Effects of pesticides monitored with three sampling methods in 24 sites on macroinvertebrates and microorganisms.

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dc.contributor.author Schäfer, RB
dc.contributor.author Pettigrove, V
dc.contributor.author Rose, G
dc.contributor.author Allinson, G
dc.contributor.author Wightwick, A
dc.contributor.author von der Ohe, PC
dc.contributor.author Shimeta, J
dc.contributor.author Kühne, R
dc.contributor.author Kefford, BJ
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Environmental science & technology, 2011, 45 (4), pp. 1665 - 1672
dc.identifier.issn 0013-936X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18026
dc.description.abstract Grab water samples, sediment samples, and 2,2,4-trimethylpentane passive samplers (TRIMPS) were used to determine the exposure to 97 pesticides in 24 southeast Australian stream sites over 5 months. Macroinvertebrate communities and selected microorganisms (bacteria, flagellates, ciliates, amoebas, nematodes, and gastrotrichs) were sampled to detect relationships with pesticide toxicity. Sediment samples had the highest estimated toxicities in terms of toxic units (TU) for Daphnia magna (TUDM) and for Selenastrum capricornutum (TUSC). The pesticide-selective SPEARpesticides and the general SIGNAL index for macroinvertebrates exhibited negative linear relationships (r(2) = 0.67 and 0.36, respectively) with pesticide contamination in terms of log maximum TUDM (log mTUDM), suggesting macroinvertebrate community change due to pesticide exposure. Pesticide contamination was the only measured variable explaining variation in ecological quality. Variation in the densities of several microbial groups was best explained by environmental variables other than log TUs. The log mTUDM values derived from sediment concentrations were most important to establish a link with effects on macroinvertebrates, whereas log mTUDM of grab water samples had only minor contribution. Current-use insecticides and fungicides can affect macroinvertebrate communities and monitoring of sediment and continuous water sampling is needed to detect these effects.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1021/es103227q
dc.title Effects of pesticides monitored with three sampling methods in 24 sites on macroinvertebrates and microorganisms.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Environmental science & technology
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 45
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Washington DC, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1665 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1672 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
dc.personcode 109859
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Animals
dc.description.keywords Pesticides
dc.description.keywords Water Pollutants, Chemical
dc.description.keywords Rivers
dc.description.keywords Environmental Monitoring
dc.description.keywords Invertebrates
dc.description.keywords Population Dynamics
dc.description.keywords Geologic Sediments
dc.description.keywords Australia
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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