Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles Second Edition

Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles  Second Edition
Author: Donald W. Sparling,Greg Linder,Christine A. Bishop,Sherry Krest
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2010-06-02
ISBN 10: 1420064177
ISBN 13: 9781420064179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles Second Edition Book Review:

Building on the success of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles presents newly available findings on the species that are important environmental indicators. This new edition covers nearly twice as many topics as the first, including recent developments in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, the current status of these animals, and intrinsic factors that affect their susceptibility to contaminants. The book also provides the latest information on specific groups of contaminants and their effects and body burdens in herpetafauna. After a review of how contaminants interact with other ecological factors, the text explores concerns for the future. New in the second edition: New research on the effects of pesticides, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and UVB Increased focus on the effects of contaminants rather than merely reporting residue information A synthesis of information on atrazine and its effects on gonads at low concentrations Coverage of the potentially alarming new cadre of chemicals that have recently or are about to come on the market for which there is very little or no information Important advances in surveying and monitoring One of the major factors behind the writing of the first edition was the worldwide phenomenon of declining amphibian populations. Although this decline has not abated, the breadth of research into its causes has expanded significantly. With chapter contributors carefully selected by the team of editors as leaders in their fields, this book provides an authoritative compendium of the most recent information on effects and residues coupled with a syntheses of what these numbers mean to science and policy.

Basics of Ecotoxicology

Basics of Ecotoxicology
Author: Donald W. Sparling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1351655477
ISBN 13: 9781351655477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics of Ecotoxicology Book Review:

This textbook presents a comprehensive examination of environmental science and ecotoxicology for undergraduate students. The material provides sufficient related background information leading to a competency to clearly understand ecotoxicology concepts and topics.

Ecotoxicology Essentials

Ecotoxicology Essentials
Author: Donald W. Sparling
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 0128019611
ISBN 13: 9780128019610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecotoxicology Essentials Book Review:

Ecotoxicology Essentials: Environmental Contaminants and Their Biological Effects on Animals and Plants provides a fundamental understanding of this area for students and professionals in ecotoxicology, ecology, conservation, chemistry, public health, wildlife management, fisheries, and many other disciplines. Although new chemicals and potential problems are developed every year, a basic education is essential to address these new challenges, and this work gives such training. Written with the regulatory framework in mind, the material guides readers on modelling, how to conduct assessments, and human and wildlife risk, focusing on effects on animals rather than transport of chemicals. Simple discussions of chemistry are complemented by coverage on the behavior of the animal, dynamics of the ecosystem, real-life situations like drought, and predators in the system – i.e., the natural system versus the lab setting. The book’s first section contains chapters on the principles of contaminant toxicology including a brief history of the science of ecotoxicology, basic principles of the science, testing methods, and ways of determining if animals have been exposed to either acute or chronic concentrations of contaminants. The second section deals with the primary classes of contaminants including their chemical characteristics, sources, uses, and effects on organisms. The third section focuses on more complex issues such as the regulation of pollution, population and community effects, risk assessment and modelling. Uses examples from both aquatic and terrestrial environments and species Includes a Terms to Know section and a list of study questions in each chapter, fostering a greater understanding of the issues Focuses on the effects of contaminants on wildlife while providing enough chemistry to allow a detailed understanding of the various contaminant groups Emphasizes natural examples and 'real' species, rather than laboratory studies on only a handful of organisms Features case histories, detailing actual events that include aspects of how the contamination occurred and its effects on wildlife Provides material from a wide variety of international sources

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology
Author: Michael C. Newman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN 10: 1351133985
ISBN 13: 9781351133982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology Book Review:

This new edition is revised throughout and includes new and expanded information on natural resource damage assessment, the latest emerging contaminants and issues, and adds new international coverage, including case studies and rules and regulations. The text details key environmental contaminants, explores their fates in the biosphere, and discusses bioaccumulation and the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization. Vignettes written by experts illustrate key themes or highlight especially pertinent examples. This edition offers an instructors' solution manual, PowerPoint slides, and supplemental images. Features: Adds all new discussions of natural resource damage assessment concepts and approaches Includes new vignettes written by leading guest authors Draws on materials from 2,500 cited sources, including 400+ new to this edition Adds numerous new entries to a useful glossary of 800+ terms Includes a new appendix discussing Brazilian environmental laws and regulations added to existing appendices outlining U.S., E.U., Chinese, Australian, and Indian environmental laws Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fifth Edition contains a broad overview of ecotoxicology and provides a basic understanding of the field. Designed as a textbook for use in introductory graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental pollution, and environmental science, it can also be used as a general reference for practicing environmental toxicologists.

Wildlife Ecotoxicology

Wildlife Ecotoxicology
Author: John E. Elliott,Christine A. Bishop,Christy Morrissey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2011-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780387894324
ISBN 13: 0387894322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildlife Ecotoxicology Book Review:

Many books have now been published in the broad field of environmental toxicology. However, to date, none of have presented the often fascinating stories of the wildlife science, and the steps along the way from discovery of problems caused by environmental pollutants to the regulatory and non-regulatory efforts to address the problems. This book provides case by case examinations of how toxic chemical effects on wildlife have brought about policy and regulatory decisions, and positive changes in environmental conditions. Wild animal stories, whether they are about the disappearance of charismatic top predators, or of grossly deformed embryos or frogs, provide powerful symbols that can and have captured the public's imagination and have resulted in increased awareness by decision makers. It is the intent of this book to present factual and balanced overviews and summaries of the science and the subsequent regulatory processes that followed to effect change (or not). We cover a variety of chemicals and topics beginning with an update of the classic California coastal DDT story of eggshell thinning and avian reproduction to more recent cases, such as the veterinarian pharmaceutical that has brought three species of Asian vultures to the brink of extinction. Researchers, regulators, educators, NGOs and the general public will find valuable insights into the processes and mechanisms involved both in environmental scientific investigation and in efforts to effect positive change.

Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States

Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States
Author: John P. Giesy,Keith R. Solomon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 3319038656
ISBN 13: 9783319038650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States Book Review:

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology attempts to provide concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicological implications.

The Lost Heir Wings of Fire Graphic Novel 2 A Graphix Book

The Lost Heir  Wings of Fire Graphic Novel  2   A Graphix Book
Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 0545942225
ISBN 13: 9780545942225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Heir Wings of Fire Graphic Novel 2 A Graphix Book Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to new heights in this graphic novel adaptation!

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals
Author: Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, Paul J. van den Brink, Reinier M. Mann
Publsiher: Francisco Sanchez-Bayo
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1608051218
ISBN 13: 9781608051212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals Book Review:

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.

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California
Author: Robert C. Stebbins,Samuel M. McGinnis
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0520949978
ISBN 13: 9780520949973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California Book Review:

This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of California’s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.

Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development

Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development
Author: Abdul Malik,Elisabeth Grohmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2011-09-18
ISBN 10: 9789400715912
ISBN 13: 9400715919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development Book Review:

The environment of our planet is degrading at an alarming rate because of non-sustainable urbanization, industrialization and agriculture. Unsustainable trends in relation to climate change and energy use, threats to public health, poverty and social exclusion, demographic pressure and ageing, management of natural resources, biodiversity loss, land use and transport still persist and new challenges are arising. Since these negative trends bring about a sense of urgency, short term action is required, whilst maintaining a longer term perspective. The main challenge is to gradually change our current unsustainable consumption and production patterns and the nonintegrated approach to policy-making. This book covers the broad area including potential of rhizospheric microorganisms in the sustainable plant development in anthropogenic polluted soils, bioremediation of pesticides from soil and waste water, toxic metals from soil, biological treatment of pulp and paper industry wastewater, sustainable solutions for agro processing waste management, solid waste management on climate change and human health, environmental impact of dyes and its remediation. Various methods for genotoxicity testing of environmental pollutants are also discussed and chapters on molecular detection of resistance and transfer genes in the environmental samples, biofilm formation by the environmental bacteria, biochemical attributes to assess soil ecosystem sustainability, application of rhizobacteria in biotechnology, role of peroxidases as a tool for the decolorization and removal of dyes and potential of biopesticides in sustainable agriculture. It offers a unique treatment of the subject, linking various protection strategies for sustainable development, describing the inter-relationships between the laboratory and field eco-toxicologist, the biotechnology consultant, environmental engineers and different international environmental regulatory and protection agencies.

Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Author: Jean-Francois Férard,Christian Blaise
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1221
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN 10: 9789400750401
ISBN 13: 9400750404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology Book Review:

With its 104 chapters, this Encyclopedia of aquatic ecotoxicology reveals the diversity of issues, problems and challenges that have faced, and are facing today, receiving environments. It also indicates ways by which tools, strategies and future investigations can contribute to correct, minimize, solve and prevent water quality degradation. Structured homogeneously, the chapters convey salient information on historical background, features, characteristics, uses and/or applications of treated topics, often complemented by illustrations and case studies, as well as by conclusions and prospects. This work is most suitable for teaching purposes. Academics, for example, could literally deliver comprehensive lectures to students simply based on chapter outlines and contents. Meet the Authors of the Encyclopedia! Check out 'Meet the Authors' under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Right menu).

Bioresource Utilization and Bioprocess

Bioresource Utilization and Bioprocess
Author: Sadhan Kumar Ghosh,Ramakrishna Sen,H. N. Chanakya,Agamuthu Pariatamby
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 9811516073
ISBN 13: 9789811516078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioresource Utilization and Bioprocess Book Review:

This book focuses on the utilization of bio-resources and their conversion pathways for a sustainable future. Tapping into bio-resources by means of thermochemical and biochemical processes has attracted researchers from all over the world; it is a broad area that has given birth to concepts like the biorefinery, as well as a new stream known as biotechnology. Its scope includes biochemical and microbiological engineering, biocatalysis and biotransformation, biosynthesis and metabolic engineering, bioprocess and biosystem engineering, bioenergy and biorefineries, cell culture and biomedical engineering, food, agricultural and marine biotechnology, bioseparation and biopurification engineering, bioremediation and environmental biotechnology, etc. The book discusses a host of new technologies now being used to tap these resources with innovative bioprocesses. All chapters are based on outstanding research papers selected for and presented at the IconSWM 2018 conference.

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination
Author: Reed Harris,Michael W. Murray,Tamara Saltman,Robert Mason,David P. Krabbenhoft,Robin Reash
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-03-05
ISBN 10: 9780849388897
ISBN 13: 0849388899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination Book Review:

As rising levels of mercury in the environment pose an increasing threat of toxicity to humans and wildlife, several laws already call for industries to reduce mercury emissions at the source. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the concentration of mercury present in the environment. This book draws on the knowledge of forty international experts in the fields of atmospheric transport and deposition, mercury cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic foodwebs and wildlife. The authors propose a set of indicators to use as a measure of changing mercury concentrations in the environment. Next, they recommend a monitoring strategy and offer guidance for determining systematic changes in concentration. Then the authors examine additional monitoring strategies to relate observed changes in concentration to regulatory controls on mercury emissions. The final chapter provides an integrated framework for establishing a national-scale program to monitor mercury concentrations in the environment. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change contains the information needed to design a large-scale monitoring program for mercury and to use the concentration data to create, enforce, and evaluate the progress of initiatives aimed at reducing mercury emissions.

Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges

Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges
Author: Despo Fatta-Kassinos,Dionysios D. Dionysiou,Klaus Kümmerer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 3319238922
ISBN 13: 9783319238920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges Book Review:

This volume discusses the current challenges related to the reuse of wastewater. It reviews the analytical methodologies for evaluating emerging contaminants and their transformation products, the sensitivity of various bioassays for assessing the biological effects of treated wastewater, and the bioavailability and uptake of organic contaminants during crop irrigation. It describes in detail the physicochemical and microbiological alterations in soil resulting from irrigation with treated urban wastewater, and discusses our current understanding of antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants and in downstream environments. The book also includes an analysis of the effect of wastewater entering drinking water sources and production, and provides updated information on wastewater reuse for irrigation in North Africa. It presents an important integration tool for water recovery, known as water pinch analysis, and finally showcases two other examples of reuse – one in the paper industry and one in landfill management. It is of interest to experts from various fields of research, including analytical and environmental chemistry, toxicology and environmental and sanitary engineering.

The Care of Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity

The Care of Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity
Author: Christopher Mattison
Publsiher: Blandford Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780713723380
ISBN 13: 0713723386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Care of Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity Book Review:

Describes the characteristics of the various species of reptiles and amphibians and discusses their purchase, behavior, cages, health care, feeding, breeding, and handling

The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination Problems and Solutions

The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination  Problems and Solutions
Author: Václav Sasek,John A. Glaser,P. Baveye
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401001316
ISBN 13: 9789401001311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination Problems and Solutions Book Review:

Traditional reliance on chemical analysis to understand the direction and extent of treatment in a bioremediation process has been found to be inadequate. Whereas the goal of bioremediation is toxicity reduction, few direct, reliable measures of this process are as yet available. Another area of intense discussion is the assessment of market forces contributing to the acceptability of bioremediation. Finally, another important component is a series of lectures and lively exchanges devoted to practical applications of different bioremediation technologies. The range of subjects covers a wide spectrum, encompassing emerging technologies as well as actual, full-scale operations. Examples discussed include landfarming, biopiling, composting, phytoremediation and mycoremediation. Each technology is explored for its utility and capability to provide desired treatment goals. Advantages and limitations of each technology are discussed. The concept of natural attenuation is also critically evaluated since in some cases where time to remediation is not a significant factor, it may be an alternative to active bioremediation operations.

Threatened Amphibians of the World

Threatened Amphibians of the World
Author: S. N. Stuart,Conservation International
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105215142741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Threatened Amphibians of the World Book Review:

"Amphibians are facing an extinction crisis, but getting to the facts has been difficult. "Threatened Amphibians of the World" is a visual journey through the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 6,000 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. All 1,900 species known to be threatened with extinction are covered, including a description of threats to each species and an evaluation of conservation measures in place or needed. Each entry includes a photograph or illustration of the species where available, a distribution map, and detailed information on range, population and habitat and ecology. Introductory chapters present a detailed analysis of the results, complemented by a series of short essays written by many of the world's leading herpetologists. Appendices include annoted lists of lower risk species and a country-by-country listing of threatened amphibians."--pub. desc.

Soil Ecotoxicology

Soil Ecotoxicology
Author: Joseph Tarradellas,Gabriel Bitton,Dominique Rossel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1996-12-23
ISBN 10: 9781566701341
ISBN 13: 1566701341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Ecotoxicology Book Review:

Soils are receptacles for a wide range of hazardous chemicals generated by human activities. Whether or not this contamination is deliberate, accurate toxicity assessments are important for health and economic reasons. Soil Ecotoxicology discusses the sources, fate, and transport of hazardous chemicals in soils. The fate (biodegradation and modeling) and the potential impacts of pesticides on soil ecosystems are emphasized, and methodologies for performing toxicity assessments are provided.

Fungal Diseases

Fungal Diseases
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2011-10-08
ISBN 10: 030921226X
ISBN 13: 9780309212267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fungal Diseases Book Review:

Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed by emerging fungal pathogens to life on Earth are often underappreciated and poorly understood. On December 14 and 15, 2010, the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the scientific and policy dimensions associated with the causes and consequences of emerging fungal diseases.

Warfare Ecology

Warfare Ecology
Author: Gary E. Machlis,Thor Hanson,Zdravko Špirić,Jean E. McKendry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-05-29
ISBN 10: 9400712138
ISBN 13: 9789400712133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warfare Ecology Book Review:

The purpose of this book is specific and ambitious: to outline the distinctive elements, scope, and usefulness of a new and emerging field of applied ecology named warfare ecology. Based on a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, the book provides both a theoretical overview of this new field and case studies that range from mercury contamination during World War I in Slovenia to the ecosystem impacts of the Palestinian occupation, and from the bombing of coral reefs of Vieques to biodiversity loss due to violent conflicts in Africa. Warfare Ecology also includes reprints of several classical papers that set the stage for the new synthesis described by the authors. Written for environmental scientists, military and humanitarian relief professionals, conservation managers, and graduate students in a wide range of fields, Warfare Ecology is a major step forward in understanding the relationship between war and ecological systems.