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Soil Ecotoxicology

1st Edition

By Joseph Tarradellas, Gabriel Bitton, Dominique Rossel

CRC Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701341
pub: 1996-12-23
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Soils are receptacles for a wide range of hazardous chemicals generated by human activities. Whether or not this contamination is deliberate, accurate toxicity assessments are important for health and economic reasons. Soil Ecotoxicology discusses the sources, fate, and transport of hazardous chemicals in soils. The fate (biodegradation and modeling) and the potential impacts of pesticides on soil ecosystems are emphasized, and methodologies for performing toxicity assessments are provided.

Table of Contents

Fate and Transport of Toxic Chemicals in Soils

Chemical Pollutants in Soils, J. Tarradellas and G. Bitton

Transport and Fate of Toxicants in Soils, M. Brusseau

Biotransformation of Organic Compounds in Soils: Remediation and Ecotoxicological Implications, R.M. Miller and D.C. Herman

Main Microbial Mechanisms of Pesticide Degradation in Soils, J.-C. Fournier, G. Soulas, and N.R. Parekh

Modeling of Biodegradation of Pesticides in Soils, G. Soulas

Bioavailability of Trace Elements to Terrestrial Plants, J.-L. Morel

Testing of the Impact of Toxic Chemicals on Soils

Use of Enzymes in Soil Ecotoxicology: A Case for Dehydrogenase and Hydrolytic Enzymes, D. Rossel, J. Tarradellas, G. Bitton, and J.-L. Morel

Microbial Assays in Soils, L. Torstensson

The Effects of Toxic Chemicals on Nutrient Cycling Processes in Soils, C. Hendricks

Testing and Knowledge of Organic Phytotoxins, J. Fletcher

Evaluation of Soil Fauna Ecotoxicity Tests Regarding their Use in Risk Assessment, C.A.M. Van Gestel, C.D. Leon, and N.M. Van Straalen

Applications of Ecotoxicity Tests to Assess Side Effects of Pesticides in Soils, H.P. Malkomes

Toxicity Testing using Microcosms, S.C. Sheppard


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General