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This new edition is revised throughout and includes new and expanded information on natural resource damage assessment, the latest emerging contaminants and issues, and adds new international coverage, including case studies and rules and regulations. The text details key environmental contaminants, explores their fates in the biosphere, and discusses bioaccumulation and the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization. Vignettes written by experts illustrate key themes or highlight especially pertinent examples. This edition offers an instructors' solution manual, PowerPoint slides, and supplemental images.
Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fifth Edition contains a broad overview of ecotoxicology and provides a basic understanding of the field. Designed as a textbook for use in introductory graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental pollution, and environmental science, it can also be used as a general reference for practicing environmental toxicologists.
General. Introduction. Major Classes of Contaminants. Bioaccumulation. Uptake, Biotransformation, Detoxification, Elimination and Accumulation. Factors Influencing Bioaccumulation. Bioaccumulation from Food and Trophic Transfer. Toxicant Effects. Molecular Effects and Biomarkers. Cells, Tissues and Organs. Sublethal Effects to Individuals. Acute and Chronic Lethal Effects to Individuals. Effects on Populations. Effects on Communities and Ecosystems. Landscape to Global Effects. Risk and Damage Assessment. Risk Assessment of Contaminants. Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Summary. Conclusions. Appendices. Study Questions. Glossary. References.