Project: Transfer of heavy metals in terrestrial ecosystems : speciation, bio-accumulation and effects on population level.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-98 – 31-DEC-00
- This project investigates the transfer of heavy metals from a contaminated substrate into the food chain and the demographical and genetic effects of these on populations of woodlice, spiders and collembola. These phenomena are traced by means of field observations and laboratory experiments. The obtained results will be translated into a monitoring scheme which will allow a reliable assessment of the level of contamination of an ecosystem.