"Focusing on state-of-the-art biological testing and methods used for aquatic ecosystem health assessment, Ecotoxicological Testing of Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems: Emerging Techniques, Trends, and Strategies evaluates the latest bioassay techniques and different types of water and sediment quality assessments. The book also explores multi-tiered approaches to making recommendations for the preservation, enhancement, and restoration of ecosystem functions as well as risk perception and communication strategies for investigators, policy makers, government agencies, and the public." "Contributed by leading field experts, Ecotoxicological Testing of Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems: Emerging Techniques, Trends, and Strategies presents new possibilities for prognostic tools that can be used for early detection systems and integrative approaches that foster informed decision-making consisting of evidence-based risk assessment for remediation, treatment, and maintenance in environmental and resource management."--Jacket. Toxicity tests for sediment quality assessments / D.S. Ireland and K.T. Ho -- Bioassays and tiered approaches for monitoring surface water quality and effluents / M. Tonkes, P.J. den Besten, and D. Leverett -- Biomarkers in environmental assessment / R. van der Oost, C. Porte-Visa, and N.W. van den Brink -- Molecular methods for gene expression analysis : ecotoxicological applications / A. Lange, M. Maras, and W.M. De Coen -- Bioassays and biosensors : capturing biology in a nutshell / B. van der Burg and A. Brouwer -- Satellite remote sensing in marine ecosystem assessments / T.R. Pritchard and K. Koop -- Risk perception and public communication of aquatic ecosystem assessment information / M.R. Reiss and L. Pelstring -- Ecotoxicological testing of marine and freshwater ecosystems : synthesis and recommendations / P.J. den Besten and M. Munawar.