The power of biotic ligand models : site-specific impact of metals on aquatic communities

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The power of biotic ligand models : site-specific impact of metals on aquatic communities

Title: The power of biotic ligand models : site-specific impact of metals on aquatic communities
Author: Verschoor, Aletta Johanna
Publisher: Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-12-04
Keywords: Biotic ligand models
Surface water
Body size
Multimetal exposure
Daphnia magna
Abstract: Many surface waters in The Netherlands do not comply with environmental quality standards for metals. This doesn’t mean that the aquatic ecosystem is actually affected. Toxic effects of metals on aquatic life (for example fish, crustaceans and algae) are often higher in test with “standard” water, than in natural surface water. This implies that environmental quality standards, which are derived from tests with standard water, may be stricter than necessary to protect aquatic life. As a result, unnecessary and ineffective measures aiming to reduce emissions may be taken
Description: Promotor: G.R. de Snoo, Co-promotores: M.G. Vijver, J.P.M. Vink
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Verschoor, A.J., 2013, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789051911725
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/22695
 

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