Publisher description for Ecotoxicology of soil organisms / edited by Marianne H. Donker, Herman Eijsackers, Fred Heimbach.

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the ecotoxicology of soil organisms. The book explains how contaminants reach the soil, traces their transport through the soil, and then moves on to examine the effects of contaminants on different groups of soil organisms (e.g., microorganisms, micro- and mesofauna, larger soil animals including vertebrates). The book also considers food chain transfer and discusses risk assessment procedures that are specific to soil conditions. Ecotoxicology of Soil Organisms is the only book to take such a sweeping approach toward soil ecotoxicology.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Soil ecology.
Soil pollution.
Soil animals -- Effect of pollution on.
Soil microbial ecology.