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ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality

 
 
Because of increasing global concern over the consequences of marine and aquatic pollution, a separate volume addressing this subject was added to the ASFA series. ASFA 3 is the only abstracts journal devoted exclusively to research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and estuaries. ASFA 3 contains information that will prove essential to specialists who deal in any capacity with aquatic environments and marine pollution problems, including biologists, oceanographers, limnologists, environmental engineers and scientists, industrial engineers, waste managers, corporate regulatory affairs managers, and government officials.

Copyright 2006 FAO (On behalf of the ASFA Advisory Board). All rights reserved.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Aquatic Pollution:
    • Methods and Instruments
    • Characteristics, Behavior, and Fate
    • Effects on Organisms
    • Prevention and Control
    • Environmental Quality:
    • Environmental Changes, Mechanical and Natural
    • Protective Measures and Control
    • Conservation, Wildlife Management,and Recreation
    • Public Health, Medicines, and Dangerous Organisms
Dates of Coverage
    1990 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approximately 588 new records added
Size
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality ISSN 1045-6031 (biweekly)
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Effect of diflubenzuron on the maturation and reproductive success of the copepod Eurytemora affinis
    AU: Author
    Wright, DA; Savitz, JD; Dawson, R; Magee, J; Smucker, RA
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Univ. Maryland System Cent. for Environ. and Estuarine Stud., Chesapeake Biol. Lab., PO Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688, USA
    SO: Source
    ECOTOXICOLOGY, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 47-58, 1996
    IS: ISSN
    0963-9292
    AB: Abstract
    The insect growth regulator diflubenzuron (DFB) may have substantial effects on non-target organisms, especially crustaceans. By targeting the moulting process, DFB would be expected to elicit the most obvious effects on subadult crustaceans which moult frequently. Previous studies in this laboratory have demonstrated acute and chronic effects of DFB on survival and development of nauplii of the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis at water concentrations of less than 1 p.p.b. The present study examines the effects on maturation to adulthood and brood production. Effects on brood production were observed at 0.8 p.p.b. DFB in individuals exposed only during the copepodite stages. Significant effects on production of nauplii were documented only in the early exposure to 0.93 p.p.b. DFB. Inability of post-moult copepodites to completely cast exuviae also was documented in the exposed treatments. At salinities of 2, 10 and 15 p.p.t., survival from naupliar to adult stages was significantly reduced at 0.84 p.p.b. and none survived to adulthood at 1.7 p.p.b. These results suggest that DFB has substantial effects on survival and development of E. affinis at a water concentration of less than 1 p.p.b. DFB concentrations exceeding this concentration have been reported from Chesapeake Bay surface waters although there is no current evidence of potentially toxic concentrations overlapping with the known distribution of E. affinis in the bay.
    LA: Language
    English
    SL: Summary Language
    English
    PY: Publication Year
    1996
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    diflubenzuron; reproduction; Eurytemora affinis; insecticides; pesticides; maturation; pollution effects; Copepoda; estuarine organisms; molting
    ER: Environmental Regime
    Marine
    TR: ASFA Input Center Number
    CS9613918
    CL: Classification
    X 24132 Chronic exposure; Q5 01504 Effects on organisms; O 4020 Pollution - Organisms/Ecology/Toxicology; P 6000 TOXICOLOGY AND HEALTH
    SF: Subfile
    Toxicology Abstracts; ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality; Oceanic Abstracts; Pollution Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
    3908005
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Authors NU = Other Numbers
    CA = Corporate Author OT = Original Title
    CF = Conference PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification Code PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    ED = Editor SF = Subfile Name
    EM = Entry Month SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number