Chapter 6. Biomarkers in Integrated Ecotoxicological Sediment Assessment

  1. Cristiano Poleto2 and
  2. Susanne Charlesworth3
  1. Mark G. J. Hartl

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch6

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

How to Cite

Hartl, M. G. J. (2010) Biomarkers in Integrated Ecotoxicological Sediment Assessment, in Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems (eds C. Poleto and S. Charlesworth), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Hydraulic Research Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management, Coventry University, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Heriot - Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332902

Online ISBN: 9781444317114



  • biomarkers and integrated ecotoxicological sediment assessment;
  • ecological toxicology/ecotoxicology - environmental contaminants;
  • biomarkers - measurable biochemical variations in organisms;
  • aquatic ecotoxicological biomarkers and water quality;
  • aquatic sediments characterization - physical and chemical;
  • sediments in ecotoxicology - and significance;
  • sediment toxicity assessment - test systems;
  • environmental impact integrated assessments - multiple lines of evidence (LOEs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Approaches to assessing sediment toxicity

  • Integrated approaches to environmental impact assessments

  • Conclusions

  • Recommendations and future research

  • References