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2nd Edition

Handbook of Ecotoxicology

ISBN 9781566705462
Published November 13, 2002 by CRC Press
1312 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations

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Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition focuses on toxic substances and how they affect ecosystems worldwide. It presents methods for quantifying and measuring ecotoxicological effects in the field and in the lab, as well as methods for estimating, predicting, and modeling in ecotoxicology studies.

Completely revised and updated with 18 new chapters, this second edition includes contributions from over 75 international experts. Also, a Technical Review Board reviewed all manuscripts for accuracy and currency.

This authoritative work is the definitive reference for students, researchers, consultants, and other professionals in the environmental sciences, toxicology, chemistry, biology, and ecology - in academia, industry, and government.

Table of Contents

Introduction, D.J. Hoffman, B.A. Rattner, G.A. Burton, Jr., and J. Cairns, Jr.


Aquatic Toxicology Test Methods, W.J. Adams and C. Rowland

Model Aquatic Ecosystems in Ecotoxicological Research: Considerations of Design, Implementation, and Analysis, J.H. Kennedy, T.W. La Point, P. Balci, J.Stanley, and Z.B. Johnson

Wildlife Toxicity Testing, D.J. Hoffman

Sediment Toxicity Testing: Issues and Methods, G.A. Burton, Jr., D.L. Denton, K. Ho, and D.S. Ireland

Toxicological Significance of Soil Ingestion by Wild and Domestic Animals, W.N. Beyer, and G.F. Fries

Wildlife and the Remediation of Contaminated Soils: Extending the Analysis of Ecological Risks to Habitat Restoration, G. Linder, G. Henderson, and E. Ingham

Phytotoxicity, S.J. Klaine, M.A. Lewis and S.L. Knuteson

Landscape Ecotoxicology, K. Holl and J. Cairns, Jr.

Using Biomonitoring Data for Stewardship of Natural Resources, R.P. Breckenridge and T.M. Bartish

Bioindicators of Contaminant Exposure and Effect in Aquatic and Terrestrial Monitoring, M. J. Melancon


Wildlife Toxicology of Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides, E.F. Hill

Organochlorine Pesticides, L.J. Blus

Petroleum and Individual Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, P.H. Albers

Lead in the Environment, O.H. Pattee and D.J. Pain

Ecotoxicology of Mercury, J.G. Wiener, D.P. Krabbenhoft, G.H. Heinz, and A.M. Scheuhammer

Ecotoxicology of Selenium, H.M. Ohlendorf

Sources, Pathways and Effects of PCBs, Dioxins, and Dibenzofurans, C. P. Rice, P. O'Keefe, and T. Kubiak

Receiving Water Impacts Associated with Urban Wet Weather Flows, R.E. Pitt

Nuclear and Thermal, L. Meyers-Schone and S.S. Talmage

Global Effects of Deforestation, R.A. Houghton

Pathogens and Disease, F.A. Leighton

Environmental Factors Affecting Contaminant Toxicity in Aquatic and Terrestrial Vertebrates, B.A. Rattner and A.G. Heath


The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Accident: Ecotoxicological Update, R. Eisler

Pesticides and International Migratory Bird Conservation, M.J. Hooper, P. Mineau, B. Woodbridge, and M.E. Zaccagnini

Effects of Mining Lead on Birds: A Case History at Coeur d'Alene Basin, Idaho, C.J. Henny

White Phosphorus at Eagle River Flats, Alaska: A Case History of Waterfowl Mortality, D.W. Sparling

A Mining Impacted Stream: Exposure and Effects of Lead and Other Trace Elements on Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) Nesting in the Upper Arkansas River Basin, Colorado, C.M. Custer, T.W. Custer, A.S. Archuleta, L.C. Coppock, C.D. Swartz, and J.W. Bickham

The Hudson River - PCB Case Study, J.P. McCarty

Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment for Aquatic, Wetland, and Terrestrial Habitats along Clark Fork River, Montana, G. Linder, D.F. Woodard, and G. Pascoe


Global Disposition of Contaminants, R.M. Harrison, S. Harrad, and J. Lead

Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration in Aquatic Organisms, M.G. Barron

Structure Activity Relationships for Predicting Ecological Effects of Chemicals, J.D. Walker and T.W. Schultz

Predictive Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr. and B.R. Niederlehner

Population Modeling, J.R. Sauer and G.W. Pendleton

Ecological Risk Assessment: U.S. EPA's Current Guidelines and Future Directions, S.B. Norton, W. van der Schalie, A. Sergeant, L. Blake-Hedges, R. Wentsel, V. Serveiss, S.M. Marcy, P. Cirone, D. Rodier, R. Orr, and S. Wharton

Ecological Risk Assessment Example: Waterfowl and Shorebirds Feeding in Ephemeral Pools at Kesterson Resevoir, California, E.R. Byron, H.M. Ohlendorf, G.M. Santolo, S.M. Benson, P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, and M. Delamore

Restoration Ecology and Ecotoxicology, J. Cairns, Jr.


Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Endocrine Active Agents, T.S. Gross, B.S. Arnold, M.S. Sepulveda and K. McDonald

A review of the role of contaminants in amphibian declines, D.W. Sparling

Genetic Effects of Contaminant Exposure and Potential Impacts on Animal Populations, L.R. Shugart, C. Theodorakis, A.M. Bickham, and J. Bickham

The Role of Ecotoxicology in Industrial Ecology and Natural Capitalism, J. Cairns Jr.

Indirect Effects of Pesticides on Farmland Wildlife, N.W. Sotherton and J. Holland

Trace Element and Nutrition Interactions in Fish and Wildlife, S.J. Hamilton and D.J. Hoffman

Animal Species Endangerment: The Role of Environmental Pollution, O.H. Pattee, V.L.Wegner, and D.L. Bounds


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"… This book is destined to be the reference of ecotoxicology, offers a valuable overview of the subject, and constitutes a valuable guide to students, researchers, consultants and other professionals in environmental sciences, toxicology, chemistry, biology, and ecology."
- International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2004