Difference between revisions of "Biomagnification"

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|definition= Biomagnification is [[bioaccumulation]] through ingestion of prey items. It causes contaminant concentration to increase with increasing trophic level. Because of biomagnification low trofic level species (like phytoplancton) have a lower contaminent concentration than high trophic level species (like birds).
 
|definition= Biomagnification is [[bioaccumulation]] through ingestion of prey items. It causes contaminant concentration to increase with increasing trophic level. Because of biomagnification low trofic level species (like phytoplancton) have a lower contaminent concentration than high trophic level species (like birds).
 
<ref>http://glossary.eea.europa.eu/terminology/concept_html?term=biomagnificatione.</ref>.}}
 
<ref>http://glossary.eea.europa.eu/terminology/concept_html?term=biomagnificatione.</ref>.}}

Revision as of 15:28, 9 July 2009

Definition of biomagnification:
Biomagnification is bioaccumulation through ingestion of prey items. It causes contaminant concentration to increase with increasing trophic level. Because of biomagnification low trofic level species (like phytoplancton) have a lower contaminent concentration than high trophic level species (like birds). [1].
This is the common definition for biomagnification, other definitions can be discussed in the article

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