Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment

Advanced Hazard Assessment

  • Lars Landner

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Background

  3. Special Topics

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Hans Blanck, Kerstin Holmgren, Lars Landner, Harald Norin, Mats Notini, Arno Rosemarin et al.
      Pages 256-328
    3. Alasdair H. Neilson, Hans Blanck, Lars Förlin, Lars Landner, Peter Pärt, Arno Rosemarin et al.
      Pages 329-374
    4. Carl Axel Wachtmeister, Rolf Ekelund
      Pages 375-400
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Lars Landner, Niklas Johansson, Inga-Birgitta Larsson, Erkki Leppäkoski, Alf Lundgren, Olof Svanberg et al.
      Pages 402-405
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 406-415

About this book


Hazard assessment of a compound (xenobiotic) discharged to the aquatic environment requires data on both exposure and effects to various components of the ecosystem. The multitude of ecological gradients in the Baltic Sea is used as a background example for discussing the complexity of the issue and the need for new approaches. Therefore, this book attempts to go beyond the simplistic, standardized short-term laboratory tests traditionally used as a basis for hazard assessment of chemicals, and gives strong emphasis to the interpretation of ecotoxicological data in their real, ecological context, pointing out the need to consider the natural mortality distribution of the population under study, the role of keystone species and of species with broad ecological niches versus those with narrow, specialized niches.


complexity ecosystem environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Landner
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Environmental Research GroupStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64796-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61334-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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