Marine Ecotoxicology: Current Knowledge and Future Issues is the first unified resource to cover issues related to contamination, responses, and testing techniques of saltwater from a toxicological perspective. With its unprecedented focus on marine environments and logical chapter progression, this book is useful to graduate students, ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, and regulators involved or interested in marine waters.
As human interaction with these environments increases, understanding of the pollutants and toxins introduced into the oceans becomes ever more critical, and this book builds a foundation of knowledge to assist scientists in studying, monitoring, and making decisions that affect both marine environments and human health.
A team of world renowned experts provide detailed analyses of the most common contaminants in marine environments and explain the design and purpose of toxicity testing methods, while exploring the future of ecotoxicology studies in relation to the world's oceans. As the threat of increasing pollution in marine environments becomes an ever more tangible reality, Marine Ecotoxicology offers insights and guidance to mitigate that threat.
- Provides practical tools and methods for assessing and monitoring the accumulation and effects of contaminants in marine environments
- Unites world renowned experts in marine ecotoxicology to deliver thorough and diverse perspectives
- Builds the foundation required for risk assessors and regulators to adequately assess and monitor the impact of pollution in marine environments
- Offers helpful insights and guidance to graduate students, ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, and regulators interested in mitigating threats to marine waters
Chapter 1. Contaminants in the Marine Environment
Chapter 2. Contemporary Methods for Statistical Design and Analysis
Chapter 3. Dynamic Modeling for Uptake and Effects of Chemicals
Chapter 4. Bioaccumulation and Biomonitoring
Chapter 5. Biomarkers and Effects
Chapter 6. Saltwater Toxicity Tests
Chapter 7. Sediment Toxicity Testing
Chapter 8. Mesocosm and Field Toxicity Testing in the Marine Context
Chapter 9. Ecological Risk and Weight of Evidence Assessments
Chapter 10. Global Change
Senior Scientist; Institute of Marine Sciences, Andalucía, Spain Published over 130 articles on marine toxicology. Guest editor for Advances in Marine Chemistry and special issues of Seminario Iberico Química Marina. Editorial board member for Environment International Invited speaker at several research conferences
Chapman, Peter M.