Sanne van den Berg

Sanne van den Berg
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Wageningen Enviromental Research

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In this study, a trait-based macroinvertebrate sensitivity modeling tool is presented that provides two main outcomes: (1) it constructs a macroinvertebrate sensitivity ranking and, subsequently, a predictive trait model for each one of a diverse set of pre-defined Modes of Action (MOAs) and (2) it reveals data gaps and restrictions, helping with t...
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Water hyacinth occurs in numerous tropical and subtropical countries, either as a native or as an invasive exotic species, where it can establish large and dense mats. The plant is also frequently used for water purification and bioremediation purposes. Although it is a free-floating species, the plant roots into the sediment of shallow waters, tap...
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Although previous studies suggest that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from reservoir sediment exposed to the atmosphere during drought may be substantial, this process has not been rigorously quantified. Here we determined carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions from sediment cores exposed to a drying and rewetting cycle. We found a strong...
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Water Matters, december 2021, pp. 16-19 https://www.h2owaternetwerk.nl/water-matters/wm-dec21 Er komt een groeiend aantal chemische stoffen in ons milieu terecht, ook in het oppervlaktewater. Het wordt daarmee voor waterbeheerders steeds lasti ger om inzicht te krijgen in de effecten van al die stoffen, en die kennis vervol gens te relateren aan br...
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Mysid shrimps such as the marine Americamysis bahia have become a subject of interest in ecotoxicological research as they appear to react rather more sensitive to exposure to plant protection products than previously tested freshwater macroinvertebrates. Although it is curious that in the freshwater risk assessment of plant protection products a m...
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River plastic pollution is an environmental challenge of growing concern. However, there are still many unknowns related to the principal drivers of river plastic transport. Floating aquatic vegetation, such as water hyacinths, have been found to aggregate and carry large amounts of plastic debris in tropical river systems. Monitoring the entrapmen...
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Monitoring of chemicals in the aquatic environment by chemical analysis alone cannot completely assess and predict the effects on aquatic species and ecosystems because of the increasing number of (unknown) chemical stressors and mixture effects in the environment. In addition, the ability of ecological indices to identify underlying stressors caus...
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River plastic pollution is an environmental challenge of growing concern. However, there are still many unknowns related to the principal drivers of river plastic transport. Floating aquatic vegetation, such as water hyacinths, have been found to aggregate and carry large amounts of plastic debris in tropical river systems. Monitoring the entrapmen...
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For decades, we have known that chemicals affect human and wildlife behavior. Moreover, due to recent technological and computational advances, scientists are now increasingly aware that a wide variety of contaminants and other environmental stressors adversely affect organismal behavior and subsequent ecological outcomes in terrestrial and aquatic...
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Ecosystems are usually populated by many species. Each of these species carries the potential to show a different sensitivity towards all of the numerous chemical compounds that can be present in their environment. Since experimentally testing all possible species-chemical combinations is impossible, the ecological risk assessment of chemicals larg...
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Current chemical risk assessment approaches rely on a standard suite of test species to assess toxicity to environmental species. Assessment factors are used to extrapolate from single species to communities and ecosystem effects. This approach is pragmatic, but lacks resolution in biological and environmental parameters. Novel modelling approaches...
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Water hyacinth stands are known to affect both nutrient concentrations in the water and carbon exchange with the atmosphere. However, both enhanced and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reported in relation to water hyacinth presence. This controversy may be explained by variation in plant density and rooting. High growth rates indic...