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Project

Effect of climate on the fate and trophic transfer of POPs and mercury. A comparison of accumulation between organisms of the same trophic level in a temperate, subtropical and tropical region.

The overall objectives of this study are (1) to assess the effect of climate on the fate of POPs and Hg in aquatic ecosystems, (2) to investigate food web magnification of Hg and POPs in a temperate, subtropical and tropical freshwater aquatic system and (3) to compare accumulation levels of Hg and POPs in organisms of the same trophic level from 3 distinct climatic regions.
Date:1 Jan 2013 →  31 Dec 2015
Keywords:AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, TROPICAL BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGING
Disciplines:Sustainable chemistry, Ecology, Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution , Environmental science and management, Other environmental sciences