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23 ARTICLES with new facts, new ideas on ecology and environmental toxicology, with a short clear explanation: what is innovative. Full texts are available free for the many of these publications.

New steps in discovering facts of ecology and environmental toxicology. Explaining the recent paradigm shift in environmental toxicology. 23 innovative publications, selected, online free. Traditional testing for toxicity was (and in part is) usually based on mortality of the test-organisms. The measure of the hazard of the chemical is usually the increase in mortality. The most popular measure is the LC50, the concentration that leads to the death of 50% of test animals. This tool to assess the potential toxicity of the chemical is most popular, but... is it perfect? New approach: A number of publications was published that developed a much more subtle method for assessing the environmental hazards of chemical pollutants in aquatic environment. This method is measuring the effect of the chemical tested on functional activity of the testorganisms. The organisms do not die in these experiments. The concentrations of the chemicals tested are sublethal (in other words, the concentrations are far less than the lethal concentrations). It is important that the functional activity is of vital importance to the entire ecosystem. As a result, the decrease in this functional activity of the organism has a very negative impact on the ecosystem. It means that the sublethal effect of the chemical is really of some environmental hazard. In this series of publications, the test-organisms were bivalve mollusks and some other aquatic invertebrates that filter water. The chemicals that were tested were synthetic surfactants (synonyms: surface-active substances, surface-active agents) or the mixtures of chemicals that included surfactants (detergents). The functional activity that was measured was water filtration by these aquatic invertebrate animals. The vital importance of this functional activity of invertebrates is the role of wate filtration as a component of a very important function of the healthy ecosystem, water self-purification (functioning of the ecosystems toward maintaining and improving water quality in aqautic habitats). The series of new facts was discovered in these publications. These facts are: Synthetic surfactants and detergents inhibited water filtration by marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks [1-12]; Synthetic surfactant inhibited water filtration by rotifers [13]; Synthetic surfactant inhibited water filtration by daphnia [14]. The significant role of water filtration as a component of the vital function of healthy aquatic ecosystems (as a component of the functioning of the ecosystems toward water self-purification) was described and analized in the papers [ 15-20 ] and the book [ 12 ]. As a result, a consistent theory of multifunctional biotic self-purification of water was formulated [15-20]. As a result of this series of experiments and there analysis, a better understanding of ecosystems was achieved. It helped formulate a better, modernized definition of the scientific term 'ecosystem' [21]. Moreover, the new better understanding of aquatic ecosystems helped develop a new approach to solution of the problem of eutrophication [22]. Another application of the results of this series of publications was developing principles for aquatic

biodiversity conservation in nature reserves for water objects and water habitats [23].

Evidence in support: The results of this series of publications were cited in a number of independent studies, e.g. [ 24 ]. Explanation of what is innovative and valuable in individual papers in the form of user-friendly text and comment see here: [25]. REFERENCES: [1]** Inhibition of Mussel Suspension Feeding by Surfactants of Three Classes [Mytilus, bioassay] [2]** Studying effects of some surfactants and detergents on filter-feeding bivalves [mollusks]

[3]** Responses of Unio tumidus to Mixed Chemical Preparations and the Hazard of Synecological [4]** Summation of Anthropogenic Effects [Unio tumidus is a species of freshwater bivalve mollusks] [5]** The Hazard of a Two-Level Synergism of Synecological Summation of Anthropogenic Effects [6]** Imbalance of Factors Providing Control of Unicellular Plankton Populations Exposed to Anthropogenic Impact
[7]** **Identification of a New Type of Ecological Hazard of Chemicals: Inhibition of Processes of Ecological Remediation [8]** A New Type of Effect of Potentially Hazardous Substances: Uncouplers of Pelagial–Benthal Coupling [9]**

Effect of Amphiphilic Chemicals on Filter-Feeding Marine Organisms

Inhibitory Analysis of Regulatory Interactions in Trophic Webs


An Amphiphilic Substance Inhibits the Mollusk Capacity to Filter out Phytoplankton Cells from Water
[12]** Biological Effects of Surfactants [13]** Effect of a Cationic Amphiphilic Compound on Rotifers [synthetic surfactant]

[14]** On studying the hazards of pollution of the biosphere: Effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders [Daphnia magna, filtration, trophic activity inhibition]

[15]** On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory [improving water quality] [16]** On Some Issues of Maintaining Water Quality and Self-Purification [ecosystem function] [17]** The Effect of Synthetic Surfactants on the Hydrobiological Mechanisms of Water SelfPurification ** [18]** On the Multifunctional Role of the Biota in the Self-Purification of Aquatic Ecosystems [19]** Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders [mollusks and other invertebrates]

[20]** Biodiversity Protection and Quality of Water: The Role of Feedbacks in Ecosystems

[21]** New Definitions of the Concepts and Terms Ecosystem and Biogeocenosis [22]**

The Synecological Approach to the Problem of Eutrophication

[23]** System of Principles for Conservation of the Biogeocenotic Function and the Biodiversity of Filter-Feeders ** Some other useful publications: **

Predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology within the ANTIOPES network

E Lemazurier, F Marano - Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2013 - Springer ... method. Lysosomal presence and lysosomal membrane integrity (LMI) were evaluated on the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus (L.), a well-described model fish species for aquatic ecotoxicology studies. The ... Related articles All 3 versions Cite

Effects of repeated pulsed herbicide exposures on the growth of aquatic macrophytes
A Boxall, LA Fogg, R Ashauer, T Bowles… - Environmental …, 2013 - Wiley Online Library ... 9 Maund SJ, Hamer MJ, Warinton JS, Kedwards TJ. 1998. Aquatic ecotoxicology of the pyrethroid insecticide lambda-cyhalothrin: Considerations for higher-tier aquatic risk assessment. Pestic Sci 54:408–417. ... Cited by 2 Related articles All 4 versions Cite

from … effects of the fungicide pyrimethanil and temperature on the snail< i> Physella acuta</i>(Draparnaud, 1805) disclose the pitfalls for the aquatic risk assessment under …
[PDF] A Seeland, J Albrand, J Oehlmann, R Müller - Environmental Pollution, 2013 - Elsevier ... a Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Max-von-Laue-Straße 13, D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany; b LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK F ), Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 ... Related articles All 4 versions Cite

… presence and lysosomal membrane integrity in the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) immune cells: applications in environmental aquatic …
A Bado-Nilles, S Betoulle, A Geffard… - … Science and Pollution …, 2013 - Springer ... method. Lysosomal presence and lysosomal mem- brane integrity (LMI) were evaluated on the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus (L.), a well-described model fish species for aquatic ecotoxicology studies. After ...


The Lemna Bioassay: Contemporary issues as the most standardised plant bioassay for aquatic ecotoxicology
M Mkandawire, JA Teixeira da Silva… - Critical Reviews in …, 2013 - Taylor & Francis ABSTRACT The Lemna-bioassay is one of the most standardised higher-plant bioassays for assessing the impacts of contaminants in aquatic environments. The simple anatomy and ease with which Lemna sp. can be handled makes them ideal test organisms. They have ... Related articles Cite [PDF]

from Konrad J. Kulacki

KJ Kulacki - Green Chemistry, 2012 - ... University of Notre Dame, August 2003 – June 2009 Ph.D. – Biology Advisor: Dr. Gary A. Lamberti Dissertation: Proactive aquatic ecotoxicology: A hazard assessment of room-temperature ionic liquids ... Aquatic ecotoxicology and biodegradation of ionic liquids: A synthesis. ... All 3 versions Cite More

from Key Issues in Aquatic Ecotoxicology in Brazil: A Critical Review
[PDF] M Krull, F Barros - … the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology-ISSN 2236-1693, 2012 - Abstract Several studies have been questioning and encouraging paradigms shift in ecotoxicology so it can better integrate ecological aspects. In tropical countries, like Brazil, it is still a developing issue. The present study aimed to evaluate the use of Aquatic ... Related articles All 3 versions Cite


Gammarus spp. in aquatic ecotoxicology and water quality assessment: Toward integrated multilevel tests
PY Kunz, C Kienle, A Gerhardt - Reviews of Environmental Contamination …, 2010 - Springer Abstract More than 4500 species belong to the crustacean sub-order Gammaridea (order Amphipoda)(Bousfield Among Amphipods, the Gammaridea are the most widespread group and are found throughout a range of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats (Bousfield ... Cited by 25 Related articles All 10 versions Cite

Advantages of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic modelling in aquatic ecotoxicology and risk assessment
R Ashauer, BI Escher - J. Environ. Monit., 2010 - Toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TK-TD) models simulate the processes that lead to toxicity at the level of organisms over time. These dynamic simulation models quantify toxicity, but more importantly they also provide a conceptual framework to better understand the ... Cited by 22 Related articles All 5 versions Cite

from AMEG: the new SETAC advisory group on aquatic macrophyte ecotoxicology
[HTML] G Arts, J Davies, M Dobbs, P Ebke, M Hanson… - … Science and Pollution …, 2010 - Springer 1 Background Aquatic macrophytes are important primary producers of aquatic ecosystems that must be protected from adverse chemical effects in order to maintain important ecosystem structure and functions. Macrophytes fulfil several critical functions in aquatic ... Cited by 7 Related articles All 18 versions Cite

Effect-directed analysis (EDA) in aquatic ecotoxicology: state of the art and future challenges
M Hecker, H Hollert - Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2009 - Springer One of the key challenges environmental toxicologists and risk assessors are facing is the characterization and assessment of the complex exposure scenarios that are typical for many environments we wish to protect. During the early days of ecotoxicology, it became ... Cited by 26 Related articles All 6 versions Cite

Method development for aquatic ecotoxicological characterization factor calculation for hydrocarbon mixtures in life cycle assessment
E Bamard, C Bulle, L Deschênes - … Toxicology and Chemistry, 2011 - Wiley Online Library Abstract Most pollutants are released into the environment in the presence of other contaminants, creating complex mixtures. In life-cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods, characterization factors (CFs) are used to obtain the potential impacts associated with ...


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