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Title (Primary) Capacity of ecosystems to degrade anthropogenic chemicals
Title (Secondary) Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
Author Wick, L.Y.; Chatzinotas, A.;
Publisher Schröter, M.; Bonn, A.; Klotz, S.; Seppelt, R.; Baessler, C.;
Year 2019
Department UMB;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
Keywords Organic chemicals; Biodegradation; Bioavailability; Microbial networks; Biodiversity; Sustainable chemistry
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00528047, 19-0075 DK: 575.858 Atl
Abstract Pollution of ecosystems by a constantly increasing load of anthropogenic chemicals is a major driver of ecosystem service risk. This chapter summarizes relevant abiotic and biotic processes that determine the persistence, degradation, and ultimate destination of anthropogenic chemicals. It also summarizes research challenges for predicting the ability of an ecosystem to biodegrade an anthropogenic chemical by addressing the following questions: “What makes a chemical available for biodegradation?” and “What makes an ecosystem capable of biodegradation?”
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21438
Wick, L.Y., Chatzinotas, A. (2019):
Capacity of ecosystems to degrade anthropogenic chemicals
In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C. (eds.)
Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 179 - 182