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Survival and mortality

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses age-structure in Eurasian and North American river otters. Otters have short life expectancy, with mortality increasing with age. Sea otter is a long-lived exception. Causes of ... More


Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Colleen F. Moore

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

How does pollution impact our daily quality of life? What are the effects of pollution on children's development? Why do industry and environmental experts disagree about what levels of pollutants ... More


Prologue

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to review some of the best science on how pollution affects the quality of children's lives, particularly intellectual functioning, ... More


PCBs: Another Global Pollutant

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines the negative effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and related chemicals on children's development. It provides some background on PCBs and discusses the study conducted ... More


Pollution: Persistent Organic Contaminants and Trace Metals

Hyun-Min Hwang, Peter G. Green, and Thomas M. Young

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

More than 80 percent of San Francisco Bay's historic tidal marshes have disappeared due to human activities, and the remaining marshes have been fragmented and contaminated. High levels of ... More


Examples of Chemical Pollution Targeting Thyroid Hormone Action

Barbara Demeneix

in Losing Our Minds: Effects of Chemical Pollution on the Intellectual Capacity and Mental Health of Future Generations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199917518
eISBN:
9780190232382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917518.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Schematically, thyroid hormone (TH) structure is an iodinated pair of phenyl rings, resembling a pair of spectacles. The phenyl ring is an extremely versatile base for chemists to synthesize new ... More


‘Solved’ problems?

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell

in Marine Pollution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198726289
eISBN:
9780191843815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726289.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Human wastewater (sewage) has been entering the sea for as long as there has been a coastal population and ice cores now show significant long-range movement of metal wastes dating from at least the ... More


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