The use of enclosures for short-term pesticide trials on invertebrates in shallow wetlands
Pinder, A.M., Harrington, S.A. and Davis, J.A. (1993) The use of enclosures for short-term pesticide trials on invertebrates in shallow wetlands. Australian Journal of Entomology, 32 (1). pp. 69-72.
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Six cylindrical plastic enclosures were used to test the effects of an organophosphate pesticide (temephos) on a pest chironomid, Polypedilum nubifer Skuse, in a shallow wetland. High mortality of larval P. nubifer occurred in the treated enclosures compared to the controls, and few differences in the physico‐chemical properties of the water were recorded between treated and control enclosures, and the surrounding non‐enclosed region. These results indicate that small, portable, in situ mesocosms can provide a useful tool for assessing the effects of pesticides or pollutants in wetlands.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 1993, Wiley Blackwell.|
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