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Title: The effect of ferric dosing of lakes on benthic invertebrates : first year report
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
From November 1990 to January 1991 I undertook a literature survey. This investigated two major areas; firstly, the methods of phosphorus inactivation, their reported success and their repercussions; and secondly, the uptake of heavy metals and their toxicity to benthic invertebrates. The resulting literature review is presented in Chapter One of this report. In early February 1991, I visited the University of Amsterdam for a three month study period, as part of the Erasmus scheme for exchange of students between European Universities. The aim of this trip was to gain experience of working with benthic organisms and metal toxicity. The Ecotoxicology working group at the University of Amsterdam have been prominant in this area, and a project was put forward that, both combined with their current research interests and enabled me to fulfill my aims. The first section of Chapter Two reports on the findings of this project and the second section deals with other work carried out during the visit. The current status of my PhD project is reported in the third section of Chapter 2 and the proposed direction of the project is discussed in Chapter 3.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Benthic environmentInvertebratesHeavy metalsWater pollutionLiterature study
Extent: 46
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