Using meiofauna to assess pollutants in freshwater sediments: a microcosm study with cadmium.

@article{Brinke2011UsingMT,
  title={Using meiofauna to assess pollutants in freshwater sediments: a microcosm study with cadmium.},
  author={Marvin Brinke and Kai Ristau and Matthias Bergtold and Sebastian Hoess and Evelyn Claus and Peter Heininger and Walter Traunspurger},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={427-38}
}
The direct and indirect effects of Cd on benthic communities were assessed in a freshwater microcosm study over a period of seven months (218 d). Cadmium was regarded as a model substance to evaluate the usefulness of small-scale laboratory microcosm with microscopic fauna. In particular, effects on the meiofauna community, an ecologically important but rather neglected benthic component, were investigated. In addition, some microfaunal parameters (protozoan abundance and microbial activity… CONTINUE READING