Wildlife Ecotoxicology

Forensic Approaches

  • John E. Elliott
  • Christine A. Bishop
  • Christy A. Morrissey

Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. John E. Elliott, Christine A. Bishop, Christy A. Morrissey
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jeffrey T. Edson, James V. Holmes, John E. Elliott, Christine A. Bishop
    Pages 93-151
  4. Allan R. Woodward, H. Franklin Percival, R. Heath Rauschenberger, Timothy S. Gross, Kenneth G. Rice, Roxanne Conrow
    Pages 153-187
  5. Roxanne Conrow, Edgar F. Lowe, Michael F. Coveney, R. Heath Rauschenberger, Greg Masson
    Pages 189-211
  6. John E. Elliott, Laurie K. Wilson, Robert Vernon
    Pages 213-237
  7. Christy A. Morrissey, John E. Elliott
    Pages 239-265
  8. Rick A. Relyea
    Pages 267-300
  9. Tyrone B. Hayes
    Pages 301-324
  10. Harry M. Ohlendorf
    Pages 325-357
  11. Tim Lougheed
    Pages 443-453
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 455-466

About this book


Many books have now been published in the broad field of environmental toxicology. However, to date, none of have presented the often fascinating stories of the wildlife science, and the steps along the way from discovery of problems caused by environmental pollutants to the regulatory and nonregulatory efforts to address the issues. This book provides case by case examinations of how toxic chemical effects on wildlife have brought about policy and regulatory decisions, and positive changes in environmental conditions. Wild animal stories, whether they are about the disappearance of charismatic top predators, or of grossly deformed embryos or frogs, provide powerful symbols that can and have captured the public's imagination and have resulted in increased awareness by decision makers. It is the intent of this book to present factual and balanced overviews and summaries of the science and the subsequent regulatory processes that followed to effect change (or not). A variety of chemicals and topics are covered, from the impact of legacy pollutants such as dioxins and PCBs in birds to controversial issues of herbicides and amphbians, and the recent case of the veterinarian pharmaceutical that has brought three species of Asian vultures to the brink of extinction. Researchers, regulators, educators, NGOs and the general public will find valuable insights into the processes and mechanisms involved both in environmental scientific investigation and in efforts to effect positive change.


Ecology Environment Pollutants Toxic

Editors and affiliations

  • John E. Elliott
    • 1
  • Christine A. Bishop
    • 2
  • Christy A. Morrissey
    • 3
  1. 1.Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Science and Technology BranchEnvironment CanadaDeltaCanada
  2. 2.Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Science and Technology BranchEnvironment CanadaDeltaCanada
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-89431-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-89432-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-1344
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1352
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