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Environmental Toxicology

Course Numbers: CZMT - 0650

The course examines the fate of chemicals and their biological effects on marine organisms. We will discuss environmental toxicology and the general mechanisms of transport and transformation of chemicals in water/sediment systems and within marine organisms

Students will:

  1. The nature of toxic effects and possible sources.
  2. Analytical methods for estimating toxicity.
  3. Relative risk and potential effects of toxicity on human and marine life.


Wayne G. Landis and Ming-Ho Yu. 2011. Introduction to Environmental Toxicology: Impacts of Chemicals Upon Ecological Systems, Third Edition. CRC Press. ISBN 978-1566706605.

Fall 2013 Syllabus