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Aquatic Food Chain Pathways

Steven M. Bartell and Ying Feng

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes methods for assessing the movement of radionuclides along pathways of transport and bioaccumulation in rivers, reservoirs, lakes, estuaries, and coastal oceans. The materials ... More


Methods for studying human-induced changes in estuaries

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at the assessment of biological change due to man's activities. It asks: what is normal situation and what are the limits of expected variability? Has there been a change from the ... More


Use of Stable Isotopes in Mercury Research

Holger Hintelmann

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The determination of natural variations in mercury isotope ratios is a rapidly emerging area of research, opening new avenues for studying the fate of mercury in the environment. This chapter ... More


A Framework for a Mercury Monitoring and Assessment Program: Synthesis and Future Research

Robert P. Mason

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the development of a mercury (Hg) monitoring program for North America that would provide sufficient information for modelers to extrapolate the results collected to provide ... More


Mercury Hotspots in Freshwater Ecosystems: Drivers, Processes, and Patterns

Celia Y. Chen, Charles T. Driscoll, and Neil C. Kamman

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Studies conducted in a wide range of freshwater ecosystems have revealed specific suites of attributes that predispose certain ecosystems to being sites of elevated MeHg bioaccumulation in fish and ... More


Mercury in the Marine Environment

Frank J. Black, Christopher H. Conaway, and A. Russell Flegal

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The study of mercury in marine ecosystems is necessary to understand and minimize the chronic, sublethal toxicity due to exposure to organomercury in the marine environment and resources. The ... More


Cadmium Accumulation in Browse Vegetation, Alaska — Implications for Animal Health

L.P. Gough and W.C. Day

in Geology and Health: Closing the Gap

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162042
eISBN:
9780197562062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162042.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

We conducted biogeochemical investigations of Cd transport and uptake by vegetation over a metamorphic and intrusive terrane in the Fortymile River watershed and Mining District, east-central ... More


Toxicology

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/9780198726289.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

To determine whether or not a contaminant has the potential to become a pollutant, its biological effects must first be established. The scientific discipline of toxicology considers the measurement ... More


A Fishy Business

Lisa Kemmerer

in Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199391844
eISBN:
9780197562994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391844.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Oceans cover the majority of the planet and are home to a vast quantity of diverse yet interconnected ecosystems. The volume of living space provided by the sea is 168 times greater than that ... More


Creating the Nuclear Wasteland

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

“At the heart of the matter nuclear weapons are simply the enemy of humanity”— retired U.S. Air Force General Lee Butler, former Commander of Strategic Nuclear Forces, spoke these words in his ... More


Garbage of the Golden West

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

In May 1970, Look magazine ran an International Paper Company advertisement, “The Story of the Disposable Environment,” which envisioned a time when “the entire environment in which [we] live” ... More


Nature’s Way

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Humans have demonstrated the capacity to damage land and extinguish species from very early times (figure 13.1). Our impacts have grown immensely as populations and technological prowess increased ... More


Breast and Prostate Cancer: Sources and Pathways of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

Jane A. Plant and Devra L. Davis

in Geology and Health: Closing the Gap

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162042
eISBN:
9780197562062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162042.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Cancers of the breast and prostate, which together with those of the ovaries, endometrium and testes are hormone-dependent, are among the most common forms of cancers affecting women and men ... More


Environmental Geochemistry on a Global Scale

Jane A. Plant and Barry Smith

in Geology and Health: Closing the Gap

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162042
eISBN:
9780197562062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162042.003.0028
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Recent population growth and economic development are extending the problems associated with land degradation, pollution, urbanization, and the effects of climate change over large areas of the ... More


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