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Data set name

Toxicity of heavy metals towards clams in Ria Formosa, Faro, Portugal (1991 onwards)

Data holding centreNew University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Ria Formosa, Faro (South Portugal)

Observations 
Parameters

Metal uptake rates in the water column; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Organometallic and organometalloid species concentration parameters in sediments; Organometallic and organometalloid species concentration parameters in water bodies; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Zooplankton and zoobenthos physiological condition parameters

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Data on heavy metals distribution in sediment, overlying and pore water, and in clams, from two locations in the study area. Toxicity is being evaluated through physiological measurements (respiration rates, clearance rates and absorption efficiency). Experiments on hypoxia and anoxia survival and its influence on accumulation rates are being developed.

OriginatorsNew University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (IMAR network)
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 identifier15005009
Global identifier2162
Last revised2010-11-22