Tag Archives: aquatic ecosystem

Can heterogeneous landscapes mitigate pesticide stress?

In this blogpost, Moritz Link reports how pesticide toxicity affects stream ecosystems in Transylvania, Romania, a region where traditional agriculture prevails. The researchers analyzed macroinvertebrate communities, leaf litter decomposition and parasite prevalence in relation to physico-chemical stressors in the stream and the landscape.

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How will insecticides affect streams under climate change?

How climate change will alter the effects of toxicants is a key concern in the 21st Century. Rising water temperature can increase the toxicity of some contaminants to stream-dwelling animals in laboratory conditions, as has been shown for the most widely used insecticides in the world – the neonicotinoids. But until this study, whether this translates to more realistic environmental scenarios remained to be tested. In this blogpost, Sam Macaulay talks about his mesocosm experiment studying the effects of rising water temperatures and neonicotinoids on stream invertebrate communities.

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Year in Review – Part 3

In the third installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we present our readers a glimpse of the last lot of most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Year in Review – Part 1

In this first installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we would like to give our readers a glimpse of some of the best blogposts of the year 2021.

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Aquatic Biofilms—Sink or Source of Microplastics?

In this post, Gabriela Kalčikova talks about her recently published paper on microplastics being a source or sink for aquatic biofilms. Microplastics interact with aquatic biofilms, which crucially impacts the fate and behavior of microplastics in aquatic ecosystems.

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