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Title Ecotoxicology : ecological dimensions / edited by Donald J. Baird ... [and others].

Published London ; New York, NY : Chapman & Hall, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  577.27 ECOT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 89 pages : illustrations.
Series Chapman & Hall ecotoxicology series ; 4.
Chapman & Hall ecotoxicology series ; 4.
Notes "Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Other author Baird, Donald J.
SETAC (Society)
Subject Environmental monitoring.
ISBN 0412754703 (HB : alk. paper)
0412754908 (PB : alk. paper)