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The barnacle Balanus amphitrite as a bioindicator for Cd: Development and application of a simulation model

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Sch Math & Phys Sci
dc.contributor Dept Chem
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Sch Pharm & Mol Sci
dc.contributor Dept Phys
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en RIDD, MICHAEL DA SILVA, EDUARDO TEIXEIRA KLUMPP, DAVID 2017-03-21T01:23:23Z 2013-02-28T06:51:13Z 2013-02-28T06:51:13Z 2020-09-02T04:17:49Z 2017-03-21T01:23:23Z 2017-03-21T01:23:23Z 2013-02-28T06:51:13Z 2020-09-02T04:17:49Z 2009-04-10
dc.identifier 8043 en
dc.identifier.citation da Silva ET, Klumpp DW and Ridd MJ (2009) The barnacle Balanus amphitrite as a bioindicator for Cd: Development and application of a simulation model. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 82(2): 171-179. en
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7714
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dc.description.abstract The efficacy of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite as a bioindicator for Cd in the environment was investigated through simulation exercises in an ecotoxicological simulation model based on field data. The study showed in general that B. amphitrite is a good bioindicator to record mean trends of the Cd bioavailability in the environment. The model correct reflected differences between high and low patterns of Cd concentrations in the barnacle in the field, but it did not accurately reflect short-term temporal variations. A model investigation pointed out three issues that must be taken into account when using B. amphitrite as bioindicator for Cd bioavatilability in the environment: (1) variations in the mean weight of the sampled population may affect the barnacle's Cd concentration determination, specially if a size effect for the metal concentration in the organism is not detected; (2) a sampling effort approximately 5 times greater than that of usually applied in such studies would be required to detect an environmental change that caused a realistic increase in the main source of Cd to the barnacle; and (3) barnacle tissue better responds to long-term changes in the Cd level of its sources. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship E.T. da Silva acknowledges the receipt of a Scholarship to support this work from the Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES, Brazil).
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science - pages: 82(2): 171-179 en
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dc.subject Cadmium
dc.subject Coastal Waters
dc.subject Zn
dc.subject Modelling
dc.subject Cadmium Concentrations
dc.subject Mytilus-edulis
dc.subject Trophic Transfer
dc.subject Food
dc.subject Sewage Pollution
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Pb
dc.subject Indicator Species
dc.subject Oceanography
dc.subject Trace-metals
dc.subject Balanus Amphitrite
dc.subject Mussel
dc.title The barnacle Balanus amphitrite as a bioindicator for Cd: Development and application of a simulation model
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.11.026
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000265011300002

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