publication . Article . 2010

AMEG: the new SETAC advisory group on auqatic macrophyte ecotoxicology

Arts, G.H.P.; Davies, J.; Dobbs, M.; Ebke, P.; Hanson, M.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
ntroduction and background Primary producers play critical structural and functional roles in aquatic ecosystems; therefore, it is imperative that the potential risks of toxicants to aquatic plants are adequately assessed in the risk assessment of chemicals. The standard required macrophyte test species is the floating (non-sediment-rooted) duckweed Lemna spp. This macrophyte species might not be representative of all floating, rooted, emergent, and submerged macrophyte species because of differences in the duration and mode of exposure; sensitivity to the specific toxic mode of action of the chemical; and species-specific traits (e.g., duckweed's very short gen...
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free text keywords: CWK - Environmental Risk Assessment, ALTERRA Wageningen UR, Wageningen Environmental Research, CWC - Environmental Risk Assessment
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