Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2004) 14: 295–296 Springer 2005 Book review A.J. Lawrence and K.L. Hemingway (eds.), Eﬀects (e.g. lipid peroxidation, lysosomal integrity) to risk of Pollution on Fish: Molecular Eﬀects and Popu- assessment. lation Responses. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, A recurring theme in this book is our contin- 2003. 342 pp. uing inability to link well-understood biological changes in individuals to quantitative eﬀects at the population level. Even in the case of reproductive function, which might be expected to show a direct Despite the title, the authors of this book cover far cause-eﬀect link with population size, few predic- more than the biological eﬀects of pollution on tions can be made. As the authors state in Chapter ﬁsh. They also skillfully weave the social and 5‘...it is neither the eﬀect of pollution on indi- economic impacts on the ﬁshery into what is and is vidual ﬁsh nor their consequences for entire pop- not known about pollutant eﬀects at diﬀerent ulations or communities that need investigation, biological levels of organization (molecular – cel- but the links between the two, possibly leading to lular – individual – population – community), biomarkers for imminent population collapse’. ending with an
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