Sublethal effects of contaminants on marine habitat-forming species

Contaminants may affect ecosystem functioning by reducing the fitness of organisms and these impacts may cascade through ecosystems, particularly if the sensitive organisms are also habitat-forming species. Mariana Mayer-Pinto discusses how sub-lethal effects of toxicants can affect the quality and functions of biogenic habitats and why this is critical if we are to establish effective guidelines for protecting ecosystems.

Image courtesy of interviewee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

×
Guest visitors to the Faculti website can view any insight monthly. You have insight(s) remaining for this month or Register for free as an individual and view thousands of insights in our archive today or subscribe for subject access.

You may already have unlimited institutional access to Faculti. Many colleges and universities have institutional memberships. If you are affiliated with a subscribing institution, please access this site through your SSO/EZproxy/IP address. This should permit you with unlimited views. However, you will not be able to view non-subscribed to content.

Copyright © Faculti Media Limited 2022. All rights reserved.
error:

Add the Faculti Web App to your Mobile or Desktop homescreen

Install
×