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Main Title A review of single species toxicity tests : are the tests reliable predictors of aquatic ecosystem community responses? /
Author De Vlaming, Victor. ; Norberg-King, T. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Norberg-King, Teresa.
CORP Author California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento.;National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Duluth, MN.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/R-97/114
Stock Number PB2000-102378
OCLC Number 43665372
Subjects Indicators (Biology) ; Aquatic habitats ; Toxicity testing
Additional Subjects Biological communities ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Testing ; Toxicity ; Indicator species ; Bioindicators ; Water pollution effects ; Chemical effluents ; Chemical compounds ; Sea water ; Bottom sediments ; Bioassay ; Environmental impact assessments ; Ecological concentration ; Environmental surveys ; Statistical analysis ; Bioassessments
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-R-97-114 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/30/2000
NTIS  PB2000-102378 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 54 pages : illustrations
This document provides a comprehensive review to evaluate the reliability of single species (also referred to as indicator species) toxicity test results in predicting aquatic ecosystem impacts, also known as the ecological relevance of laboratory single species toxicity tests. Since aquatic ecosystem biological assessments have been performed to determine whether toxicity test results are predictive of biological community impacts, the strengths and limitations of these validation tools have been assessed. Ecological relevance has been analyzed in studies on ambient waters, effluents, and other types of aqueous media. Furthermore, the effectiveness of laboratory single species toxicity tests with individual chemicals in predicting biological community impacts and/or environmental adverse effect concentrations is evaluated. Merits of published criticisms of the predictive effectiveness of single species used in laboratory toxicity tests are analyzed. Also, the question of whether single species used in laboratory toxicity tests are more sensitive than most natural populations is discussed. Alternatives to single species toxicity tests are explored.
Shipping list no.: 2000-0403-M. "July 1999." Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-35). "EPA/600/R-97/114." Microfiche.