Book review: A. J. Lawrence and K. L. Hemingway (eds). Effects of Pollution on Fish : Molecular Effects and Population Responses. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2003. 342pp.

Book review: A. J. Lawrence and K. L. Hemingway (eds). Effects of Pollution on Fish : Molecular... 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Book review: A. J. Lawrence and K. L. Hemingway (eds). Effects of Pollution on Fish : Molecular Effects and Population Responses. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2003. 342pp.

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Copyright © 2005 by Springer
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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0960-3166
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1573-5184
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10.1007/s11160-004-7353-z
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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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