Community Toxicity Testing: A Symposium, Issue 920

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ASTM International, 1986 - Biotic communities - 350 pages
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Although community level toxicity testing is now being used for practical purposes, it is not the intent of this book to espouse the use of community level testing in all situations or to replace single-species tests that are the best source of information on growth, reproductive success, behavior, and a variety of other end points. On the other hand, since field validation of laboratory predictions is becoming increasingly important and since community level testing offers the possibility of validation by using more comparable or identical end points in complex natural systems, which is not possible for single-species tests, it is now worthy of attention by ASTM members.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Some Methods for Measuring Effects of Toxicants on Laboratory
18
Comparison of Estimates of Hazard Derived at Three Levels
30
CommunityLevel Effects of Coyote Population Reduction
49
Bioassay for the Assessment of Damage from
66
Preliminary Results of Interlaboratory Testing of a Standardized
93
A Microcosm Procedure for Determining Safe Levels of Chemical
121
Evaluation of Simple Generic Aquatic Ecosystem Tests to Screen
158
An Experimental
199
A Simple InStream Test of Laboratory Findings that NTA Protects
213
Effect of 3Trifluoromethyl4Nitrophenol on the Structure
224
Structural and Functional Response of Natural Phytoplankton
241
Use of Limnocorrals in Evaluating the Effects of Pesticides
269
Zooplankton Community Responses to Synthetic Oil Exposure
291
Production of Coexisting Juvenile Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout
322
Author Index 339
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Population and Guild Analysis for Interpretation of Heavy Metal
180

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Cairns is University Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology Emertius at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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