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Title: The impact of pollution on aquatic invertebrates within a subterranean ecosystem - out of sight out of mind
Authors: Wood, Paul J.
Gunn, J.
Perkins, J.
Keywords: Subterranean ecosystem
Cave
Pollution
Water tracing
Invertebrates
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Citation: WOOD, P.J., GUNN, J. and PERKINS, J., 2002. The impact of pollution on aquatic invertebrates within a subterranean ecosystem - out of sight out of mind. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie [now Fundamental and Applied Limnology], 155 (2), pp.223-237.
Abstract: Pollution within a subterranean ecosystem caused gross staining of stream passages within a cave, although no visible impact was observed outside of the system. The source of the pollutant was identified in the surface catchment using water tracing experiments, and the direction and destination of water and pollutants within subterranean passages determined. Impacted sites and control sites were identified within the cave and compared to pre-disturbance data for the impacted cave and an adjacent system. The abundance and diversity of invertebrate taxa at impacted sites, downstream of the pollutant source, were significantly lower than in the pre-disturbance community and unaffected control sites.
Version: Submitted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13080
Publisher Link: http://www.schweizerbart.de/journals/fal
ISSN: 0003-9136
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