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Main Title Ecotoxicology : ecological dimensions /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Baird, Donald J.
Publisher Chapman & Hall,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 35745685
ISBN 0412754908; 9780412754906; 0412754703; 9780412754708
Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Pollution ; Ecology ; Pollutants--Toxicology ; Umwelttoxikologie ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Milieutoxicologie ; Ecologie ; Environmental Pollutants--toxicity ; Environmental Pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  QK541.15.M64E26 1996 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/26/2023
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xi, 89 pages : illustrations
"Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
1. Putting the 'ECO-' into ECOtoxicology / Donald J. Baird, Lorraine Maltby, Peter W. Greig-Smith and Peter E.T. Douben -- 2. Ecology in ecotoxicology: some possible 'rules of thumb' / Peter Calow -- 3. Using demographic theory, community ecology and spatial models to illuminate ecotoxicology / Peter Kareiva, John Stark and Uno Wennergren -- 4. Indirect effects: concepts and approaches from ecological theory / Donald L. DeAngelis -- 5. The dimensions of space and time in the assessment of ecotoxicological risks / Paul C. Jepson and Tom N. Sherratt -- 6. Coping with variability in environmental impact assessment / John A. Wiens -- 7. Environmental stress and the distribution of traits within populations / Valery E. Forbes and Michael H. Depledge. The rooting of risk assessment firmly in ecological theory is a key subject currently being widely debated. This book reviews some of the more exciting developments in ecological theory which have applications in the field of ecotoxicology. A central theme in the book is a consideration of how to deal with chemical impacts on naturally variable ecological systems, and assessing and prioritising risks of long-term damage. Separate chapters deal with problems ranging from spatial to temporal variation, variation at the genome, population and community levels and the difficulty of predicting the behaviour of complex dynamics systems. The book is aimed at all working in the field of ecotoxicology, including students, where it is relevant for courses in ecotoxicology and environmental management courses.