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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/175677
Bioassessment of trace element contamination of Mediterranean coastal waters using the seagrass Posidonia oceanica
English
Richir, Jonathan mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Océanologie >]
Salivas-Decaux, Maÿlis []
Lafabrie, Céline []
Lopez y Royo, Cecilia []
Gobert, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Océanologie >]
Pergent, Gérard []
Pergent-Martini, Christine []
15-Mar-2015
Journal of Environmental Management
Academic Press
150
486-499
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0301-4797
1095-8630
London
United Kingdom
[en] Mediterranean ; Posidonia oceanica ; Trace element (TE) ; Water quality scale ; Pollutin index ; Spatial analysis
[en] A large scale survey of the trace element (TE) contamination of Mediterranean coastal waters was performed from the analysis of Ag, As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni and Pb in the bioindicator Posidonia oceanica, sampled at 110 sites differing by their levels of exposure to contaminants. The holistic approach developed in this study, based on the combined utilization of several complementary monitoring tools, i.e. water quality scale, pollution index and spatial analysis, accurately assessed the TE contamination rate of Mediterranean coastal waters. In particular, the mapping of the TE contamination according to a new proposed 5-level water quality scale precisely outlined the contamination severity along Mediterranean coasts and facilitated interregional comparisons. Finally, the reliability of the use of P. oceanica as bioindicator species was again demonstrated through several global, regional and local detailed case studies.
NB: The designations employed and the presentation of the information in thisdocument do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the authors concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Centre Interfacultaire de Recherches en Océanologie - MARE
Funding was provided by the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica, the French Water Agency, the FRS-FNRS (FRFC 2.4.502.08) and the French Community of Belgium (ARC RACE 05/10-333)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/175677
10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.015

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