Ecotoxicology is gaining pace in both research activity and in environmental regulation and legislation. The Handbook of Ecotoxicology uniquely provides a readily accessible, yet critical collection of information on the available tests, how they are carried out, the problems associated with running them, how their results can be interpreted, and what results have been obtained for some of the more important chemical categories. This first volume concentrates on techniques, particularly those tests used for prediction, fulfilling three major needs - firstly a thorough description of the main tests, secondly a critical analysis of these tests in terms of ease of handling, repeatability and ecological relevance, and finally, a thorough bibliography citing key documents which describe test methods and key papers evaluating them. Volume Two will focus on the toxicants themselves - summarising their ecological effects, describing ways of predicting effects from physico-chemical properties alone, and describing and discussing fate models.
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