Ecotoxicology Modeling

  • James Devillers

Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sunil A. Kulkarni, Jiping Zhu
    Pages 29-59
  3. David W. Roberts, Grace Patlewicz
    Pages 61-83
  4. James Devillers, Pascal Pandard, Eric Thybaud, Anne Merle
    Pages 85-115
  5. James Devillers, Pascal Pandard, Anne-Marie Charissou, Antonio Bispo
    Pages 117-143
  6. Kannan Krishnan, Thomas Peyret
    Pages 145-175
  7. Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg, Martina G. Vijver
    Pages 177-204
  8. Christopher J. Topping, Trine Dalkvist, Valery E. Forbes, Volker Grimm, Richard M. Sibly
    Pages 205-235
  9. Sebastiaan A. L. M. Kooijman, Jan Baas, Daniel Bontje, Mieke Broerse, Cees A. M. van Gestel, Tjalling Jager
    Pages 237-259
  10. Sandrine Charles, Elise Billoir, Christelle Lopes, Arnaud Chaumot
    Pages 261-298
  11. Donald Mackay, Jon A. Arnot, Eva Webster, Lüsa Reid
    Pages 355-375
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 395-399

About this book


Both by definition and by scope, ecotoxicology is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science combining the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, and ecology. Modeling is also increasingly used by ecotoxicologists to better understand the effects and fate of chemicals in the different compartments of the biosphere and to simulate them in the frame of predictive hazard and risk assessment schemes.

Ecotoxicology Modeling is a comprehensive and well-documented text providing a collection of computational methods to the ecotoxicologists primarily interested in the study of the adverse effects of chemicals, their mechanisms of action and/or their environmental fate and behavior. Avoiding mathematical jargon, the book presents numerous case studies to enable the reader to understand the interest but also the limitations of linear and nonlinear models in ecotoxicology.

Written by an international team of scientists, Ecotoxicology Modeling is of primary interest to those whose research or professional activity is directly concerned with the development and application of models in ecotoxicology. It is also intended to provide the graduate and post-graduate students with a clear and accessible text covering the main types of modeling approaches used in environmental sciences.


Ecology bioaccumulation ecotoxicity ecotoxicology environment environmental fate toxicology xenobiotic xenobiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • James Devillers
    • 1
  1. 1.l'Information Scientifique (CTIS)Centre de Traitement deRillieux La PapeFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0196-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0197-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-1344
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1352
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