Aquatic Toxicity

Toxicity of chemicals in water can be tested with aquatic animals as indicators. Toxicity tests with aquatic animals are mainly concerned with direct uptake from water. The chemicals may be in solution, in suspension or both. Aquatic organisms have played important roles as early warning and monitoring systems for pollutant burdens in our environment. However, they have significant potential to do even more, just as they have in basic biology where preparations like the squid axon have been essential tools in establishing physiological and biochemical mechanisms. 

Aquatic Toxicology is the adverse effects on marine population resulting from exposure to a toxic substance. Toxic effects are considered with primary emphasis on the potential of aquatic models to facilitate identification of the underlying mechanisms of toxicity. The effects of pollution on water species are in the great loss of some species, which may be for profit for some one. There normally is a reduction in diversity but not necessarily numbers of individual species and a change in the balance.

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Aquatic chemistry
  • Aquatic toxicity tests
  • Alternative animal model systems
  • Behavioural aquatic toxicology
  • Types of tests in aquatic toxicology
  • Important aquatic toxicology resources
  • Quantitative structure-activity relationship
  • Ecoregions
  • Bio monitoring and bioluminescence
  • National oceanic and atmospheric administration

Aquatic Toxicity Conference Speakers