Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles 2nd Edition

Ecotoxicology Of Amphibians And Reptiles 2Nd Edition

By Donald W. Sparling, Greg Linder, Christine A. Bishop and Sherry Krest

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.

New in the second edition:

    • New research on the effects of pesticides, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and UVB
    • Increased focus on the effects of contaminants rather than merely reporting residue information
    • A synthesis of information on atrazine and its effects on gonads at low concentrations
    • Coverage of the potentially alarming new cadre of chemicals that have recently or are about to come on the market for which there is very little or no information
    • Important advances in surveying and monitoring

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.

Table of Contents
  1. Declines and Status of Amphibians
  2. Global Status of Reptiles
  3. Ecotoxicology Overview for Amphibians and Reptiles
  4. Physiological Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles
  5. Effects of Pesticides on Amphibians
  6. Ecotoxicology of Pesticides in Reptiles
  7. Atrazine and Its Impact on Amphibians and Reptiles
  8. Organic Contaminants and Amphibians
  9. Organic Contaminants in Reptiles
  10. Effects of Metals and Metalloids on Amphibians
  11. Ecotoxicology of Metals in Reptiles
  12. Solar UV Radiation and Amphibians
  13. Multiple Stressors on Herptofauna
  14. Emerging Contaminants and Their Effects
  15. Amphibian Malformations
  16. Population Estimation Methods
  17. Epilogue: Future of Amphibian and Reptile Ecotoxicology

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