Toxicity of copper to the collembolan Folsomia fimetaria in relation to the age of soil contamination.

M. Bruus Pedersen, C.A.M. van Gestel

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Abstract

The toxicity of copper to the collembolan Folsomia fimetaria L. was studied in soil incubated with copper sulfate for different periods before the introduction of collembolans, to assess the effect of aging of contamination on the toxicity of copper. Adult survival, reproduction, and juvenile size were assessed. No clear influence of differences in contamination age was detected. The data were compared with results from a study performed in soil sampled at an old copper-contaminated site. Large differences in effects existed between spiked soil and field soil when concentrations were expressed on the basis of total soil copper concentrations. EC
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
JournalEcotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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