Functional and structural impact of linuron on a freshwater community of primary producers: the use of immobilized algae.

@article{Slijkerman2005FunctionalAS,
  title={Functional and structural impact of linuron on a freshwater community of primary producers: the use of immobilized algae.},
  author={Diana M E Slijkerman and Matilde Moreira-Santos and Robbert G. Jak and Rui Ribeiro and Amadeu M V M Soares and Nico M van Straalen},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={2477-85}
}
An approach in determining ecosystem integrity and stress on ecosystem level is to assess processes within ecosystems. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential use of an in situ assay with immobilized Chlorella vulgaris as an indicator of effects on ecosystem functioning with regard to primary production. The herbicide linuron, applied in concentrations of 20, 60, and 180 microg linuron/L, was used to induce direct effects on primary producers. Direct and indirect changes in… CONTINUE READING

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