Ecotoxicology: A Hierarchical Treatment
In Ecotoxicology: A Hierarchical Treatment, 20 recognized experts from around the world identify and present the fundamental concepts of ecotoxicology at the biological level central to their own research. Superbly organized, the book proceeds sequentially by chapter from the chemical to cellular to the ecosystem level, making it easy to read, understand, and use.
Specifically, each author identifies important hypotheses, paradigms, "false" paradigms, or new techniques in his or her research area. As a result, this book is a stimulating progressive treatment of ecotoxicology at all levels of organization. Each chapter draws mechanistic interpretation from the next lower level and attempts to predict effects at the next higher level. This innovative approach underscores ecotoxicology's potential for development into a new discipline and makes Ecotoxicology: A Hierarchical Treatment the definitive reference at this crucial juncture.
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The Emergence of Ecotoxicology as a Science
Interactions Between Dissolved Trace Metals
FV Interactions Between Particulate Trace Metals
Ecotoxicological Considerations Metallothionein
Population Density and Population Ecology
Why and How?
Membranes in the Ecotoxicology Hierarchy
Food Web Transfer
Uses and Limits of Toxicokinetics
Utility and Assessment
Molecular Markers to Toxicants
The Necessity of Quantitation
Methods for Quantifying Effects at the Cell and Tissue Levels
Effects of Low pH and Dissolved
Competition for Resources
Linking Ecology and Ecotoxicology
Slaying Some Myths
The Conceptual Basis for Evaluating Indicators
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