Search for dissertations about: "Gammarus pulex"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words Gammarus pulex.

  1. 1. Effects of wood ash on freshwater organisms and aquatic forest ecosystems

    University dissertation from Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University

    Author : K. Andreas Aronsson; Nils Ekelund; Thomas Palo; Olli-Pekka Penttinen; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Wood ash; Euglena gracilis; Gammarus pulex; Fontinalis antipyretica; pH; alkalinity; toxicity; nutrients; first order stream; Askåterföring; Vedaska; Akvatiska näringssystem; Mineralnäring; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi;

    Abstract : Wood ash application (WAA) has been recommended mainly for two reasons; i) to avoid depletion of minerals in the soil due to whole tree harvest in the forestry and ii) to mitigate harmful effects of acidification of soil and surface waters. In conclusion, the effects on terrestrial ecosystems and, especially, tree growth, can be attributed to the properties of the ash, the dose applied and the specific site at which the ash is applied. READ MORE

  2. 2. Toxicity of Inorganic Aluminium in Humic Streams

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM), Stockholm University

    Author : Cecilia M. Andrén; Emil Rydin; Hans Borg; Ann-Kristin Eriksson Wiklund; Björn-Olav Rosseland; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Inorganic Al; toxicity; acidification; humic streams; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Aluminium (Al) has been recognised as a main toxic factor alongside pH in acidified water ecosystems. The toxic effect of Al has been attributed to inorganic Al (Ali), though there are few in situ studies in ambient humic waters which are the focus of this thesis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Structuring factors for macroinvertebrate communities and the importance for ecosystem processing

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM), Stockholm University

    Author : Pia Hertonsson; [2010]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ephemeroptera; competition; Predation risk; brownification; invasive sp.; decomposition; grazing; growth; gastropoda; mortality; amphipoda; isopoda;

    Abstract : Aquatic macroinvertebrates play important roles in our ecosystems and are essential for the ecosystem processing. An improved knowledge of structuring factors, such as competition and predation, and the way in which they operates in the macroinvertebrate community is crucial for our understanding of not only the macroinvertebrates but also the ecosystem in general. READ MORE

  4. 4. The prey perspective - behaviour and appearance in a world of predators

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Johan Ahlgren; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Local adaptation; predator regime; phenotypic plasticity; inducible defence; mortality; animal personality; predator; trait-compensation;

    Abstract : The varieties of prey phenotypes that have been revealed in nature are vast and many of these phenotypes are the result of the selective force that predators have had on prey traits in the past. Even within species and populations we see variations due to both differences in the selection forces they live under but also due to individual trait variation. READ MORE