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Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles

2nd Edition

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

CRC Press

944 pages | 44 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General