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A physiologically driven mathematical simulation model as a tool for extension of results from laboratory tests to ecosystem effects

  • Jørgen Aagaard Axelsen
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Abstract

One of the great challenges in ecotoxicology is to extrapolate results from exposure-effect experiments in the laboratory to a prediction or understanding of exposure-effect relationships at ecosystem level. A range of tests has been developed or is under development (Kula et al., 1995) for the assessment of exposure - effect relationships in terrestrial systems. Most of these are single-species tests and the interpretation of the results are problematic because they do not include the interactions, which take place in a community consisting of a large number of interacting species under natural climatic conditions

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Prey Species Natural Climatic Condition Mathematical Simulation Model Poikilotherm Organism Microcosm Test 
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