and on spatial scales ranging from square millimeters to square kilometers, the uses to which this information can be put often differs with scale. In the past decade, tests at all levels have been refined and subjected to critical evaluations of their predictive accuracy.

This text/reference includes evaluations of toxicity test systems at various scales and complexities by expert practitioners. It also offers broader analyses of the effects of scale on endpoint selection, test design and analyses, and chemical sensitivity.

Table of Contents

The Genesis of Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr.

The Boundary between Ecology and Toxicology: A Sociologist's Perspective, W. Halffman

Endpoints of Interest at Different Levels of Biological Organization, G.W. Suter II

Role and Significance of Scale to Ecotoxicology, K.T. Perez

Design and Analysis of Multispecies Experiments, E.P. Smith

Development and Current Use of Single Species Aquatic Toxicity Tests, D.I. Mount

Are Single Species Toxicity Test Results Valid Indicators of Effects to Aquatic Communities? B.R. Parkhurst

Naturally Derived Microbial Communities as Receptors in Toxicity Tests, B.R. Niederlehner and J. Cairns,Jr.

The Use of Constructed or Artificial Ponds in Simulated Field Studies, J.H. Kennedy, P.C. Johnson, and Z.B. Johnson

The Use of Stream Microcosms in Multispecies Testing, K.W. Pontasch

Landscape-Scale Effects of Toxic Events for Ecological Risk Assessment, L. Fahrig and K. Freemark

Progress in Toxicity Testing-An Academic's Viewpoint, K.L. Dickson

Future Trends in Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr.


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General