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Anthropogenic Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems

  • Provides and up-to-date report on major sources of aquatic pollution

  • Highlights the effects of pollutants on many forms of aquatic life

  • Offers mitigating strategies to avoid pollution hazards for organisms and ecosystems

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Donat-P. Häder, E. Walter Helbling, Virginia E. Villafañe
    Pages 1-10
  3. Pollution Affecting Cyanobacteria in Aquatic Habitats

    • Abha Pandey, Sonal Mishra, Neha Kumari, Vidya Singh, Rajeshwar P. Sinha
    Pages 11-37
  4. Effects of Pollution on Fish

    • Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 39-60
  5. Effects of Pollution in Aquatic Food Chains

    • Raúl González, Cristian Durante, Marina Arcagni, Romina Juncos, Juan Seco Pon, Enrique Crespo et al.
    Pages 61-89
  6. Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

    • Sten-Åke Wängberg, Göran Björk
    Pages 91-111
  7. Contamination of Coral Reefs in the Mexican Caribbean

    • Anastazia T. Banaszak
    Pages 113-129
  8. Marine Eutrophication: Overview from Now to the Future

    • Paulo Antunes Horta, Leonardo Rubi Rörig, Giulia Burle Costa, José Bonomi Baruffi, Eduardo Bastos, Lyllyan Santos Rocha et al.
    Pages 157-180
  9. Anthropogenic Pollution of Coastal Ecosystems in Brazil

    • Sebastian M. Strauch, Gilmar S. Erzinger
    Pages 181-203
  10. Hydrochemical Insight and Groundwater Supply: A Case Study of Patagonia’s Chubut River

    • Américo I. Torres, Luis F. H. Niencheski, Verena A. Campodonico, Andrea I. Pasquini, Mauricio Faleschini, Pedro J. Depetris
    Pages 205-228
  11. Pharmaceutical Pollutants in Aquatic Ecosystems

    • Gilmar S. Erzinger, Sebastian M. Strauch, Monique Fröhlich, Carla Keite Machado, Lineu del Ciampo
    Pages 229-243
  12. Detergents Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

    • Azizullah Azizullah, Sarzamin Khan, Sabeela Rehman, Nadia Taimur, Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 245-270
  13. Heavy Metals Pollution in Surface Waters of Pakistan

    • Azizullah Azizullah, Nadia Taimur, Sarzamin Khan, Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 271-312
  14. Arsenic Pollution

    • Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 313-324
  15. Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Atlantic Coastal Patagonia

    • Marina L. Nievas El Makte, Rosana Polifroni, Marcela A. Sepúlveda, Ana Fazio
    Pages 325-352
  16. Dumping of Toxic Waste into the Oceans

    • Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 353-371
  17. Microplastics as Pollutants in the Marine Environment

    • Anthony Andrady, Liping Zhu
    Pages 373-399

About this book

This book provides examples of pollutants, such as accidental oil spills and non-degradable plastic debris, which affect marine organisms of all taxa. Terrestrial runoff washes large amounts of dissolved organic materials from agriculture and industry, toxic heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and persistent organic pollutants which end up into rivers, coastal habitats, and open waters. While this book is not intended to encyclopaedically list all kinds of pollution, it rather exemplifies the problems by concentrating on a number of serious and prominent recent developments. The chapters in this book also discuss measures to decrease and remove aquatic pollution to mitigate the stress on aquatic organisms.

 

Aquatic ecosystems provide a wide range of ecological and economical services. In addition to providing a large share of the staple diet for a fast growing human population, oceans absorb most of the anthropogenically emitted carbon dioxide and mitigate climate change.

 

As well as rising temperatures and ocean acidification, pollution poses increasing problems for aquatic ecosystems and organisms reducing its functioning and services which are exposed to a plethora of stress factors.

Keywords

  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Terrestrial Run-off
  • Anthropogenic Pollution
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Heavy Metals
  • Crude Oil and Plastics

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

    Donat-P. Häder

  • Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión, Rawson, Argentina

    E. Walter Helbling, Virginia E. Villafañe

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-75602-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)