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Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution

Wim Bert (UGent) , Joeri Manhout, Carl Van Colen (UGent) , Gaetan Borgonie (UGent) and Wilfrida Decraemer (UGent)
(2009) BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 139(1). p.3-14
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Nematodes, and especially nematode communities, have a large potential as bio-indicators. The present study aims to assess the nematode community structure of several sites with different historical pollution. Long-term polluted municipal waste-, tar- and sludge- sites were compared with less disturbed annex sites. At each site heavy metal and PAHs concentrations were measured together with soil texture classes, pH and total organic matter. Identification of three hundred nematodes at each location resulted in the appointment of sixty-three genera from 32 different families of which the Cephalobidae, Belonolaimidae, Tylenchidae, Hoplolaimidae, Belonolaimidae and Plectidae were the most abundant families. The sampling sites harbour significantly different nematode communities and significant differences of life-strategy related parameters (cp-groups, MI indexes) were observed. The significant augment of the proportion of the cp 2 nematodes in historical polluted sites was especially informative. Omitting the cp 1 group from the MI (= MI2-5) better reflects putative historical pollution induced community changes. However, the current study did not reveal significant relations of historical pollution in respect to the feeding type composition and the Shannon-Wiener diversity. The observed results are critically assessed in the light of possible flaws such as sampling and analyzing limitations
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INDICATORS, DECOMPOSITION, COMMUNITIES, SOIL, SEWAGE-SLUDGE, PASTURE CONTAMINATION, HEAVY-METALS, feeding types, MI, pollution, life strategy, heavy metals, diversity, bio-indicator, DIVERSITY, IMPACT, MICROELEMENTS

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Bert, Wim et al. “Nematode Assemblages in a Nature Reserve with Historical Pollution.” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 139.1 (2009): 3–14. Print.
APA
Bert, W., Manhout, J., Van Colen, C., Borgonie, G., & Decraemer, W. (2009). Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 139(1), 3–14.
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Bert, Wim, Joeri Manhout, Carl Van Colen, Gaetan Borgonie, and Wilfrida Decraemer. 2009. “Nematode Assemblages in a Nature Reserve with Historical Pollution.” Belgian Journal of Zoology 139 (1): 3–14.
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Bert, Wim, Joeri Manhout, Carl Van Colen, Gaetan Borgonie, and Wilfrida Decraemer. 2009. “Nematode Assemblages in a Nature Reserve with Historical Pollution.” Belgian Journal of Zoology 139 (1): 3–14.
Vancouver
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Bert W, Manhout J, Van Colen C, Borgonie G, Decraemer W. Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 2009;139(1):3–14.
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W. Bert, J. Manhout, C. Van Colen, G. Borgonie, and W. Decraemer, “Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution,” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol. 139, no. 1, pp. 3–14, 2009.
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  title        = {Nematode assemblages in a nature reserve with historical pollution},
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  volume       = {139},
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