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Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles

ISBN/ASIN: 9781420064162,1420064169 | 2010 | English | pdf | xxv, 916/916 pages | 17.0 Mb
Publisher: CRC Press | Author: Donald W. Sparling (ed.), Greg Linder (ed.), Christine A. Bishop (ed.), Sherry Krest (ed.) | Edition: 2nd

Building on the success of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles presents newly available findings on the species that are important environmental indicators. This new edition covers nearly twice as many topics as the first, including recent developments in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, the current status of these animals, and intrinsic factors that affect their susceptibility to contaminants. The book also provides the latest information on specific groups of contaminants and their effects and body burdens in herpetafauna. After a review of how contaminants interact with other ecological factors, the text explores concerns for the future.

One of the major factors behind the writing of the first edition was the worldwide phenomenon of declining amphibian populations. Although this decline has not abated, the breadth of research into its causes has expanded significantly. With chapter contributors carefully selected by the team of editors as leaders in their fields, this book provides an authoritative compendium of the most recent information on effects and residues coupled with a syntheses of what these numbers mean to science and policy.

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