Ecotoxicology

Dr Michael Leaver

Intensive aquaculture employs chemicals which may cause environmental impacts. This topic explores the potential impacts of chemicals used in aquaculture covering toxicological and ecological methods, from functional ecology to molecular biomarkers. The principles of environmental risk assessment of chemicals are reviewed and the process of regulation of chemicals within the environment explained. The uses of molecular biomarkers are addressed and the major techniques employed are explained. This topic will be of interest to anyone concerned with sustainable practice, environmental processes and keen to develop their career in regulation and environmental management.

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