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Effects of pesticides monitored with three sampling methods in 24 sites on macroinvertebrates and microorganisms.
Grab water samples, sediment samples, and 2,2,4-trimethylpentane passive samplers (TRIMPS) were used to determine the exposure to 97 pesticides in 24 southeast Australian stream sites over 5 months.Expand
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Environmental monitoring using next generation sequencing: rapid identification of macroinvertebrate bioindicator species
IntroductionInvertebrate communities are central to many environmental monitoring programs. In freshwater ecosystems, aquatic macroinvertebrates are collected, identified and then used to inferExpand
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Environmental Fate of Fungicides in Surface Waters of a Horticultural-Production Catchment in Southeastern Australia
Fungicides are regularly applied in horticultural production systems and may migrate off-site, potentially posing an ecological risk to surface waterways. However, few studies have investigated theExpand
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DNA identification of urban Tanytarsini chironomids (Diptera:Chironomidae)
Abstract DNA barcoding is becoming widely used to provide species identifications in a variety of invertebrate taxa, but there has been little application so far to environmental monitoring. Here weExpand
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Class 1 integrons in benthic bacterial communities: abundance, association with Tn402-like transposition modules and evidence for coselection with heavy-metal resistance.
The integron/gene cassette system contributes to lateral gene transfer of genetic information in bacterial communities, with gene cassette-encoded proteins potentially playing an important role inExpand
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Pesticide and trace metal occurrence and aquatic benchmark exceedances in surface waters and sediments of urban wetlands and retention ponds in Melbourne, Australia
Samples of water and sediments were collected from 24 urban wetlands in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2010, and tested for more than 90 pesticides using a range of gas chromatographic (GC) andExpand
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Structural Changes in a Macrozoobenthos Assemblage After Imidacloprid Pulses in Aquatic Field-Based Microcosms
A field-based microcosm experiment was performed to investigate the effects of repeated pulses of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid on a lentic benthos assemblage. This specific microcosmExpand
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Effects of pesticide toxicity, salinity and other environmental variables on selected ecosystem functions in streams and the relevance for ecosystem services.
Effects of anthropogenic and environmental stressors on freshwater communities can propagate to ecosystem functions and may in turn impede ecosystem services. We investigated potential shifts inExpand
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A field-based microcosm method to assess the effects of polluted urban stream sediments on aquatic macroinvertebrates.
A method using field-based microcosms was developed to determine the effects of contaminated sediments on aquatic macroinvertebrates. Fine sediments from nonpolluted, moderately polluted, andExpand
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The response of Chironomidae to sediment pollution and other environmental characteristics in urban wetlands
Summary 1. We investigated the distribution of chironomid taxa in urban wetlands in the greater Melbourne area, Australia, to test if their distribution was influenced by sediment pollution andExpand
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