Research Articles : Bioassays Behavioural Endpoints in Earthworm Ecotoxicology Evaluation of Different Test Systems in Soil Toxicity Assessment

Background, Aims and Scope. Endpoints in earthworm ecotoxicology scheduled in guidelines are mortality and reproduction rates. However, not only the direct influence of pollutants on population parameters but also changes in behaviour such as substrate avoidance can have an important impact on soil ecosystems. In practice two different avoidance response… CONTINUE READING