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Adapting to Polluted Seas

The Co-evolutionary History of Toxicants and Marine Life

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 2025
  • Author: Pedro M. Costa
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 8 5 7 7 9 - 6
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 0 9 2 3 - 5

Adapting to Polluted Seas: The Co-evolutionary History of Toxicants and Marine Life presents an understanding of the effects pollution has on our seas and its ever-incr… Read more

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Adapting to Polluted Seas: The Co-evolutionary History of Toxicants and Marine Life presents an understanding of the effects pollution has on our seas and its ever-increasing threats and challenges. The book explains how pollution changes whole ecosystems, what makes some marine species more resilient, how contamination of global oceans is affecting the evolution of detoxification pathways, DNA repair and sex hormone regulation, how this affects paradigmatic methods for risk assessments, and more. This book is directed for a broad range of environmental scientists with its focus on how pollution is shaping marine ecosystems and forcing organisms to disappear, adapt or evolve.

It can be used in teaching and training of young students and researchers, as well as in non-guided formation of non-academic technician and specialists (e.g. toxicologists, analysts and decision-makers). The compilation of critically-analyzed case studies makes this book an especially important asset that can assist decision-making and the design of monitoring programs.