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Editors: Eduardo B. Santos
Book Description:
The term ecotoxicology is defined it as "the branch of toxicology concerned with the study of toxic effects, caused by natural or synthetic pollutants, to the constituents of ecosystems, animal (including human), vegetable and microbial, in an integral context”.

Ecotoxicology is alleged to be the integration of toxicology and ecology or, “ecology in the presence of toxicants”. It aims to predict the effects upon natural populations, communities, or ecosystems - ‘the ecosystem’- of stressors, be they anthropogenic in origin or otherwise. It differs from Environmental Toxicology in that it integrates the effects of stressors across all levels of biological organisation from the molecular to whole communities and ecosystems, whereas environmental toxicology focuses upon effects upon the individual.

This new book brings together important research from around the world in this subject.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary

Nano(eco)Toxiclology-Giving The Matter Some Thought
(Ana Picado, Elsa Mendonca, Paulo Partidario, Joaquina Barrulas, Ineti, Estrada Paco Lumiar, Portugal) (pp. 1-7)

Short Communication

A. Ecotoxicology: Life History Data And Population Models
(John E. Banks, Univ. Of Washington, Tacoma, John D. Stark, Washington State Univ. Puyallup) (pp. 9-21)

B. Use of Body Mass Scaling of Dose in Ecological Risk Assessments
(Loren D. Knopper 1*, Graham K. Smith 1, Christopher A. Ollson 2, Malcolm Stephenson 3, 1 Jacques Whitford, 200-2781 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, ON, K1B 1A7, Canada, 2Jacques Whitford, 203-3430 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3T9, Canada, 3 Jacques Whitford, 711 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5N8, Canada) (pp. 23-29)

C. Ecotoxicology Research Developments Assessment Of Pulse Effects Of Herbicides With Different Models Of Action On Algae
(Nathalie Vallotton, Eawag Swiss Federal Inst. Of Aquatic Science and Technology,Switzerland, Nathalie Chevre, Faculty Of Earth Sciences And Environment Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland)(pp. 31-44)

D. Environmental Pollution Impact On Soil Quality
(A.A. Adeniyi, Department Of Chemistry, Lagos State Univ., Nigeria) (pp. 45-54)

E. A Preliminary Evaluation Of Xenobiotic Embryo Toxicity Testing With Soil Annelids
(Stephanie L. Chin, Sophie Than, Flora Siao, Timothy J. Smith, Thomas J. Long School Of Pharmacy And Health Sciences, Stockton, California) (pp. 55-59)

Research and Review Studies

1. Genetic Ecotoxicology
(Jessica K. Leet, Sean M. Richards, Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga)(pp. 61-87)

2. Host Plants, Fitness And Developmental Instability In A Guild Of Cactophilic Species Of The Genus Drosophila
(Esteban Hasson, Ignacio M. Soto, Valeria P. Carreira, Cristian Corio, Eduardo M. Soto, Maria Il Betti, Univ. De Buenos Aires, Pabellon, Argentina) (pp. 89-109)

3. Biomarkers Of Pollution As Tools For Ecological Risk Assessment(ERA)
(Lya Neuberger-Cywiak, Univ. Maritima Del Caribe, Caracas, Rosa Reyes Gil, Univ. Simon Bolivar, Danisa Cruz Castejon, Univ. Simon Bolivar)(pp. 111-124)

4. Modelling Lead Accumulation In The Gaspe Peninsula Forest Soils (Quebec, Canada)
(Aznar J.C., Richer-Lafleche M., Cluis D, Bordeleau M., Stitut National De La Recherche Scientifique,Quebec,Canada) (pp. 125-146)

5. In Vitro Zn-Nitzschia Closterium Interactions: Partition, Toxicity, Bioaccumulation and Biological Concentration Factors
(P. Pedrosa1*, C. S. Karez 2 and W. C. Pfeiffer 3
1. Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais (LCA), Centro de Biociências e Biotecnologia (CBB), Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF).
2. Oficina Regional de Ciencia para América Latina y el Caribe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciência y la Cultura (UNESCO), UNESCO Montevideo.
3. Laboratório de Radioisótopos Eduardo Penna Franca, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho (IBCCF), Centro de Ciências e da Saúde (CCS), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (pp. 147-167)

6. In Situ And Laboratory Bioassays With Nereis Virens To Assess The Toxicity Of HCB In The Zeehavenkanaal( The Netherlands)
(Belinda J. Kater, Andre Hannewijk, RWS, National Institute For Coastal And Marine Management, Middleburg, The Netherlands, Marco Dubbeldam, Jaap F. Postma, Grontmij AquaSense, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (pp. 169-185)

7. Antioxidant Response Of farmed Oncorhynchus Mykiss Affected By Proliferative Kidney Disease(PKD)
(Elia Antonia Concetta, Zippilli Lorenza, Dorr Ambrosius Josef Martin, Univ. Of Perugia, Elce Di Sotto,Perugia Italy, Prearo Marino, Experimental Zooprofilactic Inst. Of Piedmont, Liguria And Valle D' Aosta, Bologna Torino, Italy) (pp. 187-203)

8. Application of the Sediment Quality Triad to rivers in northern Spain
(Maestre, Z1., Rodriguez, P1., Martinez-Madrid, M2., (1) Dpt. Zoology and Animal Cellular Biology. University of the Basque Country, Bilbao,
(2) Dpt. Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology. University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain) (pp. 205-224)

9. Role Of Chronic Toxicity Evaluation Of Effluents In River Basin Management Case Study
(Elsa Mendonca, Ana Picado, Inst. Nacional De Engenharia, Tecnologia E Inovacao(INETI), Portugal, Isabel Moura, Agencia Portuguesa Do Ambiente(APA) Rua Da Murgueira, Zambujal, Portugal)(pp. 225-238)

10. Advances in Amphibian and Reptile Ecotoxicological Research
(Manuel E. Ortiz-Santaliestra, Department of Animal Biology, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno Salamanca, Spain) (pp. 239-267)

11. The Biological Role of Cyclic Hepatotoxic and Non-Hepatotoxic Cyanopeptides and its Ecological Consequences
(Bojan Sedmak*, Assaf Sukenik**, *National Institute of Biology Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU, **Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Migdal, Israel) (pp. 269-300)

12. Detoxifying enzymes of Dreissena polymorpha treated with disinfectants, chlorine dioxide, sodium hypochlorite and peracetic acid, for superficial water potabilization (Dörr Ambrosius Josef Martin & Elia Antonia Concetta, Department of Cellular and Environmental Biology, University of Perugia, Italy) (pp. 301-314)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 340 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-167-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
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