This book provides an in-depth discussion of various aspects of metal ecotoxicology. State-of-the-art information and techniques in areas ranging from metal behavior in surface waters to bioaccumulation kinetics and toxicokinetics to community effects are presented in a hierarchical arrangement. Specific topics discussed include metals in abiotic components of ecosystems, autecology (effects of metals relative to the individual or a single species), and metals in marine and freshwater systems in the context of synecology (species associated and interacting as a unit). This is an important book that will be useful to researchers, risk assessment consultants, regulatory personnel, and teachers and students.
Table of Contents
1. The Influence of Water Chemistry on Trace Metal Bioavailability and Toxicity to Aquatic Organisms 2. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Metal Pollution Controls in a Smelter by Using Metallothionein and Other Biochemical Responses in Fish 3. Toxic Metal Uptake and Essential Metal Regulation in Terrestrial Invertebrates: A Review 4. Allometry of Metal Bioaccumulation and Toxicity 5. Metal Effects on Fish Behavior—Advances in Determining the Ecological Significance of Responses 6. The Developmental Toxicity of Metals and Metalloids in Fish 7. Stochastic Models of Bioaccumulation 8. Analyzing Toxicity Data Using Statistical Models for Time-to-Death: An Introduction 9. Trace Metals in Freshwater Sediments: A Review of the Literature and an Assessment of Research Needs 10. Effects of Trace Metals on Aquatic Benthos 11. Genetic Factors and Tolerance Acquisition in Populations Exposed to Metals and Metalloids 12. Impact of Low Concentrations of Tributyltin (TBT) on Marine Organisms: A Review 13. Community Responses of Stream Organisms to Heavy Metals: A Review of Observational and Experimental Approaches
Newman\, Michael C.; McIntosh\, Alan W.