Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments

Heininger P, Hoess S, Claus E, Pelzer J, Traunspurger W (2007)
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 146(1): 64-76.

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Nematode communities of eight sites from three river catchments were investigated in terms of the genera composition, feeding types, and life-history strategists. The sampling sites showed a gradient of anthropogenic contamination with heavy metals and organic pollutants being important factors in differentiating the sites. Nematode community structure was related to sediment pollution and the hydro-morphological structure of the sampling sites. Heavily contaminated sites were characterized by communities with high relative abundances of omnivorous and predacious nematodes (Tobrilus, c-p 3; Mononchus, c-p 4), while sites with low to medium contamination were dominated by bacterivorous nematodes (Monhystera, Daptonema; c-p 2) or suction feeders (Dorylaimus, c-p 4). The relatively high Maturity Index values in the heavily polluted sites were surprising. Nematodes turned out to be a suitable organism group for monitoring sediment quality, with generic composition being the most accurate indicator for assessing differences in nematode community structure. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Heininger P, Hoess S, Claus E, Pelzer J, Traunspurger W. Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. 2007;146(1):64-76.
Heininger, P., Hoess, S., Claus, E., Pelzer, J., & Traunspurger, W. (2007). Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 146(1), 64-76. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2006.06.023
Heininger, P., Hoess, S., Claus, E., Pelzer, J., and Traunspurger, W. (2007). Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 146, 64-76.
Heininger, P., et al., 2007. Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 146(1), p 64-76.
P. Heininger, et al., “Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments”, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, vol. 146, 2007, pp. 64-76.
Heininger, P., Hoess, S., Claus, E., Pelzer, J., Traunspurger, W.: Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. 146, 64-76 (2007).
Heininger, Peter, Hoess, Sebastian, Claus, Evelyn, Pelzer, Juergen, and Traunspurger, Walter. “Nematode communities in contaminated river sediments”. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 146.1 (2007): 64-76.
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