Pesticide fate in tropical wetlands of Brazil: an aquatic microcosm study under semi-field conditions.

@article{Laabs2007PesticideFI,
  title={Pesticide fate in tropical wetlands of Brazil: an aquatic microcosm study under semi-field conditions.},
  author={Volker Laabs and Anne Wehrhan and Ameet J Pinto and E. R. das Dores and Wulf Amelung},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={
          975-89
        }
}
A contamination of off-site aquatic environments with pesticides has been observed in the tropics, yet only sparse information exists about pesticide fate in such ecosystems. The objective of our semi-field study was to elucidate the fate of alachlor, atrazine, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, metolachlor, profenofos, simazine, and trifluralin in the aqueous environment of the Pantanal wetland (MT, Brazil). To this aim, water and water/sediment microcosms of two sizes (0.78 and 202 l) were installed… CONTINUE READING
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