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Techniques in physiology and genetics

Alistair Dawson

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers methods used to study the physiology and genetics of birds. It describes methods for obtaining samples of blood and tissue from wild birds, experimentation, anaesthesia, ... More


NPs, Chemicals and the Environment

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The organisms that make Natural Products have been producing tens of thousands of different chemicals, totalling billions of tonnes every year, for billions of years. Hence, organisms have evolved to ... More


Amphibian Ecotoxicology

Raymond D. Semlitsch and Christine M. Bridges

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A recent summary of the current state of understanding concerning amphibian population declines indicates that airborne contaminants are important but that “existing test protocols might be ... More


Conclusions and Future Developments

F. Brian Eddy and Richard D. Handy

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199540945
eISBN:
9780191774584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540945.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks: What direction will fish ecophysiology take in future years? Central to the subject will be the continuing quest for new knowledge and understanding, but this will be directed by ... More


Chemical Pollution and Health

Tee L. Guidotti

in Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325337
eISBN:
9780190238803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325337.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

“Pollution” implies that harm has already been done and that human action is the cause. “Contamination” can also relate to contaminants arising from natural sources. Any chemical foreign to the body ... 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


Ecotoxicology in Marine Environments: The Protective Role of ABC Transporters in Sea Urchin Embryos and Larvae

Ilaria Corsi and Luis Fernando Marques-Santos (eds)

in Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198786962
eISBN:
9780191829086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Anthropogenic contaminants with the potential to disrupt biological functions enter aquatic ecosystems from a variety of sources, and pose a potential risk to the long-term sustainability of these ... More


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