Response of Intertidal Meiofaunal Communities to Heavy Metal Contamination in Laboratory Microcosm Experiments SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Response of Intertidal Meiofaunal Communities to Heavy Metal Contamination in Laboratory Microcosm Experiments
Author(s)
Kang, Teawook; Oh, Je Hyeok; Hong, Jae-Sang; Kim, Dongsung
KIOST Author(s)
Oh, Je Hyeok(오제혁)Kim, Dongsung(김동성)
Publication Year
2018-05
Abstract
The purpose of the this study was to investigate the effects of the heavy metals copper and zinc on the density of meiofauna, dominant taxa and the composition of nematode communities using microcosm experiments. The sediments were treated with different heavy metal concentrations. All experiments were terminated after 30 days. The meiofaunal composition was dominated by harpacticoids. After 10 days of experiment, the density of total meiofauna in the control microcosm changed only slightly. However, the density in most microcosms treated with heavy metals gradually decreased until the end of the experiment. A significant decline in meiofaunal and harpacticoid density was observed in the CuM and CuH microcosms (one way analysis of variance, p < 0.05). The density fluctuations of harpacticoids were similar to those of total meiofauna. The nematode densities in the control and treatment microcosms generally decreased throughout the experiment; however, there was no significant difference between these values before and after the addition of Cu and Zn.
ISSN
0749-0208
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/40339
DOI
10.2112/SI85-073.1
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, pp.361 - 365, 2018
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Subject
NEMATODE ASSEMBLAGES; MATURITY INDEX; SEDIMENTS; POLLUTION; ECOLOGY; SPILL; RISK
Keywords
intertidal species; meiofauna; heavy metals; copper; zinc
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article; Proceedings Paper
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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Research Interests

Biophysiological ecology,Meiobenthology,해양생물 생리생태학,중형저서생물학

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