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Ecotoxicology

The compilation of the articles in this derivative emphasizes ecological components and fundamental paradigms of ecotoxicology. The alphabetical listing of toxic substances and chemicals in Part B and C serves as a quick reference for professionals. Additionally, the international focus of Ecotoxicology and the range of toxins it covers will make it an indispensable resource to scientists.

The password-protected companion website will contain estimation of ecotoxicological parameters (EEP) software developed by the author. EEP allows users to get ecotoxicological properties of chemicals in databases or they can estimate them (there are only a few percentages in the database). There are very specific estimation methods that only estimate, for instance the properties for halogenated aromatic compounds, or there are very general estimation methods. EEP covers the very general methods and is fast to use but gives in general estimation of higher uncertainty than the very specific methods.

Audience

Ecologists and Ecological Engineers

Hardbound, 402 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-444-53628-0

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction (New)
    Chapter 2: Ecotoxicology Nomenclature
    Chapter 3:  Ecotoxicology: the Focal Topics
    Chapter 4:  Ecotoxicology: The History and Present Directions
    Chapter 5:  Dose-Response
    Chapter 6:  Body Residues
    Chapter 7:  Assimilative Capacity
    Chapter 8:  Ecological Risk Assessment
    Chapter 9:  Biogeochemical Approaches to Environmental Risk Assessment
    Chapter 10:  Acute and Chronic Toxicity
    Chapter 11:  Bioaccumulation
    Chapter 12:  Biodegradability
    Chapter 13:  Biomagnification
    Chapter 14:  Ecological Catastrophe
    Chapter 15:  Ecotoxicological Models of Populations, Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Chapter 16:  Effects of Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife and Laboratory Animals
    Chapter 17:  Epidemiological Studies of Reproductive Effects in Humans
    Chapter 18:  Exposure and Exposure Assessment
    Chapter 19:  Food-Web Bioaccumulation Models
    Chapter 20:  Mutagenesis
    Chapter 21:  Reproductive Toxicity
    Chapter 22:  Risk Management Safety Factors
    Chapter 23:  Hill’s Postulates
    Chapter 24:  Teratogenesis
    Chapter 25:  Antagonistic and Synergistic Effects Antifouling Chemicals in Mixture
    Chapter 26:  Antibiotics in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems
    Chapter 27:  Benzene
    Chapter 28:  Copper
    Chapter 29:  Crude Oil, Oil, Gasoline and Petrol
    Chapter 30:  Dioxin
    Chapter 31:  Endocrine Disruptors
    Chapter 32:  Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals: An Overview
    Chapter 33:  Halogenated Hydrocarbons
    Chapter 34:  Lead
    Chapter 35:  Nitrogen
    Chapter 36:  Persistent Organic Chemicals
    Chapter 37:  Phenols
    Chapter 38:  Pheromones
    Chapter 39:  Phthalates
    Chapter 40:  Plutonium
    Chapter 41:  Polychlorinated Biphenyls
    Chapter 42:  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    Chapter 43:  Radioactivity
    Chapter 44:  Sediment Settings, Transport, Mineralization and Modeling
    Chapter 45:  Synthetic Polymers
    Chapter 46:  Uranium
    Chapter 47:  Veterinary Medicines

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