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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Toxicology | Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution

Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution

Weis, Judith S

2014, XVII, 452 p. 98 illus., 7 illus. in color.

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  • Emphasizes organism level responses to marine pollutants including, in addition to traditional metal and organic pollutants, ocean acidification, hypoxia due to nutrient pollution, and contaminants of emerging concern
  • Gives attention to responses that have a logical connection to ecological effects
Synthesizing decades of work, but up-to-date, this book focuses on organism-level responses to pollutants by marine animals, mainly crustaceans, molluscs, and fishes. Emphasizing effects on physiological processes (feeding/digestion, respiration, osmoregulation), life-cycle (reproduction [including endocrine disruption], embryo development, larval development, developmental processes later in life (growth, regeneration, molting, calcification, cancer), and behaviour, the book also covers bioaccumulation and detoxification of contaminants, and the development of tolerance. The major pollutants covered are metals, organic compounds (oil, pesticides, industrial chemicals), nutrients and hypoxia, contaminants of emerging concern, and ocean acidification. Some attention is also devoted to marine debris and noise pollution.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Behavioural effects - Bioaccumulation - Developmental effects - Physiological effects - Tolerance

Related subjects » Ecology - Environmental Toxicology - Global Change - Climate Change - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 


1. Introduction

2. Feeding and Digestion

3. Respiration

4. Osmoregulation and Excretion


5. Reproduction

6. Embryonic Development

7. Larval Development

8. Developmental Processes Later in Life


9. Behavior


10. Bioaccumulation/Storage/Detoxification

11. Tolerance

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