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Multiple Stresses in Ecosystems

1st Edition

By Joseph J. Cech, Jr., Barry W. Wilson, Donald G. Crosby

CRC Press

224 pages

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Ecotoxicology is the evaluation of toxic effects within the environment, typically within one specific ecosystem, like a forest, stream, or lake. For years now, ecotoxicological studies have tended to focus on one toxicant at a time. But that isn't how an ecosystem encounters toxicants (or stresses): there may be several elements at work in the air, several more in the water, and still more already within the soil of any given ecosystem, and all have some level of toxic influence on that ecosystem. Multiple Stresses in Ecosystems presents the state-of-the-art in determining the effects of these multiple impacts upon ecosystems.

Resulting from a vanguard conference originally held in 1993 at UC Davis, this new work is divided into three sections that present methodolgies for assessing the health of an ecosystem; the effects of multiple toxicological impacts upon an ecosystem, and which tools are worth using to assess these dangers. Environmental scientists, chemists, toxicologists, risk analysts, and probably the entire membership of SETAC will find need for this book, as will wetlands scientists, ecologists, and research biologists.

Table of Contents


Impact Of Multiple Stresses On Ecosystems

Evaluation and Scaling In Ecotoxicology

Extrapolation And Scaling In Ecotoxicology

A Framework For Evaluating Organism Responses To Multiple Stressors: Mechanisms Of Effect And Importance Of Modifying Ecological Factors

Forest Ecosystems And Air Pollution: The Importance Of Multiple Stress Interactions At A Regional And Global Scale

Multiple Environmental Stresses On The Fragile Lake Tahoe Ecosystem

Establishing The Health Of Ecosystems

Establishing Ecosystem Health

Physiology And Ecological Health

Biomarkers: Are There Linkages To Ecological Effects?

Establishing The Health Of Ecosystems

Establishing The Health Of Ecosystems: The Role Of Risk Assessment

Stressors In The Marine Environment

Future Methods In Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicological Methods

Development And Application Of Immunoassays For Biological And Environmental Monitoring

Using Surface Probe Localized 31P NMR Spectroscopy To Understand Sublethal Environmental Actions

The Use Of Developing Organisms For Assessing Contamination In The Marine Environment

An Attempt To Explain Ecological Health With A Metaphor

Summary Of Meeting

Subject Categories

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