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Toxic contaminants and ecosystem health : a Great Lakes focus
Advances in environmental science and technology ; v.21
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New York : John Wiley, 1988
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Air Pollutants and their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem Edited by Allan H. Legge Because the sources and interactions are so complex, only an integrated approach to research is effective in identifying pollution problems. This sourcebook collects material from a range of disciplines to explore the effects of pollution on vegetation, soils, and forestry. It draws on the expertise of environmental chemists, physicists, photochemists, agricultural scientists, and others to examine how pollutants affect the ecosystem and interact with each other. 656 pp. (0 471-08312-7) 1986 Cadmium in the Aquatic Environment Edited by Jerome O. Nriagu Here's a comprehensive account of current research on the chemistry and toxicology of cadmium in natural waters. It discusses the sources, distribution, and fate of cadmium in aquatic ecosystems, including coverage of the biocycling and exotoxicity of cadmium to natural and fresh water biota. A succinct review of the analytical chemistry of cadmium in natural waters is also included. The contributors emphasize general principles rather than comprehensive documentation, making this volume accessible to a wide audience. 332 pp. (0 471-85884-6) 1987 Chromium in the Natural and Human Environments Edited by Jerome O. Nriagu and Evert Nieboer There's a growing concern about the fate and effects of chromium in the environment. This volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the uses of chromium, its sources (natural and anthropogenic) and occurrences in the air, water, and soil. Its toxicity to terrestrial and aquatic biota is examined in relation to its chemistry and biochemistry, and the role of chromium as an essential element is properly evaluated. The critical assessment of the published literature and the large ensemble of references to chromium in diverse disciplines should make the volume essential reading for researchers and serious students of environmental and occupational health effects of metals. 592 pp. (0 471-85643-6) 1988

Author Notes

About the editor MARLENE S. EVANS is an Associate Research Scientist at the Great Lakes Division of The University of Michigan. She received her PhD in oceanography/zoology from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans recently has accepted a position with the Aquatic Ecology Division of the National Hydrology Research Institute in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
Politics, Economics, Science--Going Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
Great Lakes Communities and Toxic Substances
Effects of Toxicants on Phytoplankton with Special Reference to the Laurentian Great Lakes
The Effects of Toxic Substances on Zooplankton Populations: A Great Lakes Perspective
Epidemics in Birds and Mammals Caused by Chemicals in the Great Lakes
Chemical Contaminants in the Great Lakes: The Human Health Aspect
Approaches for Investigating Toxic Stress
A Review of Selected Clinical Indicators of Stress-Induced Changes in Aquatic Organisms
Use of Bioassays in Determining the Toxicity of Sediment to Benthic Organisms
Morphological Deformities in Chironomidae (Diptera) Larvae as Biological Indicators of Toxic Stress
Mesocosms: A Tool for Studying Microbes and Effects and Behavior of Toxic Materials
Effects of Nutrients and Copper on Copepod Population Dynamics: A Mesocosm Study
New Methodologies for Assessing the Effects of Prenatal Toxic Exposure on Cognitive Functioning in Humans
Toxic Substances and Survival of Lake Michigan Salmonids: Field and Laboratory Approaches
Approaches to Modelling the Fate and Effects of Toxicants in Pelagic Systems
Development of Ecosystem Objectives for the Great Lakes
Summary and Recommendations for Future Research
Persistant Toxic Substances and Phytoplankton in the Great Lakes
Persistant Toxic Substances and the Health of Fish Communities in the Great Lakes
Modeling and Statistical Approaches for Determining the Fate and Effects of Toxicants in Natural Waters
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