Biological Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress (hardcover)


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S. Marshall Adams, editor

656 pages

Published by American Fisheries Society, August 2002


A practical guide to the use of biocriteria for assessment of the effects of environmental stressors on aquatic ecosystems and organisms, especially fish. Written by scientists who are the best in their fields, this book provides helpful information for designing and applying bioindicators in the field to reliably assess the health of aquatic organisms and the ecosystems. This volume may be used as a manual for scientists, students, and others, in a variety of disciplines and applications.

Table of Contents

Biological Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress: Introduction and Overview S. Marshall Adams

Biochemical Responses as Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Health Daniel Schlenk and Richard T. Di Giuilo

Molecular Biomarkers in Aquatic Organisms: DNA Damage and RNA Expression Isaac I. Wirgin and Christopher W. Theodorakis

Physiological and Condition-Related Indicators of Environmental Stress in Fish Bruce A. Barton, John D. Morgan, and Mathilakath M. Vijayan

Genetic Responses as Population-Level Biomarkers of Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems Christopher W. Theodorakis and Isaac I. Wirgin

Immunological Indicators of Environmental Stress and Disease Susceptibility in Fishes Charles D. Rice and Mary R. Arkoosh

Histopathological Biomarkers as Integrators of Anthropogenic and Environmental Stressors Mark S. Myers and John W. Fournie

Evaluating Stress in Fish Using Bioenergetics-Based Stressor-Response Models Daniel W. Beyers and James A. Rice

Reproductive Indicators of Environmental Stress in Fish Mark S. Greeley, Jr.

Assessing Fish Population Responses to Stress Michael Power

Behavioral Measures of Environmental Stressors in Fish Edward E. Little

Community-Level Indicators of Stress in Aquatic Ecosystems Martin J. Attrill

Integration of Population, Community, and Landscape Indicators for Assessing Effects of Stressors Donald L. DeAngelis and John L. Curnutt

Assessing Contaminant-Induced Stress Across Levels of Biological Organization Lyndal L. Johnson and Tracy K. Collier

Statistical Considerations in the Development, Evaluation, and Use of Biomarkers in Environmental Studies Eric P. Smith

Biomarkers and Bioindicators in Monitoring and Assessment: The State of the Art Peter V. Hodson