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.
Senior Scientist; Institute of Marine Sciences, Andalucia, Spain Published over 130 articles on marine toxicology. Guest editor for Advances in Marine Chemistry and special issues of Seminario Iberico Quimica Marina. Editorial board member for Environment International Invited speaker at several research conferences
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