ABSTRACT

The coastal tropics comprise some of the most sensitive and yet the most understudied ecosystems in the world. Coastal plains and river valleys are also home to agriculture on a vast scale, and it is not surprising to find that streams and rivers receive the majority of agricultural runoff, carrying the residues of insecticides, fungicides and othe

chapter 1|7 pages

Introduction FER NA NDO C A RVA LHO, STEPHEN J. KLAINE AND

ByFernando Carvalho, Stephen J. Klaine, Milton D. Taylor

chapter 2|13 pages

Pesticides in the marine environment of Ghana S. OSAFO ACQUA A H AND E . FREMPONG

ByS. Osafo Acquaah, E. Frempong

chapter 3|7 pages

Pesticide use in Zimbabwe: impact on Lake Kariba, a tropical freshwater ecosystem

MARK F. ZARANYIKA
ByImpact on Lake Kariba, a tropical freshwater ecosystem Mark F. Zaranyika

chapter |21 pages

Pesticide pollution from agriculture

chapter 4|21 pages

Pesiticdes in Kenya

ByS. O. WANDIGA , J. O. LALAH AND P.N. KAIG WARA

chapter |11 pages

Soils

chapter 5|10 pages

Distribution, fate, and effects of pesticides in the tropical coastal zones of India K . R AGHU, G. G. PANDIT, N.B . K . M U RT H Y, A . M . MOHAN R AO,

ByK. Raghu, G.G. Pandit, N.B.K. Murthy, A.M. Mohan Rao, P.K. Mukherjee, S.P. Kale, and J. Mitra

chapter |8 pages

Pesticide residues in river systems

chapter |20 pages

Marine sediments

chapter |15 pages

Legislative acts

chapter 6|22 pages

Pesticides in Bangladesh M . A . M ATIN

ByM. A. Matin

chapter 7|21 pages

Pesticide use in Malaysia: trends and impacts

ABDUL RANI ABDULLAH
ByTrends and impacts Abdul Rani Abdullah

chapter 9|10 pages

Pesticides in the People’s Republic of China ZHONG C H UA NGG UA N G, CHEN SHUNH UA , CAI F U LO N G,

ByZhong Chuangguang, Chen Shunhua, Cai Fulong, Liao Yuanqi, Pen Yefang, Zhao Xiaokui

chapter 10|6 pages

Ecotoxicology of pesticides in Philippine aquatic ecosystems

ByCRISTI NA M . BAJET

chapter |29 pages

Pesticide residues in the rice ecosystem

chapter 11|14 pages

Pesticides in the coastal zone of Mexico

ByF. GONZÁLEZ – FARIAS

chapter 12|36 pages

The use of pesticides in Costa Rica and their impact on coastal ecosystems

ByElba M. de la Cruz and Luisa E. Castillo

chapter 13|8 pages

Pesticides in Colombia: their application, use and legislation

LU Z ANGELA CAST RO
ByTheir application, use and legis lat ion Luz Angela Castro

chapter |9 pages

Pesticide residues in food

chapter 14|25 pages

Pesticide use in Cuban agriculture, present and prospects

GONZA LO DIERKSMEIER , PURA MORENO, R . HERNÁNDEZ
ByGonzalo Dierksmeier, Pura Moreno, R. Hernández, K. Martinez

chapter 15|7 pages

Use, fate, and ecotoxicity of pesticides in Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean

ByAjai Mansingh, Dwight E. Robinson, Kathy M. Dalip

chapter |1 pages

Management

chapter |9 pages

Training

chapter |1 pages

Legislative management

chapter |20 pages

Equipment

chapter 16|24 pages

Coastal watershed-based ecological risk assessment – Gulf of Mexico

BySTEPHEN J. KLAINE AND FOSTER L . M AY E R

chapter |17 pages

Hydrology

chapter |6 pages

Risk characterization

chapter 17|10 pages

Summary

ByM I LTO N D. T AYLO R AND STEPHEN J. KLAINE