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Mercury concentrations and transfers in phyto- and zooplankton communities in a coastal Mediterranean ecosystem (bay of Toulon, France)

  • Flora Drouet
  • Jean-Louis Jamet
  • Dominique Jamet
  • Françoise Miralles
  • Michelle Brochen
  • Fabienne Chavanon
  • Christophe Brach-Papa

Plankton is critical in contaminants transfer but its role in mercury’s is to be investigated. The objective was to characterize the plankton continuum’s taxonomy, trophic organization and mercury levels. Bacteria, pico-, nano- and zooplankton were more abundant in the LiB and phytoplankton in the LaB. Mercury levels were higher in the LiB. Contrarily to standard mercury biomagnification pattern in higher trophic levels, the smaller size classes presented higher mercury concentrations decreasing while size increased followed by an inversion of the trend between the two largest size classes.

  • Keywords:
  • Planktonic compartment,
  • Mercury levels,
  • Mercury tranfers,
  • Trophic tranfers,
  • Mediterranean Sea,
  • Coastal ecosystem,
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Flora Drouet

MIO - EMBIO, France - ORCID: 0000-0001-7502-3934

Jean-Louis Jamet

MIO - EMBIO, France - ORCID: 0000-0002-2296-6231

Dominique Jamet

MIO - EMBIO, France - ORCID: 0000-0003-2575-3722

Françoise Miralles

LERPAC, France - ORCID: 0000-0001-7365-5364

Michelle Brochen

LERPAC, France - ORCID: ---

Fabienne Chavanon

LERPAC, France - ORCID: ---

Christophe Brach-Papa

LERPAC, France - ORCID: ---

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Chapter Title

Mercury concentrations and transfers in phyto- and zooplankton communities in a coastal Mediterranean ecosystem (bay of Toulon, France)

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Flora Drouet, Jean-Louis Jamet, Dominique Jamet, Françoise Miralles, Michelle Brochen, Fabienne Chavanon, Christophe Brach-Papa

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.61

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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