Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology Modeling

Editors: Devillers, James (Ed.)

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Both by definition and by scope, ecotoxicology is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science combining the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, and ecology. Modeling is also increasingly used by ecotoxicologists to better understand the effects and fate of chemicals in the different compartments of the biosphere and to simulate them in the frame of predictive hazard and risk assessment schemes.

Ecotoxicology Modeling is a comprehensive and well-documented text providing a collection of computational methods to the ecotoxicologists primarily interested in the study of the adverse effects of chemicals, their mechanisms of action and/or their environmental fate and behavior. Avoiding mathematical jargon, the book presents numerous case studies to enable the reader to understand the interest but also the limitations of linear and nonlinear models in ecotoxicology.

Written by an international team of scientists, Ecotoxicology Modeling is of primary interest to those whose research or professional activity is directly concerned with the development and application of models in ecotoxicology. It is also intended to provide the graduate and post-graduate students with a clear and accessible text covering the main types of modeling approaches used in environmental sciences.

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“This edited book focuses on the application of a wide range of models and modelling techniques on issues within environmental chemistry and (eco)toxicology. … there are certainly some interesting and stimulating papers within this book. For me (as someone with an interest in the ecological aspect of ecotoxicology) papers such as those on the potential use of agent-based models in ecotoxicology and on the application of the dynamic energy budget theory represent stimulating contributions to the field.” (David Spurgeon, BTS Newsletter, Issue 37, Winter, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Artificial Neural Network Modeling of the Environmental Fate and Ecotoxicity of Chemicals

    Devillers, James

    Pages 1-28

  • (Q)SAR Models for Genotoxicity Assessment

    Kulkarni, Sunil A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-59

  • Chemistry Based Nonanimal Predictive Modeling for Skin Sensitization

    Roberts, David W. (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Interspecies Correlations for Predicting the Acute Toxicity of Xenobiotics

    Devillers, James (et al.)

    Pages 85-115

  • Use of Multicriteria Analysis for Selecting Ecotoxicity Tests

    Devillers, James (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecotoxicology Modeling
Editors
  • James Devillers
Series Title
Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0197-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0197-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0196-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2934-0
Series ISSN
1868-1344
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 412
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations
Topics