Community Ecotoxicology

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2003 - Medical - 354 pages
Ecotoxicology is the study of the effects of toxicants on ecological systems. Ecological effects of contaminants may occur at several levels of biological organisation, from individual organisms to the entire biosphere. Communities consist of interacting populations that overlap in time and space. Thus, community ecotoxicology is concerned with effects of contaminants on communities. This is one of a series of five books that will provide a comprehensive treatment of field ecotoxicology, it provides important insights into how contaminants affect the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature.
* Both authors are well known highly respected scientists in the field.
* The first book to be dedicated to 'community ecotoxicology.'
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Community Ecotoxicology
1
2 Biotic and Abiotic Factors that Regulate Communities
23
3 Biomonitoring and the Responses of Communities to Contaminants
61
4 Experimental Approaches in Community Ecology and Ecotoxicology
99
5 Application of Multimetric and Multivariate Approaches in Community Ecotoxicology
141
6 Disturbance Ecology and the Responses of Communities to Contaminants
167
7 Community Responses to Global and Atmospheric Stressors
213
8 Trophic Structure Food Webs and Contaminant Transport
273
9 Conclusions
323
Index
331
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William H. Clements is the author of Community Ecotoxicology, published by Wiley.

Michael C. Newman is a current professor of marine science at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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