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Foraminiferal proxies for pollution monitoring in moderately polluted harbors.
The results show that foraminiferal density and species richness of the assemblages decrease with an increase in heavy metal and PAH concentration, and therefore may be used as pollution indicators. Expand
Testing benthic foraminiferal distributions as a contemporary quantitative approach to biomonitoring estuarine heavy metal pollution.
The relative abundance of Quinqueloculina bicostata was shown to increase in the most polluted areas and it is proposed that this taxon may be used as an indicator of heavy metal pollution. Expand
Multiproxy approach for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions from microorganisms (testate amoebae and foraminifera) and sediment analyses: The infilling of the Loire Valley in Nantes (France)
Foraminifera and testate amoebae are jointly used with sediment characteristics (sediment size, calcium carbonate, C, H, N and S proportions, and clay mineralogy) to reconstruct the Holocene sedimentExpand
Foraminiferal and testate amoeba diversity, distribution and ecology in transitional environments of the Tramandaí Basin (Rio Grande do Sul, South Brazil)
The benthic foraminiferal assemblages are mainly observed in front of the direct opening to the sea, but are completely absent in the innermost environments, whereas testate amoebae are more widely distributed, albeit in variable abundances,but are completely missing close to the Tramandaí Basin’s outlet. Expand
Biodiversity and distribution of the meiofaunal community in the reef slopes of the Maldivian archipelago (Indian Ocean).
The outer reefs were characterized by the highest level of diversity, confirming previous observations on the rate of coral reef growth and vitality and underlining the greater vulnerability of the inner slopes, while community structure seems to be more sensitive than abundance and diversity indices when it comes to detecting depth gradients. Expand
Environmental control on a land–sea transitional setting: integrated sedimentological, geochemical and faunal approaches
Because of their location at the interface between sea and emerged lands, so-called transitional environments are characterized by strong spatial and temporal variability in terms ofExpand
The response of cultured meiofaunal and benthic foraminiferal communities to lead exposure: Results from mesocosm experiments.
The mesocosm approach can be considered an effective method to document the responses of meiofaunal and benthic foraminiferal communities to various kinds and concentrations of pollutants over time and possibly confirms the sediment quality guidelines and thresholds. Expand
Palaeo-ecological quality status based on foraminifera of Boulogne-sur-Mer harbour (Pas-de-Calais, Northeastern France) over the last 200 years.
The upper part of the core reflects better ecological conditions, indicating an environmental recovery, and provides baselines for future environmental bio-monitoring in the area. Expand
Assessing the effect of mercury pollution on cultured benthic foraminifera community using morphological and eDNA metabarcoding approaches.
This study further supports foraminiferal metabarcoding as a complementary and/or alternative method to standard biomonitoring program based on the morphological identification of species communities and among these taxa that are typically overlooked in morphological studies the authors found potential bioindicators of Hg pollution. Expand
Checklist of benthic foraminifera (class Foraminifera: d’Orbigny 1826; phylum Granuloreticulosa) from Saros Bay, northern Aegean Sea: a biodiversity hotspot
Calcareous and agglutinated benthic foraminiferal diversity was investigated in the central Northern Aegean Sea. A total of 18 samples were collected along a neritic to mid-bathyal transect in SarosExpand