2nd Edition

Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles

    944 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Building on the success of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles presents newly available findings on the species that are important environmental indicators. This new edition covers nearly twice as many topics as the first, including recent developments in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, the current status of these animals, and intrinsic factors that affect their susceptibility to contaminants. The book also provides the latest information on specific groups of contaminants and their effects and body burdens in herpetafauna. After a review of how contaminants interact with other ecological factors, the text explores concerns for the future.

    New in the second edition:

    • New research on the effects of pesticides, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and UVB
    • Increased focus on the effects of contaminants rather than merely reporting residue information
    • A synthesis of information on atrazine and its effects on gonads at low concentrations
    • Coverage of the potentially alarming new cadre of chemicals that have recently or are about to come on the market for which there is very little or no information
    • Important advances in surveying and monitoring

    One of the major factors behind the writing of the first edition was the worldwide phenomenon of declining amphibian populations. Although this decline has not abated, the breadth of research into its causes has expanded significantly. With chapter contributors carefully selected by the team of editors as leaders in their fields, this book provides an authoritative compendium of the most recent information on effects and residues coupled with a syntheses of what these numbers mean to science and policy.

    Recent Advancements in Amphibian and Reptile Ecotoxicology, D.W. Sparling, G. Linder, C. Bishop, and S. Krest
    Declines and the Global Status of Amphibians, R.A. Alford
    The Global Status of Reptiles and Causes of Their Decline, B.D. Todd, J.D. Willson, and J.W. Gibbons
    Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles in a Nutshell, G. Linder, C. Bridges Britton, and J.R. Bidwell
    Physiological Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles: Natural History and Life History Attributes Framing Chemical Exposure in the Field, G. Linder, B.D. Palmer, E.E. Little, C.L. Rowe, and P.F.P. Henry
    Effects of Current Use Pesticides on Amphibians, C.M. Lehman and B.K. Williams
    Ecotoxicology of Pesticides in Reptiles, B.D. Pauli, S. Money, and D.W. Sparling
    Atrazine in the Environment and Its Implications for Amphibians and Reptiles, C.A. Bishop, T.V. McDaniel, and S.R. de Solla
    Ecotoxicology of Organic Contaminants to Amphibians, D.W. Sparling
    Organic Contaminants in Reptiles, S.R. de Solla
    Interdisciplinary and Hierarchical Approaches for Studying the Effects of Metals and Metalloids on Amphibians, W.A. Hopkins and C.L. Rowe
    The Ecotoxicology of Metals in Reptiles, B. Grillitsch and L. Schiesari
    Solar UV Radiation and Amphibians: Factors Mitigating Injury, E.E. Little and R.D. Calfee
    Multiple Stressors and Indirect Food Web Effects of Contaminants on Herptofauna, R.A. Relyea
    Emerging Contaminants and Their Potential Effects on Amphibians and Reptiles, L.L. McConnell and D.W. Sparling
    A Decade of Deformities: Advances in Our Understanding of Amphibian Malformations and Their Implications, P.T.J. Johnson, M.K. Reeves, S.K. Krest, and A.E. Pinkney
    Population Estimation Methods for Amphibians and Reptiles, L.L. Bailey and M.J. Mazerolle
    Epilogue: Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles — Where Should Be We Going and How Do We Get There? G. Linder, C. Bishop, S. Krest, and D. Sparling


    Donald W. Sparling, Greg Linder, Christine A. Bishop, Sherry Krest