11/12/2018

ICRAseminar: Emerging contaminants in freshwaters: deciphering impact on aquatic macroinvertebrate metabolic response and ecosystem transfer. Ana Previsic & Marko Rozman

11:00 Sala d'actes ICRA

Emerging contaminants in freshwaters: deciphering impact on aquatic macroinvertebrate metabolic response and ecosystem transfer"

Ana Previšić (1)   & Marko Roman (2)

(1) Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia,

(2) Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Zagreb, Croatia

Abstrac: We present an ongoing project aiming at advancing our knowledge on bioaccumulation of PhACs and EDCs in aquatic organisms and aquatic-terrestrial food web coupling. In order to achieve this, we combined field based research (in situ collections) and laboratory mesocosm experiments with selected macroinvertebrate taxa (aquatic insects). Preliminary results show dynamics of a whole body ECs concentration throughout the life cycle of aquatic insects, i.e. in all life stages, and provide novel insights into contaminants’ ecosystem transfer.