Search for dissertations about: "Bioturbation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the word Bioturbation.

  1. 1. Contaminated sediments: Methods to assess release and toxicity of organic chemical mixtures

    Author : Lukas Mustajärvi; Anna Sobek; Jarkko Akkanen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sediment; Hydrophobic organic contaminants; Flux; Bioturbation; Passive sampling; Passive dosing; Mixture toxicity; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Bottom sediments around the world store large amounts of legacy hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOCs), forming mixtures of unknown chemical composition. Primary emissions to the environment of many HOCs have been reduced as a consequence of regulation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Transport by Benthic Macrofauna: Functional Classification and Biogeochemical Response

    Author : Stina Lindqvist; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Marine sediments; Early diagenesis; Bioturbation; Functional groups; Benthic fluxes; Imaging; Ecosystem function; Sediment reworking; Transport proxies; Fluorescent particles;

    Abstract : Burrowing and reworking activities by benthic macrofauna regulate rates and pathways during organic matter mineralisation in bioturbated sediments. In so doing, they also affect the overall cycling of elements crucial in the biosphere (e.g. C, N, P, Fe, Mn and S). READ MORE

  3. 3. Fate and transport of POPs in the aquatic environment with focus on contaminated sediments

    University dissertation from Umeå : Kemiska institutionen

    Author : Sarah Josefsson; Umeå universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bioturbation; bioirrigation; bioaccumulation; secondary sources; buried contaminants; sediment remediation; active capping; thin-layer capping; Marenzelleria spp.; Baltic Sea; polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins; polychlorinated dibenzofurans; polychlorinated biphenyls; hexachlorobenzene; octachloro¬styrene; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; PCDD Fs; PCBs; HCB; OCS; PBDEs; water sampling; passive sampling; particulate fraction; freely dissolved; apparently dissolved; colloid; organic carbon; activated carbon; lignin; sediment-to-water flux; spring bloom; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry Persistent organic compounds; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi Persistenta organiska föreningar; Environmental Science; miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are hydrophobic substances that readily sorb to organic matter in particles and colloids instead of being freely dissolved in the water phase. This sorption affects the bio­availability and environmental transport of the POPs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Blue Oceans with Blue Mussels - Management and planning of mussel farming in coastal ecosystems

    University dissertation from Umeå : Kemiska institutionen

    Author : Per Bergström; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Coastal management; Mytilus edulis; Growth; Planning; Modelling; Predict; Restoration; Mitigation; Aquaculture; Bioturbation;

    Abstract : Eutrophication is one of the largest and most serious global threats to the marine environment. The effect of eutrophication has become increasingly clear during recent time, and major economic and political efforts are being made to tackle its causes and consequences in Sweden and its surrounding seas. READ MORE

  5. 5. Benthic fluxes of biogenic elements in the Baltic Sea Influence of oxygen and macrofauna

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University

    Author : Nils Ekeroth; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sediment biogeochemistry; Bioturbation; Benthic nutrient fluxes; Bottom water oxygenation; Box corer; Sediment sampling; marin ekologi; Marine Ecology;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates how benthic fluxes of phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N), and silicon (Si) change upon oxygenation of anoxic soft bottoms in the brackish, eutrophicated Baltic Sea. Direct measurements in situ by benthic landers demonstrated that fluxes of dissolved inorganic P (DIP) from anoxic bottom sediments in the Eastern Gotland Basin are higher than previously thought (Paper I). READ MORE