Ecotoxicological Effects of Artificial Smokes on a Terrestrial Microcosm
Single-Species-Tests do not allow assessment of environmental effects on an entire ecosystem since ecosystems have properties which indicate that the whole system is greater than the sum of its parts. Monitoring the effects of stressors should include the aspects of structure and function, e.g. the composition of the biological community, the quantiy and distribution of abiotic materials, biological energy flow and biogeochemical cycles (Giesy and Odum 1980).
KeywordsBiomass Phosphorus Magnesium Respiration Photosynthesis
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