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Ecotoxicology : The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems - Frank Moriarty


The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems

Paperback Published: 25th May 1999
ISBN: 9780125067638
Number Of Pages: 347

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Ecotoxicology, Third Edition discusses the ecological effects of pollutants: the ways in which ecosystems can be affected, and current attempts to predict and monitor such effects. The emphasis is on ecosystems; therefore toxicological approaches are critically assessed.
Following a brief introduction to the principal characteristics of both pollutants and ecosystems, the various ecosystem components are considered in more detail. Populations, communities and gene pools are examined with an emphasis on the ways in which pollutants affect them specifically. The indirect effects of pollution are considered separately in a new chapter with particular attention paid to the mechanisms and biological effects of global warming. A discussion of the methods used to predict and to monitor the effects of pollutants, some illustrative examples of pollution problems and a final summary discussion, complete the book.
Key Features
* A classic proven by its 2nd edition.
* Still the only book to properly integrate ecological principles with chemistry/biochemistry
* Focuses on the interaction between ecology and toxicology
* Designed for use by toxicologists with no ecology training, and for ecologists with no toxicology training
* There is a new chapter on pollutants in habitats and global warming

Industry Reviews

"... it contains a wealth of ecotoxicological reference data, so as a sourcebook it has considerable utility. It certainly has a place on the bookshelf of all toxicologists and ecotoxicologists." - Journal of Environmental Quality

Population Dynamics
Genetics of Populations
Effects on Habitats
Effects on Individual Organisms
Predictions of Ecological Effects
Monitoring and Assessment
Case Studies
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ISBN: 9780125067638
ISBN-10: 0125067631
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 25th May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.24  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised