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Acid Toxicity and Aquatic Animals : Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series - R. Morris

Acid Toxicity and Aquatic Animals

Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series

By: R. Morris (Editor), E. W. Taylor (Editor), D. J. A. Brown (Editor), J. A. Brown (Editor)

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Published: 28th April 1989
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This book reviews and presents recent research on acid waters and their effects on aquatic animals. Starting with the environment, in order to assess why the problems have arisen in particular areas, the volume then deals with field and survival studies on invertebrates and vertebrates; examines the extent of the biological problem and the attempts that have been made to relate water quality and the susceptibility of animals. The natural progression of environmental and field studies, toxicity, and survival tests provide the background information for the physiological studies that follow. These form the major component of the book and they seek to analyze the toxic effects of acid waters and trace metals with cardiovascular and endocrinological effects.

"...a distinct and valuable contribution." Quarterly Review of Biology "...the book can be useful for students and all others interested in aquatic toxicology." H. Dabrowska, Journal of Environmental Quality

Units, symbols and formulae
Preface
Introduction
The causes and consequences of surface water
Invertebrate communities in acid streams
Fish survival in acid waters
Field studies on fisheries in acid waters in the UK
Episodic changes in water quality and their effects on fish
Acid-base regulation in fishes
Mechanisms
Acid-base regulation in fishes
Biological responses and limitations
Intracellular pH regulation and the effects of external acidification
The physiological problems of fish in acid waters
Laboratory studies on invertebrate survival and physiology in acid waters
The physiological problems of crayfish in acid waters
The effects of hydrogen and aluminium ions on fish gills
The combined effects of pH and trace metals on fish ionoregulation
Endocrine responses to acid stress in fish
Commentary and conclusions
Index
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ISBN: 9780521334358
ISBN-10: 0521334357
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th April 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61