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Colonization of PAH-contaminated dredged sediment by earthworms

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In freshly deposited dredged sediment contaminated with PAHs, we followed the colonization of earthworm species by monthly monitoring over two years. Already five months after deposition the first species, Lumbricus castaneus, appeared, although only temporarily. The first permanent colonizing species was L. rubellus, soon followed by Aporrectodea caliginosa and L. castaneus, and a few months later Eiseniella tetraeda. At the end of the two-year observation period some first few specimen of A...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Applied Soil Ecology
Volume:
43
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
216-225
Publication date:
2009-10-01
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ISSN:
0929-1393
Source identifiers:
325066
Language:
English
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pubs:325066
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uuid:f2bef41c-5b42-4df5-bb55-ed9a5cf4823f
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pubs:325066
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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