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DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124235
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Title (Primary) One like all? Behavioral response range of native and invasive amphipods to neonicotinoid exposure
Author Soose, L.J.; Rex, T.; Oehlmann, J.; Schiwy, A.; Krauss, M. ORCID logo ; Brack, W.; Klimpel, S.; Hollert, H.; Jourdan, J.
Source Titel Environmental Pollution
Year 2024
Department EXPO
Volume 356
Page From art. 124235
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet
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Keywords Acanthocephalan parasites; Dikerogammarus villosus; Freshwater invertebrates; Locomotion; Organic micropollutants; Sublethal effects
Abstract Native and invasive species often occupy similar ecological niches and environments where they face comparable risks from chemical exposure. Sometimes, invasive species are phylogenetically related to native species, e.g. they may come from the same family and have potentially similar sensitivities to environmental stressors due to phylogenetic conservatism and ecological similarity. However, empirical studies that aim to understand the nuanced impacts of chemicals on the full range of closely related species are rare, yet they would help to comprehend patterns of current biodiversity loss and species turnover. Behavioral sublethal endpoints are of increasing ecotoxicological interest. Therefore, we investigated behavioral responses (i.e., change in movement behavior) of the four dominant amphipod species in the Rhine-Main area (central Germany) when exposed to the neonicotinoid thiacloprid. Moreover, beyond species-specific behavioral responses, ecological interactions (e.g. parasitation with Acanthocephala) play a crucial role in shaping behavior, and we have considered these infections in our analysis. Our findings revealed distinct baseline behaviors and species-specific responses to thiacloprid exposure. Notably, Gammarus fossarum exhibited biphasic behavioral changes with hyperactivity at low concentrations that decreased at higher concentrations. Whereas Gammarus pulex, Gammarus roeselii and the invasive species Dikerogammarus villosus, showed no or weaker behavioral responses. This may partly explain why G. fossarum disappears in chemically polluted regions while the other species persist there to a certain degree. But it also shows that potential pre-exposure in the habitat may influence behavioral responses of the other amphipod species, because habituation occurs, and potential hyperactivity would be harmful to individuals in the habitat. The observed responses were further influenced by acanthocephalan parasites, which altered baseline behavior in G. roeselii and enhanced the behavioral response to thiacloprid exposure. Our results underscore the intricate and diverse nature of responses among closely related amphipod species, highlighting their unique vulnerabilities in anthropogenically impacted freshwater ecosystems.
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Soose, L.J., Rex, T., Oehlmann, J., Schiwy, A., Krauss, M., Brack, W., Klimpel, S., Hollert, H., Jourdan, J. (2024):
One like all? Behavioral response range of native and invasive amphipods to neonicotinoid exposure
Environ. Pollut. 356 , art. 124235 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124235