Class1_What_is_Ecotoxicology

Class1_What_is_Ecotoxicology - What is Ecotoxicology? FNR...

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1 What is Ecotoxicology? FNR 52700 August 22, 2011 What is Ecotoxicology? Basic Definition: “The branch of toxicology concerned with the study of ______________ , caused by ___________________ ___________ , to the ___________________ (animals, plants and microbes) in an __________ context” (Truhaut, 1977) Individual Population Community Ecosystem Ecoregion Continent Hemisphere Biosphere
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2 What is Ecotoxicology? Other Definitions: “The field of study which integrates the ________________ and ________________ effects of chemical pollutants on ecosystems with the _________ (transport, transformation and breakdown) of such pollutants in the environment” (Forbes and Forbes, 1994) Historical Overview of Ecotoxicology Date Contaminant(s) Effects 1850s Soot from coal burning Industrial melanism of moths 1863 Industrial wastewater First toxicity tests 1874 Lead shots Death of waterfowl and pheasants 1887 Arsenic emissions from metal smelters Death of deer and foxes 1907 Crude oil spill
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ESE 598 taught by Professor Sepulveda during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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