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In consideration of the heightened concern regarding documented declines in North America's unionid mussel fauna, Freshwater Bivalve Ecotoxicology offers a review, synthesis, and critical assessment of the state of bivalve ecotoxicology as documented by leading researchers. The text explores freshwater mussel biology, as well as their propagation and culture, and reviews the use of unionid mussels as biological indicators of ecosystem health. Looking at a variety of testing methods, it covers both field and laboratory work, identifying the current research needs within each area of study. It concludes with four highly comprehensive and relevant case studies.