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Data set name

Mercury in macrophyte algae of Tagus Estuary, Portugal (1984-88)

Data holding centreNew University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1984 to 1988
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Tagus Estuary (western Portugal)

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Macroalgae and seagrass infection and damage; Primary production in the water column; Macroalgae generic abundance in water bodies; Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

Mercury accumulation and bioindication by Fucus, Ulva and Gracilaria, modelling of primary productivity in relation to nutrient dynamics, role of macrophytes in Hg uptake and removal.

OriginatorsNew University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
References

Ferreira, J.G., and Ramos, L. (1989) 'A model for the estimation of annual production rates of macrophyte algae'. Aquatic Botany 33(1-2), 53-70., ; Ferreira, J.G. (1991) 'Factors governing mercury accumulation in three species of marine macroalgae' Aquatic Botany 39(3-4), 335-343.,

Availability 
OrganisationNew University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. J. Gomes Ferreira/Prof. M.H. Costa
Address

New University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Monte de Caparica
Caparica

2829-516
Portugal

Telephone+351 1 29554464
Facsimile+351 21 2954461
Emailsec-dir@fct.unl.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15005001
Global identifier2154
Last revised2009-10-30