Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBrooks, Bryan W.
dc.contributor.authorKolkmeier, Mark A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-19T19:52:25Z
dc.date.available2011-12-19T19:52:25Z
dc.date.copyright2011-12
dc.date.issued2011-12-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8267
dc.description.abstractBehavioral bioassays with the model freshwater cladoceran Daphnia magna have the potential to serve as nontraditional but sensitive endpoints of sublethal stress in the field of ecotoxicology. However, few studies have examined the comparative sensitivity of phototaxis perturbations to standardized endpoints in chronic toxicity testing protocols. D. magna 21 d chronic toxicity studies were conducted with model stressors of salinity (NaCl) and dissolved silver (Ag+). Phototaxis assays of progeny response to relative light changes in small water columns were conducted of each brood. Results indicated predominantly decreased phototactic behavior in comparison to control brood performance at common ecotoxicological thresholds. Phototaxis assays showed effects at treatment levels below the 21-d adult reproduction LOEC value in broods 2, 3, 5 and 6 in the salinity study and broods 2, 5, and 6 in the silver study. Future refinement of robust and potentially highly ecologically relevant behavioral assays such as phototaxis in combination with traditional and nontraditional endpoints may prove useful in characterization of assessment factors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisheren
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectEcotoxicology.en_US
dc.subjectBehavioral ecotoxicology.en_US
dc.titleAquatic toxicology of salinity and silver in Daphnia magna : a comparative study of standardized chronic endpoints and progeny Phototaxis.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 5/21/14.
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Environmental Science.en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record