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Integrated ecological risk assessment of pesticides in tropical ecosystems: a case study with carbofuran in Brazil.
The aim of the present study is to contribute an ecologically relevant assessment of the ecotoxicological effects of pesticide applications in agricultural areas in the tropics, using an integratedExpand
Effects of nonylphenol on a soil community using microcosms
PurposeNonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPEOs) are a group of surfactants known to be toxic and able to mimic estrogen compounds and thus interfere with the action of an animal’s endogenous hormones.Expand
Evaluating a bioremediation tool for atrazine contaminated soils in open soil microcosms: the effectiveness of bioaugmentation and biostimulation approaches.
A previously developed potential cleanup tool for atrazine contaminated soils was evaluated in larger open soil microcosms for optimization under more realistic conditions, using a natural crop soilExpand
Improving ecological risk assessment in the Mediterranean area: selection of reference soils and evaluating the influence of soil properties on avoidance and reproduction of two oligochaete species.
A current challenge in soil ecotoxicology is the use of natural soils as test substrates to increase ecological relevance of data. Despite the existence of six natural reference soils (theExpand
Influence of soil properties on the performance of Folsomia candida: implications for its use in soil ecotoxicology testing.
Nineteen Mediterranean natural soils with a wide range of properties and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) artificial soil were used to assess the influence of soilExpand
Effects of NaCl and seawater induced salinity on survival and reproduction of three soil invertebrate species.
The increase of global mean temperature is raising serious concerns worldwide due to its potential negative effects such as droughts and melting of glaciers and ice caps leading to sea level rise.Expand
Carbofuran effects in soil nematode communities: using trait and taxonomic based approaches.
This work intends to implement the use of native soil nematode communities in ecotoxicological tests using a model pesticide and two geographically nematode communities (Mediterranean andExpand
Soil microarthropod community testing: A new approach to increase the ecological relevance of effect data for pesticide risk assessment
Abstract In the present study, a new complementary approach combining the use of the natural soil microarthropod community and conventional test methods was used. The effects of soil contaminationExpand
Toxicity of phenmedipham and carbendazim to Enchytraeus crypticus and Eisenia andrei (Oligochaeta) in Mediterranean soils
PurposeThe main objective of the present study was to evaluate the toxicity of two reference chemicals, Carbendazim and Phenmedipham, for the compostworm Eisenia andrei (effects of Carbendazim) andExpand
Cleanup of atrazine-contaminated soils: ecotoxicological study on the efficacy of a bioremediation tool with Pseudomonas sp. ADP
PurposeTo mitigate the environmental effects of atrazine, one of the cleanup strategies available is based on the use of atrazine-degrading bacteria. This work aimed to evaluate the efficacy of aExpand