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Title:Ecological Magnification of Persistent Organochlorine Pesticides in an Illinois Watershed
Author(s):Marlin, John Carl
Department / Program:Entomology
Discipline:Entomology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Entomology
Energy
Abstract:The concentration and ecological magnification of selected organochlorine pesticides in aquatic organisms of the Lake Decatur watershed in central Illinois were determined in this study. A review of the use of persistent organochlorine pesticides in the United States and the study area is provided. Samples of Pisces, Decapoda, Insecta, Gastropoda, Annelida, Zooplankton and some amphibians and reptiles were tested for the presence of aldrin, dieldrin, DDT, DDE, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, and hexachlorobenzene. Concentration and ecological magnification data are presented for individual samples and samples grouped by taxa. The mean ecological magnification of individual pesticides did not vary substantially between taxa.
Issue Date:1980
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:111 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/68013
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8026556
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1980


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