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The influence of Cu contamination on Nereis diversicolor bioturbation

Fernandes, S. and Meysman, F.J.R. and Sobral, P. (2006) The influence of Cu contamination on Nereis diversicolor bioturbation. Marine Chemistry, 102, 148-158. ISSN 0304-4203.

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Abstract Aquatic sediments feature a two-way interaction between contaminants and benthic macrofauna. The effect of the macrofauna community on the transport of contaminants in sediment has received considerable attention. Yet, few studies have investigated the reverse effect, i.e., the influence of contaminants on bioturbation activity. To this end, we performed laboratory experiments to investigate the effect of copper contamination on sediment reworking activity of the ragworm Nereis diversicolor. A d [KEYWORDS: Cohesive sediments ; Bioturbation ; Nereis diversicolor ; Copper ; Luminophores ; Biodiffusion model]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11941
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
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