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Nonnutrient Anthropogenic Chemicals in Seagrass Ecosystems: Fate and Effects

Citation:

LEWIS, M. A. AND R. DEVEREUX. Nonnutrient Anthropogenic Chemicals in Seagrass Ecosystems: Fate and Effects. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Pensacola, FL, 28(3):644-661, (2009).

Impact/Purpose:

Objectives of this article are to provide this review, assess the value of the available information in a hazard assessment context and provide recommendations for future research.

Description:

Literature reviews have been published for seagrass taxonomy, geographical distribution, species diversity, grazer-epiphyte interactions, morphology, physiology, salinity requirements, and nutrient impacts (Schaffer 1995; Jernakoff et al. 1996; Touchette and Burholder 2000; Bortone 2000; Jackson et al. 2001; Hemminga and Duarte 2000). The significance of toxic chemicals to seagrass destruction, the focus of this chapter, is largely unknown. The review of seagrass literature by Duarte (1999) found less than 20 published articles on the effects of toxic materials on seagrasses versus the hundreds of articles published on seagrass growth, distribution and dependent biota. The objectives of this chapter are to provide this review, assess the value of the available information in a hazard assessment context and provide recommendations for future research.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 03/01/2009
Record Last Revised: 03/25/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 136947

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT BRANCH