Editors: Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink, Reinier M. Mann

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals

Printed Copy: US $119
ISBN: 978-1-60805-663-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-121-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080512121110101

Introduction

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals presents a comprehensive, yet readable account of the known disturbances caused by all kinds of toxic chemicals on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Topics cover the sources of toxicants, their fate and distribution through the planet, their impacts on specific ecosystems, and their remediation by natural systems. Each chapter is written by well-known specialists in those areas, for the general public, students, and even scientists from outside this field. The book intends to raise awareness of the dangers of chemical pollution in a world dominated by industry and globalization of resources. Because the problems are widespread and far reaching, it is hoped that confronting the facts may prompt better management practices at industrial, agricultural and all levels of management, from local to governmental, so as to reduce the negative impacts of chemical contaminants on our planet.

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
G. Allen Burton
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Preface

- Pp. iii
Francisco Sanchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink and Reinier M. Mann
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-v (2)
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink and Reinier M. Mann
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Sources and Toxicity of Pollutants

- Pp. 3-12 (10)
Francisco Sanchez-Bayo
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Fate and Transport of Contaminants

- Pp. 13-42 (30)
Dik van de Meent, Anne Hollander, Willie Peijnenburg and Ton Breure
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Metals and Metalloids in Terrestrial Systems: Bioaccumulation,Biomagnification and Subsequent Adverse Effects

- Pp. 43-62 (20)
Reinier M. Mann, Martina G. Vijver and Willie J.G.M. Peijnenburg
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Impacts of Agricultural Pesticides on Terrestrial Ecosystems

- Pp. 63-87 (25)
Francisco Sanchez-Bayo
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Ecological Impacts of Major Forest-Use Pesticides

- Pp. 88-110 (23)
Dean G. Thompson
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Impacts of Pesticides on Freshwater Ecosystems

- Pp. 111-137 (27)
Ralf B. Schafer, Paul J. van den Brink and Matthias Liess
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Ecological Impacts of Organic Chemicals on Freshwater Ecosystems

- Pp. 138-164 (27)
Paul K. Sibley and Mark L. Hanson
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Impact of Pollutants on Coastal and Benthic Marine Communities

- Pp. 165-186 (22)
Angel Borja, Maria Jesus Belzunce, Joxe Mikel Garmendia, Jose German Rodriguez, Oihana Solaun and Izaskun Zorita
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Chemical Pollution on Coral Reefs: Exposure and Ecological Effects

- Pp. 187-211 (25)
Joost W. van Dam, Andrew P. Negri, Sven Uthicke and Jochen F. Mueller
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Impact of Contaminants on Pelagic Ecosystems

- Pp. 212-224 (13)
Ketil Hylland and A. Dick Vethaak
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The Role of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Elimination of Pollutants

- Pp. 225-237 (13)
Matthew T. Moore, Robert Kroger and Colin R. Jackson
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Concluding Remarks

- Pp. 238-241 (4)
Francisco Sanchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink and Reinier M. Mann
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Appendix

- Pp. 242-249 (8)
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink and Reinier M. Mann
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Index

- Pp. 250-281 (32)
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