The ecophysiology of crustaceans used as biomarker of stress

Updated 2003-06-24

Aim of the research is to diagnose and prognose ecologically relevant effects of pollution using ecological and physiological biomarkers in crustaceans. Field studies combined with laboratory experiments are carried out on epibenthic and relatively sedentary crustaceans as e.g. Norway lobster and amphipods. Changes in population structure, behaviour, fertility, recruitment, blood and nerve physiology, energy reserves and kinetics and body load of trace metals (mainly manganese, copper and iron) related to stress from toxic compounds and hypoxia are investigated.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1990 - 2010
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Susanne Pihl Baden
Address
Kristineberg Marine Research Station 450 34 Fiskeb├Ąckskil
Phone
+46 (0)523 185 36
Fax
+46 (0)523 185 02
Email
es.ug.fmk@nedab.ennasus

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Sweden

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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