The Pollution Biology of Aquatic Oligochaetes

Authors: Rodriguez, Pilar, Reynoldson, Trefor B.

  • First book devoted to the pollution biology of aquatic oligochaetes.
  • First book devoted to field community studies, ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of aquatic oligochaetes.
  • Helpful book for those working in environmental agencies and research laboratories with pollution biology, and in risk assessment of polluted sediments.
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About this book

 

In aquatic ecosystems, the oligochaetes are often a major component of the community. Their relevance in sediment quality assessment is largely related to their benthic and detritivorous life habit. In this book, we aim to present the state of the art of Pollution Biology using oligochaete worms in laboratory and field studies. Future research will require the combination of a variety of methodological approaches and the integration of the resulting information, avoiding fragmented and often conflicting visions of the relationships of the species with their environment. Current approaches to ecotoxicology and bioaccumulation using ecological risk assessment provide the opportunity to relate community studies with probability of effects.

This book addresses three main themes: Ecological and Field Studies using the composition and structure of oligochaete communities, Toxicology and Laboratory Studies, and Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer Studies. Two appendices list values of toxicological parameters (LC50, EC50) and several bioaccumulation variables (bioaccumulation factors, biological half-life, toxicokinetic coefficients, and critical body residues) for different oligochaete species. Additional information is provided on Methodological Issues and on the Taxonomy of several oligochaete families, with information on the most recent taxonomic debates. Each chapter includes a critical view, based on the authors’ experience, of a number of current issues which have been raised in the literature.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rodriguez, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Taxonomy of Aquatic Oligochaetes

    Rodriguez, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 9-27

  • Ecology and Field Studies

    Rodriguez, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 29-85

  • Toxicology and Laboratory Studies

    Rodriguez, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 87-158

  • Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer

    Rodriguez, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 159-199

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1718-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1717-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9780-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pollution Biology of Aquatic Oligochaetes
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1718-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1718-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1717-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9780-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 265
Topics