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Main Title Wildlife ecotoxicology : forensic approaches /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Elliott, John E.
Bishop, Christine Annette,
Morrissey, Christy A.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 645700121
ISBN 0387894314; 9780387894317
Subjects Environmental toxicology ; Animals--Effect of pollution on ; Animals--Effect of chemicals on ; Wildlife conservation ; Environmental policy ; Wildtiere--(DE-588)4135893-4 ; Umwelttoxikologie--(DE-588)4121813-9 ; Miljèogifter
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  RA1226.W545 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/06/2020
Collation xix, 466 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Many books have now been published in the broad field of environmental toxicology. However, to date, none of have presented the often fascinating stories of the wildlife science, and the steps along the way from discovery of problems caused by environmental pollutants to the regulatory and non-regulatory efforts to address the problems. This book provides case by case examinations of how toxic chemical effects on wildlife have brought about policy and regulatory decisions, and positive changes in environmental conditions. Wild animal stories, whether they are about the disappearance of charismatic top predators, or of grossly deformed embryos or frogs, provide powerful symbols that can and have captured the public's imagination and have resulted in increased awareness by decision makers. It is the intent of this book to present factual and balanced overviews and summaries of the science and the subsequent regulatory processes that followed to effect change (or not). A variety of chemicals and topics are covered, from the impact of legacy pollutants such as dioxins and PCBs in birds to controversial issues of herbicides and amphibians, and the recent case of the veterinarian pharmaceutical that has brought three species of Asian vultures to the brink of extinction. Researchers, regulators, educators, NGOs and the general public will find valuable insights into the processes and mechanisms involved both in environmental scientific investigation and in efforts to effect positive change"--Back cover. Wildlife ecotoxicology : forensic approaches / John E. Elliott, Christine A. Bishop, Christy A. Morrissey -- Dioxins, wildlife, and the forest industry in British Columbia, Canada / John E. Elliott -- Swallows as a sentinel species for contaminant exposure and effect studies / Christine M. Custer -- The Rocky Mountain Arsenal : from environmental catastrophe to urban wildlife refuge / Jeffrey T. Edson, James V. Holmes, John E. Elliott, and Christine A. Bishop -- Abnormal alligators and organochlorine pesticides in Lake Apopka, Florida / Allan R. Woodward, H. Franklin Percival, R. Heath Rauschenberger, Timothy S. Gross, Kenneth G. Rice, and Roxanne Conrow -- Restoration of Lake Apopka's north shore marsh : high hopes, tough times, and persistent progress / Roxanne Conrow, Edgar F. Lowe, Michael F. Coveney, R. Heath Rauschenberger, and Greg Masson -- Controlling wireworms without killing wildlife in the Fraser River Delta / John E. Elliott, Laurie K. Wilson, and Robert Vernon -- Toxic trees : arsenic pesticides, woodpeckers, and the mountain pine beetle / Christy A. Morrissey and John E. Elliott -- Amphibians are not ready for Roundup / Rick A. Relyea -- Atrazine has been used safely for 50 years? / Tyrone B. Hayes -- Selenium, salty water, and deformed birds / Harry M. Ohlendorf -- Eliminating lead from recreational shooting and angling : relating wildlife science to environmental policy and regulation in North America / A.M. Scheuhammer and V.G. Thomas -- Feminized fish, environmental estrogens, and wastewater effluents in English rivers / Charles R. Tyler and Amy L. Filby -- South Asian vultures in crisis : environmental contamination with a pharmaceutical / J. Lindsay Oaks and Richard T. Watson -- Where science stops, and action starts / Tim Lougheed.