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Abstract Aquatic sediments feature a two-way interaction between contaminants and benthic macrofauna. The effect of the macrofauna community on the transport of contaminants in sediment has received considerable attention. Yet, few studies have investigated the reverse effect, i.e., the influence of contaminants on bioturbation activity. To this end, we performed laboratory experiments to investigate the effect of copper contamination on sediment reworking activity of the ragworm Nereis diversicolor. A d [KEYWORDS: Cohesive sediments ; Bioturbation ; Nereis diversicolor ; Copper ; Luminophores ; Biodiffusion model]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-158
JournalMarine Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2006

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