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Ecotoxicology in Latin America
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Editors: Cristiano V.M. Araújo and Candida Helena Shinn (CFE, University of Coimbra, Portugal; ICMAN-CSIC, Spain, DCI-Ecuactox, ULEAM, Ecuador, and others)
Book Description:
Latin America is one of the most diverse but also vulnerable regions in the world that is under continuous anthropogenic pressure due to increasing urban, industrial and agricultural developments. Although there are many research groups studying the impacts caused by those pressures, the results and conclusions obtained by many of them are largely unknown because their studies are mostly published at the local or regional scale. Ecotoxicology in Latin America represents an effort to collect and share research performed in Latin America in the area of ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment, presenting a collection of relevant and innovative studies focused on the following topics: (i) Contaminant entrance, transportation, distribution and fate; (ii) Environmental risk in freshwater ecosystems; (iii) Ecological risk in coastal zones; (iv) Biomonitoring programs: water, sediment and air; (v) Physiological effects and biomarkers; (vi) Soil ecotoxicology; (vii) Bioaccumulation and human risk; (viii) Toxicity of emerging contaminants; and (ix) Frontiers in Ecotoxicology. This selection of topics aims at covering the most important subjects and applications of ecotoxicology, including classical and novel subjects. Therefore, this book contains chapters related to different environmental compartments prone to contamination (water, sediment, soil and air), to different contamination sources (agriculture, industry, urban discharges and natural emissions), and to multiple biological responses at different organizational levels (individual to ecosystems, including human beings). It is envisioned to have an international projection within and beyond Latin American countries, as it is a great opportunity to increase the networks not only among Latin American research teams working on similar subjects, but also with teams from other regions. The idea of this book was to favor the connection among groups to quickly improve the development of methods and their application in ecotoxicological and environmental risk studies in Latin America. This book will be useful to important sectors of environmental sciences and related areas, and to specific target demographics such as students and researchers acting in environmental studies, and decision-makers (i.e., politicians and environmental organizations). Ecotoxicology in Latin America presents 34 chapters authored by 111 researchers from 12 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela) and from 6 non-Latin American countries (Austria, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and USA). (Imprint: Nova)

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List of Contributors


Chapter 1. What Risks do the Contaminants Really Represent? A Standpoint on Effects from Organisms to Ecosystems/Landscapes based on Non-Forced Aquatic Exposure Scenarios (pp. 1-12)
(Cristiano V. M. Araújo, Cândida Shinn, Matilde Moreira-Santos, and Rui Ribeiro)

Chapter 2. Biomarkers in Native Central American Species (pp. 13-22)
(Freylan Mena Torres, Margaret Pinnock Branford, Silvia Echeverría Sáenz, Luisa E. Castillo Martínez and Rocío Ugalde Salazar)

Chapter 3. Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Native Freshwater Gastropods from Argentina (pp. 23-56)
(Paula F. Cossi, Lucila T. Herbert, Beverly Boburg, Gisela Kristoff)

Chapter 4. Energy Physiology as Biomarker in Assessing Environmental Pollution (pp. 37-56)
(Beatriz Toro Restrepo and Jorge M. Navarro)

Chapter 5. Laboratory and Field Based Studies Provide Insights of Copper Tolerance Mechanisms in Brown Seaweeds and Biotechnology Tools for Environmental Diagnosis (pp. 57-72)
(Claudio A. Sáez)

Chapter 6. Endocrine Gene Expression in Aquatic Animals as Indicator of the Presence of Xenobiotic Compounds (pp. 73-86)
(Maurilio Lara-Flores, Yassir Edén Torres-Rojas and Jaime Rendón von Osten)

Chapter 7. Sensitivity of Tropical Cladocerans and Chironomids to Toxicants and Their Potential for Routine use in Toxicity Tests (pp. 87-104)
(Arnola C. Rietzler, Odete Rocha, Ana L. Fonseca, Marcela M. Ribeiro, and Mariana F. Matos)

Chapter 8. Anthropogenic Impact Modifies the Blood Antioxidant Status in Pygoscelis adeliae and Pygoscelis papua at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula (pp. 105-118)
(Julieta D. Cebuhar, Carla I. Di Fonzo, Laura P. Dopchiz, and Martín Ansaldo)

Chapter 9. Metallothioneins as Biomarkers of Contamination by Metals in Bivalves of Eastern Venezuela (pp. 119-136)
(Mairin Lemus, Julián Castañeda, Kyung Chung)

Chapter 10. Ecotoxicological Studies of Freshwater Ecosystems in Latin America: Diagnosis, Perspectives, and Proposals (pp. 137-162)
(Roberto Rico-Martínez, Ignacio Alejandro Pérez-Legaspi, Gustavo Emilio Santos-Medrano, Jesús Alvarado-Flores, and Mario Alberto Arzate-Cárdenas)

Chapter 11. Freshwater Ecotoxicology in Costa Rica (pp. 163-182)
(Rocío Ugalde, Silvia Echeverría-Saénz, Elba de la Cruz, Margaret Pinnock-Branford, Freylan Mena, Luisa E. Castillo)

Chapter 12. Environmental Risk in a Coastal Zone of Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil) Due to Dredging Activities (pp. 183-200)
(Ana Paula de Castro Rodrigues, Alexandre Paoliello Lemos, Christiane Monte, Sarah K. Rodrigues, Ricardo Gonçalves Cesar and Wilson Machado)

Chapter 13. Assessment of the Risk Generated by Natural and Anthropic Agents on Peruvian Coastal Marine Environments (pp. 201-216)
(Guadalupe Sánchez and Aldo G. Indacochea)

Chapter 14. Assessing the Ecological effects of Contaminants in Estuaries in Brazil: Gaps and Future Directions (pp. 217-238)
(Marcos Krull, Denis M. S. Abessa and Francisco Barros)

Chapter 15. Avoidance and Recolonization Responses of the Gastropod Olivella semistriata Exposed to Coastal Sediments (pp. 239-254)
(Cristiano V.M. Araújo, David Salvatierra, Victoria Vera-Vera, Luís A. Cedeño-Macías, Katherine Benavides, Dayanara Macías-Mayorga, Matilde Moreira-Santos and Rui Ribeiro)

Chapter 16. Pollution in Coastal Areas: An Integrated Perspective in Environmental Risk Studies (pp. 255-270)
(Javier García-Alonso and Delfina Castiglioni)

Chapter 17. Ecotoxicology in the Marine Environment: Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration Factor of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (pp. 271-288)
(Mónica M. Zambrano, Robinson F. Casanova and Gustavo Arencibia)

Chapter 18. Soil Ecotoxicology in Environmental Risk Assessment: A Case Study in a Metal Contaminated Site in Brazil (pp. 289-308)
(Júlia Carina Niemeyer, Eduardo Mendes da Silva and José Paulo Sousa)

Chapter 19. Ecotoxicological Assessment of Dredged Sediments from Guanabara and Sepetiba Bays (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) using Bioassays with Earthworms (pp. 309-324)
(Ricardo G. Cesar, Ana P.C. Rodrigues, Bianca C.R.C. da Rocha, Tácio M. de Campos, Christiane N. Monte, Simone Dealtry, Zuleica C. Castilhos, and Wilson T.V. Machado)

Chapter 20. Soil Ecotoxicology: Chilean Studies with Soils Polluted by Copper Mining (pp. 325-338)
(Alexander Neaman, Rosanna Ginocchio and Carolina Yáñez)

Chapter 21. Inter-Laboratory Calibration of the Ostracodtoxkit F Assay using the Crustacean Heterocypris incongruens on PAH-Contaminated Soils (pp. 339-346)
(Belgis Chial Z., Guido Persoone, Doris Hirmann, and Andreas P. Loibner)

Chapter 22. Mining in Venezuela: Its Effects on the Environment and Human Health (pp. 347-362)
(Antonio Machado-Allison)

Chapter 23. Environmental Risk of Lead Accumulation in Crops Irrigated with Water from the Mantaro River, Jauja Sector, Peru (pp. 363-376)
(Edith Orellana and Raymundo Erazo)

Chapter 24. Human Health Risks Due to Air Mercury Exposure Produced by Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Activities in Portovelo, Ecuador (pp. 377-388)
(María Fernanda Rivera-Velásquez, Patricio Colón Velásquez-López, Victor Hugo Gonzalez-Carrasco, and Carmine Fallico)

Chapter 25. Environmental Impact of Agricultural Activities on Human and Wildlife Populations from Palizada, Campeche, Mexico (pp. 389-406)
(Jaime Rendón von Osten, Lucia Guilhermino and Amadeu M.V.M. Soares)

Chapter 26. Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Ecuador and other Worldwide Regions: A Comparative Study (pp. 407-416)
(Luis A. Cedeño-Macias, David Villarreal, Fernando R. Diz and Dayanara Macías-Mayorga)

Chapter 27. Lichens and Air Quality in Latin America (pp. 417-436)
(Jesús Hernández, Raiza Fernandez, Mariana Cárdenas Henao, Christopher Franco, Henry Gomez, Antonio Roschman-González, Zully Benzo, and Federico Galarraga)

Chapter 28. Lichens as Bioindicators of Air Quality in Mining areas of Latin America, with Special Reference to Catamarca, Argentina (pp. 437-456)
(Martha S. Cañas, Raquel C. Jasan and Rita R. Plá)

Chapter 29. Dynamics of Priority Pollutants and Adequacy of Wastewater Treatments in the Lake Maracaibo Basin (Venezuela) (pp. 457-480)
(Julio César Marín-Leal, Sedolfo José Carrasquero-Ferrer, María Carolina Pire-Sierra and Elisabeth Hedwig Behling de Calmón,)

Chapter 30. Importance of Bacterial Biofilm for Zn Retention in the Sediment-Water Interface: the Role of Bacterial Zn Resistance (pp. 481-492)
(Wilson Machado, Elisamara Sabadini-Santos, Katia N. Suzuki, Edimar C. Machado, Alfredo V.B. Bellido, Ricardo E. Santelli, Ricardo T. Lopes, and Mirian A.C. Crapez)

Chapter 31. Overview of the Occurrence, effects and Risks of Regulated and Emerging Contaminants to Freshwater Organisms in Latin American Watersheds (pp. 493-508)
(Diana Míguez, Water Program)

Chapter 32. Nanomaterials as CECs: From Environmental Interaction to Regulatory Efforts for a Safe use in Latin America (pp. 509-536)
(Pamela Zuniga Fallas, Jaime F. Quesada-Kimzey and Ricardo A. Morales Vargas)

Chapter 33. Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment: Latin American Occurrences, Adverse Effects and Perspectives (pp. 537-550)
(Luciane Alves Maranho and Camilo Dias Seabra Pereira)

Chapter 34. Restoration and Conservation Actions: Chilean Studies on Phytoremediation of Metal-Polluted, Acidic Soils (pp. 551-562)
(Alexander Neaman, Rosanna Ginocchio and Carolina Yáñez)

Index (pp. 563)

Total Pages: 591

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - June
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-872-6
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