Following a brief introduction to the principal characteristics of both pollutants and ecosystems, the various ecosystem components are considered in more detail. Populations, communities and gene pools are examined with an emphasis on the ways in which pollutants affect them specifically. The indirect effects of pollution are considered separately in a new chapter with particular attention paid to the mechanisms and biological effects of global warming. A discussion of the methods used to predict and to monitor the effects of pollutants, some illustrative examples of pollution problems and a final summary discussion, complete the book.
- A classic proven by its second edition
- Still the only book to properly integrate ecological principles with chemistry/biochemistry
- Focuses on the interaction between ecology and toxicology
- Designed for use by toxicologists with no ecology training, and for ecologists with no toxicology training
- There is a new chapter on pollutants in habitats and global warming
Genetics of Populations.
Effects on Habitats.
Effects on Individual Organisms.
Predictions of Ecological Effects.
Monitoring and Assessment.
Frank Moriarty, Ph.D., has spent over 25 years researching the ecological effects of pollution. For over 8 years he was part of a research unit working on plant-parasitic nematodes at the University of Cambridge. He also joined the Nature Conservancy, and later became part of the Natural Environmental Research Council.