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Wildlife Toxicology
Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues

ISBN 9780367384081
Published September 19, 2019 by CRC Press
340 Pages

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Book Description

Updating the extremely successful Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling (CRC Press, 1994), Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues brings together a distinguished group of international contributors, who provide a global assessment of a range of environmental stressors, including pesticides, environmental contaminants, and other emerging chemical threats, and their impact on wildlife populations.

Addresses Emerging Wildlife Threats in One Concise Volume

A decade ago, many of these threats existed but were either unrecognized or considered minor issues, and all have now snowballed into major challenges for the conservation of wildlife populations. This is the first book to address these dangers in a single volume and recommend proven mitigation techniques to protect and sustain Earth’s wildlife populations.

Examines Species Range Shifts, Ocean Acidification, Coral Bleaching, & Impacts of Heightened UV Influx

This comprehensive reference identifies and documents examples of chemical stressor exposures and responses among ecosystem receptors worldwide. Chapters discuss emerging diseases and the expansion of pesticide/contaminant use, as well as agricultural trends and biofuels, and the widespread use of munitions and explosives from military and industrial-related activities. With the aid of several solid case studies, the book also addresses atmospheric contaminants and climate change, population modeling, and emerging transnational issues in ecotoxicology.

Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues stimulates dialogue among the academic and research communities and environmental public policy decision makers. The book challenges these groups to think more globally about environmental contaminants and their potential impacts on biodiversity and environmental degradation.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview. Environmental Toxicology of Munitions-Related Compounds: Nitroaromatics and Nitramines. Agriculture: Pesticides, Plants, and Biofuels. Influence of Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants on Emerging Diseases of Wildlife. Impacts of Contaminants and Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Structure and Function. Impacts of Anthropogenic CO2 and Climate Change on the Biology of Terrestrial and Marine Systems. Statistical Models in Wildlife Toxicology. Global Perspectives on Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Issues. Ecological Risk Assessment and Emerging Issues in Wildlife Toxicology. Looking Forward: The Global Future of Wildlife Toxicology.

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Ronald J. Kendall, Ph.D., is the director of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH). He is also chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and former president of SETAC.
Thomas E. Lacher, Jr., Ph.D., is head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A & M University in College Station.
George P. Cobb III, Ph.D., is a professor of Environmental Toxicology, TlEHH, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is also the incoming president of SETAC.
Stephen Boyd Cox, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Environmental Toxicology, TlEHH, at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.