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- TRUMBLE, JOHN T., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecological entomology 2017 v.42 no.5 pp. 545-552
- Linepithema humile; Myzus persicae; Raphanus sativus; ant colonies; bioaccumulation; diet; dose response; honeydew; invasive species; pollution; queen insects; radishes; selenium; tissues; toxic substances; worker ants
- ... 1. Uptake of environmental contaminants by lower trophic groups can have negative effects on higher trophic groups. This study tested the ability of selenium, an environmental contaminant found in high concentrations throughout the tissues of certain accumulating plants, to be transferred to ants via aphid tissue and honeydew. 2. Plants of the selenium accumulator, Raphanus sativus (wild radish), ...
- Trumble, John T., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Environmental pollution 2017 v.220 pp. 234-241
- Dorymyrmex; Solenopsis xyloni; arthropod communities; arthropods; detritivores; ecosystem services; flowers; habitats; indigenous species; leaves; nectar feeding; nests; pollution; predators; selenium; species diversity; stems; surveys; topsoil; wildlife; California
- ... The selenium contamination event that occurred at Kesterson Reservoir (Merced Co., CA) during the 1970–80s is a frequently cited example for the negative effects of contamination on wildlife. Despite the importance of arthropods for ecosystem services and functioning, relatively little information is available as to the impacts of pollution on arthropod community dynamics. We conducted surveys of ...