Description

Each book has two main goals

1. Determine baseline concentrations of metals and metalloids in tissues of representative field populations of estuarine coastal, and open ocean organisms (Book 1:algae and macrophytes, protists, sponges, coelenterates, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, chaetognaths, annelids, echinoderms, and tunicates) (Book 2: elasmobranchs, fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals) and their significance to organism health and to the health of their consumers.

2. Synthesize existing information on biological, chemical, and physical factors known to modify uptake, retention, and translocation of each element under field and laboratory conditions. Recognition of the importance of these modifiers and their accompanying interactions is essential to the understanding of metals kinetics in marine systems and to the interpretation of baseline residue data.

Key Features

Summarizes the available world literature on trace metal and metalloid concentrations in tissues of representative field populations

Indicates the significance to organism health and to their consumers

Synthesizes selected information on biological, chemical, and physical factors known to modify uptake, retention, and translocation of each element

Readership

Chemists, toxicologists, marine biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and graduate students doing research in this area, and those involved in regulatory bodies

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1  Literature Cited

2. ALGAE AND MACROPHYTES
 
2.1  Aluminum
2.2  Americium
2.3  Antimony
2.4  Arsenic
2.5  Barium
2.6  Beryllium
2.7  Bismuth
2.8  Boron
2.9  Cadmium
2.10 Cerium
2.11 Cesium
2.12 Chromium
2.13 Cobalt
2.14 Copper
2.15 Gallium
2.16 Germanium
2.17 Gold
2.18 Iron
2.19 Lead
2.20 Lithium
2.21 Manganese
2.22. Mercury
2.23 Molybdenum
2.24 Nickel
2.25 Plutonium
2.26 Radium
2.27 Rhenium
2.28 Rubidium
2.29 Ruthenium
2.30 Selenium
2.31 Silicon
2.32 Silver
2.33. Strontium
2.34 Technetium
2.35 Tin
2.36 Titanium
2.37 Tungsten
2.38 Uranium
2.39 Vanadium
2.40 Yttrium
2.41 Zinc
2.42 Zirconium
2.43 Literature Cited

3 PROTISTS
         
3.1  Aluminum
3.2  Arsenic
3.3  Barium
3.4  Cadmium
3.5  Cesium
3.6  Chromium
3.7  Cobalt
3.8  Copper
3.9  Gallium
3.10 Iron
3.11 Lead
3.12 Manganese
3.13 Mercury
3.14 Nickel
3.15 Silver
3.16 Strontium
3.17 Tin
3.18 Titanium
3.19 Zinc
3.20 Literature Cited

4 SPONGES

4.1  Aluminum
4,2  Antimony
4.3  Arsenic
4.4  Barium
4.5  Cadmium
4.6  Cobalt
4.7  Copper
4.8  Gallium
4.9  Iron
4.10 Lead
4.11 Manganese
4.12 Mercury
4.13 Nickel
4.14 Plutonium
4.15 Ruthenium
4.16 Selenium
4.17 Silver
4.18 Strontium
4.19 Vanadium 
4.20 Zinc
4.21 Literature Cited

5 COELENTERATES
      
5.1  Aluminum
5.2  Antimony
5.3  Arsenic
5.4  Barium
5.5  Bismuth
5.6  Boron
5.7  Cadmium
5.8  Cesium
5.9  Chromium
5.10 Cobalt
5.11 Copper
5.12

Details

No. of pages:
1150
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444534392

About the author

Ronald Eisler

Affiliations and Expertise

Potomac, MD, USA

Reviews

Each book has two main goals

1. Determine baseline concentrations of metals and metalloids in tissues of representative field populations of estuarine coastal, and open ocean organisms (Book 1:algae and macrophytes, protists, sponges, coelenterates, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, chaetognaths, annelids, echinoderms, and tunicates) (Book 2: elasmobranchs, fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals) and their significance to organism health and to the health of their consumers.

2. Synthesize existing information on biological, chemical, and physical factors known to modify uptake, retention, and translocation of each element under field and laboratory conditions. Recognition of the importance of these modifiers and their accompanying interactions is essential to the understanding of metals kinetics in marine systems and to the interpretation of baseline residue data.