Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools For Dealing With Emerging Risks by Claude Amiard-triquetAquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools For Dealing With Emerging Risks by Claude Amiard-triquet

Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools For Dealing With Emerging Risks

byClaude Amiard-triquetEditorJean-claude Amiard, Catherine Mouneyrac

Hardcover | July 6, 2015

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Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Riskspresents a thorough look at recent advances in aquatic ecotoxicology and their application in assessing the risk of well-known and emerging environmental contaminants.

This essential reference, brought together by leading experts in the field, guides users through existing and novel approaches to environmental risk assessment, then presenting recent advances in the field of ecotoxicology, including omics-based technologies, biomarkers, and reference species.

The book then demonstrates how these advances can be used to design and perform assays to discover the toxicological endpoints of emerging risks within the aquatic environment, such as nanomaterials, personal care products, PFOS and chemical mixtures. The text is an invaluable reference for any scientist who studies the effects of contaminants on organisms that live within aquatic environments.

  • Provides the latest perspectives on emerging toxic risks to aquatic environments, such as nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, chemical mixtures, and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
  • Offers practical guidance on recent advances to help in choosing the most appropriate toxicological assay
  • Presents case studies and information on a variety of reference species to help put the ecotoxicological theory into practical risk assess
Catherine Mouneyrac is a professor in marine ecotoxicology at the Université Catholique de l Ouest (France). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in animal physiology, aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. She gained her PhD from the University of Lyon I (France) in physiology of fish nutrition, and then a DSc in aquatic ecotoxi...
Title:Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Advancing Tools For Dealing With Emerging RisksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:518 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 6, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128009497

ISBN - 13:9780128009499


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Conventional Risk Assessment
  3. Retrospective Assessment and Environmental Monitoring
  4. How to Improve Exposure Assessment
  5. From Incorporation to Toxicity
  6. From Microcosms to Mesocosms and Field
  7. Individual Biomarkers
  8. Omics
  9. Reference Species
  10. Endobenthic Invertebrates as Reference Species
  11. Filter-feeding Bivalves as Reference Species in the Water Column
  12. Gammarids as Reference Species in Freshwater
  13. Copepods as Reference Species in Estuarine and Marine Waters
  14. Fish as Reference Species in Different Water Masses
  15. Biological Responses at Supra-individual Levels
  16. Ecotoxicological Risk of Endocrine Disruptors
  17. Ecotoxicological Risk of Personal Care Products and Pharmaceuticals
  18. Ecotoxicological Risk of Nanomaterials
  19. Ecotoxicological Risk of Mixtures
  20. General Conclusions