Stable isotope analysis of a newly established macrofaunal food web 1.5 years after the Hebei Spirit oil spill SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Stable isotope analysis of a newly established macrofaunal food web 1.5 years after the Hebei Spirit oil spill
Author(s)
Han, Eunah; Park, Hyun Je; Bergamino, Leandro; Choi, Kwang-Sik; Choy, Eun Jung; Yu, Ok Hwan; Lee, Tae Won; Park, Heung-Sik; Shim, Won Joon; Kang, Chang-Keun
KIOST Author(s)
Yu, Ok Hwan(유옥환)Park, Heung Sik(박흥식)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2015-01-15
Abstract
We examined trophic relationships in a newly established community 1.5 years after the Hebei Spirit oil spill on the west coast of Korea. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in consumers and their potential food sources were compared between the oil-spill site and reference site, located 13.5 km from the oil-spill spot. The isotopic mixing model and a novel circular statistics rejected the influx of petrogenic carbon into the community and identified spatial consistencies such as the high contributions of microphytobenthos, food-chain length, and the isotopic niche of each feeding guild between sites. We suggested that high level of trophic plasticity and the prevalence of omnivory of consumers may promote the robustness of food web against the oil contamination. Furthermore, we highlighted the need of holistic approaches including different functional groups to quantify changes in the food web structure and assess the influence of different perturbations including oil spill. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2551
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.054
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.90, no.1-2, pp.167 - 180, 2015
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
WATER-HORIZON OIL; AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS; MARINE-SEDIMENTS; MICROBIAL-DEGRADATION; SOURCE IDENTIFICATION; CARBON ISOTOPES; NITROGEN; FRACTIONATION; OMNIVORY; RATIOS
Keywords
Circular statistics; Feeding guild; Omnivory; The Herbei Spirit oil spill; Trophic plasticity; Stable isotope
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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