Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminants in Soil

Editors: van Straalen, Nico M., Løkke, Hans (Eds.)

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Many industrialized and developing countries are faced with the assessment of potential risks associated with contaminated land. A variety of human activities have left their impacts on soils in the form of elevated and locally high concentrations of potential toxicants. In several cases sources have not yet been stopped and contamination continues. Decisions on the management of contaminated sites and on the regulation of chemicals in the terrestrial environment require information on the extent to which toxicants adversely affect the life support function of soils. Ecological insights into the soil as an ecosystem may support such decisions. This book reviews the latest ecological principles that should be considered in this respect.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Ecological approaches in soil ecotoxicology

    Pages 3-21

    Straalen, Nico M. (et al.)

  • Scientific basis for extrapolating results from soil ecotoxicity tests to field conditions and the use of bioassays

    Pages 25-50

    Gestel, Cornelis A. M.

  • Is it possible to develop microbial test systems to evaluate pollution effects on soil nutrient cycling?

    Pages 51-69

    Dighton, John

  • Ecotoxicology, biodiversity and the species concept with special reference to springtails (Insecta: Collembola)

    Pages 73-83

    Hopkin, Stephen P.

  • Effects of toxicants on population and community parameters in field conditions, and their potential use in the validation of risk assessment methods

    Pages 85-123

    Posthuma, Leo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminants in Soil
Editors
  • Nico M. van Straalen
  • Hans Løkke
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6361-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6361-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-75900-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7922-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 333
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