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Effects of metal contamination on the activity and diversity of spiders in an ancient Pb-Zn mining area at Plombières (Belgium)

Koen Lock UGent and Colin Janssen UGent (2011) BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D'ENTOMOLOGIE. p.101-109
abstract
In the ancient Pb-Zn mining area of Plombières, spiders were monthly sampled with pitfall traps during one year. Based on the total of soil concentrations of cadmium, copper, mead and zinc, it was expected that zinc would probably have the strongest adverse effect. neither total zinc concentration, nor with water soluble and calciumchloride extracable concentrations affected total spider activity and species richness significantly. In fact, despitethe high metal concentrations in the soil, it was not immediately clear that spider composition was affected in the study area. The apparent lack of effects at the high observed zinc concentrations was attributed to the relatively low bioavailability of zinc to the spiders at the study sites, which was also reflected by the low detected water soluble zinc concentrations. However, more detailed analysis revealed that the number web-building spiders decreased, while number of hunting spiders increased with increased calcium chloride extractable zinc concentrations.
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bioavailability, Araneae, zinc exposure
journal title
BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D'ENTOMOLOGIE
Bull. Soc. R. Belge Entomol.
issue
147
pages
101 - 109
ISSN
1374-8297
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English
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2052819
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2052819
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2012-02-29 17:09:08
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  abstract     = {In the ancient Pb-Zn mining area of Plombi{\`e}res, spiders were monthly sampled with pitfall traps during one year. Based on the total of soil concentrations of cadmium, copper, mead and zinc, it was expected that zinc would probably have the strongest adverse effect. neither total zinc concentration, nor with water soluble and calciumchloride extracable concentrations affected total spider activity and species richness significantly. In fact, despitethe high metal concentrations in the soil, it was not immediately clear that spider composition was affected in the study area. The apparent lack of effects at the high observed zinc concentrations was attributed to the relatively low bioavailability of zinc to the spiders at the study sites, which was also reflected by the low detected water soluble zinc concentrations. However, more detailed analysis revealed that the number web-building spiders decreased, while number of hunting spiders increased with increased calcium chloride extractable zinc concentrations.},
  author       = {Lock, Koen and Janssen, Colin},
  issn         = {1374-8297},
  journal      = {BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D'ENTOMOLOGIE},
  keyword      = {bioavailability,Araneae,zinc exposure},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {147},
  pages        = {101--109},
  title        = {Effects of metal contamination on the activity and diversity of spiders in an ancient Pb-Zn mining area at Plombi{\`e}res (Belgium)},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Lock, Koen, and Colin Janssen. 2011. “Effects of Metal Contamination on the Activity and Diversity of Spiders in an Ancient Pb-Zn Mining Area at Plombières (Belgium).” BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D’ENTOMOLOGIE (147): 101–109.
APA
Lock, K., & Janssen, C. (2011). Effects of metal contamination on the activity and diversity of spiders in an ancient Pb-Zn mining area at Plombières (Belgium). BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D’ENTOMOLOGIE, (147), 101–109.
Vancouver
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Lock K, Janssen C. Effects of metal contamination on the activity and diversity of spiders in an ancient Pb-Zn mining area at Plombières (Belgium). BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D’ENTOMOLOGIE. 2011;(147):101–9.
MLA
Lock, Koen, and Colin Janssen. “Effects of Metal Contamination on the Activity and Diversity of Spiders in an Ancient Pb-Zn Mining Area at Plombières (Belgium).” BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE D’ENTOMOLOGIE 147 (2011): 101–109. Print.