Amphibians and agricultural chemicals: Review of the risks in a complex environment

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dc.contributor.author Mann, RM
dc.contributor.author Hyne, RV
dc.contributor.author Choung, CB
dc.contributor.author Wilson, SP
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Pollution, 2009, 157 (11), pp. 2903 - 2927
dc.identifier.issn 0269-7491
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8425
dc.description.abstract Agricultural landscapes, although often highly altered in nature, provide habitat for many species of amphibian. However, the persistence and health of amphibian populations are likely to be compromised by the escalating use of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. This review examines some of the issues relating to exposure of amphibian populations to these chemicals and places emphasis on mechanisms of toxicity. Several mechanisms are highlighted, including those that may disrupt thyroid activity, retinoid pathways, and sexual differentiation. Special emphasis is also placed on the various interactions that may occur between different agro-chemicals and between chemicals and other environmental factors. We also examine the indirect effects on amphibian populations that occur when their surrounding pond communities are altered by chemicals. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.05.015
dc.title Amphibians and agricultural chemicals: Review of the risks in a complex environment
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Environmental Pollution
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.volume 157
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 11 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 2903 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 2927 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039901 Environmental Chemistry (Incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
dc.personcode 998973
dc.personcode 103767
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Amphibian development
dc.description.keywords Endocrine disruption
dc.description.keywords Fertilizers
dc.description.keywords Frog population changes
dc.description.keywords Immuno-suppression
dc.description.keywords Pesticides
dc.description.keywords Tadpoles
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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