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Handbook of Ecotoxicology

Handbook of Ecotoxicology

Peter P. Calow (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31351-2

Sep 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

900 pages


The Handbook of Ecotoxicology provides a readily accessible, yet critical collection of information on ecotoxicological testing. Now available in a single paperback volume, this handbook represents excellent value. Part A concentrates on techniques, especially those tests used for prediction. Thorough descriptions of the main tests are provided, followed by critical analyses in terms of ease of handling, repeatability and ecological relevance, and finally, an extensive bibliography citing key documents describing test methods and key papers evaluating them. Part B focuses on the toxicants themselves: summarising their ecological effects, describing ways of predicting effects from physico-chemical properties alone, and describing and discussing fate models.
  • Now available as a single volume in paperback
  • An invaluable reference resource
Part I: General Principles And Overview.

1. Freshwater Systems.

Microbial Systems.

Freshwater Primary Producers.

Freshwater Invertebrate Toxicity Tests.

Freshwater Fish.

Freshwater Sediments.

Freshwater Multispecies Test Systems.

2. Marine And Estuarine Systems.

Primary Producers.

Marine And Estuarine Invertebrate Toxicity Tests.

Methods For Spawning, Culturing And Conducting Toxicity Tests With Early Life Stages Of Estuarine.

And Marine Fishes.

The Appropriate Uses Of Marine And Estuarine Sediment Bioassays.

Marine And Estuarine Multispecies Test Systems.

3. Terrestrial Systems.

Soil Invertebrates.

Terrestrial Primary Producers.

Insects, Spiders And Mites.


Terrestrial Mammals.

4. General.



In Situ Biological Monitoring Of Pollution In Terrestrial And Aquatic Ecosystems.

Bioprobes And Biosensors.

The Design And Analysis Of Concentration-Response Experiments.

Part II: Introduction.

5. Chemical Categories.

Gaseous Compounds.

Metal Analysis.

Heavy Metals.

Organometallic Compounds In The Aquatic Environment.



Pcbs, Pcddds And Pcdfs.

Oils And Hydrocarbons.

Organic Pollution.

6. General.

Complex Mixtures.

The Octanol Water Partition Coefficient.

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships.

Fate Models.


  • Now available as a single volume in paperback.

  • An invaluable reference resource.