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Science: Biology: Ecology: Ecotoxicology


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Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Information about studies of contaminants in the Arctic environment, including sources, transport, and effects on biota and humans.

Bioassessment and Biocriteria
U.S. EPA website includes a primer and FAQs on biological criteria and their application, guidelines on their use in aquatic ecosystems, case studies, and links/contacts for additional information.

California Wildlife Exposure Factor and Toxicity Database
Search a compilation of exposure factors (i.e., ecological and physiological data) and toxicity data for a number of California mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

Ecological Risk Analysis Tools and Applications
Information for use in conducting ecological screening and baseline risk assessments, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Ecotoxicology-L Archives
Provides discussion list focusing on risk assessment and ecotoxicology issues. On line LISTSERV at Virginia Tech.

Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
General information about 118 elements, compounds, and products. U.S. National Park Service, February 1998.

Environmental Toxicology Laboratory
ETL has developed a innovative environmental technology, the Tetramitus Assay. This bioassay detects toxicity in sediment, whole water and other samples.

European Network Bioindication
Assess air quality by the use of bioindicator plants in eleven European cities. Provides information about the project, news, resources and results.

EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
Fully searchable and selectively retrievable databases of pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information.

IPMRC Ecotoxicology Page
General introduction to ecotoxicology and information about its role in pest management.

Jason Conder's Ecotoxicology Research
Information on heavy metals research, career vitae, and links to other ecotoxicology sites. Research on bioavailability, toxicity, and environmental fate of TNT in aquatic sediments and heavy metal bioavailability in soil.

Lemnatec
Provides ecotoxicology testing products and services. Describes the Lemna (duckweed) bioassay test for detecting and evaluating hazardous substances in ecosystems.

MitoScan Rapid Mitochondria-based Bioassays
Toxicity test kits for diverse applications in environmental eco-toxicity monitoring, effluent management and product safety screening using a rapid mitochondria-based biosensor.

Pequitec
Specialists for the supply and construction of ecotoxicology testing equipment and agricultural research equipment.

University of Antwerp Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology
Provides information on research.

Working Group Ecotoxicology
Provides information on program at the Dresden University of Technology Institute of Hydrobiology.



Did PCB's Save the Stripers? A Fish Story
New York Times article about the fact that striped bass are thriving in the Hudson River because PCBs deter fishing, even though PCBs actually are harmful to the fish. However, fish in Newark Harbor have adapted to contaminants. [Requires free registration.] (March 25, 2003)

Unknown Contaminant Found In Seabird Eggs
Researchers found an unidentified organohalogen contaminant in the eggs of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean seabirds. If a marine organism is the source, this would be the first instance of a naturally produced organohalogen accumulating in the eggs of wild birds. (December 11, 1998)

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