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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087074/quantifying-loading-toxic-concentrations-and-systemic-persistence-of-chloride-in-a-contemporary-mixed-land-use-watershed-using-an-experimental-watershed-approach
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J A Hubbart, E Kellner, L W Hooper, S Zeiger
A nested-scale experimental watershed study was implemented to quantify loading and persistence of chloride in an urbanizing, mixed-land-use watershed. A Midwest USA (Missouri) watershed was partitioned into five sub-basins with contrasting dominant land use. Streamwater was tested for chloride concentration four days per week from October 2009 through May 2014 at each site. Monitoring sites included co-located gauging and climate stations recording variables at 30-minute intervals. Results indicate significant (p<0...
January 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079122/environmental-dna-metabarcoding-reveals-local-fish-communities-in-a-species-rich-coastal-sea
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Satoshi Yamamoto, Reiji Masuda, Yukuto Sato, Tetsuya Sado, Hitoshi Araki, Michio Kondoh, Toshifumi Minamoto, Masaki Miya
Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding has emerged as a potentially powerful tool to assess aquatic community structures. However, the method has hitherto lacked field tests that evaluate its effectiveness and practical properties as a biodiversity monitoring tool. Here, we evaluated the ability of eDNA metabarcoding to reveal fish community structures in species-rich coastal waters. High-performance fish-universal primers and systematic spatial water sampling at 47 stations covering ~11 km(2) revealed the fish community structure at a species resolution...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078716/incorporating-food-web-dynamics-into-ecological-restoration-a-modeling-approach-for-river-ecosystems
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J Ryan Bellmore, Joseph R Benjamin, Michael Newsom, Jennifer A Bountry, Daniel Dombroski
Restoration is frequently aimed at the recovery of target species, but also influences the larger food web in which these species participate. Effects of restoration on this broader network of organisms can influence target species both directly and indirectly via changes in energy flow through food webs. To help incorporate these complexities into river restoration planning we constructed a model that links river food web dynamics to in-stream physical habitat and riparian vegetation conditions. We present an application of the model to the Methow River, Washington (USA), a location of on-going restoration aimed at recovering salmon...
January 12, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078517/semivolatile-organic-compounds-in-surface-microlayer-and-subsurface-water-of-dianshan-lake-shanghai-china-implications-for-accumulation-and-interrelationship
#4
Ming-Hong Wu, Xue-Xia Yang, Gang Xu, Chen-Jing Que, Si-Han Ma, Liang Tang
Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in surface microlayer (SML) and subsurface water (SSW) from Dianshan Lake were studied to investigate their occurrence, distributions, as well as enrichment and potential sources. A sample was concentrated by solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME). Identification and quantification were carried out by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Total SVOCs concentrations ranged from 25.93 to 47.49 μg/L in SSW and 38.19 to 77.23 μg/L in SML. The phthalic acid esters (PAE) concentrations in both SSW and SML are the highest of the total SVOC...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076700/correlation-between-acute-toxicity-for-daphnia-magna-aliivibrio-fischeri-and-physicochemical-variables-of-the-leachate-produced-in-landfill-simulator-reactors
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José J Barrios Restrepo, Letícia Flohr, Silvia P Melegari, Cristina H da Costa, Cristiane F Fuzinatto, Armando B de Castilhos, William G Matias
Due to the diversified nature of municipal solid waste (MSW) and the different stages of its decomposition, the formed leachates result in a complex chemical mixture with toxic potential. These chemicals can cause environmental problems, such as the contamination of surface or groundwater, thus affecting the balance of aquatic ecosystems. The aim of our study was to evaluate the acute toxicity of leachates in Daphnia magna and Aliivibrio fischeri and to identify the main physicochemical variables that influence the toxicity of the landfill leachates produced in reactors within pilot simulations...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076393/alder-nitrogen-and-lake-ecology-terrestrial-aquatic-linkages-in-the-postglacial-history-of-lone-spruce-pond-southwestern-alaska
#6
Bianca B Perren, Yarrow Axford, Darrell S Kaufman
Diatoms, combined with a multiproxy study of lake sediments (organic matter, N, δ15N, δ13C, biogenic silica, grain size, Cladocera and chironomids, Alnus pollen) from Lone Spruce Pond, Alaska detail the late-glacial to Holocene history of the lake and its response to regional climate and landscape change over the last 14.5 cal ka BP. We show that the immigration of alder (Alnus viridis) in the early Holocene marks the rise of available reactive nitrogen (Nr) in the lake as well as the establishment of a primarily planktonic diatom community...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074363/risk-assessment-of-agriculture-impact-on-the-fr%C3%A3-o-river-watershed-and-ca%C3%A3-o-negro-ramsar-wetland-costa-rica
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María-Luisa Fournier, Silvia Echeverría-Sáenz, Freylan Mena, María Arias-Andrés, Elba de la Cruz, Clemens Ruepert
The Caño Negro Ramsar wetland is a conservation area of great natural and societal value, located in the lower part of the Frío River watershed in the north of Costa Rica. Its aquatic ecosystems may be considered vulnerable to pollution due to recent changes in land use toward agriculture. In 2011 and 2012, quarterly sampling was done at ten sites located in the middle and lower sections of the Frío River Basin that pass through crop areas and later drain into Caño Negro wetland. Pesticide residues, nitrates, sediment concentrations, and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates and fish biomarkers were studied in the selected sites...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074270/tree-leaf-litter-composition-drives-temporal-variation-in-aquatic-beetle-colonization-and-assemblage-structure-in-lentic-systems
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Matthew R Pintar, William J Resetarits
Tree leaf litter inputs to freshwater systems are a major resource and primary drivers of ecosystem processes and structure. Spatial variation in tree species distributions and forest composition control litter inputs across landscapes, but inputs to individual lentic habitat patches are determined by adjacent plant communities. In small, ephemeral, fishless ponds, resource quality and abundance can be the most important factor affecting habitat selection preferences of colonizing animals. We used a landscape of experimental mesocosms to assess how natural populations of aquatic beetles respond over time to variation in tree leaf litter composition (pine or hardwood)...
January 10, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073505/characterization-of-akinetes-from-cyanobacterial-strains-and-lake-sediment-a-study-of-their-resistance-and-toxic-potential
#9
Benjamin Legrand, Amélie Lamarque, Marion Sabart, Delphine Latour
Nostocalean cyanobacteria are known to proliferate abundantly in eutrophic aquatic ecosystems, and to produce several cyanotoxins, including anatoxin-a. In this study, we investigated both the resistance and toxic potential of the akinetes (resistant cells), using cyanobacterial cultures and akinetes extracted from the sediment of Lake Aydat (France) sampled in the winter and spring. Intact and lysed akinetes were differentiated using a double control based on the autofluorescence of akinetes and SYTOX-green staining...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073495/influence-of-nitrogen-availability-on-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-saxitoxin-and-analogs-in-cylindrospermopsis-raciborskii
#10
Paula Vico, Luis Aubriot, Fátima Martigani, Natalia Rigamonti, Sylvia Bonilla, Claudia Piccini
The development of cyanobacterial blooms in inland aquatic ecosystems is greatly promoted by nutrient availability, especially nitrogen and phosphorous. When blooms are dominated by toxigenic species the harmful effects of nutrient loading becomes particularly relevant. Among toxic species, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii found in South American ecosystems is characterized by the production of saxitoxin and analogs (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, PSP), for which the factors that trigger their production have not been elucidated...
June 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073478/mitigating-cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-in-aquatic-ecosystems-impacted-by-climate-change-and-anthropogenic-nutrients
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Hans W Paerl, Wayne S Gardner, Karl E Havens, Alan R Joyner, Mark J McCarthy, Silvia E Newell, Boqiang Qin, J Thad Scott
Mitigating the global expansion of cyanobacterial harmful blooms (CyanoHABs) is a major challenge facing researchers and resource managers. A variety of traditional (e.g., nutrient load reduction) and experimental (e.g., artificial mixing and flushing, omnivorous fish removal) approaches have been used to reduce bloom occurrences. Managers now face the additional effects of climate change on watershed hydrologic and nutrient loading dynamics, lake and estuary temperature, mixing regime, internal nutrient dynamics, and other factors...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073463/the-effect-of-exogenous-%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-on-the-diatoms-phaeodactylum-tricornutum-and-thalassiosira-weissflogii
#12
Sandra Lage, Linnea Ström, Anna Godhe, Sara Rydberg
β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA), a non-protein amino acid with neurodegenerative features, is known to be produced by cyanobacteria, diatoms and a dinoflagellate. BMAA research has intensified over the last decade, and knowledge has been gained about its bioaccumulation in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, toxic effects in model organisms and neurotoxicity in vivo and in vitro. Nevertheless, knowledge of the actual physiological role of BMAA in the producing species or of the ecological factors that regulate BMAA production is still lacking...
September 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073454/molecular-tools-to-detect-anatoxin-a-genes-in-aquatic-ecosystems-toward-a-new-nested-pcr-based-method
#13
Benjamin Legrand, Jerome Lesobre, Jonathan Colombet, Delphine Latour, Marion Sabart
Over the last few decades, cyanobacterial mass occurrence has become a recurrent feature of aquatic ecosystems. This has led to ecosystem exposure and health hazards associated with cyanotoxin production. The neurotoxin anatoxin-a and its homologs can be synthesized by benthic cyanobacterial species in lotic systems, but also by planktonic lacustrine species such as Dolichospermum (also known as Anabaena). However, only a few studies have focused on anatoxin-a occurrence and its biosynthesis genes in freshwater lakes...
September 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072420/where-less-may-be-more-how-the-rare-biosphere-pulls-ecosystems-strings
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Alexandre Jousset, Christina Bienhold, Antonis Chatzinotas, Laure Gallien, Angélique Gobet, Viola Kurm, Kirsten Küsel, Matthias C Rillig, Damian W Rivett, Joana F Salles, Marcel G A van der Heijden, Noha H Youssef, Xiaowei Zhang, Zhong Wei, W H Gera Hol
Rare species are increasingly recognized as crucial, yet vulnerable components of Earth's ecosystems. This is also true for microbial communities, which are typically composed of a high number of relatively rare species. Recent studies have demonstrated that rare species can have an over-proportional role in biogeochemical cycles and may be a hidden driver of microbiome function. In this review, we provide an ecological overview of the rare microbial biosphere, including causes of rarity and the impacts of rare species on ecosystem functioning...
January 10, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071812/recovery-of-aquatic-insect-mediated-methylmercury-flux-from-ponds-following-drying-disturbance
#15
Matthew M Chumchal, Ray W Drenner, Frank M Greenhill, James H Kennedy, Ashlyn E Courville, Charlie A A Gober, Luke O Lossau
Small ponds exist across a permanence gradient and pond permanence is hypothesized to be a primary determinant of insect community structure and insect-mediated methylmercury (MeHg) flux from ponds to the surrounding terrestrial landscape. Here we present the first experiment examining the recovery of insect-mediated MeHg flux following a drying disturbance that converted permanent ponds with insectivorous fish to semi-permanent ponds without fish. We used floating emergence traps to collect emergent insects for 10 weeks in the spring and summer from five ponds with fish (permanent) and five ponds that were drained to remove fish, dried and refilled with water (semi-permanent)...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071701/simultaneous-abrupt-shifts-in-hydrology-and-fish-assemblage-structure-in-a-floodplain-lake-in-the-central-amazon
#16
Cristhiana P Röpke, Sidinéia Amadio, Jansen Zuanon, Efrem J G Ferreira, Cláudia Pereira de Deus, Tiago H S Pires, Kirk O Winemiller
Combined effects of climate change and deforestation have altered precipitation patterns in the Amazon. This has led to changes in the frequency of extreme events of flood and drought in recent decades and in the magnitude of the annual flood pulse, a phenomenon that influences virtually all aspects of river-floodplain ecosystem dynamics. Analysis of long-term data revealed abrupt and synchronous changes in hydrology and fish assemblage structure of a floodplain lake near the confluence of Amazon and Negro rivers...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070811/encaged-chironomus-riparius-larvae-in-assessment-of-trace-metal-bioavailability-and-transfer-in-a-landfill-leachate-collection-pond
#17
Frédéric Gimbert, Quentin Petitjean, Ahmed Al-Ashoor, Céline Cretenet, Lotfi Aleya
Household wastes may constitute a vector of environmental contamination when buried, in particular through degradation and production of leachates containing significant trace metal (TM) concentrations that may constitute a serious risk to biota. The objectives of this study were to assess the bioavailability and transfer potential of various TMs present in water and sediments in a reservoir receiving landfill leachates. An active biomonitoring approach was adopted consisting of exposing naive laboratory organisms in cages deployed in the field...
January 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069309/characterizing-nutrient-distributions-and-fluxes-in-a-eutrophic-reservoir-midwestern-united-states
#18
Alexandra R Pearce, Lisa G Chambers, Elizabeth A Hasenmueller
Harmful algal blooms are increasingly common in aquatic ecosystems and have been linked to runoff from agricultural land. This study investigated the internal nutrient (i.e., phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N)) dynamics of a eutrophic reservoir in the Midwestern United States to constrain the potential for sedimentary nutrients to stimulate harmful algal blooms. The spatial distribution of nutrients in the water column (soluble reactive P (SRP), nitrate/nitrite-N (NOx-N), and ammonium-N (NH4(+)-N)) and sediments (total P, total carbon (C), total N, and organic matter (OM)) were quantified and mapped...
January 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069304/species-diversity-and-environmental-determinants-of-aquatic-and-terrestrial-communities-invaded-by-alternanthera-philoxeroides
#19
Hao Wu, Juli Carrillo, Jianqing Ding
The impact of invasive species on native biodiversity varies across environments, with invasion effects of amphibious plant species across terrestrial and aquatic systems especially poorly understood. In this study, we established 29 terrestrial plots and 23 aquatic plots which were invaded by the alien plant alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides in Southern China. We measured α-species diversity (Shannon-Wiener and Simpson index), species richness and evenness, species cover and the importance value (a comprehensive index of cover, height and abundance) of A...
January 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069267/trace-elements-in-native-and-transplanted-fontinalis-antipyretica-and-platyhypnidium-riparioides-from-rivers-polluted-by-uranium-mining
#20
Grzegorz Kosior, Eiliv Steinnes, Aleksandra Samecka-Cymerman, Syverin Lierhagen, Krzysztof Kolon, Agnieszka Dołhańczuk-Śródka, Zbigniew Ziembik
The past uranium/polymetallic mining activities in the Sudety (SW Poland) left abandoned mines, pits, and dumps of waste rocks with trace elements and radionuclides which may erode or leach out and create a potential risk for the aquatic ecosystem, among others. In the present work four rivers affected by effluents from such mines were selected to evaluate the application of aquatic mosses for the bioindication of 56 elements. Naturally growing F. antipyretica and P. riparioides were compared with transplanted samples of the same species...
November 5, 2016: Chemosphere
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