Wildlife Ecotoxicology: Forensic Approaches

  • John E. Elliott
  • Christine A. Bishop
  • Christy A. Morrissey
Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 3)


This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book and some discussion of the emergent themes. The nature of forensic ecotoxicology is considered, and a definition proposed. We reflect on the experiences of some authors in trying to translate scientific evidence of toxicant effects into regulatory or non-regulatory action. We further examine the problem of bias in data interpretation, and consider some of the dispute resolution processes discussed by the various authors.


Persistent Organic Pollutant Organochlorine Pesticide Dispute Resolution Peregrine Falcon Lead Shot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Elliott
    • 1
  • Christine A. Bishop
    • 1
  • Christy A. Morrissey
    • 2
  1. 1.Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Pacific Wildlife Research CentreDeltaCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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