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Main Title Correspondence of Laboratory and Field Results: What Are the Criteria for Verification.
Author Livingston, R. J. ; Meeter, D. A. ;
CORP Author Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-810292; EPA/600/D-85/223;
Stock Number PB86-111556
Additional Subjects Aquatic biology ; Invertebrates ; Marine biology ; Field tests ; Bioassay ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Competition ; Toxicity ; Reprints ; Microcosms
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-111556 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 14p
Vverification of laboratory bioassay results in the field is a complex process which is currently being tested in a range of freshwater and marine habitats by the Florida State University Aquatic Study Group. Verification studies range from single-species bioassays to multispecies microcosms of soft-sediment benthic macroinvertebrates. The basic question involves whether laboratory results can be reasonably extrapolated to field conditions. The chief factors which complicate direct extrapolation include physical-chemical habitat features, reproduction and recruitment of populations, immigration-emigration, predation, and competition. Statistical models are being developed to test the comparability of laboratory and field data in the estimation of the effects of toxic substances on natural aquatic systems.