Quantitative modelling of the response of earthworms to metals

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Quantitative modelling of the response of earthworms to metals

Title: Quantitative modelling of the response of earthworms to metals
Author: Qiu, Hao
Publisher: Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-06-10
Keywords: Metal bioavailability
Biotic ligand model
Toxicity
Earthworms
Traits
Abstract: Metals in soils can pose a serious threat to soil dwelling organisms, plants, and human beings. A major uncertainty in terrestrial ecological risk assessment for metals is the integrated effect of the physicochemical properties of soil on toxicity and how this allows for extrapolation of toxicity data across soils. The recognition that soil type is an important factor that determines metal toxicity, goes along with the increasing insight into bioavailability. There is a growing consensus that only a proportion of the total amount of metal in soil is available for uptake by organisms and subsequently induces toxic effects. Development of mechanistically underpinned approaches for explaining and predicting availability effects on metal toxicity has been the subject of many research efforts in terrestrial ecotoxicology.
Description: Promotor: W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg, Co-promotor: M.G. Vijver
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Qiu, H., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789461824547
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/25885
 

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