Toxicity of nickel to a soil-dwelling springtail, Folsomia fimetaria (Collembola: Isotomidae).

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Exposure of the collembolan Folsomia fimetaria L. to nickel via soil caused significant mortality and reduced growth and reproductive output. Nickel may be present in elevated concentrations due to anthropogenic discharge. Although collembolans are very numerous and important organisms in the soil ecosystem, the effect of nickel has not previously been… (More)

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@article{Scottfordsmand1999ToxicityON, title={Toxicity of nickel to a soil-dwelling springtail, Folsomia fimetaria (Collembola: Isotomidae).}, author={Janeck J Scott-fordsmand and Paul Henning Krogh and Sandra Hopkin}, journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety}, year={1999}, volume={43 1}, pages={57-61} }