Biokinetic food chain modeling of waterborne selenium pulses into aquatic food chains: Implications for water quality criteria.

@article{DeForest2016BiokineticFC,
  title={Biokinetic food chain modeling of waterborne selenium pulses into aquatic food chains: Implications for water quality criteria.},
  author={David K DeForest and Suzanne Pargee and Carrie A Claytor and Steven P. Canton and Kevin V Brix},
  journal={Integrated environmental assessment and management},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={230-46}
}
We evaluated the use of biokinetic models to predict selenium (Se) bioaccumulation into model food chains after short-term pulses of selenate or selenite into water. Both periphyton- and phytoplankton-based food chains were modeled, with Se trophically transferred to invertebrates and then to fish. Whole-body fish Se concentrations were predicted based on 1) the background waterborne Se concentration, 2) the magnitude of the Se pulse, and 3) the duration of the Se pulse. The models were used to… CONTINUE READING