Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution

Authors: Weis, Judith S

  • 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
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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.​

About the authors

Dr. Judith S. Weis is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University, and MS and PhD from New York University. Her research focuses mostly on estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, and she has published over 200 refereed scientific papers, as well as a book on salt marshes (“Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History”) in 2009 and a book on fish (“Do Fish Sleep?”) published in 2011.

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“Matrix format organizes the information well and makes it easy for the reader to quickly find relevant information. The writing is clear, the figures are well rendered, and the citations are complete and current. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6949-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6949-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6948-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9578-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 454
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