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Chapter 13: Chemical pollutants in the marine environment: causes, effects, and challenges

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Macleod, CK and Eriksen, RS and Chase, Z and Apitz, SE, Chapter 13: Chemical pollutants in the marine environment: causes, effects, and challenges, Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications, Oxford University Press, M Solan, NM Whiteley (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 228-246. ISBN 9780198718826 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Any toxic or contaminating substance that is likely to have an adverse effect on the natural environment or life can be considered a pollutant. Chemical pollutants, present in every marine environment from the tropics to the poles, can enter marine ecosystems in many ways, but the most significant sources are terrestrial in origin. Consequently, understanding and controlling human and land-based inputs are critical for effective management.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:pollutants, marine environment
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Macleod, CK (Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod)
Author:Eriksen, RS (Dr Ruth Eriksen)
Author:Chase, Z (Associate Professor Zanna Chase)
ID Code:107775
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-03-23
Last Modified:2016-03-23
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