Springer Series on Environmental Management

Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment

Advanced Hazard Assessment

Editors: Landner, Lars (Ed.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-61334-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-64796-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Hazard assessment of a compound (xenobiotic) discharged to the aquatic environment requires data on both exposure and effects to various components of the ecosystem. The multitude of ecological gradients in the Baltic Sea is used as a background example for discussing the complexity of the issue and the need for new approaches. Therefore, this book attempts to go beyond the simplistic, standardized short-term laboratory tests traditionally used as a basis for hazard assessment of chemicals, and gives strong emphasis to the interpretation of ecotoxicological data in their real, ecological context, pointing out the need to consider the natural mortality distribution of the population under study, the role of keystone species and of species with broad ecological niches versus those with narrow, specialized niches.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Landner, Lars

    Pages 2-5

  • Ecosystem Variability and Gradients. Examples from the Baltic Sea as a Background for Hazard Assessment

    Leppäkoski, Erkki (et al.)

    Pages 6-58

  • The ESTHER Approach to Environmental Hazard Assessment of Chemicals

    Landner, Lars

    Pages 59-72

  • Factors Determining the Fate of Organic Chemicals in the Environment: the Role of Bacterial Transformations and Binding to Sediments

    Neilson, Alasdair H.

    Pages 74-112

  • Bioavailability and Uptake of Xenobiotics in Fish

    Pärt, Peter

    Pages 113-127

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-61334-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-64796-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment
Book Subtitle
Advanced Hazard Assessment
Editors
  • Lars Landner
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61334-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61334-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64796-3
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 415
Topics