The underlying theme is encompassed by four questions:
- What exactly do we know about environmental contaminants in wild mammals?
- What are the commonalities and differences between mammal orders/species in the effects that contaminants have?
- How and to what degree of accuracy can we predict the adverse effects of environmental contaminants on mammalian wildlife?
- How significant are contaminant insults compared with other density–independent and –dependent factors such as habitat loss, climatic factors and disease?
Environmental Contaminants (D. Hoffman, et al.).
Mammal Classification and Characteristics (G. Amori & R. Nowak).
Marsupialia and Monotremata (R. Bolton–Grob, et al.).
Insectivora (W.–C. Ma & S. Talmage).
Chiroptera (D. Clark & R. Shore).
Rodentia and Lagomorpha (S. Sheffield, et al.).
Carnivora (C. Mason & C. Wren).
Pinnipedia (P. Ross & G.Troisi).
Cetacea and Sirenia (T. O′Shea & A. Aguilar).
Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla (A. Fr?slie, et al.).
Biomarkers for Contaminant Exposure and Effects in Mammals (D. Peakall & K. McBee).
Extrapolation of Laboratory Tests to Field Populations (D. Forsyth).
Assessing Hazard and Risk of Chemical Exposures to Wild Mammals: Food–chain Analysis and its Role in Ecological Risk Assessment (G. Linder & G. Joermann).
Putting the Impacts of Environmental Contamination into Perspective (A. Fairbrother).
Summation (R. Ringer).
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