Definition of ecotoxicology in English:
The branch of science that deals with the nature, effects, and interactions of substances that are harmful to the environment.
- Recent efforts in ecotoxicology have focused on linking effects of contaminants on individuals with population-level consequences.
- Modern ecotoxicology must embrace our growing understanding of the complexity and variation associated with the biology of organisms, from genomic to ecosystem levels of organization.
- These reproductive end-points can be studied in parallel to determine contaminant effects on the reproductive success of the organism, one of the key objectives of ecotoxicology.
- Example sentences
- These cause ecotoxicological effects directly, through toxicity to nontarget organisms and ecosystems, and indirectly, by changing habitat or the abundance of food species of wildlife.
- Such a prediction may be directly interpreted as a form of risk assessment or, alternatively, these pairs (toxicological harm/exposure) could then be related to a conventional scale of ecotoxicological risk, for example from 1 to 10.
- In addition, because rotifers are relatively easy to culture and sensitive to pollutants they have become important tools in ecotoxicological testing.
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