Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The extensive usage of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) in industrial and consumer products raises the risk of releasing their residues into the aquatic environment. The presence of ZnO NPs in the aquatic environment could potentially cause cytotoxic...

["Biochemistry","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4682
75 downloads
301 views

Urban estuarine sediments are sinks to a range of contaminants of anthropogenic origin, and a key challenge is to characterize the risk of these compounds to receiving environments. In this study, the toxicity of urban estuarine sediments was tested using acute...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4936
68 downloads
381 views

Homeoviscous adaptation (HVA) is a key cellular response by which fish protect their membranes against thermal stress. We investigated evolutionary HVA (long time scale) in Antarctic and non-Antarctic fish. Membrane lipid composition was determined for four Perciformes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4765
91 downloads
403 views

The detailed environmental survey of the coastal zone of the Kaliningrad Region northern coast was carried out. The pollutants distribution in the silty clay fraction and calculation of ecological indexes allowed the evaluation of distribution of potentially harmful...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4770
66 downloads
561 views

Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most numerous and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4685
100 downloads
1,043 views

Recent advances have allowed for greater investigation into microbial regulation of mercury toxicity in the environment. In wetlands in particular, dissolved organic matter (DOM) may influence methylmercury (MeHg) production both through chemical interactions and...

["Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4575
2 citations
187 downloads
889 views

Heterogeneous photocatalysis using titanium dioxide as catalyst is an attractive advanced oxidation process due to its high chemical stability, good performance and low cost. When immobilized in a supporting material, additional benefits are achieved in the treatment....

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4464
81 downloads
511 views

Many estuaries are becoming increasingly eutrophic from human activities within their catchments. Nutrient loads often are used to assess risk of eutrophication to estuaries, but such data are expensive and time consuming to obtain. We compared the percent of fertilized...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4378
125 downloads
751 views

Background Mono-specific aquaculture effluents contain high concentrations of nutrients and organic matter, which affect negatively the water quality of the recipient ecosystems. A fundamental feature of water quality is its transparency. The fraction of dissolved...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4344
1 citation
180 downloads
931 views

We investigate hybridization and introgression between ecologically distinct sister species of silverside fish in the Gulf of California through combined analysis of morphological, sequence, and genotypic data. Water diversions in the past century turned the Colorado...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4056
211 downloads
1,583 views

In a series of experiments, seeds from a temperate seagrass species, Zostera nigricaulis collected in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia were exposed to a range of salinities (20 PSU pulse/no pulse, 25 PSU, 30 PSU, 35 PSU), temperatures (13 °C, 17 °C, 22 °C),...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biosphere Interactions","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3114
3 citations
585 downloads
1,880 views

We documented significantly increasing trends in atmospheric loading of ammonium (NH4) and nitrate/nitrite (NO2/3) and decreasing trends in total phosphorus (P) and sulfate (SO4) to Flathead Lake, Montana, from 1985 to 2004. Atmospheric loading of NO2/3 and NH4...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Atmospheric Chemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.841
30 citations
668 downloads
2,607 views

We have previously observed that methane supplied to lake sediment microbial communities as a substrate not only causes a response by bona fide methanotrophic bacteria, but also by non-methane-oxidizing bacteria, especially by members of the family Methylophilaceae....

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.801
6 citations
499 downloads
1,704 views

Ocean acidification (OA) is not an isolated threat, but acts in concert with other impacts on ecosystems and species. Coastal marine invertebrates will have to face the synergistic interactions of OA with other global and local stressors. One local factor, common...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.538
7 citations
617 downloads
2,048 views

In oceanic subtropical gyres, primary producers are numerically dominated by small (1–5 µm diameter) pro- and eukaryotic cells that primarily utilize recycled nutrients produced by rapid grazing turnover in a highly efficient microbial loop. Continuous losses of...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.302

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