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Amphibian Ecotoxity Database
By Accelrys Inc. (formerly ChemSW, Inc.). The Amphibian Ecotoxicity Database - Xenopus consists of the chemical structures and associated chemical/physical properties of 86 industrial compounds. Toxicity data for Xenopus laevis was compiled from the handbook Ecotoxicity of Chemicals to Amphibians - Volume 1. Ecotoxicity data, where available for individual compounds, includes: embryo lethality at 24, 48, and 96 hours; embryo teratogenicity at 48 and 96 hours; 48 hour lethality at 3-4 weeks of life; and 48 hour highest concentration with no lethality at 3-4 weeks of life.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
By ProQuest / Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA). A reference in the field of aquatic resources. Input to ASFA is provided by a growing international network of information centers monitoring over 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature. ASFA is a component of the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS), formed by four United Nations agency sponsors of ASFA and a network of international and national partners.
By CAB International (CABI). CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 6 million records from 1973 onwards, with over 250,000 abstracts added each year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.
By Granta Design Limited. CES EduPack is a resource for teaching materials and process-related courses in subject areas including: General and mechanical engineering, Manufacturing, Materials science and materials engineering,
Industrial and product design, Aerospace engineering, Polymer science and engineering, Eco design and sustainability, Architecture and the built environment, and Bio engineering. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, materials software tools, and a range of supporting textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs from first-year undergraduate to postgraduate, the EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource.
By DHI Water & Environment. Physical, chemical and biological processes relevant to environmental problems and water pollution are integrated and can be simulated with EcoLab when combined with one of DHI's flow models.
By Lakes Environmental Software. EcoRisk View is a Windows-based program that implements the U.S. EPA guidance for evaluating ecological risks: the 1999 U.S. EPA - OSW Screening Level Level Ecological Risk Assessment Protocol. Some highlights include: complex default food webs with flexibility to modify trophic level pathways or even create new food webs altogether; a tool for rapidly isolating which compounds, pathways, and receptors drive risk; species-specific toxicity reference values and BCFs; can change default values to user-specific values; or conduct sensitivity analyses. Real time capabilities for updating projects for clients and regulators.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). This 1994 product contains a program designed to use structure activity relationships (SARs) to estimate the ecotoxicity of industrial chemicals to aquatic organisms. Originally developed to estimate the aquatic toxicity of chemicals reviewed by the U.S. Department Environmental Protection Agency in response to Premanufacture Notices mandated by Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act, such estimations have been found to have wide use in hazard assessments, ecological risk assessments, and general aquatic toxicity.
By National Technical Information Service (NTIS). This 1996 datafile is an integration of three existing EPA datafiles, AQUIRE, Phytotox, and Terretox. It includes toxicity data, derived predominantly from the peer-reviewed literature, for aquatic organisms, terrestrial plants and wildlife species, respectively. Each Ecotox test record contains information about the chemical, organism, exposure condition and observed effect under which the toxicity test was conducted.
By CAB International (CABI). Environmental Impact is an internet resource created in response to demand from the scientific community, policy makers and information specialists for a single comprehensive bibliographic information resource on climate change and other influences of humans on the biosphere.
Environmental Science Database (formerly E-CD)
By Ovid (formerly SilverPlatter Information Inc.). Environmental Science Database from CAB International provides coverage of topics such as soil erosion, erosion control, biodegradation, bioremediation, and more. Environmental Science Database also contains information on such diverse environmental issues as the impact of tourism on the environment, deforestation and forest decline, and biological treatment of wastes.
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database
By ProQuest / Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA). This multidisciplinary database, provides coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials, including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications. Areas of coverage include: agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements (U.S.), hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology related to industrial & environmental issues, pollution (land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive), risk assessment, safety science, toxicology & toxic emissions, water pollution, waste management, and water resource issues.
By Ovid (formerly SilverPlatter Information Inc.). GEOBASE, from Elsevier Science Ltd., is a multidisciplinary database supplying bibliographic information and abstracts for development studies, the Earth sciences, ecology, geomechanics, human geography, and oceanography. The database provides current coverage of almost 2,000 international journals, including both peer-reviewed titles and trade publications, and provides archival coverage of several thousand additional journal titles and books.
Locus Ecology Module (formerly eEco)
By Locus Technologies. The Locus Ecological module is a Web-based application to manage ecological data and information. It can handle all types of ecological data, so users themselves define the important attributes of each type of data—including plant types, habitats, coral health, bird counts, mammals etc.
By Applied Biomathematics. While less powerful than the research-grade software developed by Applied Biomathematics, RAMAS EcoLab incorporates all features of the RAMAS Library essential for teaching the basic principles of population ecology, at a level accessible to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
By Applied Biomathematics. Helps carry out ecological risk assessments for food chain/web models. Model toxicant kinetics or set bioaccumulation factors. Select dose-response and predator-prey functions. Simulate dynamics and estimate risk or adverse events.
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS Ecotoxicology is used to make population-level ecological risk assessments for environmental contaminants. It imports data from standard laboratory bioassays, incorporates these data into the parameters of a population model, and performs a risk assessment by analyzing population-level differences between control and impacted samples.
By Applied Biomathematics. Use RAMAS GIS to link your GIS to an ecological model, use landscape data in your population viability analysis, incorporate changes in habitat into a metapopulation model, and combine geographic and demographic data for risk assessment.
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS Landscape integrates the landscape model LANDIS with the habitat-based metapopulation model RAMAS GIS. With the integration of a landscape and a metapopulation model, predictions about the viability, recovery, and growth of species can be based on the predicted changes in the landscapes in which they live.
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS Metapop is an interactive program that allows you to build models for species that live in multiple patches. It incorporates the spatial aspects of metapopulation dynamics, such as the configuration of the populations, dispersal and recolonization among patches and similarity of environmental patterns experienced by the populations. The program can be used to predict extinction risks and explore management options such as reserve design, translocations and reintroductions, and to assess human impact on fragmented populations.
RAMAS Multispecies Assessment
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS Multispecies Assessment combines what you know about the habitat and the risks for each species of a site into a single map of conservation values for landscape conservation, planning and management.
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS RedList (Threatened Species Classification Under Uncertainty) implements IUCN threatened species criteria, which are rules for assigning species into categories representing different level of threat. The IUCN rules are based on information about such characteristics as number and distribution of individuals, fluctuations and decline in abundance and distribution, and risk of extinction. These characteristics are used as input data; the output is a classification into one of the categories, such as Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, or Lower Risk.
By Applied Biomathematics. RAMAS Stage lets a user build, run, and analyze discrete-time models for species with virtually any life history. It is useful for modeling species with complex life histories or other biologies in which stage membership (rather than age) determines the demographic characteristics of an individual.